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Post by Rolf_Boers » March 20th, 2018, 3:12 pm

For me it will be difficult to lot a lot of meters. Yesterday I almost cut of the tip of one of my fingers of my right hand. Rowing will be on low level for some time.

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Post by lindsayh » March 20th, 2018, 7:47 pm

Rolf_Boers wrote:For me it will be difficult to lot a lot of meters. Yesterday I almost cut of the tip of one of my fingers of my right hand. Rowing will be on low level for some time.
That sounds a bit scary Rolf - best of luck with recovery.
Do pass on our best to Carel for his efforts when you see him (though may be not for a while!)
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by hjs » March 21st, 2018, 3:47 am

Rolf_Boers wrote:For me it will be difficult to lot a lot of meters. Yesterday I almost cut of the tip of one of my fingers of my right hand. Rowing will be on low level for some time.
Take care, let it heal fully, go do some other stuff if you can... Luckily it was almost..... :roll:
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Re: Forum Flyers

Post by Rolf_Boers » March 21st, 2018, 12:46 pm

lindsayh wrote:
Rolf_Boers wrote:For me it will be difficult to lot a lot of meters. Yesterday I almost cut of the tip of one of my fingers of my right hand. Rowing will be on low level for some time.
That sounds a bit scary Rolf - best of luck with recovery.
Do pass on our best to Carel for his efforts when you see him (though may be not for a while!)
Thanks Lindsay. I will tell Carel. And I expect he will introduce himself one of these days. We have contact on a regular basis. But yeah, rowing or training on the erg together will have to wait.

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Post by Rolf_Boers » March 21st, 2018, 12:48 pm

hjs wrote:
Rolf_Boers wrote:For me it will be difficult to lot a lot of meters. Yesterday I almost cut of the tip of one of my fingers of my right hand. Rowing will be on low level for some time.
Take care, let it heal fully, go do some other stuff if you can... Luckily it was almost..... :roll:
Thank you Henry. Will take care. And legs and core are still fine so running, cycling and specific weight excercises I can still do. :D

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Post by Carel » March 21st, 2018, 3:42 pm

Hi to all of you, I'm Carel Doreleijers and I do apologize not introducing myself earlier. Sports suit me better than computers I guess..

In my younger years I was a triathlete. I was focused on the Dutch championships 1994 for 2 years and trained 4+ hours each day (evening rather, I also have a time consuming job). I did anything for the race. Then just a few weeks before the big race during a tiny little "getting-into-the-rythm-1/4 triathlon" I had an accident and a skull base # (during the start of the swimming part...) Luckily they saw me going down and got me out of the water, but that was the end of my triathlon career.

After my recovery I just continued running and swimming, the cycling training was too much time consuming.I became a long distance runner, the marathon was my favorite distance. Was among the fastest 50 Dutch marathonrunners. Which is not that much of an effort; The Netherlands is not that big. But most of the guys were at the age of 25-35, I was the only 50+. Maybe I should have started serious marathonrunning earlier.

After recent foot-surgery I didn't recover very well. Running is still very hard. To get rid of my excess of energy I started on a rowing ergo last summer (and skiff which I prefer but is too much of a fuss every day and not too compatible with Dutch winters). And I do like it!!!
Through Rolf Boers, a friend I learned to know at the OTW club I joined, I got involved into the Forum Flyers in august 2017. Thanks for having me!

In May we'll take part in the " Elfstedentocht" in the north of The Netherlands. Which is originally a 200km ice-skating race but these days it is also possible to do races on bicycle, inline skates and.. rowing. The World Erg Challenge fits very well into my training schedule. And I do like it to help our team out with some extra km's.

Take care all of you!!

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Post by Paul N » March 21st, 2018, 6:32 pm

Hi Carel - great first post - welcome! You're C2 challenge and CTC contributions are most impressive.

