February ctc - 3:00/2:30/2:00/1:30/1:00 1‘r

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February ctc - 3:00/2:30/2:00/1:30/1:00 1‘r

Post by Grobi »

Hi all,

team FIRT have decided on the February ctc:

„ FIRT'S countdown
Row the following intervals, with free rate and rolling starts if you wish after the first interval (must be standing on that one).
3:00/1:00r
2:30/1:00r
2:00/1:00r
1:30/1:00r
1:00

Your score will be the total distance rowed on those total 10:00.“

Sounds like fun :^o
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Sounds like hard... :~c
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I live in the hope that one day I will read of the next CTC and say to myself “I like the sound of that”

Today is not that day :?
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Had an early go today. After having covid at the beginning of January my lungs and my breathing still aren't 100%. A couple of the reps I almost didn't start on time coughing.

10:00 min 2638m 1:53.7 / 27
3:00 min 1:55.2
2:30 min 1:54.6
2:00 min 1:54.5
1:30 min 1:53.0
1:00 min 1:47.1

Good luck to everyone this month. The good thing about this workout is knowing each interval gets shorter.
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First run through:
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There's more there. Maybe.

Seems to be demanding sub 2k pace.....

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Well done everyone for putting in an early score! It seems we have FS 1 already floated =D>

I had my second go at this today with the aim of simply beating my previous score of 2670m. This is how it went;

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I was surprised how well it went and am very happy with an improvement by 56m. I might have another go later in the month.
jolo wrote: Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:21 pm The good thing about this workout is knowing each interval gets shorter.
Absolutely, that surely helps :fswink:
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Strong scores there Peter and Ian =D> I was feeling a bit better today so had another try at this.

10:00 min 2723m 1:50.1 / 29
3:00 min 1:53.0
2:30 min 1:51.9
2:00 min 1:50.7
1:30 min 1:47.3
1:00 min 1:41.3

Wasn't targeting Peters score. Figured that was a bit far away given my performance last week but was happy to see I ended up only 3 meters behind.
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Ian Bee wrote: Sat Feb 04, 2023 10:05 amSeems to be demanding sub 2k pace.....
Pete used to reckon 6 X 500 R 1' was at 2k pace. For most probably a little longer average than 500, but declining lengths and 1 fewer reps should allow a little faster.

Hope will go better than last month when I failed to complete a stand alone 1k with fastest time from a 4k, 3k, 2k, 1k interval session!

Why do CTC interval sessions have such short rests? I see key here is that insufficient recovery will bite making pacing really tough. That said, in my current pitiful condition really glad that we don't have something longer, but expect a few failures so need to do a session soon.

Does anyone know whether the Carole McN Memorial will run on 14th?

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Iain wrote: Tue Feb 07, 2023 11:11 am Does anyone know whether the Carole McN Memorial will run on 14th?
I reckon it will. I'll most probably have a go next Tuesday.

Just finished the Feb CTC. A lot better then expected. First goal was to get on the board, warm-up wasn't particularly great, but during the first rep it felt okay and decided to put more effort in it then originally planned.
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Very strong performance there by Joe and Fred, well done guys! =D>
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Nice going chaps - could be a nicely competitive month.

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Ian Bee wrote: Wed Feb 08, 2023 9:52 am Nice going chaps - could be a nicely competitive month.
Exactly! And to keep this competition going I decided to have my third go at this last night. Aim was simply to beat my previous score of 2726m / 1:50.0.
This is how it went:

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Really pleased with an improvement by 45m over my previous attempt. It was quite a tough one, but I also think this is an excellent peace of training. Can't wait to have another go :^o
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Fun having a little competition. Kind of like the good old day. 😀
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jolo wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:54 pm Fun having a little competition. Kind of like the good old day. 😀
Yes, it is! I'm wondering when Wolfie will be joining the party :D
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Second go:

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Bit surprised to feel there might be a tiny, tiny, tiny bit left in the tank for a possible third run.....

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Great improvement Ian!!
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Some great performances already this month, with repeat attempts too. Great to see (as I’m still girding my loins ahead of my go!) =D> =D>

Ian - fantastic improvement ^O^
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Excellent row there Ian, well done! =D>
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Thanks all

I await further attempts with bitten fingernails.

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Finally kicked myself up the backside and got the CtC done :~c All I can say is that I’m glad it wasn’t the other way around, beginning with 1’ and building to 3’!!

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Spectacular effort Mat. Can I see the cogs turning about maybe trying for 3000+ on your next attempt ??
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plummy wrote: Fri Feb 17, 2023 9:00 am Spectacular effort Mat. Can I see the cogs turning about maybe trying for 3000+ on your next attempt ??
Next attempt?? I can see you’ve not lost that sense of humour Dave =; :lol:
That was definitely enough for me, especially as I’ve got to pluck up the courage for my first real 2k in about 10 years for the IRL!!
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Mat - well done ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
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Today's game was to see how far I could push those first two reps, and then cling on for dear life for the rest:

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The strategy worked, but I think that's it for the month.

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Great efforts Mat and Ian!!

My 3rd attempt today. Plan was to do the first rep at 1:49 then drop 1 sec a rep then max out last minute.

10 min 2769m 1:48.3 / 30
3:00 min 1:50.5
2:30 min 1:49.4
2:00 min 1:48.4
1:30 min 1:46.8
1:00 min 1:41.3

The first 3mins I just wasn't feeling 1:49 ended up a bit slower. Still was able to complete the rest of the plan.
Temporarily bumps me up to boat 1. Still agood way behind Peter though.
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