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by Yankeerunner
November 13th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

It is that time for a CTC all time update, spot your name, row every month and climb the ladder of fame, your efforts are being tacked. 19 99 Dirk Moller When was the last time the legendary Mr Moller was seen on the forum? Is he still pulling world class times? I Talk to him every now and than. Di...
by Yankeerunner
November 5th, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: C2 Interactive Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: C2 Interactive Plan

Like others I had thought the web version of the old C2 Interactive Training Plan was long gone, so was surprised when I stumbled across an archived version of the old site that was hosting it. The training plan is here , and it seems to work like it used to. Dave Thanks Dave! I've used this in the...
by Yankeerunner
November 3rd, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A discussion about rowing "SPI"
Replies: 55
Views: 3037

Re: A discussion about rowing "SPI"

One last (probably) word from me on SPI is that my recollection is that Paul Smith thought it useful in putting together team boats. For instance, way, way back when I was capable of doing sub-7:00 for 2K I wasn't necessarily a good fit in a boat with other sub-7 rowers. In order for me to go that f...
by Yankeerunner
November 3rd, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: A discussion about rowing "SPI"
Replies: 55
Views: 3037

Re: A discussion about rowing "SPI"

May someone enlighten me by explaining who Paul Smith is? (The SPI “creator”) What are/were his edging credentials? Etc.. Paul Smith had been quite a good rower in his day and became an excellent coach. While occasionally sarcastic, depending on who had riled him, he was a great contributor on this...
by Yankeerunner
November 3rd, 2020, 11:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: A discussion about rowing "SPI"
Replies: 55
Views: 3037

Re: A discussion about rowing "SPI"

Here's what SPI can do for you, demonstrated by he-who-shall-be-named:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWUi3l1 ... gondK-cPae

Got about 2 1/2 minutes into a 2K at the World Championships before having to stop and think about it for a while.
by Yankeerunner
June 30th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

July is a plain old 2112m (apparently the distance at Henley regatta that is cancelled) I'm taking the cancelled option. Gyms in the UK won't re-open before August (except in Leicester where it could be September). I think there is a lot of that to come - it is even hard to see Tokyo 2021 eventuati...
by Yankeerunner
June 17th, 2020, 9:40 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

Thanks Jennifer. You'll be extra useful on the Cross Team Challenge then, where we always seem to run out of females and lightweights to help float the boats (we have an excess of heavy males at the moment :)). There's a wealth of knowledge in this team, and generally across the forum, so send thro...
by Yankeerunner
June 17th, 2020, 9:33 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

Weight stalled in May. I had a lot of trouble with overeating. Bought too many 100 calorie nut packages (trying to keep shopping trips fewer) and having them in the house, I went overboard. I did hit a new low in June of 194 pounds, but have been bouncing about just above it since. Feel like I'm ba...
by Yankeerunner
June 12th, 2020, 11:10 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

Hey, Forum Flyers. Hope it is ok, I just joined your team. You seem like an open and active team...serious but not too serious. I live in the US...but lived in London and Geneva for 10 years...and it is nice being on a team with members from across the global. My name is Marc Voorhees. I am 65 year...
by Yankeerunner
May 18th, 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

Wow! Thanks for the Blast From The Past. You da man Dougie! It was great to see some of our members from the past, or maybe just taking a sabbatical. Rumor has it that former Capt Steve Green may be making a comeback as a 70-year-old. I hope it's true. I miss Dave Parkinson's humor and helpful train...
by Yankeerunner
May 10th, 2020, 11:25 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Sweat proof bandages to prevent Achilles blisters... ??
Replies: 2
Views: 929

Re: Sweat proof bandages to prevent Achilles blisters... ??

Last month I did back-to-back HM's over consecutive nights and I suffered an acute blister on my right Achilles. It started up during the first piece... then fully developed and tore away the next night during the second HM. The recovery time has been almost a full month now (MUCH longer then expec...
by Yankeerunner
May 6th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Back on the water
Replies: 3
Views: 986

Re: Back on the water

PaulG and I took ocean shells out onto the Mighty Merrimack River in Haverhill, MA on Sunday for our first OTW outing of the year. The river is still flowing pretty fast (53 minutes to row upriver against the current, only 27 minutes to get back), and it got choppy at times, and my hands picked up 7...
by Yankeerunner
May 5th, 2020, 10:27 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: WRIC goes Virtual
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: WRIC goes Virtual

It's better than nothing, but at least half the fun of the big competitions is meeting up in person with people you have only read about or have known only through internet interactions (like here). It will be a shame to miss out on that. :(

But, we do what we have to do,
by Yankeerunner
May 1st, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

Not great, but I got in my 4' this morning. 1052m, which is much slower than a couple of months ago. It seems that my mojo has been on strike lately. Like Graham's 1' though, I am currently leading the world rankings in my age and weight division. :mrgreen: I expect Terry to take care of that soon e...
by Yankeerunner
April 25th, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3424
Views: 548579

Re: Forum Flyers

7150m for me this morning. Not close to my SB, and way behind Terry (Whoa! Great piece!), but better than last Monday when I tried it and bailed out due to exhaustion. I'd done 36 fairly hard days in a row and it caught up to me. During the week my OTW coach sends workouts by email and I go as hard ...