New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by Dangerscouse » December 21st, 2018, 10:09 am

KeithT wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 10:04 am
Sub 3 Minute 1K in the books!!!

I had the day off work yesterday and slept in a little - started warming up for workout and was feeling pretty good. Since doing a 1K test a couple weeks ago I have been feeling I had a shot at sub 3, so I gave it a go. Things went pretty close to how I planned but I had to dig super deep and do everything I could both physically and mentally to get that split down in the last 300m. I have to say I was in as much discomfort as I have ever been at the end and afterwards and still have "the cough" today - but all worth it and I am super happy. I really am confident in a sub 6:30 2K now and will try it in the coming weeks.

1K detail (tried to upload pic and said file too large?):

Time-Meters-/500-SPM
2:59.8-1000-1:29.9-38
:35.8-200-1:29.5-40
:36.1-400-1:30.2-37
:36.3-600-1:30.7-35
:36.2-800-1:30.5-38
:35.5-1000-1:28.7-42
There it is!!! A very nice early Christmas present for ya Keith!! Well done
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 KeithT » December 21st, 2018, 10:56 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
December 21st, 2018, 10:09 am
KeithT wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 10:04 am
Sub 3 Minute 1K in the books!!!

I had the day off work yesterday and slept in a little - started warming up for workout and was feeling pretty good. Since doing a 1K test a couple weeks ago I have been feeling I had a shot at sub 3, so I gave it a go. Things went pretty close to how I planned but I had to dig super deep and do everything I could both physically and mentally to get that split down in the last 300m. I have to say I was in as much discomfort as I have ever been at the end and afterwards and still have "the cough" today - but all worth it and I am super happy. I really am confident in a sub 6:30 2K now and will try it in the coming weeks.

1K detail (tried to upload pic and said file too large?):

Time-Meters-/500-SPM
2:59.8-1000-1:29.9-38
:35.8-200-1:29.5-40
:36.1-400-1:30.2-37
:36.3-600-1:30.7-35
:36.2-800-1:30.5-38
:35.5-1000-1:28.7-42
There it is!!! A very nice early Christmas present for ya Keith!! Well done
Thanks Dangerscouse! It was a nice early present and gives me the excuse to eat some extra cookies!
51 yo, 6'3" 205#
PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 372m, 500m - 1:23.2, 1K - 2:59.8, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:29.9, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16036, HM - 1:20:48

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

Post by Dangerscouse » December 21st, 2018, 11:49 am

Hahaha, you deserve them!!!
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 lancecampeau » December 23rd, 2018, 1:27 pm

Decided to try the 100k for the first time just before the holidays... Success!

100,000m / 8:33:11.3 / 2:33.9 / 96W / DF 110 / SR 23 / SPI 4.17

Here is a time lapse video of the performance monitor (condensed into 10 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyRR12UoiCs

I'll be posting a full breakdown of this piece in another thread

Congrats to everyone this month! So much good work being done on the erg around here... I have to admit that I'd LOVE to be able to go SUB 3 for the 1K... but alas... I'd be happy with sub 3:10
Male, 45, 6ft / 241 lbs, 183cm / 109 kg / Started erging in Jan 2017
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » December 23rd, 2018, 3:19 pm

lancecampeau wrote:
December 23rd, 2018, 1:27 pm
Decided to try the 100k for the first time just before the holidays... Success!

100,000m / 8:33:11.3 / 2:33.9 / 96W / DF 110 / SR 23 / SPI 4.17

Here is a time lapse video of the performance monitor (condensed into 10 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyRR12UoiCs

I'll be posting a full breakdown of this piece in another thread

Congrats to everyone this month! So much good work being done on the erg around here... I have to admit that I'd LOVE to be able to go SUB 3 for the 1K... but alas... I'd be happy with sub 3:10
Superb effort Lance. Very well done
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 Anth_F » December 23rd, 2018, 3:22 pm

Great job, Lance. Seeing it all the way through on your very first attempt aswell, nice commitment and determination.

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

Post by lancecampeau » December 23rd, 2018, 4:49 pm

Anth_F wrote:
December 23rd, 2018, 3:22 pm
Great job, Lance. Seeing it all the way through on your very first attempt aswell, nice commitment and determination.

Congrats!
Thanks to Anth and Stu for the encouragement.... honestly... in my mind, broadcasting the event live removed the option of quitting. I had to finish it... no matter what.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » December 23rd, 2018, 5:25 pm

You're very welcome Lance. I know what it feels like and I know the encouragement helps.
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 H2O » December 25th, 2018, 6:25 am

KeithT wrote:
December 20th, 2018, 10:04 am
Sub 3 Minute 1K in the books!!!
Congratulations! I am envious!

