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Re: OCD Rows

Post by CamiCrew » Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:23 am

Paul -- you are right, DON'T try this. [-X Don't even start. Although based on the techniques you already use to stay focused, it would be right up your alley. :wink: So here are 3 consecutive nights of OCD fails (Plummy, avert your eyes now) in the name of experimentation. Went for time on the Dec 9 and 11 rows, Dec 10 was a distance row. Based on what the PM was displaying during the row, splits appeared more stable on the distance row, but not true -- so I agree with your analysis Paul that it's much harder to succeed. So now my question is: can I optimize my chances by picking an optimal pace/500m? My target tonight on the Dec 11 row was 2:18.2; however, at the bottom of the first 13:00 split, I saw it flash from 2:18.2 to 2:18.1 at the last moment, so I knew I had to target that split for the remainder. I'd have to have stayed closer to the 2:18.2 however, to have avoided the two 2:18.0's. It also appears the 2:20 pace was a better choice for getting the # of meters consistent.

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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:35 am

Valiant efforts - it must be said.
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by dr3do » Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:27 pm

Did 5k as warmup before strength training. Funny thing, this "game". :lol:

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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:20 pm

Close! - but alas not close enough :(
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by dr3do » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:31 pm

C'mon, Plummy... very nice one! #thumbsup

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Re: OCD Rows

Post by CamiCrew » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:05 am

Awesome David. That makes me want to go do an OCD row. Until I look at that little 8:40.0 and it reminds me I actually want to do no such thing. :lol: Nice work.
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:12 pm

Thought I'd plonk another one in. Another 12k - faster this time and slightly more accurate (but still away off perfect :( )
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:31 pm

Grrrr- went for a steady one last night after my SB hour on Tuesday so OCD seemed the way to go. Nailed the SPM, nailed the split but still missed the time -grrrr.
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:54 pm

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Nailed one!! \:D/ 8)
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Daffy » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:06 pm

Scary. Very scary. :shock:



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Re: OCD Rows

Post by dr3do » Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:48 pm

A.m.a.z.i.n.g.

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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Paul Victory » Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:18 pm

Congratulations plummy. =D> =D> =D> That's seriously demented! :lol:
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Rob C » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:32 pm

That's not normal :fsbgrin:
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:26 pm

Thanks guys. I've always liked the mental (maybe in more ways than one) side of rowing i.e. the aspect of overcoming the mental battles as well as the physical. I quite enjoy long OCD rows as they make the time less tedious when low heart rate and recovery are the orders of the day and concentrating on the pacing has to be pretty absolute.
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:34 am

Not that I try these every time but to show how hard these are to nail - I finally got another one last night - last one was August (sorry to those on FB who've seen it already):
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:44 pm

Not an OCD row as such, just a pure coincidence. But one that will get the OCDers smiling...
In looking at my season's stats I notice that in August 17 my total monthly erg time was 1:11:11.1 (hr,min,sec etc)
(thankfully I've increased that in the past 3 months by the way)
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by plummy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:06 pm

As they don't come along very often, I'll shout it loud when they do...
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Tako » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:30 am

Impressive Dave, now I see why you are so good at the darts game :-)
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Ian Bee » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:42 am

Nicely done!!!!

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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:58 am

bloody hell, that is so hard to achieve =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: OCD Rows

Post by Swinny » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:16 pm

This is brilliant, it had never even entered my mind to try such a thing. Well done

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