May ctc - 1‘, standing start

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That‘s a great score Ron and congrats on your PB! If you‘re having another go you might want to move up the foot plate by one hole. Therefore your leg drive is in a more horizontal direction.
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Thanks for the tip, Peter! That aligns with what I picked up by searching the Concept2 forum for sprinting tips! Kind of wish I had it on film... that first yank had to be hilarious. In hindsight, I'm probably lucky I didn't hurt myself!
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Lots of good efforts here. Just had a go after a 5k slow warmup. Not sure I'll try again.

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I managed a slight improvement today to 298m. It's somewhat depressing how far I am behind where I used to be. But I guess if I keep plugging away, things might improve (a bit).
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Paul Victory wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:48 pm
I managed a slight improvement today to 298m. It's somewhat depressing how far I am behind where I used to be. But I guess if I keep plugging away, things might improve (a bit).
Well done for even doing this Paul, especially more than once.

You know far better than I that plugging away and sticking with it will bring improvements in the medium term. Just take care in the way. Flogging away at a 1 min sprint didn’t feel like a good plan anyway to be honest!
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plummy wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Just need 2m to pip JonT - so may have one more go...
Make that 4m Plummy. :twisted:

I just had to have another crack at it before the end of the month. This attempt was actually far easier. In my first attempt I had no idea at all what I was aiming for. On this one I found it easier to hit a pace to go over 310 and then just stick to it. I didn't have anything left at the end, but it was far less frantic. Looking at the data, I just hit 400 watts and stuck there all the way through.

This also improves my PB by 2m. This is quite odd really given I have been pretty exclusively doing r18 rows over 30-60 minutes. :fsbgrin:

Anyone know why the row is showing in the log as 313m but the single split shows 314???

There's still time Mr P.
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JonT wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:25 pm

Anyone know why the row is showing in the log as 313m but the single split shows 314???

There's still time Mr P.
I think the overall total is rounded down whereas the split is shown to the nearest meter. So it means you covered somewhere between 313.50 and 313.99 meters.

Thanks for the encouragement. I'll have another go tomorrow or Sunday. I was under time pressure yesterday and I probably went a bit harder than I should have on the warm up and then didn't take a long enough break before starting the CTC yesterday. So maybe I'll manage to squeeze out an extra few minutes next time around.

In other news, I persuaded the lovely Jennifer to do the challenge today as I know we are always short of females to round out our boats. Turns out there's no shortage this month, but 2 rowers of any description are needed to fill boat 6.
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Paul Victory wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Thanks for the encouragement.
Which bit of "Flogging away at a 1 min sprint didn’t feel like a good plan anyway" did you see as encouragement to have another go!!?? #-o
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Had a rare 2nd effort this month as I was "sure" I could do 333 and jump a few places.
WRONG :-) :))
There was the odd predicted 335, but that was only after 20s, amazing how a minute can be so draining :-)
330m achieved.
I can't do any more.

(meanwhile, James was convinced 370m was in range for him. A 2nd attempt saw no gain, but a 3rd attempt sees 368m)
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That‘s still a very impressive score Steve, well done! You‘re rowing out of your skin at the moment.
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