New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by hjs » February 16th, 2018, 3:32 pm

jimmyshand wrote:Thanks Mike - it was the first one I've done where I've actually used my brain as well as my body!
1.98...... :wink:

Sub 7 is only the beginning, with this height your rating/drag is fine, you should have a very long stroke, so plenty of time per stroke to put energy in the chain.

Congrats !

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

Post by Anth_F » February 16th, 2018, 6:13 pm

Congrats on sub 7' Jimmy. I missed your post somehow. Sub 7' is a great achievement!!!!

I'd be lying if i said i never had an underlying desire to go sub 7' at some point in my erging expeditions.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Gammmmo » February 17th, 2018, 6:12 am

Well done Jimmy, sub7 club is a good 'un.

@Anth - we knew it! Come on set some time goals ;)
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » February 17th, 2018, 9:00 am

Gammmmo wrote:
@Anth - we knew it! Come on set some time goals ;)
Hahaha, seconded!!!
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= 2:44:04; 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 Anth_F » February 17th, 2018, 11:13 am

LOL! Gotta mend my back first.
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22 30min 7518m

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

Post by JerekKruger » February 17th, 2018, 11:48 am

Decided to do a 30 minute TT today. PB by just under 100m but, more importantly for me, the first time I've gone over 8000m without HDing (last time I went over 8000m I HDed twice).

30:00 - 8120m - 1:50.8 - 25.5

06:00 - 1612m - 1:51.6 - 25
12:00 - 1609m - 1:51.8 - 25
18:00 - 1615m - 1:51.4 - 25
24:00 - 1625m - 1:50.7 - 25
30:00 - 1660m - 1:48.4 - 27

Here's the ErgData graph:

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Obviously still quite a sprint in me at the end so I probably have a bit more in me, but I didn't want to risk blowing up on this. Overall very pleased.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by RWAGR » February 17th, 2018, 5:19 pm

Way to go Tom. You are moving into seriously strong territory here. Very impressive!
Rob, 36, 6'2"/ 187cm , 208 lb/ 94.5 kg
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by OtwSL » February 18th, 2018, 7:16 am

Congrats Tom and Jimmy on some great PBs. More to come I'm expecting!
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Post by JerekKruger » February 18th, 2018, 7:49 am

@Rob and Scott - thanks guys. That piece is one of my least favourite so I'm very pleased with the result.
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Post by hjs » February 18th, 2018, 7:52 am

JerekKruger wrote:@Rob and Scott - thanks guys. That piece is one of my least favourite so I'm very pleased with the result.
Nice one, congrats!

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

Post by Dangerscouse » February 18th, 2018, 8:27 am

JerekKruger wrote:Decided to do a 30 minute TT today. PB by just under 100m but, more importantly for me, the first time I've gone over 8000m without HDing (last time I went over 8000m I HDed twice).

30:00 - 8120m - 1:50.8 - 25.5

06:00 - 1612m - 1:51.6 - 25
12:00 - 1609m - 1:51.8 - 25
18:00 - 1615m - 1:51.4 - 25
24:00 - 1625m - 1:50.7 - 25
30:00 - 1660m - 1:48.4 - 27

Here's the ErgData graph:

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Obviously still quite a sprint in me at the end so I probably have a bit more in me, but I didn't want to risk blowing up on this. Overall very pleased.
Fantastic effort Tom. Breaking the mental obstacle of HDing is very important too.
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= 2:44:04; 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 RWAGR » February 18th, 2018, 12:24 pm

Inspired by Tom I too decided to take on 30', which I too hate.

My previous PB was 7819. Slow next to my other times but for some reason I couldn't crack it...

... until today where I obliterated it by 149m to set a new PB of 7968. Ultimately, this is still 32m off my goal for the season so I shouldn't really be celebrating, but I feel very happy to have made up so many meters towards the magic 8k. I feel that my longer aerobic work is paying off and that 8000 really is in my sights now.

Time Meters Pace SPM HR
30:00.0 7,968m 1:52.9 30 165
3:00.0 798m 1:52.7 29 151
6:00.0 793m 1:53.4 30 155
9:00.0 792m 1:53.6 30 158
12:00.0 792m 1:53.6 30 161
15:00.0 790m 1:53.9 30 164
18:00.0 791m 1:53.7 30 166
21:00.0 791m 1:53.7 30 169
24:00.0 798m 1:52.7 30 173
27:00.0 794m 1:53.3 30 175
30:00.0 830m 1:48.4 31 181
Rob, 36, 6'2"/ 187cm , 208 lb/ 94.5 kg
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5k: 18.18.0 (2020)
30': 8051 (2020)
10k: 38.04.7 (2020)

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

Post by JerekKruger » February 18th, 2018, 12:34 pm

Great work Rob! I reckon 8k should fall before the end of the season. You've probably got it in you already, it's just a case of the right day.

It's nice to get concrete confirmation that your aerobic work is paying off isn't it.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » February 18th, 2018, 1:54 pm

RWAGR wrote:Inspired by Tom I too decided to take on 30', which I too hate.

My previous PB was 7819. Slow next to my other times but for some reason I couldn't crack it...
Great going Rob. I think that there is quite often a distance that mentally feels a lot harder than it should be and once it's broken you just keep improving as you know it's possible. Breaking 8k won't be long
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= 2:44:04; 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 RWAGR » February 18th, 2018, 2:42 pm

@Tom @Stu- thanks lads! Certainly felt like I had a little bit more today. And Tom, yes it feels great to be rewarded for all those long SS sessions. It's a big mental hurdle to get over the fact that it doesn't physically feel like UT2/1 work is helping your system at the time you're doing it. Session like today's really help that and, as you say, provide the concrete evidence that we aren't wasting our time on those long rows...
Rob, 36, 6'2"/ 187cm , 208 lb/ 94.5 kg
2k: 6.51.6 (2020)
5k: 18.18.0 (2020)
30': 8051 (2020)
10k: 38.04.7 (2020)

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