New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by faach1 » January 14th, 2021, 6:41 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:33 am
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Who knew that hard work pays off?!?! PB by 1 min 38 seconds!!!! This is possibly my proudest PB, as I was only hoping for getting 1:18.00, and in my wildest dreams I was hoping for 1:17.30.

Eyes closed for the vast majority of it, so I didn't let my preconceived ideas slow me down, and I took inspiration from Jo Andre and set off aggressively and hoped for the best.

I only started to wobble with 3k to go, but there were a few very major wobbles.
Impressive Stu. I’d trade this for my 1’ PB any day of the week. Well done!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Tony Cook » January 14th, 2021, 7:09 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:33 am
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Who knew that hard work pays off?!?! PB by 1 min 38 seconds!!!! This is possibly my proudest PB, as I was only hoping for getting 1:18.00, and in my wildest dreams I was hoping for 1:17.30.

Eyes closed for the vast majority of it, so I didn't let my preconceived ideas slow me down, and I took inspiration from Jo Andre and set off aggressively and hoped for the best.

I only started to wobble with 3k to go, but there were a few very major wobbles.
To misquote the golfers (was it Palmer it was it Player?). The harder you’ve trained the luckier you’ve got. And this is a very ‘lucky’ HM.
Outstanding stuff!!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » January 14th, 2021, 7:57 am

Tandstad wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:44 am
Wowski, like mentioned on IG Stu, this is just insane! You just take a leap over 1:17, and go well into 1:16 :shock: Loads of volume lately have probably helped out a lot. I think this is stronger than both a 8500 30 min and a 16500 60 min?

Seems like you had that same next-to-last-split wobble like me, where your mind goes "can this be held??" :lol:

No more of this "I have given up keeping up with you" now Stu, you are a real contender for a future sub 1:15 HM :)

*Mindblown*
thanks mate. Sub 1:15 is crazy talk!! Sub 1:16 is going to be a massive effort. I have just realised I set a new unofficial 60 mins PB too (it looked like 16,481m, as I was wondering what I could get).

I definitely had that huge wobble, and almost talked myself into a HD.
hjs wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:49 am
Congrats, you exactly matched my pb, only difference is rating, I rated 24 ish. Think I was a few years younger though, so yours is better :D
Thanks Henry. At r24 that is a very strong result.
MartinSH4321 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:53 am
:shock:
We all could see how much you improved you already great fitness in the last months, but this is insane! I'm very happy for you and share your opinion: your proudest PB! Great to see when all the hard works pays off.
But you know: now your other PBs look a bit soft, you'll have to fix that
Hahaha thanks mate. It was beyond my wildest dreams, as I thought 1:18.25 was a really tough session, so to take off that much is mind boggling to me also.

I know I need to look at all of my other PBs now. My 60 mins 16,500m target doesn't seem so tough now.
nick rockliff wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 5:04 am
Nice one Stu, big PB.
Thanks Nick. I've no idea how you have gone over two minutes faster, in your late forties.
max_ratcliffe wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 5:13 am
Outstanding Stu,

I did wonder if you'd be giving this a crack soon and I'm not the slightest bit surprised that you've set such a stonking PB. Awesome work.

The only problem is that you'll have to attend to the 10k and others now too, even if they are sprint distances for you.
Hahaha, yeah all of my PBs look a bit soft now!! It's our Team Oarsome monthly challenge, as nominated by me, so I had to see what was possible.
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January 14th, 2021, 5:20 am
Blimey O'Reilly .....that is a monumental effort and a fantastic PB.....big congrats Stu!!!

What's next?
Hahaha, thanks Alex. What's next? Probably the 60 mins, or the 10k, as that seems quite a short distance now.
faach1 wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 6:41 am
Impressive Stu. I’d trade this for my 1’ PB any day of the week. Well done!
Thanks Freddie. It's all about maximising your potential, and I'm just not made for the short stuff. Your 1' PB is excellent
Tony Cook wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:09 am
To misquote the golfers (was it Palmer it was it Player?). The harder you’ve trained the luckier you’ve got. And this is a very ‘lucky’ HM.
Outstanding stuff!!
Hahaha, thanks mate. It was a massive surprise
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by gouldilocks » January 14th, 2021, 8:24 am

Tony Cook wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:09 am
To misquote the golfers (was it Palmer it was it Player?). The harder you’ve trained the luckier you’ve got. And this is a very ‘lucky’ HM.
Outstanding stuff!!
It was Gary Player :D :D .

