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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » April 17th, 2018, 6:45 am

Psychopasta wrote:Hi, I'm Mark, a noob to rowing and most all fitness. I'm 59, which makes me 60 next birthday and I want to hit 60 a lot fitter than I am.
Is Forum Flyers a place for me? If so, how do I join, or do I just announce myself? :D - Mark


Hi Mark - you are in just by say Hi! Very welcome. Many of us in the more "mature" age group and a very wide range of interests and levels. Just sign up for the CTC at http://www.c2ctc.com and nominate FF as your club and then put in entries as many times as you want. No judgements or expectations but encouragement for sure. The next Concept2 challenge will have a FF team too and you just have to sign up at the time.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby warnie » April 17th, 2018, 7:09 am

Hi folks,

I’ve just joined the team and after reading a few pages it seemed right to introduce myself briefly so for a few minutes please indulge me!!!

I’m 51 and on a progressive curve to improve my fitness and lose weight. I played competitive sport (Golf, Cricket, Rugby and Tennis) in my younger days and because of it I was fairly fit but following the loss of my father 16 years ago I let myself go and put on a lot of weight!! Even though I am vertically challenged and carried a lot of extra weight I was still fairly fit but training and sport took a back seat to the family – as it often does! Four years ago I took my blood pressure and resting heart rate and the results shocked me – I was in stroke central with the BP and resting heart rate was mid 70’s. Since that point I’ve lost 112 lbs and I have a further 25 to get to the weight I’d like to get to. My resting heart rate is now floating anything from 49 to 55 and I’m feeling a lot more positive with my blood pressure back down to very good without the need for medication. I knew if I’d gone to the doctors at that point he/she would have put me on tablets!

This past year and a half I’ve been concentrating on cycling (wattbike and Zwift training), I ran my first 10k and ½ marathon in Hawaii in the most incredible heat (I am not a distance runner at all), and now at the point where I want to build my own gym (garage restored) have a Concept Rower and a new Wattbike ATOM I’m about to order. I’m also thinking about getting the SkiErg but I’ll see how that goes! I love to challenge myself and although it took me a decade to sort myself out I am determined more than ever to move into the next part of my life in the best possible way. I hope to contribute in any way I can and love interaction so feel free to say hi or offer advice! You guys know a lot more than I do!

I have never rowed on the water and all my “experience” is from the concept. I’ve managed a HM and a FM – again when I was younger - and there was something about putting the headphones on and losing oneself to the music and strokes. I don’t think I’d do another FM but I would like to train for another HM or two. As a short person I’m never going to pull the times that most of you will but it’s all about challenging yourself right?! I tried to post my PB images last night on my signature but failed miserably!!

Think that’s about it, hope it was ok to post that but it may give you a little insight into me and my fitness fight!! Thanks guys and hope to see you on the other side!!

Warnie aka Milo!
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Slothful1 » April 17th, 2018, 1:09 pm

Welcome on board Milo! Always good to hear how people found their way to the Concept2.

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Dreadfish » April 17th, 2018, 10:51 pm

Welcome Milo.
Like you i had a wake up with regards to weight etc etc so here i am rowing. used to do it years ago and also some OTW stuff when i was a young fulla. havent lost as much only 10/12 kg to date ... only need to lose a further 20 kg which is slowly coming off.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby warnie » April 20th, 2018, 4:38 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys. managed an 8.5km row tonight - nothing fast just a good decent pace at 22 SPM - trying to get technique and form half decent!!
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby meerkats » April 24th, 2018, 9:07 am

Top 50 all time C2 CTC participation

Jack Gilmore, you will be on this esteemed list from next month i think

1 Nigel Farmer 146
2 Chris Whale 142
3 Hjs 139
4 Will Haskel 138
5 Arno Calonius 125
6 Rick Bayko 123
7 Dan Farmer 116
8 Georgina Price 114
9 Taru Calonius 106
10 Kim Calonius 104
11 Steve Ockerby 104
12 Todd Carpenter 99
13 John Ferdinando 97
14 Debbie Barber 95
15 Shirley 89
16 Wilbert De Jong 87
17 Dirk Moller 81
18 David Moores 80
19 Frank Noorlander 80
20 LindsayH 77
21 Andrew Crystal 76
22 Macroth 74
23 Martin 65
24 Roadrunner 64
25 The Ref 64
26 Raoul Wiart 63
27 Shane Shaw 59
28 Mark Christie 59
29 Weicher 58
30 Steve G 52
31 W Gerssen 52
32 Mikael Calonius 51
33 Tom Rawls 49
34 Kathy Schofield 49
35 Graham Lay 47
36 Glenn Teddy 47
37 Glen Rhook 47
38 Brad T 2 47
39 Matt B Brown 46
40 Maryanne Maguire 46
41 Al Halberg 46
42 Anne Bandanes 45
43 Paul Harris 45
44 Terry 44
45 Jo W 39
46 Kris Kuzniar 38
47 John Stock 38
48 Stephen Clarke 37
49 Rolf Boers 37
50 Kiwi 36
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby jackarabit » April 24th, 2018, 9:26 am

