New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by VeloMark » February 4th, 2018, 11:23 am

Mike and Lance, What a day! Great job on the PRs and pulling off successful races! After all the hard work, let's savior this weekend's success. Next week we can get back to work, 7 minutes is on the horizon.

Great job guys, congratulations!
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Post by lancecampeau » February 4th, 2018, 11:50 am

JerekKruger wrote: @Lance - well done Lance. I'm planning to enter at least one race this year (BRIC). I'm not looking forward to the nerves: used to hate OTW rowing from that point of view.
I have to admit.... I have been incredibly un-nerved for several weeks leading up to this event. Last night was the worst. Had a glass of red wine and calmed down a bit. Race day was totally different... my body felt good during warmup and the whole event went by so fast! BAMM and it was over!

my race plan was excicuted almost perfectly (stroke rate was a bit too high for the first 30 seconds) Averaged 1:44 over the first 500m then stayed close to my target pace of 1:47 until I pulled a 1:36 over the last 200m. Exactly what I hoped to do.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by jackarabit » February 4th, 2018, 12:09 pm

@ LC: Apropos the various pacing strategy arguments presented in your Paul’s Law thread (Training subforum, 30 Jan.) those splits sure look like a (conservative) French Protocol race execution to me. Thoughts Lance? The glass of red the French Canadien protocol? :)
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by JerekKruger » February 4th, 2018, 12:57 pm

jackarabit wrote:@ LC: Apropos the various pacing strategy arguments presented in your Paul’s Law thread (Training subforum, 30 Jan.) those splits sure look like a (conservative) French Protocol race execution to me.
He'd have gone at least a minute quicker if he'd flat paced it :lol:
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Post by OtwSL » February 4th, 2018, 2:31 pm

Congrats Lance. Fast time and more great things to come I'm expecting!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by lancecampeau » February 4th, 2018, 4:10 pm

jackarabit wrote:@ LC: Apropos the various pacing strategy arguments presented in your Paul’s Law thread (Training subforum, 30 Jan.) those splits sure look like a (conservative) French Protocol race execution to me. Thoughts Lance? The glass of red the French Canadien protocol? :)
lol... 7oz of Red wine 10 hours before a race is my French connection.

In all honesty.... I originally wanted to do a steady paced 1:46 but realized last second that holding off a bit to 1:47 would ensure that I wouldn't "lose my air" in the last 500m (which happened to me twice recently). Ive got a solid 200m sprint if I dont lose my air.

I kept saying to myself "don't blow up... don't blow up" during the race. Then, when I passed that critical 300m to go, I started to ramp up... last 200 at 1:36... last pull at 1:30...

One more race today coming up in 90 minutes... the 4 Min... fingers crossed
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by G-dub » February 4th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Good going Lance! Very nice job.
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Post by lancecampeau » February 4th, 2018, 6:34 pm

Another personal best today!!!

1195m in 4 min, an improvement of 7m. My last serious attempt at a 4min was about 8 months ago.

Two PB's in one day... now its time for a celebration dinner!!!
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Post by mdpfirrman » February 4th, 2018, 7:58 pm

Congrats Lance, always great to PB during a race. Is that your first race then? Awesome work! Congrats on the four minute one too.

Neo - nice job on the full marathon! I've never even done one of those!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by JerekKruger » February 5th, 2018, 8:19 am

I had a 5k TT planned for today. I Slept badly last night and woke up this morning with what I suspect are the beginnings of a cold so was considering skipping it. In the end I decided to do it anyway as I felt like I could go sub-18 and if I do end up properly ill it might be a while before I feel up to it again. Turned out to be a good call:

5000m - 17:55.4 - 1:47.5 - 27.3

1000m - 3:35.6 - 1:47.8 - 27
2000m - 3:36.0 - 1:48.0 - 27
3000m - 3:35.7 - 1:47.9 - 27
4000m - 3:35.6 - 1:47.8 - 27
5000m - 3:32.5 - 1:46.3 - 28

Here's the ErgData graph:

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Bit of a sprint in me at the end so it's probably not an actual max, but I doubt I'm mentally tough enough to go much faster. It helped a lot that I'd done 3000m at 1:47.7 previously and I'm fitter now than I was when I did, so I set myself a goal to at least go past 3000m. Once I'd past 3000m I convinced myself that what was left was an "easy" 2k (after all, I've rowed 2k a lot faster than 1:48).

Anyway, I'm pleased with this. I realise for my height, weight and age it's nothing remarkable but still. Of course Paul's Law now tells me I ought to be able to row a 6:43.6 2k: the first time a shorter distance has lagged behind a longer one for me.

EDIT: forgot to mention, the current top two ranked 5ks in my age group at 14:00.0 and 14:08.0. Strangely neither of them are verified :lol:
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » February 5th, 2018, 9:07 am

Tom, a PB for a 5km is a hard won effort, especially on a Monday after a bad night's sleep and feeling a bit rough.

It's only ever a battle against yourself so enjoy the feeling of having progressed and rest assured that you are able to push a bit harder next time. Well done mate

I don't pay any attention to unverified times now that it's so easy to verify a time.
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 hjs » February 5th, 2018, 9:24 am

Dangerscouse wrote:Tom, a PB for a 5km is a hard won effort, especially on a Monday after a bad night's sleep and feeling a bit rough.

It's only ever a battle against yourself so enjoy the feeling of having progressed and rest assured that you are able to push a bit harder next time. Well done mate

I don't pay any attention to unverified times now that it's so easy to verify a time.
5k is a tough one, good overall judge of fitness.

Ps, my rowing results are not verified :wink: But rowed, some in races, again not verified. Could be I dreamed them up :P

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Post by JerekKruger » February 5th, 2018, 9:28 am

Thanks Stu and Henry. Feels good, though now the next time is knocking (first off I'd like to try to do a 6k at 1:48 as well).
hjs wrote:Ps, my rowing results are not verified :wink: But rowed, some in races, again not verified. Could be I dreamed them up :P
You've probably never claimed to have rowed 5k 54s faster than the world record though :lol:
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Gammmmo » February 5th, 2018, 9:29 am

Nice one Tom - join the 17:55 club :D (mine was 17:55.7 - just looked it up)
(TBH I don't think it'll be long before you break that)

And FWIW I don't even include "Unverified" when I look at rankings...too many people with "selective" memories :lol:
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by hjs » February 5th, 2018, 9:58 am

JerekKruger wrote:Thanks Stu and Henry. Feels good, though now the next time is knocking (first off I'd like to try to do a 6k at 1:48 as well).
hjs wrote:Ps, my rowing results are not verified :wink: But rowed, some in races, again not verified. Could be I dreamed them up :P
You've probably never claimed to have rowed 5k 54s faster than the world record though :lol:
Some people simply have no clue, or make typos. On the other hand there are people who fake stuff, a us guy used to claim all sorts of Wr, but never was seen in public doing so. Even faked a raceresult.....

My pm is older and parts are broken, so can,t update it. Need to buy a new pm5.

Talking about that, yesterday, did a 60min TT, ski, was just over half time, on my way to 151.x when my pm stopped... :x
Luckily it was not 50/55 min in.... Still very annouying though.

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