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Hey everyone,

I just wanted to stop by to show that even though I've moved to other pastures, you guys will always be my "Spirit" animal when it comes to rowing. I have a YouTube channel where I row some workouts for people to do at the same time, and the one I did this week I threw on my Free Spirits hoodie, as a way to try to keep my videos "Team agnostic". After all, I broke a British (and then World) Record as a FS, and I was still FS when I did my 6:36 PB too - Maybe I should have stayed!!!

Anyway, if you want to see my warmup in a FS hoodie, the video is here: https://youtu.be/It3-zvom6Ys

I hope you're all welll and rowing strong.

Stay safe, and be well.
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Good to hear from you John, and good to hear you still have the hoodie :fsbgrin:

I've been making a lot of use of your Rowalong videos and enjoy them hugely. You're a natural!

...and yes you should have stayed a Free Spirit :lol:
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Hahah. Sometimes I think you’re right. A great bunch where I am, but I’ve never been as good as when I was Free.

And that’s awesome that you’ve seen my videos!! I’m really pleased you like them.
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Hi John,
good to hear from you and to know you are still plugging away on the machine (well, a bit more than that!) and continuing to be at the forefront of the technical training innovations.
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I am starting the 5k training next week. Very well done John!!
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jolo wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:49 am I am starting the 5k training next week. Very well done John!!
I'm doing that programme at the moment (well I am dipping in and out of it anyway). It is excellent (apart from John's jokes and maths).
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JonT wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 12:18 pm
jolo wrote: Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:49 am I am starting the 5k training next week. Very well done John!!
I'm doing that programme at the moment (well I am dipping in and out of it anyway). It is excellent (apart from John's jokes and maths).
Haha. My jokes are awesome!!! ;/)

I’m so pleased some of you have found this. I really think that my time here is why I have this desire to try to help others and do this kind of thing for free.

It’d be nice if I had the viewer numbers of the other guys. But I think my viewers are more special.

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I did the Prologue 5k workout today 40 min@20. Lot's of good technique tips. The tip for the arms was great. It increased my power right away. Lately I kept hurting my shoulder on the low stroke rate stuff and now I know how to fix it. #5k plan
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