I'm interested in your running - what times were you achieving for the marathon, and did you try longer distances also ("ultras")? I've been trying to get into running recently (well since last September), but I find it very easy to get injured - basically, I did little exercise for many years in my thirties-forties, and therefore I'm prone to picking up a sprain or strain due to the high impact nature of running, and also due to not having yet developed the necessary muscles to keep joints tracking correctly. In contrast, I can jump on my bike and go for a 40km ride with no problems at all.
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 1k 5:18.5 | 2k 11:11.1 | 5k 27:37.8

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Post by Paul N » March 21st, 2018, 6:35 pm

Rolf_Boers wrote:
lindsayh wrote:
Rolf_Boers wrote:For me it will be difficult to lot a lot of meters. Yesterday I almost cut of the tip of one of my fingers of my right hand. Rowing will be on low level for some time.
That sounds a bit scary Rolf - best of luck with recovery.
Do pass on our best to Carel for his efforts when you see him (though may be not for a while!)
Thanks Lindsay. I will tell Carel. And I expect he will introduce himself one of these days. We have contact on a regular basis. But yeah, rowing or training on the erg together will have to wait.
Speedy recovery Rolf. Does this mean you will miss this month's IRL (the 10k)?
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 1k 5:18.5 | 2k 11:11.1 | 5k 27:37.8

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Post by hjs » March 22nd, 2018, 4:05 am

Paul N wrote:Hi Carel - great first post - welcome! You're C2 challenge and CTC contributions are most impressive.

I'm interested in your running - what times were you achieving for the marathon, and did you try longer distances also ("ultras")? I've been trying to get into running recently (well since last September), but I find it very easy to get injured - basically, I did little exercise for many years in my thirties-forties, and therefore I'm prone to picking up a sprain or strain due to the high impact nature of running, and also due to not having yet developed the necessary muscles to keep joints tracking correctly. In contrast, I can jump on my bike and go for a 40km ride with no problems at all.
Nice to hear from you Carel, the c2 is a nice alternative for other sports. You are doing well for a flyweight
For my training see twitter @Hjsrowing

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Post by Carel » March 22nd, 2018, 8:00 am

Paul N wrote:Hi Carel - great first post - welcome! You're C2 challenge and CTC contributions are most impressive.

I'm interested in your running - what times were you achieving for the marathon, and did you try longer distances also ("ultras")? I've been trying to get into running recently (well since last September), but I find it very easy to get injured - basically, I did little exercise for many years in my thirties-forties, and therefore I'm prone to picking up a sprain or strain due to the high impact nature of running, and also due to not having yet developed the necessary muscles to keep joints tracking correctly. In contrast, I can jump on my bike and go for a 40km ride with no problems at all.
Hi Paul, I never went beyond the marathon distance because of the risk of injuries and my goal was to improve my Marathon result. My PB is 2:38 and 1:15 for the 1/2M. I trained over 7.000km a year, a bit too much for my achilles tendon which was forced over an exostosis on my heel bone, the cause of the problem that didn’t have to do that much with running.
My advise to you is very simple, good running shoes and soft surface can make a world of difference. And pay attention to the warming up, which is a good advise for myself too actually..

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Post by Paul N » March 22nd, 2018, 1:37 pm

2:38 - wow! You would be able to qualify for some (most?) of the major marathons as an elite, never mind the good-for-age categories!
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 1k 5:18.5 | 2k 11:11.1 | 5k 27:37.8

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Post by Rolf_Boers » March 22nd, 2018, 4:57 pm

Paul N wrote:
Speedy recovery Rolf. Does this mean you will miss this month's IRL (the 10k)?
Thanks Paul. Earlier this month I did a training session of 10 km I will register this as my IRL result. No real IRL attempt but at least something. And I expect to be back on the erg somewhere in april.
Until that time I will do my training on hometrainer/bike and tredmill. And weighttraining mostly legs

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Post by lindsayh » March 24th, 2018, 9:06 pm

FYI
Cornish Gig Rowers April Challenge - Scilly Weekender
In homage to the Pilot Gig World Championships at the end of April, a challenge over four races.
2000m
1 min rest
500m
2 min rest
500m
3 min rest
500m
Rolling starts are accepted after the first 2k - aim for this one is total time accured for all distances together. With a nice rest before the last full empty the tanks 500m.
having a go at the 10k tomorrow with Terry.
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Post by lindsayh » March 25th, 2018, 3:46 am

Hey Rolf like you have missed a digit when entering your IRL time - 4 minutes is way too fast even for you
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Post by Rolf_Boers » March 25th, 2018, 1:29 pm

lindsayh wrote:Hey Rolf like you have missed a digit when entering your IRL time - 4 minutes is way too fast even for you
Hi Lindsay, you re right. I ve corrected it. Good luck on your 10k :D

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