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October ctc - 666 meters

Post by fkoene » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:31 am

The new challenge is announced: the AIRC halloween howler.
666 meters from a standing start.
At least it can be over in a couple of minutes.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by fkoene » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:25 pm

An early entry. Was surprised to be able to maintain a sub 1:40 pace.
The end was painful though. HD’ing was tempting but I managed to finish.

By the way, welcome back in the CTC PaulG.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by paulgould » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:39 pm

Thanks Fred

Hardly done any rowing in the last 18 months - been swimming which makes me very hungry, so I have come back to the rower which is the best way for me to lose weight :lol: :lol:
Fitness is dire but the strength should come back fairly quickly - I am planning to have a good few go's at this CTC.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by plummy » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:02 pm

I tend to get a CTC in early so it's done and out of the way (as I rarely have more than one go). I was thinking anything 1:50 pace would be good and anything lower a bonus so I was surprised with my 2:20.7 (1:45.6 pace). There might even be a tad more in the tank.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Shmoo » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:20 am

I didn’t think I could quite make 2 min pace and I was right 😂. But I was close with 2:40.8 which is 2:00.7 pace. Have a strong feeling I’m an ideal target for Leslie after that cracking 500m PB 😀. Louise
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Grobi » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:09 am

That‘s still a great time Louise, 2 min pace or not. You were sooo close, next time you‘ll easily break that 2 min barrier :fswink:
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Shmoo » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:42 pm

Thanks Peter. That last 150 m hurt quite a lot (😂) so I think I’ll get another couple of weeks of the Beginner Pete behind me before I have another go! Louise
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by duffyoz » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:25 pm

Well Louise after a 3x10min session this morning I thought why not get something on the board for this CTC. I haven't hit your target but I am planning another go. We are currently in boat 2 together, early days yet for this month though.

2:03.7 pace for a 2:44.9 finish. I clearly sat back a bit much in the 4th and 5th lot of 111 meters. Needs better planning. I can't figure why the photo is sideways on the preview, just tilt your screens :D
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Shmoo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:53 am

That’s hardcore Lesley, having a shot when you’ve already done a training session! I can confirm my was with fresh legs 😀. And I shan’t be getting any faster this week - another hotel with no rower in its gym and lots of work dining out 😱
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Grobi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:02 pm

Interesting battle between Leslie and Louise going on here, I would assume next time she has a go with fresh legs Lesley will get very close to Louise's score.

I had my first attempt last night, on tired legs (4.5km bike ride back from work :D ), so I'm getting my excuses in early:

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If I compare the first split with the last one I think I should have started off a tad quicker. Maybe I'll try that approach next time, but for now I'm quite ok with the result.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Wolfmiester » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:21 pm

Agree Peter, faster next time :lol:
Nice one ladies, looking forward to your next goes.
Common theme, put a score in after another work out... easy/steady 10k today (42 min), then a pop at this.
Was surprised at Tako's score, as I thought I could do ~1:37.5. He must have been quite gentle.
Anyway, finished with 2:08.5 @ 1:36.5.
Quite happy with that, there might be a second or so to scrape off if there's a close seat race.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Grobi » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:37 pm

That's a very impressive score Steve, well done! You've gained a lot of fitness over the last let's say year?
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October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Tako » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:53 pm

Wolfmiester wrote: Was surprised at Tako's score, as I thought I could do ~1:37.5. He must have been quite gentle.
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Congrats on a great score! Not far behind Claudius!

4 weeks with almost no rowing due to heavy cold, work, travel, back pain.... keep me from going full steam ahead (also kept me from trying to defend my spot in September)

But October ain’t over yet ;-)
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Without others and competition I wouldn't, so thanks to all of you in the community for keeping me going! :fssmile:

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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by GuidonTheBee » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:39 pm

Bah. So near & yet so far. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with that but a tenth of a second faster would have looked prettier !

HR started dropping slightly towards the end, same as Zoot noticed with last months IRL. Not sure what that means ? If, indeed, it means anything much at all. Maybe the loss of pace was more mental than cardio capacity.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Grobi » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:21 am

Sub 2 minutes or not Guy, that's still a mighty impressive score! You're the quickest FS and the second quickest leightweight overall, by just 0.6 seconds =D>
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by fkoene » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:27 am

Great rowing everyone. Have to see what I can do with the short stuff, tomorrow I have to row 24K in the canals of Amsterdam, which takes us about three hours, so that's quite different from this.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:56 am

Grobi wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:37 pm
You've gained a lot of fitness over the last let's say year?
Yes, thankfully! A few years of being idle, then discovering a local OTW club has helped to move back in the right direction. Apart from the now regular exercise again, we have a weekly team erg session too. I'm hoping for more of course.
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But October ain’t over yet ;-)
Indeed, indeed :D

Great row Guy =D> =D>

Enjoy the canals Fred, sounds fun!
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by fkoene » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:42 am

Wolfmiester wrote:
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Enjoy the canals Fred, sounds fun!
Thanks, did it last year as well. It's fun, most of the time... And afterwards,
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by duffyoz » Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:54 pm

There you go Louise, sub 2 pace, just :wink: . Only a 3k warmup before followed by yummy banana pancake :D. Fortunately for me I have no travel this month, did it all last month. Up to week 16 of beginner Pete plan starting on Monday, the final week 24 is not that far away.
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Shmoo » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:00 am

Awesome! Pretty sure I cant top that. Louise
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Wolfmiester » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:44 am

Well done Lesley, easily sub 2:00/500 =D>

My mate James has had a go, and he targeted sub 2:00 from the off.
We knew it would be hard, but possible.
result = 1:58.7 / 1:29.1 / 36
Pacing not too bad
200 - 1:27.1
400 - 1:30.0
600 - 1:29.2
666 - 1:30.1
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by Claudius » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:31 am

Hello, great performance from all of you, had my first try last week, probably it will stay with this one, I am satisfied with it. Right after the ctc I started the 4k ICL on the BikeErg. Well then the legs were a bit tired...the splits:
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Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Post by JonT » Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:06 pm

Good work on this one everyone. I have never been a sprinter, and I have also been focusing a lot on low rating (18-20 spm), medium distance (10-15k) rows for a few months now, along with a healthy focus on holidays :lol: . So I wasn't looking forward to this one.

It was a pleasant surprise put in a 2:19.1

Pace was awful. Started at 1:39 and dropped to 1:49 by the end #-o But I am temporarily in Boat 2, which is far better than normal.
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