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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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Setting the piece up as Variable intervals will not record the 6th rest piece
That's what I meant - is this acceptable?

The session is 12mins active, so is it over at the end of the last active piece, rather than having to have a rest interval afterwards?
(Normally it makes no difference, but in this challenge where the meters overrun on the end of the active piece does all the damage...)

It seems fair to me (although more hassle to set up) - the aim of the rest meter penalty is to stop people jumping the start, although the way it is specified means it penalises rowing to the end of the active time.
Overrun meters after you've finished the challenge shouldn't really count against you.

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Yes , the popular thinking over on the C2 forum is that variable intervals is acceptable so that is what I will do(whenever I do an interval session I use the Variable Interval setup)

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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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Sounds a good plan - I set up for Timed intervals and I'm not sure if I added a load of rest meters on the last interval.
Thanks for confirming the behaviour of the variable intervals set up, BTW, and good luck with your attempt.
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Mike Channin wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:14 pm Sounds a good plan - I set up for Timed intervals and I'm not sure if I added a load of rest meters on the last interval.
Thanks for confirming the behaviour of the variable intervals set up, BTW, and good luck with your attempt.
Thanks Mike
Might have a go today - had a week off the rower and done some walking(195km since Sunday including a 3 day round the island walk- I never seem to learn😄😄)

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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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I used this as a gentle row to see how my back feels after a few weeks off the ergo. Just plodded through. At the pace I was rowing there should have been zero rest meters, but I lost focus listening to music and still managed 0/0/5/12!/0. I used variable intervals and then lost track of which interval I was in, so stopped early on the final one. Can you tell I wasn't really "in the zone"? :oops: :oops: #-o #-o

Now we wait until tomorrow morning to see how the back is doing.

Numbers of entries for Free Spirits is notably low this month, probably because of the format I imagine.

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Paul Victory wrote: Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:12 pm
Liefcat wrote: Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:02 pm And... Paul V... You are soooo BUSTED! LOL
What did I do? That was back when I enjoyed rowing (some of the time, at any rate).
Yeah, I guess I can still recall some resemblance of that feeling, Paul... :lol: (You did an even more ridiculous challenge back then - The Blind Devil :twisted: :fssmile:
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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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To me the text on the c2ctc.com site is clear one the matter: Row six repetitions of 2 minutes with 1 minute rest.. So the strict interpretation is that the last interval should be followed by 1 minute rest. At least that is how I did the thing... But I won´t mind people doing it with only 5 rest periodss, I must admit... :wink:
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...done some walking ... 195km since Sunday including a 3 day round the island walk-...
:shock: ^O^ :shock: ^O^ :shock:

I bet that's a story - the Isle of Wight is pretty sizeable - even in a car. Would love to hear more on that - maybe in the Sanctuary?

Jon - good luck - hope the back held up and you didn't get a bad reaction. Must admit, mine's been a bit sore, but fortunately not in a rowing-impacting way.
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Had a go at this today - can`t say I really enjoyed it as felt a bit artificial stopping 5-6secs before the end of the 2mins!!
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Time Dist spm HR split Rest metres
02:00.0 544 30 155 01:50.2 +1
02:00.0 547 31 160 01:49.6 +6
02:00.0 551 30 157 01:48.8 +0
02:00.0 555 31 0 01:48.1 +2
02:00.0 558 32 145 01:47.5 +10!!! :shock:
02:00.0 572 35 145 01:44.8 +0
12:00.0 3326 31 152 01:48.2 +19
CD - 2k
SP total metres entered = 3326-19 =3307. A tricky number to judge pace not just when to stop rowing!!! A 5sec difference in first & last splits probably shows I played it too safe!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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ok...this one was hurting...it was not funny. Goal was to have zero rest meters. Just failed in the first interval. 6s is not enoug. With 7s you have no rest meters- but also a significant pace drop. Have fun who still wants to row it !
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Impressive stuff, Claudius - especially keeping those rest meters so well under control.
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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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Excellent work Claudius. Totally agree about 7 seconds being the sweet spot (but hard to hit), hated seeing the pace drop especially on a couple of intervals where I had to decide to stop or extra stroke,

It would not have made much difference today, not a great row and definitely not my favourite!

Good luck everyone else yet to do it.
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Well done all.
I’m in danger of missing my 1st ctc for a few yrs due to a bad back ☹️
It’s eased slightly, so I’ll see how it is Sunday 🙏🏻
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Great rows in the last few days =D> =D>

Hope your back heals sufficiently for you to give it a shot Steve [-o< :fssmile:
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I'll try to get in a score today or tomorrow. Lost my workout/rowing room to remodeling. Lately I've been working on a shed to put my rowing equipment into but it's taking a long time to get done.
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Rare second go for me on a CTC. Used my previous scores as a target and managed an extra 49m total to get to 3053m. Last time there were no rest metres, this time just the 3 in total (happy with that)
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1 and only on the last day which is the day after race day.

3079 minus 1 = 3078.
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3419 - 7 = 3412

That was ugly 😳
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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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Mike Channin wrote: Sun Oct 17, 2021 2:03 pm
...done some walking ... 195km since Sunday including a 3 day round the island walk-...
:shock: ^O^ :shock: ^O^ :shock:

I bet that's a story - the Isle of Wight is pretty sizeable - even in a car. Would love to hear more on that - maybe in the Sanctuary?

Jon - good luck - hope the back held up and you didn't get a bad reaction. Must admit, mine's been a bit sore, but fortunately not in a rowing-impacting way.
Hi Mike

I've posted a few details about my walks(completed a second IOW circumnavigation yesterday) on the Strength Training thread in Training and Racing forum, if you're interested.

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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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I've posted a few details about my walks(completed a second IOW circumnavigation yesterday) on the Strength Training thread in Training and Racing forum, if you're interested.
Just read that. :shock:

^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

Once again, deeply impressed - well done!!
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Re: October CTC - 12 minutes in pieces

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Mike Channin wrote: Mon Nov 01, 2021 2:25 pm
I've posted a few details about my walks(completed a second IOW circumnavigation yesterday) on the Strength Training thread in Training and Racing forum, if you're interested.
Just read that. :shock:

^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

Once again, deeply impressed - well done!!
Thanks - I'm just pleased I have found something that keeps my competitive juices flowing that my health allows - the long-term goal is the LDWA 100-mile annual walk - hopefully be ready for that in 2023, and slightly shorter-term is the Round the Island coastal path in 24 hrs(approx. 72 miles/115 km) next year.

Back on topic - didn't have time for a second go at the 6 x 2 mins but I don't go for the sprinty stuff anymore so not too bothered.
Well done though to all those who posted some brilliant efforts this month ^O^ ^O^

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