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APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:24 am

"Tommy Gee has communicated the April challenge.
It's a straightforward 1500 meters with no stroke restrictions."

Very nice, simple, and inclusive.
Would love to see a big Free Spirits entry for this one.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Claudius » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:05 am

Maybe a go today...do we float 7 boats this month ?

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Caratacus » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:45 pm

Ouch! March was a bit of a write off due to injuries and I rowed my fewest number of meters of any month this season. Decided to go out at optimal pace in full knowledge that I could not keep it up but tried to just keep going as hard as possible. Hopefully more to come if I can get more meters in Image
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by fkoene » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:34 pm

Wanted to do only three 6 minute intervals today and thought this might fit in well as the middle one. Divided it in 6 splits, my goal was to start at a 1:55 pace and go a second faster every split.
Well, the finish was spot on...
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:28 pm

Fred, I think you may be protecting your back a little too much there :-)
Felton, tough one, but a good start to a new month!

CTC 151, and Peter's first target
500 - 1:47.6
1000- 1:46.4
1500- 1:43.8
5:17.8 / 1:45.9
But how much is saved for when I have to go again? :wink:
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Ian Bee » Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:40 pm

I'm going to go out on a limb and say Peter's holding back to allow us some hope early in the month Image

I was thinking (with no logic) that 2km -1 would work as a useful initial target, but that's clearly too conservative Image

Not much more here, but I can foresee something in the lower 5.20s on a good day.

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APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Tako » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:56 pm

Ian Bee wrote: I was thinking (with no logic) that 2km -1 would work as a useful initial target, but that's clearly too conservative Image
Not really feeling in shape and can not confirm that 2k PB pace - 1sec is too conservative Image

Considering the felt fitness I am please to have taken the lead for now. Let’s see if it is enough for Boat I by the end of the month.....
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by fkoene » Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:07 pm

At first I had the intention to try and make it to boat 1 today, but my legs (and the rest of my body) felt a bit tired so I decided to start a bit slower then I had in mind.
I am glad I did, because it was struggling to get to the finishline.
I think I will feel better later this month, so I think this isn't my last attempt. Though I guess boat 1 will be out of reach by then... Never mind, I settle for anything as long as I feel ok with my rowing.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Cuts101 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:28 am

First attempt at a CTC and race for Free Spirit Rowing, hopefully will improve it over the month.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by plummy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:46 am

Welcome to Free Spirits Ben and thank you for joining us with your baptism of fire with an almost perfect "fly n die" 1500m. That was a brave effort but I think you should maybe start at 1:46 (or even a little slower) and then see what's left for the last few hundred and empty the tanks at the end rather than the first 300 (although that last 300 shows a good recovery).

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Tako » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:19 am

Welcome on board Ben!
As Felton wrote in the other thread this is a very competitive first entry, and with Plummy’s advice I am sure you can go even faster.

Did you see the beginners thread started by Zoot in the Forum? I cannot find the link but definitely a good thread to read for new members.

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by PaulC » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:29 pm

How do I register a CTC account ?

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Sandbaggerone » Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:29 am

Nice work, Tako. I look forward to coming up half a second short of you again 😉.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by plummy » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:41 am

Hi PaulC (and welcome to the forum).

If you go to the blue bar at the top of this page and click on the "Links" tab, a drop-down will appear which includes a link to the CTC. Click on that and towrads the top right of the CTC page you will see a red text header that says "Add or update a person". Hopefully, it should be straight forward from there.

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Grobi » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 am

Wolfmiester wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:28 pm
CTC 151, and Peter's first target
500 - 1:47.6
1000- 1:46.4
1500- 1:43.8
5:17.8 / 1:45.9
Thanks for the nice target Steve :D I had three attempts so far, the best being 5:31.5 last night, which I'm still fairly disappointed with. After the March ctc I hoped to do better than this but maybe my cold isn't fully gone and I returned back to hard erging too soon.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:40 pm
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Unfortunately not Ian, but I hope to close in a bit more in the remaining two weeks :fswink:
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by jolo » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:37 am

Did a 1000m tt last week trying to get a feel for this one. Pace for the 1k was 1:41.9..that predicts a 1500m of 1:44-1:45. I felt that was doable. Plan was to go out semi hard, then steady pace til 500m then empty the tanks.

300m 1:44.3/33
600m 1:45.0/30
900m 1:45.5/31
1200m 1:44.6/31
1500m 1:43.3/33

1500m 5:13.8 1:44.6

Pretty much a max effort. Maybe more in a couple weeks?
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Wolfmiester » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:16 am

Very good Joe =D> =D>
Give me a (though) target :-k

Peter, well done for getting a score in. Hope you continue to improve over the month :fssmile:
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Cuts101 » Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:14 pm

Morning all, re-rowed following Plummy advice, (Thanks Mate)

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Will have another go next weekend, hopefully take couple sec more off.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by plummy » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:49 pm

That's very nicely paced - great effort Ben. I agree with your thinking that there's another couple of seconds more in the tank. Maybe try and hold 1:45 for the first 1,000 and see what's left. You'll have a couple of seconds in the tank if (ha! "if". more like "when") it gets nasty.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by fkoene » Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:24 pm

Another go today. Wanted to have a negative split but the beginning went (too) easy. Slowed down a little in the middle, then a bit faster again, and in the end, well, glad I made it.
Bought myself a new PM5 monitor and a heart rate monitor, so now I can keep an eye on my heart rate as well again. That's been a while so I haven't got a clue about my max or zones at the moment.
Going away for a week next saturday, so I don't know whether I'll have another go when I come back, the last few days of April. This might just as well be it for this month.
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by plummy » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:41 pm

Had a go and managed 5:35.6 ( 1:51.8 pace ) and managed to negative split the 5 x 300's. I was targeting Jon Taylor and figured I "should" be able to duck under his time but managed a bit more than just scraping under it which was nice. Pretty sure there's not enough in the tank to worry Mr Bee though...
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Ian Bee » Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:06 pm

Still plenty of the month left Dave.

To spur us all on, a mid month summary of spirits standings:

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Tako » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:17 am

Thanks for the overview Ian.

Just saw a great effort being registered by Ange!
So now boat I is in 5th and boat II in tenth position. Does not happen that often :-)

And we are still waiting for Claudius, Guy, Max, Morten, ... to improve the picture even more even though that will put me in boat II where I used to be ;-)

Due the nature of the straight 1500m I hope to see many more entries coming in and float many more boats.

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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by jolo » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:50 am

Well done Mr. Wolf... My turn :shock:
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Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:38 am

erm, yes cheers Joe.
Did think you might be beyond me, but set out with a 1:45 target and see what was left in the last 300.
pacing guide ...
300 - 1:45.6
600 - 1:44.6
900 - 1:44.1
1200- 1:44.5
1500 - 1:42.3
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5:12.8 - 1:44.3
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