AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

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AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Wolfmiester » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:36 am

"From GARAGE ATHLETE for August: “Dog Days Double Double” 831m/rest 2 minutes 318m/rest 2 minutes 831m/rest 2 minutes 318m
First rep from a standing start. All other reps from a standing or rolling start (your choice).
Record your time for 2298 metres, not including the six minutes of rest".

Another interval piece, but decent training probably. I have no idea what the title means...
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Ian Bee » Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:00 pm

Wolfmiester wrote:
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I have no idea what the title means...
https://log.concept2.com/challenges/dog-days - I shall duck if necessary. Double double is taking longer for the grey cells to cotton on to.

Does look a reasonable session. May try this evening for testing purposes.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:09 am

It looks pretty horrible to me! But then my least favourite distance is 1k. My guess is the double double refers to 2x831 and 2x318 but I've emailed Justin @garageathlete.

Interested in how this is falling between everybodys 500k and 1k pace.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:29 pm

Justin @garageathlete has replied in double quick time (sorry about the pun, couldn't resist it :lol:). The double double refers to 2x831 and 2x318. The numbers reflect August as the 8th month and having 31 days.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by duffyoz » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:49 pm

August CTC attempt 1.

Paced the 831 from the 7x500m intervals yesterday (2.13.2) and the 318m was trying for something less than my best 500m time set last weekend (2.08.1). All around happy with that first attempt. Not too bad for a Saturday morning, I've earned my banana pancake today :D .
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Paul Victory » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:35 pm

MaxMacLaren1 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:29 pm
Justin @garageathlete has replied in double quick time (sorry about the pun, couldn't resist it :lol:). The double double refers to 2x831 and 2x318. The numbers reflect August as the 8th month and having 31 days.
I assume it reflects the different date conventions used in the US and Europe. We use day-month-year, they use month-day-year. So 318 = 31st of August, 831 = August 31st.

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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Liefcat » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:55 pm

Thanks for the clarification, Paul :!: 8)
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Grobi » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:10 am

Come on people, it's almost the middle of the month and I'm still in boat #1, that can't be right :lol:

I had my second go at this last night. My first attempt was a time of 8:24.1 (1:49.6) and I was hoping to better that:
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Seems it worked, happy for now with an improvement by 8.7 seconds :fswink:
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Draggon » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:28 pm

Paul Victory wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:35 pm
I assume it reflects the different date conventions used in the US and Europe. We use day-month-year, they use month-day-year. So 318 = 31st of August, 831 = August 31st.
Take it from an Indiana boy - it's all true. Interestingly, the company I work at recently switched enterprise software vendors from Oracle to SAP. Oracle was traditional "American" date format. SAP is traditional "European" date format and there is no option (that I've found anyway) to change your preference. I literally have to stop for a second every time I come across a date field to make sure I'm interpreting the date correctly as it's just instinct/habit in my mind to have the month listed first. This is especially true when the first field is anything from 01 to 12 as you could imagine. Anything from 13 to 31 and I'm a smidgen swifter... :D
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Sandbaggerone » Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:44 pm

Got a first try in today: 7:44.4 at 1:41.0. Will post the rest of the details later. The second 831 is a real pain.

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7:44.4 2,298m 1:41.0 339 1467 32
2:48.4 831m 1:41.3 336 1457 33
r: 2:00 380m
1:03.2 318m 1:39.3 357 1527 34
r: 2:00 372m
2:50.8 831m 1:42.7 322 1409 32
r: 2:00 330m
1:02.0 318m 1:37.4 378 1600 34
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Tako » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:23 am

Great result Colin!
But what happened to your weight???
Looks like boat 1 will have 3 LWT and 1 HWT on the gents spots (Guy joining). Isn’t it supposed to be the opposite????

Nice 2nd attempt Peter, getting pretty close and pushing me to go for my 2nd attempt soon, but maybe I better wait for Max, Felton, Wolfie to use them as target instead of being one for them ;-)
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:31 am

Great effort Colin =D>
Peter, multiple attempts again ^O^
Tako, I'll try and have go tomorrow.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Sandbaggerone » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am

Hi Tako, I'm a lightweight now (at least for the moment). I don't know how the ctc boats distribute the lightweights.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:18 pm

thinking about pacing ... just under current 2k pace perhaps?
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Sandbaggerone » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:21 pm

My most recent 2k pace was 1:43.2 in mid April. Either I have gotten much faster since then or you should target a few seconds faster than your most recent 2k test.

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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by JonT » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm

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Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:02 am
Hi Tako, I'm a lightweight now (at least for the moment). I don't know how the ctc boats distribute the lightweights.
Each boat seats 5 rowers. The seats can only be occupied by certain categories of rower, as follows:

Seats 1, 2 and 3 are OPEN. Anyone may occupy these seats.
Seat 4 is for LIGHTWEIGHTS. Any lightweight, male or female, may occupy this seat.
Seat 5 is for FEMALES. Any female, lightweight or heavyweight, may occupy this seat.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Tako » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:23 pm

Colin, my comment was pointing at the fact that we seem to have incredibly strong LWTs in the team while we HWTs seem to be lacking some fitness/power, as in most other boats the HWTs are faster than the LWT, as on can also see from the individual ranking to the left of the boats. So I was addressing the results not the rules ;-)
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Sandbaggerone » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:19 pm

Sorry, Tako, my sense of humor switch was accidentally moved to the off position. #-o
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by JonT » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 pm

There is a very small number (10) of rowers in the CTC this month and we are already half way through the month. Is it because of holiday season maybe? :?:
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Tako » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 am

JonT wrote:There is a very small number (10) of rowers in the CTC this month and we are already half way through the month. Is it because of holiday season maybe? :?:
Yes, very few entries so far. Maybe vacation or maybe just waiting for Ian’s update of the leaderboard? Or simply waiting until last days to avoid being a target.

Well, after finally being on my target average again for the season I felt good enough to give it a second go. Really surprised how well it went. Managed to empty the tank completely.

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Which is the fastest FS time for now, but with Guy still out there I am sure it will be beaten soon. Also Morten and Wolfie’s friends are still hiding in the bushes to jump out in front.....

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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Sandbaggerone » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:22 pm

Well done, Tako!
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Sandbaggerone » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Well done, Tako!
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:16 pm

Just back from a week in Switzerland helping celebrate my sister's 30th wedding anniversary. And I think I will need another week to recover!
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Tako, Nice pacing and a great time. But it is so close to sub 1:40 I think you might not be able to resist another attempt :wink:.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:26 am

wow Tako, that's some jump! =D> =D> ^O^
I was going to target you, but not now :P
Got distracted by on the water stuff, but will do it in the next couple of days.
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Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Post by Wolfmiester » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:19 pm

I'm in. Still felt tired after a long weekend (and regatta), but could not keep putting it off...
15min warm up. Then went for the target of 2k -2 or 3
831 - 1:43.4
318 - 1:38.8 (easier to maintain this short term sprint)
831 - 1:43.1 (hard, but held on)
318 - 1:37.4 (counted 15 hard strokes, then sprinted home)
7:48.1 - 1:41.8 (the 318s help bring the split down a lot). Hard work, but it's now over :-)
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