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

Post by jimmyshand » December 26th, 2018, 1:55 pm

In the shadow of the epic 100k and the awesome sub-3 minute efforts above, I humbly submit my slight improvement in my already poor 500m PB, which is now 1.31.2. In my defence, I think I have more to give here and I hardly ever do it but it's a start.

But the thing I am actually pleased with is seeing the PM flashing 1:28 a good bit during this and during a previous failed attempt. This means I am definitely getting better, despite fizzling out somewhat on this PB.
42 years old - 97kg/214lbs - 198cm/6'6" - I live in England

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1k 3:15.6 | 2k 6:51.4 | 5k 18:25.2 | 30min 8,016m | 10k 37:53.6 | 60min 15,254m | HM 1:25:38.4

Rowing since March 2017. Real name is Alasdair.

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

Post by Dangerscouse » December 26th, 2018, 5:03 pm

jimmyshand wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 1:55 pm
In the shadow of the epic 100k and the awesome sub-3 minute efforts above, I humbly submit my slight improvement in my already poor 500m PB, which is now 1.31.2. In my defence, I think I have more to give here and I hardly ever do it but it's a start.

But the thing I am actually pleased with is seeing the PM flashing 1:28 a good bit during this and during a previous failed attempt. This means I am definitely getting better, despite fizzling out somewhat on this PB.
Hahaha, so you're not called Jimmy?!? Any PB is worth celebrating Alasdair, and with some more specific training your 500m will improve
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 Neorticros » December 26th, 2018, 6:31 pm

FM: Just below 3h and 5 mins. Got a 2mins 40 secs improvement from my old record :)
Did this one without straps and felt good. I also borrowed my sister's watch and could track the heart rate. It was the first time I could check it. Avg 176 bpm (no idea if it is too high or low )
Took 3 pictures: https://bit.ly/2GFzgmV

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

Post by Dangerscouse » December 27th, 2018, 3:13 am

Neorticros wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 6:31 pm
FM: Just below 3h and 5 mins. Got a 2mins 40 secs improvement from my old record :)
Did this one without straps and felt good. I also borrowed my sister's watch and could track the heart rate. It was the first time I could check it. Avg 176 bpm (no idea if it is too high or low )
Took 3 pictures: https://bit.ly/2GFzgmV
Big chunk to knock off a PB. Well done Neo. HR sounds quite high but it might not be for you so I wouldn't worry about it unless you know your approximate HR zones
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 jimmyshand » December 27th, 2018, 9:29 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
December 26th, 2018, 5:03 pm

Hahaha, so you're not called Jimmy?!? Any PB is worth celebrating Alasdair, and with some more specific training your 500m will improve
Jimmy Shand is the music to my soul - through parentage rather than choice!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0PeGus0dbU
42 years old - 97kg/214lbs - 198cm/6'6" - I live in England

PBs -
1k 3:15.6 | 2k 6:51.4 | 5k 18:25.2 | 30min 8,016m | 10k 37:53.6 | 60min 15,254m | HM 1:25:38.4

Rowing since March 2017. Real name is Alasdair.

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

Post by Jonbar123 » December 28th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Hi all

New to rowing - in the last 3 weeks.

Have done some cycling and so have a bit of an Aerobic base .
When I got the machine I did 2k in just under 9 mins but I really didn’t know how hard to go etc so I know I could have done that row faster. Have done some varied training since then and knocked time of the 2k week by week.

Today I did a 1k warm up then a 2k which I didn’t intend to PN on. Half way through I felt good so I picked it up and moved PB from 7.58 to something like 7.53. I then did 5k steady at about 2.10 pace. Then decided to do another 2k to make it 10k for the session. Again, no intention of making it a hard effort but I did a big pull in first stoke and ended up just keeping at it. Pulled PB down to 7.38. 217 strokes. Ave 28 spm. Average HR 169.

Have done a bit of reading and so I get that this is nothing to write home about yet. Some stats:
I am 34 years old
Male
87kg / 192 lbs (down from 101 kg in May this year).

I feel like the initial 7min figure is doable for me. Given above - if I rested tomorrow and went at it Sunday fresh, I think I could pull 7.30 at the moment...

Questions - if you guys would be kind enough to share your views...
-Is this current pace reasonable for someone new to rowing ?(when I say I cycle - I’ve probably done 2000m this year which for those in the know isn’t a lot). Only started cycling the last few years after a good number of years of being fairly inactive and unfit)
- what is a reasonable 12 month target for 2 k?

Thanks in advance!

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