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March CTC: 2K

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That sounds tough! I don't know if I can match (much less beat) my SB 2k these days, and that effort wasn't particularly competitive in the CTC fashion!
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Early attempt to see just how unpleasant this was going to be....

Not my preferred method (sprint the first 400, slow a little for the core and sprint home), but outside my PB by 5s. Let the mind games commence.
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First 2k yesterday since injury - 10:07.0

Lots of stretching this morning after physio beating me up with power tool pummeller yesterday - pulled it down to 9:26.1 (actually got a bit sweaty and breathy). Held 22spm to avoid over-stretching anything. I'm actually pretty happy with that for progress.
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Well done Me P. You got the honour of being the first Free Spirit in the new leader board.


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Took a first stab at this one. Started a little hot, couldn’t sustain it, almost gave up in the third 500 but managed to sorta pull it back together. It’s a new best for the season so I can’t hate that. Used df 150 / may try it again later in the month using a lower df to see if that helps me.

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First serious 2K for this month. Strategy was to stay below 1:50 and - if possible - get faster in the end.
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bierik wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:44 pm First serious 2K for this month.
7:10 is a darn good time. I suppose the gauntlet has been thrown, though I'd need a new PR to get there! haha.
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bierik wrote: Mon Mar 04, 2024 6:44 pm First serious 2K for this month. Strategy was to stay below 1:50 and - if possible - get faster in the end.
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Sub7 might not be impossible until the end of the month.
10S is huge! That said, to go faster in the 4th 400 is really impressive especially as you didn't need to raise the rating to do so ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
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10+ seconds is indeed a lot, so we'll see. The last time I was below 7min was three years go.
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Still not even close to regular erging or some decent form, hence a controlled 2k from me, as all scores count :-)

7:39.9 which is more than a minute slower than what I hoped for at BRIC but missed out due to illness.
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Done as a standalone 2k as the 4th rep of a 4x2000m 5r Pete plan workout. 1st 3 reps @ 2:05, this one for the CTC at 1:53.0 for a 7:32.2
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Well done all the guys & girls posting a time for the ctc, sorry but I missed last months ctc due to not feeling well. Anyway got a time in early for the 2k and have decided to try and post a time every day for the rest of the month in an attempt to up my time on the erg.
9:56.1
9:48.9
9:34.3
9:30.4
9:50.0
9:44.4
9:15.0 SB
9:49.5
9:49.1
9:34.1
9:59.4
9:59.7
9:38.5
9:29.2
Increased distance to 4k
20:50.0
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Second attempt at this month's CTC. Happy with the improvement. The HD daemon is strong with the 2K: I almost gave up after about 800 meters. Sub7 might be possible, but I need a very good day for that to happen.
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Well done Kay. Very impressive pacing!


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For all of you Free Spirits who know Paul Buchanan and before he sees and rectifies his mistake on this month's CTC, then my latest ' claim to fame ' is that I have rowed a faster 2000 metres than him. :fsbgrin: :fswink:
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Jill wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 6:00 pm For all of you Free Spirits who know Paul Buchanan and before he sees and rectifies his mistake on this month's CTC, then my latest ' claim to fame ' is that I have rowed a faster 2000 metres than him. :fsbgrin: :fswink:
It‘s the first time for me, too :lol:
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Third and last row for this month's CTC. I don't think I could have been any faster. Happy to go sub 7 at last.
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Well done excellent effort with perfect pacing
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Thanks! I knew that if I managed to stay below 1:45 pace for the first four intervals, I should be able to keep it below 1:45 in the end. However, it was not a nice experience :shock:
BTW: Is the ctc site down? I get a server error "Request failed: unexpected exception..." when accessing it. I can't see the current leaderboard and cannot change my result.
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BTW: Is the ctc site down? I get a server error "Request failed: unexpected exception..." when accessing it. I can't see the current leaderboard and cannot change my result.
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Yes the CTC site seems down it’s been a bit flaky lately, but when it does work it is so much easier to use,give it a day and try again.
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Well done all on this one, and especially to Ray for nailing that sub 7 =D> =D>

It’s been a long time since I did a 2k in anger, and last night I actually looked up the you tube video for the last time I did… BIRC 2012!

A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then (and the bridge isn’t anywhere near as strong as it was :lol: ). I optimistically wondered whether I could get within 30” of that performance, but it wasn’t quite to be.
Controlled first 1k and then a very gradual increase in pace as the finish line appeared over the horizon!

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Wow! A very controlled and fast row =D> . I don't think I can beat that time (or more cowardly put: I don't want to endure the pain needed to even try).
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bierik wrote: Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:22 pm BTW: Is the ctc site down? I get a server error "Request failed: unexpected exception..." when accessing it. I can't see the current leaderboard and cannot change my result.
I haven’t had any issues with the site. But our own tool that accesses it is broken at the moment. I suspect they have changed something at their end and our analyser needs changing (yet again) to be able to work with the new version…this could get a bit tedious until it settles down. But of course the good thing is we still have a CTC to compete in.

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