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Carole Mc Memorial Row

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Only second row back after 3 months of illness and injury.

Glad its the taking part that counts. Thought that 2:10 pace would be no issue and then speed up as no idea what my pace currently is. Well quickly hit 95% Max heart rate and struggled to hang on. My feeble attempt at a "sprint" gave me a 2:06.9 average for final 202M. Clearly a long way back!
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Good to see you back Iain, and wishing you a speedy recovery.

FS1 is afloat! Well done all. I will be having a go at some point today.
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2022 - 1:50.7 pace
2023 - 1:51.5 pace
2024 - 1:52 pace

The pattern is emerging #-o
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Well done everyone - not quite full pace for me but glad to have managed it this morning ahead of my normal session.
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First "real" row from me in over 2 months - went surprisingly well: 5;40.8... :D
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Iain wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 9:01 am Only second row back after 3 months of illness and injury.

Glad its the taking part that counts. Thought that 2:10 pace would be no issue and then speed up as no idea what my pace currently is. Well quickly hit 95% Max heart rate and struggled to hang on. My feeble attempt at a "sprint" gave me a 2:06.9 average for final 202M. Clearly a long way back!
I'll see your 2:06.9 and raise you a 2:48.8 average pace. Recovery is still at a glacial pace but I didn't want to not try this one. Given my furthest distance in the last 4 months or so was just 600+m I didn't have high expectations of even finishing this but additional bum cushioning allowed a relatively glute agony free row. Kept it as smooth as I could. Felt good emotionally to get it (or anything for that matter) done. Probably gonna be sore in the morning though - not that any morning in recent times hasn't been sore.
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Great to see you back in the ctc, Plummy. I hope you took it easy enough and didn't make things worse.
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Well done everyone, especially those coming back from injury

Tried to go for a pace strategy of hard but doable which turned out to be about 1:47/8

Tried a half hearted sprint finish to finish 5:01.0
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Great to see you back Iain, Plummy and Felton =D> =D> =D>
I'm on board.
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Thanks all and particularly to Plummy for putting my minor aches and pains into perspective. Great to see you more than doubling your best distance since your issues. Wish I had had your example before my minor injury gave me the excuse not to restart after my man-flu recovered, it would have saved me much pain, not least by allowing me to retain my calluses.

Eric, great come-back and response to Fred's challenge as you were only scheduled out of hospital the day before!

Rob, that looks a painful Fly & Die to me, well done keeping your rating up despite the 23% loss of power per stroke, I managed t reach your rating only for the last 200 and at the cost of 10% of my power per stroke that meant only 4% extra power for a 16% increase in rating.

Not looking forward to the Feb CTC proper!
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1:50 was my target but I started much faster and figured I’d just see what I could hold. My takeaway is that I could improve my season 1000m and 4 minute scores though (which are sitting around 1:49 pace right now). Something to do in the next month…


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I forgot to enter mine, but it was only a 2:06.7 / 5:55.2 so no great loss....

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Citroen did help me out so I'm on the board.. yay!! I have to say this team has a lot of support for this event. You guys are awesome. I've read the story about Carol and it seems she was quite an inspirational character.
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Well done all of you Carole M would be proud of you all
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