New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by HornetMaX » April 23rd, 2024, 7:36 am

iain wrote:
April 23rd, 2024, 7:13 am
I find both these issues are sweat related. Haven't had BC issues since I started wearing both wicking underwear and rowing shorts, prior to that had a huge issue.
Citius Remex seat solved this for me. Completely gone. Any other solution tried only half worked. YMMV (and I haven't done anything past a FM or 70K rowing per week).
iain wrote:
April 23rd, 2024, 7:13 am
As for blisters, you probably sweated more profusely in the FM so not surprised worse than 100k in that regard.
Always wondered if a handle with a lot of holes could help that: maybe the movement can force some sort of airflow in it and out of the holes.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Sakly » April 23rd, 2024, 10:21 am

RWAGR wrote:
April 23rd, 2024, 6:22 am
@Sascha- I think we want to see you very comfortably below 2.45 bro!
Not sure, if "comfortable" is the right term for a 1:57 split :lol:
But that's around what I think could be managable...on a good day :)
Male - '80 - 82kg - 177cm - Start rowErg Jan 2022
1': 355m
4': 1217m
30'r20: 8068m
30': 8,283m
60': 16,222m
100m: 0:16.1
500m: 1:27.1
1k: 3:07.8
2k: 6:37.1
5k: 17:39.6
6k: 21:15.3
10k: 36:01.5
HM: 1:18:40.1
FM: 2:52:32.6
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by alex9026 » April 23rd, 2024, 10:49 am

Sakly wrote:
April 23rd, 2024, 10:21 am
Not sure, if "comfortable" is the right term for a 1:57 split :lol:
But that's around what I think could be managable...on a good day :)
I could muster one up with you virtually :lol: I feel an endurance piece coming on some time in August (giving me three full months preparation).
33 6'2 93kg
1min 362m 500m 1:26 2k 6:31 5k 17:52

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

Post by Sakly » April 23rd, 2024, 12:16 pm

alex9026 wrote:
April 23rd, 2024, 10:49 am
Sakly wrote:
April 23rd, 2024, 10:21 am
Not sure, if "comfortable" is the right term for a 1:57 split :lol:
But that's around what I think could be managable...on a good day :)
I could muster one up with you virtually :lol: I feel an endurance piece coming on some time in August (giving me three full months preparation).
I thought about going for it in May, but that sounds also very cool and motivating B)
Never did a kind of race session, either virtual nor in person!
In that case I could use my current momentum for the shorter stuff to reach some other goals for 5k, 6k, 10k, 30min and probably also 60mins. And go again for a 2k, as some of the gents here say I should be faster, than my PB reports...
Male - '80 - 82kg - 177cm - Start rowErg Jan 2022
1': 355m
4': 1217m
30'r20: 8068m
30': 8,283m
60': 16,222m
100m: 0:16.1
500m: 1:27.1
1k: 3:07.8
2k: 6:37.1
5k: 17:39.6
6k: 21:15.3
10k: 36:01.5
HM: 1:18:40.1
FM: 2:52:32.6
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by contdrift86 » April 28th, 2024, 8:46 pm

Probably not the best prep on paper but it was effective. Took from Thursday off due to travelling to Fiji for work for the weekend. Didn't train whilst I was over there, but spent a lot of time walking around and then smashed about 27 beers in the pool on Saturday night, had a curry and then flew back Sunday morning. Walked around a farm yesterday with the kids and then did a 15 minute warm up today and then gripped it and ripped it for a 2km to finish the season off.

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Time	Meters	Pace	Watts	Cal/Hr	S/M	
6:49.8	2,000m	1:42.4	325	1420	30	184
1:42.4	500m	1:42.4	326	1421	30	178
1:42.3	1,000m	1:42.3	327	1425	30	184
1:42.7	1,500m	1:42.7	323	1412	30	187
1:42.4	2,000m	1:42.4	326	1421	31	188
Seeing as I started the season at 7:09.5, dipped under 7 minutes for the first time in November, then did a 6:58 in Feb for the TOC, then a 6:53 for the CTC in March? Had one last crack today and under the 6:50 mark. :D
37 6’1 HW Male
100m - 00:16.7 - Oct-23
500m - 01:32.7 - Jan-24
1km - 03:21.1 - Mar-24
2km - 06:49.8 - Apr-24
5km - 18:20.4 - Feb-24
10km - 37:58.8 - Nov-23
HM - 1: 26:57.5 - Nov-23
30R20 - 7670 - Nov-23
60 mins - 15038 - Feb-24

