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I just got halfway with number 15. After 2 days of struggling with back after 3k this one felt ok, so went for an overall PB. Got it, 1:31:46.6, 9Secs faster than previous and 1min52secs than CBC PB. Well chuffed.
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Well done, Swinny!
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Thanks Juergie. What time do you start yours in the morning as you always have it done it seems before I get to work. Also if you are getting up early are you doing it on an empty stomach or eating first, and if you are eating do you leave it a bit to go down? Sorry for all the questions, still learning tips from all you guys and gals.
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I get up at 4am, take a bite from the flapjack (450 calories per 100g, I actually order them from the UK) on my nightstand, get dressed and row. I eat a little something because I got a bit nauseous towards the end of the first HM I did. When I‘m only rowing one hour in the morning, I don‘t eat anything before. Takes a little bit of getting used to, though.
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Cheers Juergie. Very dedicated ^O^
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Hi, my name is Juergen and I'm a rowaholic. I'm a HM junkie. In the last 30 days I did 30 HM. Can't go longer than 24 hours without a fix. I thought, I have it under control and can stop whenever I want to. But I can't. Have to go on.
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It's not called Crazy Bear for nothing!! :-)
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Top job Junkie Juergie =D>
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Swinny wrote:Top job Junkie Juergie =D>
...says one junkie to the other ;-)
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It takes one to know one 8)
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45 HM in 45 days. Pretty sure, I will not do that again. And please remind me of my promise if I'll ever try something stupid like that again. 30 would be cruel enough, but no, I had to go for 45. Ambition is something good, but not if taken to the extreme.
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That is truly awesome Juergie. I failed the challenge. I managed 27 (and a half lol). If my back would have held up I was easy going to finish it but it flared up on 22 and it was a really struggle to get the last few done until it buggered up again. Next year I will take extra breaks BEFORE I do to much and injure myself. I'm still happy with what I did.
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hello i am new here and it seems bit he challenge to do 30 HMs in 45 days
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Rather than start a new thread (as the Challenge is very specific and quite niche) - Crazy Bear 2019 starts on November 10th.

It's the same format as last year with entries for ergo (must be a full HM), SkiErg (must be a HM) or BikeErg (must be a FM) with the challenge to try and complete 30 in 44 days. It has it's own website this year www.crazybearrowing.co.uk
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plummy wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:43 pm Rather than start a new thread (as the Challenge is very specific and quite niche) - Crazy Bear 2019 starts on November 10th.

It's the same format as last year with entries for ergo (must be a full HM), SkiErg (must be a HM) or BikeErg (must be a FM) with the challenge to try and complete 30 in 44 days. It has it's own website this year www.crazybearrowing.co.uk
Not that I'm planning to do that many, but I think HM or longer is acceptable for the erg,
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Good luck with the challenge Dave! :fswink:
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Grobi wrote: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:30 pm Good luck with the challenge Dave! :fswink:
Never said I was doing it (I didn't do it last year!). Just giving it a bit of air for any others that might be interested. I still can't get to 10k to a HM isn't going to happen any time soon! :(
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Well I've gone a little crazy and signed up for this. Not sure how many will be achieved. I already do 10 or 12k a day so I am hopeful of getting the 30. 5 a week should see it done. My poor butt is feeling it already. If I set the distance to a FM so that concept see it as a FM, does that count as 2?

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Yes, an FM counts as 2. :-)
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Thanks Plummy

I need a FM to complete the nonathlon score set :). I was planning one before Christmas but not if I'm being crazy, hence the need for concept to see it as a FM. I better do it early as well I think in case the old body gives up on this :)
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Is anybody doing something mad like this again this year ??
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It's up and running and started on November 10th as usual. There's a bunch of people already belting these out - about 36 people who have done 259 HMs between them in total

Here's the link to the spreadsheet:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
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I'm kind of doing this for January 2022 (as after xmas seems to make more sense to me than the lead up to it!)
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I’ll never cease to be amazed by anyone who does this. No matter what time of year!


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'tis a really tough challenge (maybe less so if you are very young, fit and have a great engine). I completed it only the once in prep for the million metres and I recall doing 6 HMs in 6 days to complete the 30 required total. It was not pleasant.
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