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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Banjo » September 22nd, 2015, 1:20 am

hjs wrote:Welcome Darren, always nice to see new blood. The erg can help you in manny ways, but... Its you yourself who has to do the real work. No doubt Lindsay will help you along.

Cheers Henry :D


Cheers Henry, glad to be aboard, a bit sore at the moment but i'm slowly breaking in.

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby meerkats » October 9th, 2015, 5:36 am

Top 30 CTC'ers

Rick Bayko hit the 100,last month and I'm not talking about his age. Congratulations sir, i feel like you need a card form the queen

116 Nigel Farmer
116 Arno Calonius
112 Chris Whale
109 Hjs
108 Will Haskel
104 Taru Calonius
100 Rick Bayko
98 Kim Calonius
97 John Ferdinando
87 Todd Carpenter
86 Dan Farmer
84 Georgina Price
81 Shirley
81 Debbie Barber
74 Steve Ockerby
70 David Moores
67 W D Jong
64 Roadrunner
64 The Ref
63 Raoul Wiart
59 Shane Shaw
58 Frank Noorlander
57 Andrew Crystal
54 Dirk Moller
51 Steve G
51 Macroth
50 Mikael Calonius
48 Tom Rawls
47 Graham Lay
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby left coaster » October 10th, 2015, 3:10 pm

Hi All
I decided to join the Forum Flyers. The current October challenge look too interesting to pass up.
100m: 15.5, 1Min: 353, 500m: 1:29, 5K: 19:41.2, 10K: 40:46

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby jackarabit » October 10th, 2015, 3:32 pm

Good idea, leftcoaster. Fill boats for the Flyers, push yourself just that little bit extra, or best of all, BOTH! Jack
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby left coaster » October 10th, 2015, 4:00 pm

4155... slowly I'm getting a bit better
100m: 15.5, 1Min: 353, 500m: 1:29, 5K: 19:41.2, 10K: 40:46

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » October 11th, 2015, 5:44 am

left coaster wrote:4155... slowly I'm getting a bit better


Yes welcome indeed left coaster - I wondered where the new entry had come from. It is a good session and the second time will definitely be better now that you have a feel for it.
The beauty of the CTC is that each month is so different.
There is a lot of FFlyer discussion on the UK site http://indoorsportservices.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9892&p=635267#p635267

What is you name and stats??
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby left coaster » October 12th, 2015, 12:15 am

lindsayh wrote:
left coaster wrote:4155... slowly I'm getting a bit better


Yes welcome indeed left coaster - I wondered where the new entry had come from. It is a good session and the second time will definitely be better now that you have a feel for it.
The beauty of the CTC is that each month is so different.
There is a lot of FFlyer discussion on the UK site http://indoorsportservices.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=9892&p=635267#p635267

What is you name and stats??


Hi Lindsayh,
I'm a bit fuzzy on the challenge rules, can I keep updating my time as the month progresses? My splits were rather inconsistent and I should be able to do better in a couple weeks.

In terms of my stats, do I enter them on the team page somewhere? I'm 45, 6'1" and about 235lbs. As I've mentioned in other posts, I've been relatively inactive for a number of years following several injuries in my 30's. Partially torn Achilles, crushed AC joint and then a protruded cervical disc all a couple years apart. I haven't been in a dojo since and my full suspension mountain bike hasn't left the garage in years. The erg has been a very welcome addition to my exercise routines, a relatively safe way to lay it all out there - very refreshing!
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby lindsayh » October 12th, 2015, 6:08 am

left coaster wrote:I'm a bit fuzzy on the challenge rules, can I keep updating my time as the month progresses? My splits were rather inconsistent and I should be able to do better in a couple weeks.
In terms of my stats, do I enter them on the team page somewhere? I'm 45, 6'1" and about 235lbs. As I've mentioned in other posts, I've been relatively inactive for a number of years following several injuries in my 30's. Partially torn Achilles, crushed AC joint and then a protruded cervical disc all a couple years apart. I haven't been in a dojo since and my full suspension mountain bike hasn't left the garage in years. The erg has been a very welcome addition to my exercise routines, a relatively safe way to lay it all out there - very refreshing!