BTW, well done Stu, for a fantastic HM!!

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

Post by Tandstad » January 14th, 2021, 9:00 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 7:57 am
Tandstad wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:44 am
Wowski, like mentioned on IG Stu, this is just insane! You just take a leap over 1:17, and go well into 1:16 :shock: Loads of volume lately have probably helped out a lot. I think this is stronger than both a 8500 30 min and a 16500 60 min?

Seems like you had that same next-to-last-split wobble like me, where your mind goes "can this be held??" :lol:

No more of this "I have given up keeping up with you" now Stu, you are a real contender for a future sub 1:15 HM :)

*Mindblown*
thanks mate. Sub 1:15 is crazy talk!! Sub 1:16 is going to be a massive effort. I have just realised I set a new unofficial 60 mins PB too (it looked like 16,481m, as I was wondering what I could get).

I definitely had that huge wobble, and almost talked myself into a HD.
If we calculate 1,5 split difference between a 60 min effort and a HM effort, you might well be able to go 16700+ by now :D
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1K: 2:59(2020), 2K: 6:16(2020), 5K: 16:44(2020), 6K: 20:53(2020), 10K: 34:44(2020), 30min: 8743m(2020), 30r20: 8416(2020), 60min: 16851(2021) HM: 1:16:19.2(2020)

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

Post by KeithT » January 14th, 2021, 11:49 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:33 am
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Who knew that hard work pays off?!?! PB by 1 min 38 seconds!!!! This is possibly my proudest PB, as I was only hoping for getting 1:18.00, and in my wildest dreams I was hoping for 1:17.30.

Eyes closed for the vast majority of it, so I didn't let my preconceived ideas slow me down, and I took inspiration from Jo Andre and set off aggressively and hoped for the best.

I only started to wobble with 3k to go, but there were a few very major wobbles.
Holy %$#@ Stu! I knew you had a HM PB in you but never expected this kind of result. I would be happy to go sub 1:19 let alone sub 1:17. An average pace under 1:50 and almost under 1:49. I am so happy for you and its a a testament to your work. We all have a row or two that makes us proud, I can see how this one is yours. I am truly amazed!!
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1 min - 376m, 500m - 1:21.9, 1K - 2:59.4, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:29.4, 5K - 17:23, 30 min - 8366m, 10K - 35:54, 60 min - 16110, HM - 1:19:19, FM - 2:47:46

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

Post by Dangerscouse » January 14th, 2021, 11:57 am

gouldilocks wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 8:24 am
BTW, well done Stu, for a fantastic HM!!

Paul G
Thanks Paul, that's appreciated
KeithT wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 11:49 am
Holy %$#@ Stu! I knew you had a HM PB in you but never expected this kind of result. I would be happy to go sub 1:19 let alone sub 1:17. An average pace under 1:50 and almost under 1:49. I am so happy for you and its a a testament to your work. We all have a row or two that makes us proud, I can see how this one is yours. I am truly amazed!!
Hahaha, thanks mate. I didn't expect it either!! With hindsight I have done PBs and felt like they were really tough, but in reality I have slightly limited my pace as I was convincing myself it was too fast.

I risked a massive crash and burn, but I had to see what was possible. It took all of my coping advice to keep me going near the end, despite it looking like I was still full of energy.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by Dangerscouse » January 14th, 2021, 12:01 pm

Tandstad wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 9:00 am
If we calculate 1,5 split difference between a 60 min effort and a HM effort, you might well be able to go 16700+ by now :D
16700m??! Until this morning I'd have said no chance, but now I have no idea what my limits are. I'll be very happy with 16550m, and over the moon with 16600m.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by hjs » January 14th, 2021, 12:07 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 12:01 pm
Tandstad wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 9:00 am
If we calculate 1,5 split difference between a 60 min effort and a HM effort, you might well be able to go 16700+ by now :D
16700m??! Until this morning I'd have said no chance, but now I have no idea what my limits are. I'll be very happy with 16550m, and over the moon with 16600m.
Keep doing what you do and have faith. The erg never gives you something for free, so this is simply what you are worth. We expect a few more pbs from you over the longer stuff B)

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

Post by Dangerscouse » January 14th, 2021, 12:19 pm

hjs wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 12:07 pm
Keep doing what you do and have faith. The erg never gives you something for free, so this is simply what you are worth. We expect a few more pbs from you over the longer stuff B)
Thanks Henry. I'm hoping to PB everything from 2k upwards in 2021.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by Big J » January 14th, 2021, 2:05 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 4:33 am
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Who knew that hard work pays off?!?! PB by 1 min 38 seconds!!!! This is possibly my proudest PB, as I was only hoping for getting 1:18.00, and in my wildest dreams I was hoping for 1:17.30.

