New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby bisqeet » January 12th, 2018, 4:20 am

ArmandoChavezUNC wrote:
bisqeet wrote:I have one question, if you dont mind answering.
I always presumed you were Armando Chavez Jr? is that right?


Yes, my father is the much more successful and accomplished rower.


As a former olympian he must be very proud, knowing you are carrying on his work.
pretty sure he passed on his athletisism on to you.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby Gammmmo » January 12th, 2018, 4:25 am

bisqeet wrote:
ArmandoChavezUNC wrote:
bisqeet wrote:I have one question, if you dont mind answering.
I always presumed you were Armando Chavez Jr? is that right?


Yes, my father is the much more successful and accomplished rower.


As a former olympian he must be very proud, knowing you are carrying on his work.
pretty sure he passed on his athletisism on to you.


Oh for some good genetics!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby Dangerscouse » January 12th, 2018, 5:37 am

Hahaha, I asked for some better genetics for Christmas. Maybe next year....
44 Years Old; 6' 4"; 92kg; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:45; 5k= 17:46; 10k= 36:21 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby mdpfirrman » January 12th, 2018, 7:10 am

@ Armando - I've thought about going to the rowing studio in NoKY (Cincinnati suburbs). It's the only indoor rowing studio in Cincy. Run by Pedro Palacios, former Mexican national champ (I would guess he trained with your Dad). I have no idea why he'd live in Cincinnati at all, but he's a huge influence on the rowing community here. Brave souls that get out in the Ohio River and row there! I'd just be incredibly worried about how bad my form would be.

@Stu/Gammo - thanks! I think most of you guys have pretty decent genes actually! I have hamster sized arms and legs, but a long torso. I think I'm the anti-rowing build!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby Dangerscouse » January 12th, 2018, 7:28 am

@ Mike, if you're an 'anti-rowing build' you are doing very well in hiding it in your results.
44 Years Old; 6' 4"; 92kg; Liverpool, England 2k= 6:45; 5k= 17:46; 10k= 36:21 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 75k=5:29:15; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby Pie Man » January 13th, 2018, 7:37 am

@Mike, congratulations on your new PB, it's all lining up nicely for your race next month. Looking forward to seeing your race result.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby Gammmmo » January 13th, 2018, 7:47 am

mdpfirrman wrote:@ Armando - I've thought about going to the rowing studio in NoKY (Cincinnati suburbs). It's the only indoor rowing studio in Cincy. Run by Pedro Palacios, former Mexican national champ (I would guess he trained with your Dad). I have no idea why he'd live in Cincinnati at all, but he's a huge influence on the rowing community here. Brave souls that get out in the Ohio River and row there! I'd just be incredibly worried about how bad my form would be.

@Stu/Gammo - thanks! I think most of you guys have pretty decent genes actually! I have hamster sized arms and legs, but a long torso. I think I'm the anti-rowing build!


Mike, yes, there's always something isn't there? Long torso and short legs = good from swimming, but you need long arms too! Me...short torso and longish legs, with arms like an orangutan :lol:
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby RWAGR » January 13th, 2018, 12:55 pm

Technical PB- by a massive 1m! What was interesting was that it wasn't planned and I was pretty steady for (literally) 29' and then I just said "f*ck it" for the last 1' and seriously dropped the hammer hitting 1.40s, 1.30s and even, in the last 10'', 1.29. Goes to show that my sprint game is decent and that I have something left in the tank after these hard distance pieces. I hope on the right day this bodes well for hitting 7900 this "season" (i.e. by end April) and 8000 this year.



30:00.0 7,819m 1:55.1 30 167
3:00.0 784m 1:54.8 28 154
6:00.0 776m 1:55.9 30 159
9:00.0 774m 1:56.2 30 161
12:00.0 776m 1:55.9 30 162
15:00.0 775m 1:56.1 30 166
18:00.0 778m 1:55.6 31 168
21:00.0 777m 1:55.8 31 170
24:00.0 781m 1:55.2 32 172
27:00.0 778m 1:55.6 32 176
30:00.0 821m 1:49.6 34 185
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5k: 18.39.1
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby mdpfirrman » January 13th, 2018, 3:17 pm

@ Rob - nice work!! Even by 1m when you weren't setting out to do it shows what kind of conditioning you're in right now! Very nice to have that much left on that particular row.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby RWAGR » January 13th, 2018, 9:55 pm

Thanks Mike!!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby jbhop5857 » January 13th, 2018, 11:42 pm

Rob - Awesome dude, that is great. Sometimes things just line up....
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HM: 1:22:48 - 2017
30 Min: 7937 - 2017
60 Min: 15033 - 2015
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby JerekKruger » January 14th, 2018, 8:14 am

@Rob - nicely done. As Mike said, given you weren't going for a PB getting one anyway is pretty impressive. Also your sprint game really must be pretty good: I'll usually finish a piece like that with a sprint through the last 250m and I'll see some high 1:30s but never anything anywhere near 1:29. I'd be interested in knowing how fast you could row a 500m.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby RWAGR » January 14th, 2018, 8:55 am

@David- thanks mate. Just trying to keep in the same ballpark as you these days! :lol: I sent you a training partner request since you, me, Tom, and Steve are all operating in *roughly* the same league and it's good to see everyone's progress first hand.

@Tom- thanks pal. I've always kind of assumed I'd be good at sprints of 500m and below, as I am pretty bulky (and it's not *all* fat). One of these days I will focus on them for a few weeks. At the moment, however, my priority is to get my aerobic conditioning much better, especially given the comparatively shorter lead time for training the anaerobic systems.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby JerekKruger » January 14th, 2018, 9:31 am

RWAGR wrote:@Tom- thanks pal. I've always kind of assumed I'd be good at sprints of 500m and below, as I am pretty bulky (and it's not *all* fat). One of these days I will focus on them for a few weeks. At the moment, however, my priority is to get my aerobic conditioning much better, especially given the comparatively shorter lead time for training the anaerobic systems.


Very sensible, and I think there's even a benefit to this for 500m down the road. Leo Young (the current world record holder for the 500m) said he thinks that, whilst clearly less important than for 2000m, a strong aerobic base is still important for a good 500m performance, in particular during the last 100m. This certainly matches my own experience with 500m attempts where I could usually pull 1:25/1:26s for the first 350-400m then struggling to stay in the low 1:30s for the rest.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Postby jbhop5857 » January 14th, 2018, 2:30 pm

Good Day,

HM PB at 1:23:50 (1:59.2/500) which is a PB by exactly 3 minutes for me and the first time under 2:00/500 average.

It takes a little bit of gumption to start out pushing under 2:00/500 when you are looking at an 80+ minute workout, but you reap the rewards.

Have a wonderful day,

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5K: 18:51 - 2017
6K: 23:28 - 2015
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30 Min: 7937 - 2017
60 Min: 15033 - 2015
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