Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

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Cheers guys, and thanks for the reminder Paul :-) :-)
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Nothing impressive by any means, but my post-strength-workout 5K resulted in a more respectable (for me) SB of 20:33.2. The fact that it came after my workout allows me some room to hope that I'm improving... :)
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Absolutely Ron, I can see a sub 20 5k in your near future!
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While it is very early in the season and SB's don't mean an awful lot, I am pleased to have improved my 30 min by nearly 400m from 5 days ago.
I have started increasing the DF towards the levels where I am most comfortable and my abysmal efforts at low DF have made it glaringly obvious that my technique is dreadful and my explosive leg drive is non-existent!!
Am generally starting to get stronger again - my ribcage is almost completely healed and I am experiencing no discomfort from the ICD implant, so all good.

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Great to see you make progress, Paul, but take it easy ;)
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paulgould wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:29 pm
While it is very early in the season and SB's don't mean an awful lot, I am pleased to have improved my 30 min by nearly 400m from 5 days ago.
I have started increasing the DF towards the levels where I am most comfortable and my abysmal efforts at low DF have made it glaringly obvious that my technique is dreadful and my explosive leg drive is non-existent!!
Am generally starting to get stronger again - my ribcage is almost completely healed and I am experiencing no discomfort from the ICD implant, so all good.

Paul G
Great to hear of your progress. Probably good to practice at lower DF until you can produce a more explosive drive! Maybe stop short of the 200+ DF used before!
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I‘m relieved to read about your progress Paul! Keep it up :fswink:
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Just took 5.4 secs off of my 2k SB. This is effectively my 'return to rowing' and post op (umbilical hernia) PB.
Quite chuffed.

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Nice work Crushy - 5.4s is quite a chunk!
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plummy, I'm feeling it a bit now ;-)

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ok, the new erg has arrived, its been set up. Drag factor set to around 125 (5 on the lever).
10 minutes to start with as I havent done much exercise recently and boy did it show. I hit precisely 2000m.
Has anybody realised that coronavirus originated on the c2, I now have a cough. Boy I remember ergers cough now.
Let see how the improvements continue.
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Stan wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:18 pm
ok, the new erg has arrived, its been set up. Drag factor set to around 125 (5 on the lever).
10 minutes to start with as I havent done much exercise recently and boy did it show. I hit precisely 2000m.
Has anybody realised that coronavirus originated on the c2, I now have a cough. Boy I remember ergers cough now.
Let see how the improvements continue.
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