New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by Gammmmo » February 1st, 2018, 4:14 am

kerosene wrote:Haha. I meant that it could have been harder.
still in the honeymoon period? I would say so...you know when you're out of it because a new PB attempt fills you with dread and the effort is very hard. Massive congrats on your 2K and 10K....onwards and upward. ;)

@David - super new 2K PB for you there, surely more to come? Consistency and you'll be there I reckon.
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Post by Dangerscouse » February 1st, 2018, 4:40 am

kerosene wrote:Haha. I meant that it could have been harder.
Hahaha. Now it makes sense!!!
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by kerosene » February 1st, 2018, 7:31 am

@ David, congrats indeed. 6:50(ish) is athlete territory

@ Gammo, yeah I am still in the noobie gains territory where mistakes are big and fixes give big improvements. Also myvtraining has been kind if broken, Oct-Dec only trained a little and before that only 2-3 months really. So with consistent trsining and better feel to my limits I can probably get still some easy gains. After that I just have to train a lot and wait for aerobic base to build, I guess.
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Post by mdpfirrman » February 1st, 2018, 7:41 am

@ Kerosene - that's a great improvement in a 2K! Congrats. Also, the 10K, too!

@ David - the PP has been great for you (and all the meters). You have a few more seconds in you still I think! Congrats again.
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Post by G-dub » February 1st, 2018, 8:57 am

Indeed...well done guys
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Post by mdpfirrman » February 3rd, 2018, 3:25 pm

Just got back from the Indy Indoor Rowing Championships. The Indy Rowing Club really put on a nice event. 2nd in my group, 7:11.7, PB by 6.3 seconds. :D

The stars aligned this year on my training. Now I don't have to wonder what could have been last year when I was training in the PP group early in Sept/Oct, showing that sub 7:15 was possible and then got sick 3 times. No flu this year, no injuries and only one vacation (one week) that got in the way.

Ran (for me) nearly the perfect race. Great start, fast but not too fast, held in the middle (just a bit better than expected) and hammed the last 500. Mostly 28/29 throughout.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by hjs » February 3rd, 2018, 4:03 pm

mdpfirrman wrote:Just got back from the Indy Indoor Rowing Championships. The Indy Rowing Club really put on a nice event. 2nd in my group, 7:11.7, PB by 6.3 seconds. :D

The stars aligned this year on my training. Now I don't have to wonder what could have been last year when I was training in the PP group early in Sept/Oct, showing that sub 7:15 was possible and then got sick 3 times. No flu this year, no injuries and only one vacation (one week) that got in the way.

Ran (for me) nearly the perfect race. Great start, fast but not too fast, held in the middle (just a bit better than expected) and hammed the last 500. Mostly 28/29 throughout.
Soo, thats a big chunk! Congrats!
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Post by kerosene » February 3rd, 2018, 4:16 pm

Congrats Mike!
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Post by G-dub » February 3rd, 2018, 4:27 pm

Very nice job Mike! Well done my friend
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » February 4th, 2018, 4:14 am

Really well done Mike. That is fantastic news
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Post by lindsayh » February 4th, 2018, 4:35 am

well done indeed Mike and vindication at last - you really earned that. The great thing about our virtual community is that we all have such an investment/interest in others' performances. Few "outsiders" really understand the achievement and a 2k PB in a race is a mighty one. Nice one from Velo Mark as well this weekend too in similar circumstances.
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Post by Gammmmo » February 4th, 2018, 5:11 am

mdpfirrman wrote:Just got back from the Indy Indoor Rowing Championships. The Indy Rowing Club really put on a nice event. 2nd in my group, 7:11.7, PB by 6.3 seconds. :D

The stars aligned this year on my training. Now I don't have to wonder what could have been last year when I was training in the PP group early in Sept/Oct, showing that sub 7:15 was possible and then got sick 3 times. No flu this year, no injuries and only one vacation (one week) that got in the way.

Ran (for me) nearly the perfect race. Great start, fast but not too fast, held in the middle (just a bit better than expected) and hammed the last 500. Mostly 28/29 throughout.
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Targets: 1:27(500m), 3:12(1K), 6:44(2K), >8200m (30mins), 36:59(10K)

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

Post by Dangerscouse » February 4th, 2018, 5:52 am

lindsayh wrote:well done indeed Mike and vindication at last - you really earned that. The great thing about our virtual community is that we all have such an investment/interest in others' performances. Few "outsiders" really understand the achievement and a 2k PB in a race is a mighty one. Nice one from Velo Mark as well this weekend too in similar circumstances.
I couldn't put it better. Very well said Lindsay
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Post by mdpfirrman » February 4th, 2018, 8:19 am

Thanks all, very kind of all of you. I've worked very, very hard for that 7:11 as you all know! 12 or so years of work (only 3 plus on the rower).

Like you guys said, I couldn't wait to post it up on here. Yeah, people don't realize all the work it takes (except rowers of course) to get to that stage. Though it's not possible right now (with time constraints), in the future, I would like to do OTW rowing I think and try it. I thought I'd won my group yesterday (got second) was was waiting around on my trophy that I never got :roll: . Not all was lost with that wait, I had a few of the guys from the IRC (Indy Rowing Club) tell me of the 9 or so guys in my heat, I had "by far" the best form and that they were shocked I didn't row OTW. I was like, "who me?", because I've always been really hesitant to put a video up on here of my form. I still think it needs quite a bit of work -- it's an ongoing thing for all, but at least, I suppose, knowing my form isn't crap was great to hear. Honestly, better than a trophy for me.

Without this forum (and it's support), I know I wouldn't be this far along in my journey. Two years, now to trim 11 seconds off and race at Crash-Bs when I'm 55. That's the long term goal. Be around 7:00 at 55. Was beginning to doubt that was possible. With this race, it's still a long way off, but not quite as far off.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Anth_F » February 4th, 2018, 9:26 am

You really did earn that PB, Mike. Very well done!!!!
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