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September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

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Hi everybody,

team Fitness Matters has decided on the September ctc:

"Fitness Matters are pleased to announce September's CTC Challenge: "Virtually Devon".

In keeping with the annual Devon Indoor Rowing Championships in September (virtual race this year 26/27th) the CTC for September 2020 will be 5000m. It's a simple, unrestricted 5K."

In terms of pacing I'd recommend current 5k pace :D
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I need to start planning for this now ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฃ
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Grobi wrote: โ†‘Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:38 am Hi everybody,

team Fitness Matters has decided on the September ctc:

"Fitness Matters are pleased to announce September's CTC Challenge: "Virtually Devon".

In keeping with the annual Devon Indoor Rowing Championships in September (virtual race this year 26/27th) the CTC for September 2020 will be 5000m. It's a simple, unrestricted 5K."

In terms of pacing I'd recommend current 5k pace :D
Peter - as ever, your pacing recommendations are invaluable :D :D

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Kevinhorne44 wrote: โ†‘Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:45 pm I need to start planning for this now ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿคฃ
Thereโ€˜s no need for that. Just wait for Wolfieโ€˜s first go, then go a tad quicker :D
paulgould wrote: โ†‘Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:28 am
Peter - as ever, your pacing recommendations are invaluable :D :D

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I promise Wolfie that I'll post a time up before the end of the week ๐Ÿ‘ as luck would have it a few 5ks in my schedule this month......some in intervals ๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคข
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Got an early one in. Had been 3.5 mnths since I did one.
Struggled mentally in the 2500 to 3500 section, nearly gave up but very pleased with the result.
18:58 new PB by a good chunk.
Pleased with my 5k progression since starting this erging lark.
09/04/20 5,000m 22:43.6
15/04/20 5,000m 20:15.7
27/04/20 5,000m 19:44.8
17/05/20 5,000m 19:34.1
01/09/20 5,000m 18:58.0

Todays effort
18:58.0 5,000m 1:53.8 237 1117 25
3:46.1 1,000m 1:53.0 242 1133 25
3:48.4 2,000m 1:54.2 235 1108 25
3:48.9 3,000m 1:54.4 233 1103 24
3:47.3 4,000m 1:53.6 238 1120 26
3:47.3 5,000m 1:53.6 238 1120 26
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Crushy ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž that's set a high standard for the month. Well done on breaking 19 minutes ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘
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Well done on the PB Crushy an 18:xx looks so much better than a 19:xx don't you think? Jo my eldest had a go at the ctc this morning only her 3rd sit on the erg and she put out a 34:54.8 neg split 5k oh to be that age again.
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Not sure that my legs agree on the 18/19 thing. They seem to be telling me that 19:XX was just fine and I should have left it at that.

Congrats to Jo. Not sure I'd have liked to do a 5k that early in my erging career. Neg split is a nice touch. [ Or does that mean she needs to go a bit harder to start with ;-) ]
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Had my usual early in the month stab and managed 20:20.2 - which annoyingly was only 0.7s slower than my SB. If I hadn't backed off 3 times there were a couple of Nonathlon points available possibly...grrr
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Well done Dave, being 0.7s off your SB is quite good start into this ctc. There's more to come I think... :fswink:
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Nice to get a seat in Boat 1, but it canโ€™t last :D
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Seasons best, only just thou. A neg split 24:44.5 plenty more in the tank but it's very early days yet so trying hard to keep it under control
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My interval 5ks were today ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ˆ

18:53.1 @ 1:53.3 was the quickest

So that's a marker for Wolfie ๐Ÿ‘ plan is to try another one at the end of the month ๐Ÿคข
Good luck everyone ๐Ÿ’ช
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Well done everyone for the early entries Image

Well, back on a concept 2 for the first time in five months and boy am I rusty! I have done quite a lot of running over lockdown and shed a bit of extra weight to get below 75kg so I guess this is a lwt pb!

I feel pretty fit but my erg specific muscles will need a bit of time to build back up. Did this as a rate ladder and will probably just mess about with various 5ks this month



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Kevinhorne44 wrote: โ†‘Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:43 pm My interval 5ks were today ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ˆ

18:53.1 @ 1:53.3 was the quickest

So that's a marker for Wolfie ๐Ÿ‘ plan is to try another one at the end of the month ๐Ÿคข
Good luck everyone ๐Ÿ’ช
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Caratacus wrote: โ†‘Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:20 pm Well done everyone for the early entries Image

Well, back on a concept 2 for the first time in five months and boy am I rusty! I have done quite a lot of running over lockdown and shed a bit of extra weight to get below 75kg so I guess this is a lwt pb!

I feel pretty fit but my erg specific muscles will need a bit of time to build back up. Did this as a rate ladder and will probably just mess about with various 5ks this month
Nice to see you back Felton, and nice negative splits. Getting below 75kg is a big reduction too =D>
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plummy wrote: โ†‘Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:41 pm Had my usual early in the month stab and managed 20:20.2 - which annoyingly was only 0.7s slower than my SB. If I hadn't backed off 3 times there were a couple of Nonathlon points available possibly...grrr
Thanks Dave, you gave me the motivation to keep going and get into boat 1 for the second month in a row. See how long it lasts this time :fsbgrin:

I actually thought that my 20:17.4 was faster than last year's SB - until I checked and it turned out that that was 20:17.2 #-o
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jhaveman wrote: โ†‘Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:46 pm
plummy wrote: โ†‘Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:41 pm Had my usual early in the month stab and managed 20:20.2 - which annoyingly was only 0.7s slower than my SB. If I hadn't backed off 3 times there were a couple of Nonathlon points available possibly...grrr
Thanks Dave, you gave me the motivation to keep going and get into boat 1 for the second month in a row. See how long it lasts this time :fsbgrin:

I actually thought that my 20:17.4 was faster than last year's SB - until I checked and it turned out that that was 20:17.2 #-o
As it's a straight 5k I will probably have another couple of goes at this one but 20:20.2 felt pretty ragged edge to me - (ah,for the days when I could knock out 3 x sub 20 minute ones back to back... :( )
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Great to see so many early efforts. We already have two boats afloat. =D> =D>

I put in a truly awful 21.55.1 today with a UT2 HR cap because I am determined to make a gently reentry to erging after weeks away. Hopefully I can keep things going through the month and put in a better time. For now I have an undeserved and short-lived seat in Boat II.
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Long time since I looked at CTC (ten years?)

I'm doing pieces designed to get me to a full marathon in a few months. Hence I'm churning along at a painful 2:23 ish pace.

If we need to fill another boat I'll happily contribute but ask forgiveness.
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webberg wrote: โ†‘Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:37 am Long time since I looked at CTC (ten years?)

I'm doing pieces designed to get me to a full marathon in a few months. Hence I'm churning along at a painful 2:23 ish pace.

If we need to fill another boat I'll happily contribute but ask forgiveness.
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Nice rowing going on! Will give this a go but more towards the end of the month. Still need some more time in the saddle and get some metres under my belt. Feeling better on the rower now. Long way from my best but I had a long time off.
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so a 5k this month...well thats like the 30min or a 10k a favourite...had some easy to medium efforts this week (to get the feel for it), today i choosed a full go for it. Happy with the result ! a pb by 2seconds ! Have fun with it ;-) congrats to all finishers !
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Fantastic row, Claudius
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