You can do the CTC as many times as you like and just update - you will certainly improve with practice and pacing for ones like this and even pacing works best.
You don't have to post your stats anywhere really - I am just a little "nosy" and its just nice to know a little more so that advice makes more sense and we get to know each other a little in this slightly weird virtual world. What is your first name? Are you based in the US?
The erg is indeed a very safe and effective training tool especially with your injury story.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby left coaster » October 12th, 2015, 4:13 pm

Hey Again,

My first name is Tim. I live in Victoria, BC, Canada. We have a well established rowing community here that regularly trains on a placid ocean inlet and on a nearby lake. There is also an outfit that rents little ocean going row boats, one or two person, that have sliding seats and swiveling oars. A buddy of mine is a member at this club and has offered to take me out. I guess he is 'certified' to 'safety train' me in these little boats, although he chuckles about this as there isn't a formal process. He rowed in college, so I guess they think he's good-to-go. I understand they are deeper hulled craft, big enough to pack a day's worth of picnic supplies, and the wife, in and to chug out to some of the little islands in our area.

There is also an abundance of kayakers around. I've tried kayaking a few times and didn't get the hang of righting myself from being upside down in the water. I don't do a lot of swimming and seemed to get a little too stressed out. Ocean kayaking just looks like a boring thing to do and the back and forth motion of the little boats grinds on my lower back. There are lots of guys around who use river kayaks in the ocean surf though, and that looks to be right up my alley, as does river kayaking You know, something a fella should wear a helmet to do :twisted: Argh, there I go, getting all excited about high risk sporting activities again :roll: I REALLY want to learn how to kite surf! did 10k today, 42:30, a minute better than my last attempt... slowly it improves.
100m: 15.5, 1Min: 353, 500m: 1:29, 5K: 19:41.2, 10K: 40:46

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Banjo » October 14th, 2015, 9:45 pm

Congrats Jack on ticking over the 500,000 milestone for this months challenge :)

That's a huge effort, well done.

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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby jackarabit » October 16th, 2015, 9:15 am

Same bakatcha, Darren! It's like the six day races--ride, eat, sleep, do it again. Say, how'd you pick your handle, Banjo? Are you a picker, tenor player, other? Jack
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby hjs » October 16th, 2015, 11:45 am

jackarabit wrote:Same bakatcha, Darren! It's like the six day races--ride, eat, sleep, do it again. Say, how'd you pick your handle, Banjo? Are you a picker, tenor player, other? Jack


Jack. just reading that number of meters wants me go to sleep. :D impressive. When did you start out erging and how was your fitness at that point?
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby jackarabit » October 16th, 2015, 4:22 pm

Hallo Henry. Started erging at the local YMCA branch gym 6 May 2014. Just out of cardiac rehab. I had built up to an hour on the treadmill but with diagnosed COPD and metabolic syndrome (euphemism for gluttony and sloth), I figured I'd better wise up and do something to assist the shiny new Chinese finger cuff installed in my coronary artery.

I got a used model D in June '14. Sent a video to this forum for critique. I recall James Gobbett's comment that I didn't look like I could keep up what I was doing for very long. The ashy gray colour and the wheezing must have given the game away? :oops:

My best/worst month of meter chasing was the 2015 Virtual Team Challenge (777K meters). Looking back, the words borderline dementia come to mind! :twisted:

Current overall total 4,493K in 17-1/2 months. I don't maintain the daily challenge average all year. My daily average for this year is just over 8K. I found yours [hjs] to be 7K+ so not a lot of difference.

The challenges are a chance to ramp up and maintain volume for a fixed period of time--hence periodization! At the same time, intensity must be suppressed In order to produce the volume--voila!--polarization. :P

Lunacy? Legitimate training? It can be the latter if a large proportion of the volume is done at or above low aerobic heart rate and pace. The ISS HR zone calculator determines that zone for me. Dag.
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby hjs » October 16th, 2015, 4:48 pm

I knew roughly about your past but not precisely, so just ask was the idea :D

Overall we differ not much in volume, but this month we do a lot. I myself never make a very high volume, Its to boring for me. :roll: :wink: . I settle for a bit less and some slower times. In the spring I did a bit more, including serious weights, it did work, but my body could not cope. The weight L 4 combi was to much.

Dag is used as a goodby greating mostly :D Often the a is kept longer and often its the last greating when you go away and already on your way. From there its Daaaaaag :D
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Re: Forum Flyers

Postby Bob S. » October 16th, 2015, 5:03 pm

hjs wrote:
Dag is used as a goodby greating mostly :D Often the a is kept longer and often its the last greating when you go away and already on your way. From there its Daaaaaag :D


I am glad that clarified that Henry. My first thought was that he was using a new signature. I was concerned that ol' Jack was getting metamorphosed into the comic strip character Dagwood Bumstead, whose neighbor Herb usually refers to him as Dag.
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