Eyes closed for the vast majority of it, so I didn't let my preconceived ideas slow me down, and I took inspiration from Jo Andre and set off aggressively and hoped for the best.

I only started to wobble with 3k to go, but there were a few very major wobbles.
Excellent work there Stu. Hell of a PB :D

I'm working my way up to a HM, but you have inspired me to try a longer distance row.....
36. 2.03m. 120kg. Rowing since Oct 2020.

100m - 15.0. 500m - 1:22.5. 1000m - 3:02.5. 2000m - 6:33.9. 5k - 16:58.0. 6k - 21:00.2. 30 minutes - 8636m. 30r20 - 8422m. 10k - 35:37. HM - 1.16:06.5

A rehabilitated strength athlete :lol:

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

Post by Big J » January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm

I had a go at my first 60 minute row this evening. It's the first time I've been past 10k or 38 minutes. All things considered, it went very well.

All I planned to do was 16k, so a 1:52.5/500m split time. I went off the blocks slightly faster than that, committed myself to a modest neg split throughout the row and then went fast and steady (as opposed to slow and steady) on the final 10 minutes.

What's nice is that there was no temptation to HD at any point, and even the final 10 minutes felt easy enough. I've included a photo of the final readout to show the terminal velocity.

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36. 2.03m. 120kg. Rowing since Oct 2020.

100m - 15.0. 500m - 1:22.5. 1000m - 3:02.5. 2000m - 6:33.9. 5k - 16:58.0. 6k - 21:00.2. 30 minutes - 8636m. 30r20 - 8422m. 10k - 35:37. HM - 1.16:06.5

A rehabilitated strength athlete :lol:

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

Post by Dangerscouse » January 14th, 2021, 2:33 pm

Big J wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 2:05 pm
Excellent work there Stu. Hell of a PB :D

I'm working my way up to a HM, but you have inspired me to try a longer distance row.....
Thanks mate. From your 60 mins PB you're not far off from this at all. That finishing pace is mind blowing
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by Tandstad » January 14th, 2021, 2:34 pm

Big J wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm
I had a go at my first 60 minute row this evening. It's the first time I've been past 10k or 38 minutes. All things considered, it went very well.

All I planned to do was 16k, so a 1:52.5/500m split time. I went off the blocks slightly faster than that, committed myself to a modest neg split throughout the row and then went fast and steady (as opposed to slow and steady) on the final 10 minutes.

What's nice is that there was no temptation to HD at any point, and even the final 10 minutes felt easy enough. I've included a photo of the final readout to show the terminal velocity.

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Holy smokes, blistering fast first 60 minutes😁You're holding back too much in the first 5 splits it seems by the speed of your last one B)
35YO, 188 cm, 109 kg, NOR. Instagram: jtands
1K: 2:59(2020), 2K: 6:16(2020), 5K: 16:44(2020), 6K: 20:53(2020), 10K: 34:44(2020), 30min: 8743m(2020), 30r20: 8416(2020), 60min: 16851(2021) HM: 1:16:19.2(2020)

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

Post by MartinSH4321 » January 14th, 2021, 3:41 pm

Big J wrote:
January 14th, 2021, 2:09 pm
I had a go at my first 60 minute row this evening. It's the first time I've been past 10k or 38 minutes. All things considered, it went very well.

All I planned to do was 16k, so a 1:52.5/500m split time. I went off the blocks slightly faster than that, committed myself to a modest neg split throughout the row and then went fast and steady (as opposed to slow and steady) on the final 10 minutes.

What's nice is that there was no temptation to HD at any point, and even the final 10 minutes felt easy enough. I've included a photo of the final readout to show the terminal velocity.

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Wow, your first long row and such a great PB! More to come for sure :)
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RHR: 43, MHR: 176
LP: 1:06 100m: 14.0 1': 387m 500m: 1:21.4
1k: 3:05 2k: 6:43 5k: 17:53 30': 8237m 30R20: 8088m 10k: 36:51
60': 16087m, HM: 1:19:42

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