New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by OtwSL » November 24th, 2017, 1:45 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:I managed to knock off 10 mins off my 75km PB. It's now 5:29:15 and was 5:39:42.

I guess I have set an 85km PB too, which was 6:23:15 (not got.to 85km before) but it should have been a 100km distance so it's a bit of a frustration. 'Dr Google' is telling me it's exercise induced asthma due to the Air con at the gym being too cold and me rowing too far, which leaves me with a tight chest and wheezy breathing. Going to the doctors on Monday morning
Wow. How can you even bring yourself to row over an hour! Amazing
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Post by Dangerscouse » November 24th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Hahaha thanks Scott. I hardly ever row for less than an hour these days. It is mainly due to my charity event but I do enjoy a one hour session, 16km or HM before work.

I doubt I will do many more of these stupidly long distances after 20th Dec, but never say never.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by JMac » November 25th, 2017, 12:02 pm

Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
37 | 6'6" | 130kg

100m: 13.6 | 500m: 1:17.8 | 2k: 6:29 | 5k: 18:07 | 10k: 37:45

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

Post by OtwSL » November 25th, 2017, 12:10 pm

JMac wrote:Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
That's a big PB well done!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » November 25th, 2017, 4:16 pm

Well done JMac. That's a very impressive result
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by DNA_Rower » November 27th, 2017, 5:02 pm

Got on the erg a couple weeks ago intending to pull a SS 10k at about 2:00/500m pace. When I first started pulling it felt so easy at first I thought there was something wrong with the gym erg (I knew it had been broken fairly recently). It felt so easy that I thought I would go for a PB, thinking my previous PB was about 39:38 and I might be able to get under 38:00 the way things felt at first.

Well, the erg eventually reminded me it was working fine and in the last 4000m I really dropped the pace, putting in an overall 38:57. Eventually when I got home to log the time I realised that my PB was actually 38:55 - so I could have probably beaten it that day!

Well tonight I got on the erg, knowing what my PB was this time and knocked about 23s off it to come in at 38:32.0. Felt good!

Nicely that puts my 10k time at the 81st percentile for my age/weight, which is also where my 2k and 5k times rank. I know my place!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by OtwSL » November 27th, 2017, 5:12 pm

DNA_Rower wrote:Got on the erg a couple weeks ago intending to pull a SS 10k at about 2:00/500m pace. When I first started pulling it felt so easy at first I thought there was something wrong with the gym erg (I knew it had been broken fairly recently). It felt so easy that I thought I would go for a PB, thinking my previous PB was about 39:38 and I might be able to get under 38:00 the way things felt at first.

Well, the erg eventually reminded me it was working fine and in the last 4000m I really dropped the pace, putting in an overall 38:57. Eventually when I got home to log the time I realised that my PB was actually 38:55 - so I could have probably beaten it that day!

Well tonight I got on the erg, knowing what my PB was this time and knocked about 23s off it to come in at 38:32.0. Felt good!

Nicely that puts my 10k time at the 81st percentile for my age/weight, which is also where my 2k and 5k times rank. I know my place!
Well done. That's a solid PB!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by hjs » November 27th, 2017, 5:35 pm

JMac wrote:Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
Very nice, also with the race start delay. Keep working, you have great potential.

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Post by JMac » November 28th, 2017, 5:42 am

hjs wrote:
JMac wrote:Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
Very nice, also with the race start delay. Keep working, you have great potential.

Thanks, I will probably try and go for the 100m and 1 minute British records before Christmas then try and improve my horrible 1k and 2k times in the new year.
37 | 6'6" | 130kg

100m: 13.6 | 500m: 1:17.8 | 2k: 6:29 | 5k: 18:07 | 10k: 37:45

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

Post by hjs » November 28th, 2017, 6:33 am

JMac wrote:
hjs wrote:
JMac wrote:Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
Very nice, also with the race start delay. Keep working, you have great potential.

Thanks, I will probably try and go for the 100m and 1 minute British records before Christmas then try and improve my horrible 1k and 2k times in the new year.
Should be "easy", but being a good sprinter is perfectly fine. Sub 1.15 500 should be possible if you keep working.

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

Post by T_M » November 28th, 2017, 12:20 pm

JMac wrote:Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
Congratulations on the PB. What was your rating and DF?
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by JMac » November 28th, 2017, 1:10 pm

T_M wrote:
JMac wrote:Just finished up at the Welsh Indoor rowing championships.

Managed to get a 500m PB of 1:17.8.

That was good enough for 3rd! :)

Very high quality race, I think the winner got 1:17.1
Congratulations on the PB. What was your rating and DF?

Thanks. I haven't seen the race data yet, but my rating for 500 is usually 40-45. I think I had drag set to 8, so probably around 190.
37 | 6'6" | 130kg

100m: 13.6 | 500m: 1:17.8 | 2k: 6:29 | 5k: 18:07 | 10k: 37:45

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

Post by OtwSL » November 28th, 2017, 3:19 pm

It's been a while since I posted on this thread, but I am glad to report a new 5k PB!

5000m 18:58.3 @1:53.8 r25

This is exactly what I had hoped to get so I am very happy! Paced it like: 1:55 for 2000m, 1:54 for 1500m, 1:53 for 1000m and 1:52 for 500m. Obviously this wasnt the exact pacing but it was on a club erg so I don't know the exact splits.
Hesitant to use this to predict a 2k as last time I was disappointed by the result. Maybe I was over optimistic for my 2k or maybe I just wasn't fit enough/mentally prepared. Anyway I hope this predicts a sub 7:10 2k. :?
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » November 28th, 2017, 4:02 pm

Well done Scott. Neg splitting is important as well as getting the PB. How did it feel when you finished? Did you empty the tanks or have more to give?

When are you trying for the 2k PB? I think you should try fairly soon to ride on the crest of the confidence wave that you have got going right now.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by OtwSL » November 28th, 2017, 4:34 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:Well done Scott. Neg splitting is important as well as getting the PB. How did it feel when you finished? Did you empty the tanks or have more to give?

When are you trying for the 2k PB? I think you should try fairly soon to ride on the crest of the confidence wave that you have got going right now.
Felt like I'd pretty much emptied the tanks. It was hard but definitely worth it. As for the 2k I have no idea I know predictions don't mean anything but it is nice to have a fast one. I don't want to do a PB attempt outside of the club. Probably after Christmas now.
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30r20: 7765m
Targets for 2018: 100m 16.6, 2k sub 6:45, 5k sub 18:00, 10k sub 37:30, 30' 8100m, 30r20 7900m

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