New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by MartinSH4321 » April 18th, 2019, 1:05 am

hjs wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Nice work, now back to working that base, expect you to lower this a good bit the next 12 months B)
Dangerscouse wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 12:58 pm
That's what we wanted to see!!! 200m left you could have eased off, or even quit, but you accelerated. Love it! Well done Martin
KeithT wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Yes!! Nice job, paced well with a good sprint finish and crushed your previous PB.
Thank you mates :-)
You help me a lot to have such fast improvements, I really appreciate that!!
Martin, 36, from Austria, 186cm / 101Kg (6ft1/223lb)
LP: 1:09,7, 100m: 15,2, 1': 375m, 500m: 1:23,1
1k: 3:09,5, 2k: 6:46,9, 5k: 18:32, 30': 7.873m, 10k: 38:06,
60': 15.341m, HM: 1:25:40
rowing since 2018-06, 1st mil meters in Feb19

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

Post by MartinSH4321 » April 18th, 2019, 1:11 am

jimmyshand wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Great work Martin!

Gives me something to aim for :shock:
Thanks :-)
I hope it's a little extra motivation, my pace should be possible for you too. Will we see 30' 8k this season from you?
Martin, 36, from Austria, 186cm / 101Kg (6ft1/223lb)
LP: 1:09,7, 100m: 15,2, 1': 375m, 500m: 1:23,1
1k: 3:09,5, 2k: 6:46,9, 5k: 18:32, 30': 7.873m, 10k: 38:06,
60': 15.341m, HM: 1:25:40
rowing since 2018-06, 1st mil meters in Feb19

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

Post by jimmyshand » April 18th, 2019, 4:06 am

MartinSH4321 wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 1:11 am
jimmyshand wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Great work Martin!

Gives me something to aim for :shock:
Thanks :-)
I hope it's a little extra motivation, my pace should be possible for you too. Will we see 30' 8k this season from you?
I was convinced months ago that I could get the 8k but last time was not quite there so I am holding out for one more attempt this season. As for your 2k, that is a great target for me, which I don't think I am capable of but I will try a couple of runs to 1500m at your pace and see how it goes. I think I may have fitness for sub-6:50 but we'll see.

Anyway, great work on the 2k and I think I will steal your idea and use 200m splits.
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

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

Post by Dangerscouse » April 18th, 2019, 6:48 am

MartinSH4321 wrote:
April 18th, 2019, 1:05 am
hjs wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Nice work, now back to working that base, expect you to lower this a good bit the next 12 months B)
Dangerscouse wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 12:58 pm
That's what we wanted to see!!! 200m left you could have eased off, or even quit, but you accelerated. Love it! Well done Martin
KeithT wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 2:21 pm
Yes!! Nice job, paced well with a good sprint finish and crushed your previous PB.
Thank you mates :-)
You help me a lot to have such fast improvements, I really appreciate that!!
It's important to surround yourself with people who are ahead of you in the fitness journey as it keeps you motivated to achieve more BUT you achieved this all down to your own hard work and willingness to suffer.

As Henry says keep building your base and this time will keep improving.
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 DavidA » April 19th, 2019, 1:38 pm

PhilS1961 wrote:
April 15th, 2019, 2:51 pm
2k Test today.

Main goal. 7:29
Dream goal. 7:25

Result 7:19

It hurt, a lot.
I paced it really well.
I emptied the tank over the last 500 and the last 300 were strong but very, very hard.
I could not have gone faster today.

VERY chuffed with that.
Woo Hoo!
Congratulations - not just beating your main goal, but even your dream goal!

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

Post by buzbee » April 19th, 2019, 6:47 pm

Today is my first day of retirement, and for some bizarre reason I thought it appropriate to mark the occasion with my first 2K time trial.

It went much better than I'd hoped. Based on previous 8x500r2 and 4x1000r5 workouts, I targeted a 1:51 split pace and my goal was to finish under 7:25. Stretch goal was to reach 7:20. I ended up hitting 7:17.8.

Splits were 1:49.1, 1:50.4, 1:49.4 and 1:48.9. Full details here: https://log.concept2.com/profile/203297/log/37949246

I was particularly happy that:
  • Despite expectations set during the 3rd 500, I didn't actually die.
  • My pacing, aside from being a little faster than planned, followed my pre-race plan.
  • I got this result even with too much alcohol last night, and too little sleep.
Heading out tomorrow for a trip with the wife to kick off life as a retired couple, but when I return I'll start up the Beginner Pete Plan to see where that will take me.
M60, 180cm/95kg (5'11"/210lb); 500m = 1:35.9; 2k = 7:17.8; 5k = 19:27.3; 10k = 40:45.8; HM = 1:29:33.1

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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New pb

Post by jackarabit » April 19th, 2019, 7:32 pm

Buzbee writes:
Despite expectations set during the 3rd 500, I didn't actually die.
1.5” top to bottom spread on pace and relentless negative split for 1500m! If you had a near-death experience, you sure kept it out of the numbers. Very strong!
There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

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

Post by johnlvs2run » April 20th, 2019, 12:41 am

-marius- wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 4:27 am
Thanks John :)
Another WR broken on the skierg yesterday. Not a planned one as I maxed out the df(257) and just wanted a hard 500m before Easter vacation. 1k training paying off.

Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
1:17.4 500m 1:17.4 755 2897 60
Well done, Marius. Your accomplishments are greatly inspiring. I'm looking forward to see what you do in the 2k. 😃
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age 70+ world record pace per weight percentages
skierg: 100m 87.4 / 500m 86.2 / 1k 84.7 / 2k 88.2 / 5k 87.6 / 10k 89.4 / 60' 92.0 / 21k 93.6
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by lindsayh » April 20th, 2019, 2:56 am

thought my chances of ever appearing on his thread were well past so not going to miss the chance for bragging rights
Set off to do the hour before the end of season just to post one
Never been anywhere on 60' - best from 2016 was 15360m - its never been my thing
today was 15368 @1:57.1 - not much but I will take it - very surprised (and pleased of course)
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by hjs » April 20th, 2019, 3:20 am

lindsayh wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 2:56 am
thought my chances of ever appearing on his thread were well past so not going to miss the chance for bragging rights
Set off to do the hour before the end of season just to post one
Never been anywhere on 60' - best from 2016 was 15360m - its never been my thing
today was 15368 @1:57.1 - not much but I will take it - very surprised (and pleased of course)
Very respectable Lindsay. Well done!
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by jimmyshand » April 20th, 2019, 6:52 am

lindsayh wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 2:56 am
thought my chances of ever appearing on his thread were well past so not going to miss the chance for bragging rights
Set off to do the hour before the end of season just to post one
Never been anywhere on 60' - best from 2016 was 15360m - its never been my thing
today was 15368 @1:57.1 - not much but I will take it - very surprised (and pleased of course)
Great work Lindsay - that's a tough pace!
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 jimmyshand » April 20th, 2019, 6:58 am

I decided to put all excuses to one side and just go for the 8k in 30 minutes today.

I warmed up for 1k, then went for it, setting the PM for 3 minute splits. Was cautious and disciplined and wasn't sure I was going to make the 8k until about the last couple of minutes, at which point I upped the speed.

Ended up with 8,016 so I'll take that.

Almost 100m more than previous PB. This was tough but not super-nasty-tough. But I'm glad to have got the 8k in 30 in the bag before the end of the season. Hit max HR in the final three minutes.

Now I'm going to eat some waffles.

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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 MartinSH4321 » April 20th, 2019, 12:09 pm

jimmyshand wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 6:58 am
I decided to put all excuses to one side and just go for the 8k in 30 minutes today.

I warmed up for 1k, then went for it, setting the PM for 3 minute splits. Was cautious and disciplined and wasn't sure I was going to make the 8k until about the last couple of minutes, at which point I upped the speed.

Ended up with 8,016 so I'll take that.

Almost 100m more than previous PB. This was tough but not super-nasty-tough. But I'm glad to have got the 8k in 30 in the bag before the end of the season. Hit max HR in the final three minutes.

Now I'm going to eat some waffles.

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Wow, that's a big milestone your reached, congrats!
Martin, 36, from Austria, 186cm / 101Kg (6ft1/223lb)
LP: 1:09,7, 100m: 15,2, 1': 375m, 500m: 1:23,1
1k: 3:09,5, 2k: 6:46,9, 5k: 18:32, 30': 7.873m, 10k: 38:06,
60': 15.341m, HM: 1:25:40
rowing since 2018-06, 1st mil meters in Feb19

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

Post by MartinSH4321 » April 20th, 2019, 12:10 pm

lindsayh wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 2:56 am
thought my chances of ever appearing on his thread were well past so not going to miss the chance for bragging rights
Set off to do the hour before the end of season just to post one
Never been anywhere on 60' - best from 2016 was 15360m - its never been my thing
today was 15368 @1:57.1 - not much but I will take it - very surprised (and pleased of course)
Well done Lindsay, what a great season's end!
Martin, 36, from Austria, 186cm / 101Kg (6ft1/223lb)
LP: 1:09,7, 100m: 15,2, 1': 375m, 500m: 1:23,1
1k: 3:09,5, 2k: 6:46,9, 5k: 18:32, 30': 7.873m, 10k: 38:06,
60': 15.341m, HM: 1:25:40
rowing since 2018-06, 1st mil meters in Feb19

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

Post by jimmyshand » April 20th, 2019, 12:32 pm

MartinSH4321 wrote:
April 20th, 2019, 12:09 pm

Wow, that's a big milestone your reached, congrats!
Thanks Martin. I am feeling a bit tired now but glad I managed it before end of current season.
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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