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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Slacker » September 5th, 2017, 11:54 am

Nice row Lindsay.

How many people from your gym were in FF CTC boats last month?
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » September 5th, 2017, 8:38 pm

Slacker wrote:Nice row Lindsay. How many people from your gym were in FF CTC boats last month?


Thanks Ben - it felt pretty OK but I hope to get closer to my PB from this time last year before the end of the month (@1:51.2)
Back in the day at my old gym which closed 2 years ago we had sometimes over 20 in a month as I ran it is as an intra gym monthly challenge (even the body builder behemoths would have a go at ones like August) but my new gym is not quite so erg friendly.
Active entries last month at the new gym were: Mark Christie and his son Liam, Bruce, Brad, Lana, Terry, Peter and a young lady I have called RELC as I don't know her name!
There were also liz (wife) and Brendan (son) from my family.
Glenn Rhook is a buddy from the old gym who is a fast 60+ lwt and he has now set up an erg at his work place and the young guys all had a go at the 200 - I think 4/5 altogether including his sons! (maybe they wont do the 6km so readily)
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Slacker » September 6th, 2017, 7:16 am

Thanks. I was just curious as with all the names you previously mentioned I knew you were responsible for getting people to fill at least several boats. :D
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby debinapril » September 6th, 2017, 8:35 am

Hi All,

Well I put my marker down for the CTC this morning. Not stellar but a start! I didn't bother with a WU for this morning's effort. I decided to alternate every 500m at 20 & 22 spm until the final 1K when I ramped it up a bit. My overall fitness is somewhat lacking! Plenty to work on. I thought that 2.15 would be a good average to aim for by the end of the month so to get so close on my first effort is heartening. :D

1. 2.21.8 / 20spm
2. 2.18.2 / 22spm
3. 2.18.2 / 20 spm
4. 2.15.6 / 22 spm
5. 2.16.4 / 20 spm
6. 2.15.1 / 22 spm
7. 2.16.0 / 20 spm
8. 2.13.9 / 22 spm
9. 2.15.6 / 20 spm
10. 2.13.8 / 22 spm
11. 2.12.1 / 25 spm
12. 2.06.4 / 27 spm
Total - 27.03.1 / 6000m / 2.15.3 / 22 spm

Lindsay - you had some really fast ladies at your old gym. I know some weren't keen on the longer distances but overall they were very good!
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » September 7th, 2017, 6:19 am

debinapril wrote:Hi All, Lindsay - you had some really fast ladies at your old gym. I know some weren't keen on the longer distances but overall they were very good!


Well done to get the 6k done Debbie - not always an easy one
Yes we had a good team of ladies as well as the guys - lost them with the move but hoping that I will eventually recruit some more.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby IMHester » September 8th, 2017, 9:29 am

Does anyone here in the Flyers do the ROW series? I signed up earlier this year but missed the competition. I'm signed up for the upcoming series (starts early October). This one costs £12.5. I signed up under the Forum Flyers affiliation as well.

https://www.rowseries.com/
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » September 9th, 2017, 6:27 am

IMHester wrote:Does anyone here in the Flyers do the ROW series? I signed up earlier this year but missed the competition. I'm signed up for the upcoming series (starts early October). This one costs £12.5. I signed up under the Forum Flyers affiliation as well. https://www.rowseries.com/


No Chris I don't remember seeing this but may have discounted it as the over 50 puts me at a disadvantage but they are interesting sessions - maybe they could be done without interfering with other training but 4 in a month on top of training plus ctc and irl is a bit of a trick. (I am racing in October too which would be disruptive too I guess.)
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby hjs » September 11th, 2017, 7:30 am

https://log.concept2.com/challenges/ftc

Don,t forget to sign up guys.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » September 11th, 2017, 7:54 am

hjs wrote:https://log.concept2.com/challenges/ftc Don,t forget to sign up guys.


Joined the Fall Team Challenge Henry!
good to get the new members in.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Kafka » September 11th, 2017, 10:28 am

I think I've signed up for the Autumn Team Challenge, although I can't remember specifically doing so...

Fall Team Challenge
September 15–October 15

You are signed up for this event.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Paul N » September 13th, 2017, 8:37 am

Hi all,

I have just joined the Forum Flyers and have registered for the Fall Team Challenge. Hope that's ok! You all seem a very friendly bunch and welcoming of beginners. Compared to most of you, I don't row a lot, but do enjoy it for a good all round workout. I will also try to get a 6k entered for the CTC September challenge - can I enter the same row for both of these challenges, and will I automatically get allocated to the next Forum Flyers boat (V)?

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby hjs » September 13th, 2017, 11:05 am

Paul N wrote:Hi all,

I have just joined the Forum Flyers and have registered for the Fall Team Challenge. Hope that's ok! You all seem a very friendly bunch and welcoming of beginners. Compared to most of you, I don't row a lot, but do enjoy it for a good all round workout. I will also try to get a 6k entered for the CTC September challenge - can I enter the same row for both of these challenges, and will I automatically get allocated to the next Forum Flyers boat (V)?

Cheers
Paul

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Hi Paul, welcome.

Yes, a single can used for different challenges.
In which boat you end up depends the times rowed. From fast to less fast, and will hustle through the month.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Kafka » September 13th, 2017, 3:18 pm

Welcome Paul, I can confirm this is a friendly group for beginners - I was one last year and in many ways still am :D
Heaps of experienced rowers here who are always willing to help.
Check out the technique videos and other training forum posts and anything specific, just ask away.
Enjoy your erging and if like me you're not one to bust a gut chasing world records, it's great for fitness and chasing your own PB goals :D
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Paul N » September 13th, 2017, 5:01 pm

Thanks Henry & Graham,

I definitely won't be breaking any records - 5' 3" (1.60m) and ~47kg - can be very frustrating being ranked against other "lightweights" :D. I usually get better percentile rankings when I add the heavyweights too!

I have completed a 6k this evening and entered it in my log. Can someone enter it into the CTC challenge for me please (or do I need to register there somehow so I can enter it myself)?

Total: 28:57.6, 2:24.8, 26 spm
1: 2:26.2, 25 spm
2: 2:25.6, 26 spm
3: 2:25.5, 26 spm
4: 2:24.7, 26 spm
5: 2:24.6, 27 spm
6: 2:22.1, 28 spm

Really pleased with that - much better pace than my last week's rowing, and negative splits to the end!
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby jackarabit » September 13th, 2017, 11:52 pm

Paul, all meters entered in your logbook including your 6k CTC effort are automatically tallied for the FTC and the annual meter honor board and the affiliation standings. With the exception of the Cross Team Challenge, all is explained under the "challenges" button on your logbook page. Bit much to absorb in one sitting I know.

Register in the CTC and enter your time. If you hit a snag, private message Citroen (the CTC admin and also moderator here) requesting assistance. He'll put you right in a jiff. :D
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