Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Carl Watts » April 30th, 2016, 6:14 pm

remisture wrote:I know a couple of guys that pull 6:15-25 WITHOUT any distance work at all (just crossfit), but i really doubt they could do a FM with sub 2:00 splits, so I dont think 2k times are good measurements for FM.


You are correct. For me the pace predictor said I could have gone quite a bit faster but the reality is no chance. Was lucky to finish in Sub 3 hours. Just not built like an endurance athlete, the shorter distances suit me better. Without a lot of seat time and some HM training they probably wouldn't finish.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Ponte.red » May 2nd, 2016, 10:41 am

DONE not I much of a hurry to do it again 3:12:29, reasonably happy,

Had to stand about 4 times, cos my back side was killing me. But managed to do the last 4km in under 16mins so I guess I had some more in the tank... Either way I'm pleased to have done it.

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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Bloodbuzz Corio » May 2nd, 2016, 10:57 am

Great work Trigger! Congratulations.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby jackarabit » May 3rd, 2016, 2:55 pm

Very nice time, Trigger! The seatbone ache problem will improve with time in the saddle.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Realistic » April 16th, 2017, 6:15 pm

I just started rowing about a month ago after taking a year off (never been hardcore rower), and noticed the article for the marathon event. Sounds like something I would like to do once, but I won't really be in shape to do it this year. I might try to do the half marathon, but even that is a stretch for me. I recently finished a 10k in 46min, and I thought that was pretty dang good :D

It seems crazy to me how fast people can row, and over such long distances. Even though I don't rank higher than 20% in any rowing distance I still enjoy these challenges, and seeing the progress over time.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby bisqeet » April 17th, 2017, 4:51 am

As with many things a lot is acclimatisation...
More time you spend in the seat, the easier it becomes

There is a big difference however between completing a FM and completing a fast FM.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Realistic » April 17th, 2017, 11:07 am

bisqeet wrote:As with many things a lot is acclimatisation...
More time you spend in the seat, the easier it becomes

There is a big difference however between completing a FM and completing a fast FM.



Completely agree! Many people run marathons, but very few can do it competitively. For some people just completing a marathon is a big accomplishment, because I don't foresee myself ever completing a "fast FM". Now if I could complete a FM at 2:13 avg pace that would be pretty stinking awesome.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Livio Livius » April 17th, 2017, 11:09 am

bisqeet wrote:As with many things a lot is acclimatisation...
More time you spend in the seat, the easier it becomes

There is a big difference however between completing a FM and completing a fast FM.


What do you consider fast?
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby bisqeet » April 17th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Livio Livius wrote:
bisqeet wrote:As with many things a lot is acclimatisation...
More time you spend in the seat, the easier it becomes

There is a big difference however between completing a FM and completing a fast FM.


What do you consider fast?


Average HR @ 90% max, would indicate that I was giving it all... Pace varies according to the individual (age/fitness level/body build)
For myself I would consider anything under 2:50 as reasonably fast. 2:45 fast, 2:40 'yee gods pass the iron lung' fast...
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby jackarabit » April 19th, 2017, 2:49 pm

Remi Sture has recent <2:45.00.0 FM.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby bisqeet » April 19th, 2017, 2:59 pm

jackarabit wrote:Remi Sture has recent <2:45.00.0 FM.

Yup. Fantastic going for the vertically challenged.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby remisture » April 19th, 2017, 4:57 pm

Haha, vertically challenged :D Thank you
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Fordy » May 2nd, 2017, 2:40 pm

Pretty keen to put down my first HM this Monday, Knocked together a 10km in 41mins the other day at a steady pace of 2.03 so would be keen to see what i could deliver over a H/M.
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby Realistic » May 6th, 2017, 7:08 pm

Pretty pumped that I just finished my first ever half marathon :D

The farthest I have gone before was a 10k, so this was a big jump for me. Now I just got to focus on getting a half decent time :lol:
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Re: Marathon?? Anyone attempting it.

Postby w00harley » May 10th, 2017, 3:32 pm

Next year I'll hope to do a FM.
I bought my concept D a month ago.
Today I did a HM, non stop in 1:41:00.6 Pace 2:23.6
Feeling better as expected.
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