February CTC: Sprint Sandwich

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February CTC: Sprint Sandwich

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The PaddyPower CTC for February is:
Sprint Sandwich
1500m r1' 200m r1' 200m r1' 200m r1' 200m r1' 200 m r1' 1500m.
with no stroke restrictions and moving starts allowed for all but the opening 1500m.
Enter the total time for the 4km of work intervals.
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Has the CTC moved site? It's not loading on c2ctc.com for me...
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AH, thanks. Looks like it needs the extra page level URL detail. That longer URL also works for me. (Not that I'm actually considering doing the CTC right now, but hey...)
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Back on the erg for the first time in quite a while, not quite as horrendous as I thought it might be
Didn’t fancy January’s CTC but this was more user friendly, average of 1:54.2 over the 4k
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Looks like it will be a popular challenge by the number of entries already - boat 1 afloat!
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boat 2 needs a women :-)
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Health update on Liefcat:
One month ago I got down to 96kg, two months ago I was at 115... Then 4 weeks ago I got TPN, and now I´m stabilized around 103kg. This Saturday I got the second gall stone operation - a big one had blocked the liver. And it was succesful, so now I should be able to do some training that involves higher intraabdominal pressure. Of course after two months with being more at the hospital than at home, my energy level is still very low - still I expect to do some "reasonable" entries this month...
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That's great news Erik! I'm wishing you a continued recovery to full strength :fswink:
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Thanks, Captain! :fssmile:

Maybe I got a bit too cxcky... Back at the hospital with more abdominal problems, it seems... :~c
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Looking forward to seeing you back stronger Erik 👍🏻
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Thanks a lot, Wolfie :!: :fssmile:

Sorry for hijacking this thread, just to say no new gall stones, but they inserted a stent and a drain after surgery... Also got me bacterias in my blood, so will stay in hospital for 3 more days to get iv antibiotics.

Promise I will return stronger :!: :fswink:
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Return stronger, that's the spirit Eric.
I have to take it easy as well, sparing my right foot I only use the power of my left leg. Made it to 16:07.8
Completely satisfied with that for now.

BTW: Remember the challenge next Wednesday. 1402 meters.
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I'm really bummed, I did the CM Feb 14 challenge, but didn't realize I didn't have until the end of the day to post it. I was trying to finish all the challenges this year, and it's super disheartening to fail on challenge #2.
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obirobsan wrote:I'm really bummed, I did the CM Feb 14 challenge, but didn't realize I didn't have until the end of the day to post it. I was trying to finish all the challenges this year, and it's super disheartening to fail on challenge #2.
The other 12 are the heart of the CTC Rob. You can still focus on those, and you know you did the CM event, even if you didn’t get a score in the board. Don’t get disheartened.


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obirobsan wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:24 amI'm really bummed, I did the CM Feb 14 challenge, but didn't realize I didn't have until the end of the day to post it. I was trying to finish all the challenges this year, and it's super disheartening to fail on challenge #2.
Dougie [Citroen on C2 Forum] might be persuaded to enter this for you Rob if you ask nicely!
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Iain wrote:
obirobsan wrote: Thu Feb 15, 2024 4:24 amI'm really bummed, I did the CM Feb 14 challenge, but didn't realize I didn't have until the end of the day to post it. I was trying to finish all the challenges this year, and it's super disheartening to fail on challenge #2.
Dougie [Citroen on C2 Forum] might be persuaded to enter this for you Rob if you ask nicely!
Haha I thought about shamelessly begging but apparently one can not just sign up for the forum and start DMing people, you have to be an “active member” first!


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Liefcat wrote: Wed Feb 07, 2024 10:02 am Health update on Liefcat:
One month ago I got down to 96kg, two months ago I was at 115... Then 4 weeks ago I got TPN, and now I´m stabilized around 103kg. This Saturday I got the second gall stone operation - a big one had blocked the liver. And it was succesful, so now I should be able to do some training that involves higher intraabdominal pressure. Of course after two months with being more at the hospital than at home, my energy level is still very low - still I expect to do some "reasonable" entries this month...
It does sound as if its been quite a roller coaster healthwise for you in recent times Erik. Really good to hear some positive news and I wish you every success with your recovery :fsbgrin:

My rowing training has been a bit hit and miss since triggering an AF episode during a session in early December. I've taken rowing sessions fairly easy since, and at the same time been enjoying some fairly competitive Zwift racing on the bike!

I missed Carole's row last week, so that should make the Free Spirits leaderboard a little more interesting this year :D

I'm off on hol for the next 10 days so thought I'd best give this CTC a shot before I lose any more rowing fitness.

it wasn't quite as tough as I thought, but probably a result of taking it fairly steady during the first 1500m and not going all-out for the 200's. Hadn't intended to go as fast on the final 1500m, but after the sprints, 1:45ish pace felt okay so I went with it

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Thanks for the CM handicap, Mat but glad to see your Feb entry - nice to have an aspirational goal hahaha (read that as a slightly manic laugh)


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With Mat's inspiration, went for second attempt...

1. 1500m @ 5:37.9 (1:52.6) -- Max HR: 158
2. 200m @ 0:41.6 (1:44.0) -- Max HR: 157
3. 200m @ 0:42.0 (1:45.0) -- Max HR: 155
4. 200m @ 0:41.5 (1:43.7) -- Max HR: 156
5. 200m @ 0:40.7 (1:41.7) -- Max HR: 159
6. 200m @ 0:42.9 (1:47.2) -- Max HR: 161
7. 1500m @ 5:52.1 (1:57.3) -- Max HR: 173

I guess it was the ole' gentle warmup and fly and fly and fly and fly and die and die another day. I rate it a solid C for pace control, but overall a good improvement over my previous entry (14:58.7 vs 16:23.3).
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Very slow, and very careful but managed my furthest row (by some margin) in 3~4 months to get a score for the team - 20:59.9. Sorry it's so rubbish

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plummy wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:10 pm Very slow, and very careful but managed my furthest row (by some margin) in 3~4 months to get a score for the team - 20:59.9. Sorry it's so rubbish
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Yeah, awesome to see you back!! Take care of yourself Plummy


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It's great to see you on the board again Dave.
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Well done Mat and Rob :!: =D> =D>

So good to see you back in erging motion, Plummy :!: =D> :D
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