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by Yankeerunner
April 16th, 2021, 7:58 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3624
Views: 627375

Re: Forum Flyers

APRIL FOOLS CHALLENGE COMPLETE FOR ME!!! I feel like I just hiked a mountain for the first time again, I wish that some balloons dropped from the ceiling when I finished my third row of the day and can call this one complete. This also brings my total for the World Erg Challenge to a little over 24...
by Yankeerunner
April 11th, 2021, 9:31 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3624
Views: 627375

Re: Forum Flyers

I didn't actually intend to keep up with 20 km/day but then I saw Rick and Freddie gaining on me and this stupid competitive brain... Haha. I know what you mean. In February I did the Military/Veterans challege for my OTW club and got suckered into increasing daily meters by one of my crewmates. As...
by Yankeerunner
April 7th, 2021, 9:38 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3624
Views: 627375

Re: Forum Flyers

Headsup➡️ The Boat Race (women) just ready to go off live on Utube. Although I missed this post on Sunday it alerted me to check it out on Youtube yesterday. Great races both in the women's & men's. Well worth time spent watching it. And just to show that you can learn something new everyday, or th...
by Yankeerunner
April 2nd, 2021, 10:15 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3624
Views: 627375

Re: Forum Flyers

Last Saturday I got my first Pfizer shot. Scheduled for the second on April 17th. No issues with the first one, but reading here about others' experience with #2 will prepare me for possible misery. Thanks for the heads up. At least I won't worry that something is wrong with me. As for the April CTC...
by Yankeerunner
November 13th, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3624
Views: 627375

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: 1081

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thought the web version of the old C2 Interactive Training Plan was long gone, so was surprised when I stumbled across an archived version of the old site that was hosting it.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: 4204

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: 4204

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: 4204

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: 3624
Views: 627375

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: 3624
Views: 627375

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: 3624
Views: 627375

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: 3624
Views: 627375

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: 3624
Views: 627375

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: 1064

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...