December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by plummy » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:32 pm

Lovely pacing Peter - great row.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Caratacus » Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:25 pm

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Time for a proper bash at it today but finding it a bit of a struggle at the moment. Still, managed to quieten the demons enough to creep over 8k Image

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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by plummy » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:30 pm

That looks tough. Good comeback in the last split.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Caratacus » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:59 pm

plummy wrote:That looks tough. Good comeback in the last split.
Unfortunately it wasn't necessarily that it was tough (it was) but that I wasn't willing to go through that barrier for 10 minutes
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by fkoene » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:59 pm

Well, great result. Congrats.


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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:07 pm

Great competition again this month!

With holidays fast approaching I thought I'd better get a move on. My 30m PB was relatively low compared to 5k and 10k so the strategy was very "Pete Plan". Go at PB pace of 1:51.4 then ramp it up towards the end. Overall it worked pretty well, 8111m @1:50.9.

However, I think that is well within Felton's reach and the only day I can try again is the 31st after 10 days away. Hopefully I won't have to put the doughnut theory to the test :lol:
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Caratacus » Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:52 pm

Well paced Max, I'll do my best to ruin your holiday by forcing you to go again on the 31st
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Grobi » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:16 pm

Great row Max and congrats on the PB =D>

I had my third go at this last night (well, the third go I didn't h/d... :? ) with the plan of starting the first half around 1:57.5 pace, then gradually wind it up from there and see if I could beat my old pace of 1:56.7. This is how it went:

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Everything went pretty much according to plan and there was even a bit left for five fast minutes towards the end finishing on 1:40 splits, so overall happy with an improvemnt by 41m. I still might get another try done before the christmas feast starts.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Liefcat » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:55 pm

Wow - that´s a storming last split, Peter - and with an additional sprint finish :!: =D> =D>

Liefcat also had another go - today got to 7532m - happy to be sub 2:00 total split once again! :D
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Ian Bee » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:59 pm

Excellent rowing throughout the month.

I shall attempt some arm twisting to see if we can get one more time on the board to get all the Free Spirits afloat.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by plummy » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:37 pm

We seem to be collectively embracing the pain on this one - well done all. Great row Peter - 7800+ beckons ;-)
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:29 am

Erik, nice to see you >7500
Odd how that target can now give us satisfaction when it was a recovery row before :-)
Same for me yesterday, set off to beat 1:59 and ended up with 7664 @ 1:57.4
Aprrox 3 seconds/500 quicker than 6 months ago, so slowly slowly catchy monkey ...
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by fkoene » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:15 pm

Another try for the 30 minutes and an improvement of 51 meters. With the first result already being a 10 year's PB really satisfied with it.
Wanted to row 6 minutes 1:55, then 6 minutes 1:54 and then see how I would feel. Went slightly faster the first splits and seeing that I would end up with more then 7900 meters the pace slightly above 1:53 for the rest turned out to be ok today.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Grobi » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:20 pm

You're rowing out of your skin Fred, very well done! Go get your well deserved christmas dinner now :fswink:
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by fkoene » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:34 pm

Thanks Perwe, but maybe just one more IRL attempt before that christmas dinner. You're 0.4 seconds ahead of me there, maybe I'll make it. All for the team.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:02 pm

Great row, and form, Fred. Keep it going :-)
There has been a daily 30 min at noon on Row Pro this week, and I've managed to paddle a couple during lunch break.
This morning I noticed that Jonny had pipped me on the ctc so I had a target to beat today ...
I had to beat 1:57.4, so aimed for 57.2 for a little buffer.
With the help of company on RP, I managed 1:57.2 for the first 20 and pushed a bit for the final 10.
Finished with 7722 @ 1:56.6, which is a bit of a surprise. Would not have happened without RP for sure.
Slowly creeping up on you Peter :-)
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by fkoene » Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:22 pm

Great work Wolfie. Three more days to go, time for Peter to warm up a little I think :fswink: .
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Grobi » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:32 pm

Oh my, there goes my relaxed and lazy christmas holiday :shock: I had not scheduled a 30 min TT for today but after reading Steve's post here (great row Steve by the way =D> ) I felt I had no choice but to go for another hard 30 minutes. Plan was to row the first 15 minutes at 1:57, the next five minutes at 1:56, then 1:55 for the next five minutes and pull like a dog for the final five minutes. This is how it went:

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First 15 minutes went like planned and also speeding up to 1:56 pace felt fine. The following 5 minutes at 1:55 pace felt a bit ugly but once under 10 minutes to go I could see the light at the end of the tunnel. With 5 minutes to go I was close to my last average pace of 1:56.1 so now the question was by how much I could beat my old score. With two minutes left I saw the occasional "78xx" showing up as the projected finish. That helped a lot and so I pulled like mad counting down the strokes and was finally very happy and a bit surprised by a new SB by 46m :D

It seems Peter and the Wolf keep continuing their little battle (long may it continue) :fswink:
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:37 pm

Superb Peter, great pacing ...
The bad news is that I'm otw Sat and Sun. So no chance for another go, you needn't have bothered :lol: :lol:
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Grobi » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:17 pm

No problem Steve, I enjoyed it nevertheless :^o

I enjoyed it so much that I had one more go tonight. Plan was to row the first 15 minutes at 1:56 pace, then the next 5 minutes 1:55, then 1:54 and finally all in for the last 5 minutes. This is how it went:

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Everything went pretty much to plan and with the last 5 minutes coming up I was down to my last attempt's average (1:55.3), so I had full 5 minutes to better that. Very happy with the result of 7851m which means an improvement by 46m over my last attempt (and also a seven years best) :D

Seems my current training regime over the holidays (eat, train, sleep, repeat) is working well :D
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by fkoene » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:02 pm

Very well done Peter. Wonder what you’ll accomplish tomorrow ;).


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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Ian Bee » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:33 am

Nice competition going there 🤗

If there are any Free Spirits lurking in the background who haven't yet posted a time, boat VI is in need of you.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Tako » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:21 am

Ian, the top two of the 2018 CTC Free Spirits table have not posted a time yet. If I wasn’t sure that Morten will post one, I would have another try to pass Felton today in order to get into boat I and by that passed you in the 2018 table, but as I sad pretty sure Morten is just waiting a little and not 100% sure I get close enough to my PB, so I catch Felton. So no worries Mr.B ;-) your 4th spot should be safe Image
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Ian Bee » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:55 am

Tako wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:21 am
Ian, the top two of the 2018 CTC Free Spirits table have not posted a time yet. If I wasn’t sure that Morten will post one, I would have another try to pass Felton today in order to get into boat I and by that passed you in the 2018 table, but as I sad pretty sure Morten is just waiting a little and not 100% sure I get close enough to my PB, so I catch Felton. So no worries Mr.B ;-) your 4th spot should be safe Image
Oh I think you need to have another try. For the good of the team :fsbgrin:

Irrespective, it's looking interesting at the top of the table at the moment.
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Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Post by Tako » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:23 pm

Yes, very interesting! I just noticed that I did a mistake and did not see that Barbara actually had posted a score, but due to the tough competition she is currently in boat III, which would bring Claudius into second position!

Anyway, I think that if I find the energy to have a tough row today I better use it for FSP in the IRL!
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