Thanks for the tickle, Chris. I look fwd to being DIStinguished afore I’m EXtinguished. Getting on to a close thing for latter as well as former! :?
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » April 24th, 2018, 6:40 pm

Well done Jack = persistence is rewarded.
We did pretty well in the WEC considering - top ten in the <50 per team group is not shabby as we are just 20+
20–50 Members
ANCIENTS—17,947,321m
Empty the Tanks—5,452,311m
U.S. Navy—5,300,580m
Team Ruderathlet—5,149,476m
UCanRow2—4,946,773m
Firstrowfit—4,929,131m
Genesee Rowing Club—4,664,495m
Rowing for Beer—3,920,621m
GERMAN Rowers and FRIENDS United—3,801,651m
Forum flyers 2018—3,717,779m
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Paul N » April 25th, 2018, 4:36 pm

IRL April: 500m, 2:04.7, 38spm, df 116

Met my 2:05 target - just. Not a good distance for me - won't be rushing to do one of those again.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » April 25th, 2018, 6:31 pm

Paul N wrote:IRL April: 500m, 2:04.7, 38spm, df 116 Met my 2:05 target - just. Not a good distance for me - won't be rushing to do one of those again.


the 500 is a beast isn't it? done at 100% is no fun at all and often under estimated
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Slothful1 » April 26th, 2018, 12:39 am

Good one Paul. I've been postponing my attempt, but heading into a long weekend so will be able to fit it in between the training plan, DIY and sleep!

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » April 26th, 2018, 6:06 am

just posted my 500 @1:31.7
Pleased to actually get it done at the moment even if a bit off the pace that I was hoping and it adjusted to 1:19.0 which is pretty OK
I may have to accept the reality that sub 1:30 is a bridge too far at the moment!!
(Terry's 1:42.9 went to 1:19.1 so he will probably be 2nd in the overall "Best Man" category)
Still a few entries needed to fill the 8 spaces though Macroth's 1:20 shows that he still has some power (he is a strongest man type beast)
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Paul N » April 26th, 2018, 7:45 am

Certainly is a beast Lindsay. As you say, flat out, with no pacing possible - I don't see any other option than getting up to pace as soon as, and then trying to hang on - essentially flying and hoping to not die (too much)! A bit like the 1 min but worse, especially for us 2:00+ slow coaches: we have to hang on for more than 100% more time, whereas you 1:30 guys have it easy :wink: (only 50% more time).

Don't think I rated too high - my 1 min was 37 spm; the 500 was 41, 37, 38, 36, 38, average 38. Henry will probably say the top sprinters start at that and go even higher. It's just that I'm not very good / practised at higher than r30.

Rating that high certainly highlighted some interesting technique variations - key one being to shorten the slide on some strokes: i.e. returning to the catch, I did not return fully to vertical shins - certainly not past vertical shins. It was a balancing act - this would obviously shorten the stroke, but I could start the drive earlier, and, with legs at a nicer angle, and lower heels, I could really get the power down straight away, whereas if too far forward, the leg power definitely comes in more gradually, not instantly.

Perhaps 116 df was too low - I see now I had it at 125 for the 1 min...
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby warnie » April 26th, 2018, 2:58 pm

Evening all, I've just completed the CTC challenge for April and as a new member to these challenges I'm not sure what to do with regards adding on the CTC site. It asks for a password but I don't have one but i can see my name in the list.

Not a bad first attempt given I'm rowing for the first time in a few years

2,000m 8:48.3
500m 2:06.7
500m 2:04.5
500m 1:59.4

Can definitely improve as the weeks go and endurance and fitness improves. Not a patch on some of you guys but it was fun!!
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby jackarabit » April 26th, 2018, 3:44 pm

Nice job of work, Milo! Go to the Cross Team Challenge Discussion Thread in Competition subform and request that “Citroen” (Dougie Lawson) reset your password. Doug monitors the thread and should be able to get you squared away before the end of month.

On further consideration, I should ask if you actually attempted registration @ www.ctc.com and entered name but NOT a password?
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