what training have free spirits been doing today?

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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by Ian Bee » Sat May 18, 2019 12:26 pm

First marathon of the year. I should really be pleased :

1) stroke rate was pretty consistent at 22-23;
2) heart rate stayed on my cv range apart from two random peaks;
3) I stuck to two fluid breaks at 22km and 35km, and that worked well (previously a break at halfway led to a break at 10k to go, and then a break with 20 minutes to go.

But:
1) Probably about as sore as I've ever been after a FM;
2) Feel that I could have got closer to my PB.

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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by plummy » Sat May 18, 2019 3:16 pm

Tasty FM that Ian. Tantalisingly close to sub 3 hrs as well - nice one.
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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by Ian Bee » Sat May 18, 2019 5:04 pm

Thanks Dave. I've hope for this distance.
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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by Claudius » Tue May 21, 2019 8:53 am

great row Ian =D> , i have really the most respect for people finishing a FM !

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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by Ian Bee » Wed May 22, 2019 9:25 am

Thanks Claudius. The times people achieve are eye watering.
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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by plummy » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:43 am

The forum is very quiet so I thought I'd chuck something (albeit very average) up just to show I'm still doing a bit here and there.
On Tuesday I decided to clear some cobwebs and do an interval set. Thought about a 2 x 2000m but wasn't enthusiastic at all so dropped it to 4 x 1500 (3.5 mins rest)
Felt really tough but got a little bit better:
5:59.1 - 1:59.7
5:55.6 - 1:58.5
5:54.1 - 1:58.0
5:50.2 - 1:56.7

Wasn't as bad overall as the first one lead me to believe it would be
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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by duffyoz » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:53 am

After following the beginner pete plan for 4 weeks (and some playing around before that) I decided the summer solstice challenge could be completed in chunks. No more than 3-5 min rest in between but decided that getting cold wasn't worth waiting longer. Quite happy to have finished it below my self selected target of 2.40 pace and staying at 23/24 s/m. Including a short warmup it was 22007m. A proper HM might be doable by Christmas if I can still get erg time around work trips planned for August and September.

5000 2.38.7 24 (First 1000 @ 2.38.7 24)
5000 2.38.4 23
5000 2.38.0 23
6000 2.34.0 24 (Last 1000 @ 2.31.3 25)
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Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Post by Ian Bee » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:22 pm

Well done on beating your target ImageImageImageImage

I haven't felt 100% for a couple of weeks, so was pleased to have the time to complete the summer solstice challenge for the first time since I started my erg association.

Average pace of 2.05.4 is a little outside of what I would have wanted, but I'll take that in the circumstances.
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