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

Post by Sakly » April 29th, 2024, 12:48 am

contdrift86 wrote:
April 28th, 2024, 8:46 pm
Probably not the best prep on paper but it was effective. Took from Thursday off due to travelling to Fiji for work for the weekend. Didn't train whilst I was over there, but spent a lot of time walking around and then smashed about 27 beers in the pool on Saturday night, had a curry and then flew back Sunday morning. Walked around a farm yesterday with the kids and then did a 15 minute warm up today and then gripped it and ripped it for a 2km to finish the season off.

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Time	Meters	Pace	Watts	Cal/Hr	S/M	
6:49.8	2,000m	1:42.4	325	1420	30	184
1:42.4	500m	1:42.4	326	1421	30	178
1:42.3	1,000m	1:42.3	327	1425	30	184
1:42.7	1,500m	1:42.7	323	1412	30	187
1:42.4	2,000m	1:42.4	326	1421	31	188
Seeing as I started the season at 7:09.5, dipped under 7 minutes for the first time in November, then did a 6:58 in Feb for the TOC, then a 6:53 for the CTC in March? Had one last crack today and under the 6:50 mark. :D
Well done and very good progress on the 2k this season :)
Male - '80 - 82kg - 177cm - Start rowErg Jan 2022
1': 355m
4': 1217m
30'r20: 8068m
30': 8,283m
60': 16,222m
100m: 0:16.1
500m: 1:27.1
1k: 3:07.8
2k: 6:37.1
5k: 17:39.6
6k: 21:15.3
10k: 36:01.5
HM: 1:18:40.1
FM: 2:52:32.6
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by nick rockliff » April 29th, 2024, 3:27 am

contdrift86 wrote:
April 28th, 2024, 8:46 pm
Probably not the best prep on paper but it was effective. Took from Thursday off due to travelling to Fiji for work for the weekend. Didn't train whilst I was over there, but spent a lot of time walking around and then smashed about 27 beers in the pool on Saturday night, had a curry and then flew back Sunday morning. Walked around a farm yesterday with the kids and then did a 15 minute warm up today and then gripped it and ripped it for a 2km to finish the season off.

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Time	Meters	Pace	Watts	Cal/Hr	S/M	
6:49.8	2,000m	1:42.4	325	1420	30	184
1:42.4	500m	1:42.4	326	1421	30	178
1:42.3	1,000m	1:42.3	327	1425	30	184
1:42.7	1,500m	1:42.7	323	1412	30	187
1:42.4	2,000m	1:42.4	326	1421	31	188
Seeing as I started the season at 7:09.5, dipped under 7 minutes for the first time in November, then did a 6:58 in Feb for the TOC, then a 6:53 for the CTC in March? Had one last crack today and under the 6:50 mark. :D
Nice one, well done.
67 6' 4" 108kg
PBs 2k 6:16.4 5k 16:37.5 10k 34:35.5 30m 8727 60m 17059 HM 74:25.9 FM 2:43:48.8
50s PBs 2k 6.24.3 5k 16.55.4 6k 20.34.2 10k 35.19.0 30m 8633 60m 16685 HM 76.48.7
60s PBs 5k 17.51.2 10k 36.42.6 30m 8263 60m 16089 HM 79.16.6

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

Post by p_b82 » April 29th, 2024, 4:22 am

contdrift86 wrote:
April 28th, 2024, 8:46 pm
Probably not the best prep on paper but it was effective. Took from Thursday off due to travelling to Fiji for work for the weekend. Didn't train whilst I was over there, but spent a lot of time walking around and then smashed about 27 beers in the pool on Saturday night, had a curry and then flew back Sunday morning. Walked around a farm yesterday with the kids and then did a 15 minute warm up today and then gripped it and ripped it for a 2km to finish the season off.

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Time	Meters	Pace	Watts	Cal/Hr	S/M	
6:49.8	2,000m	1:42.4	325	1420	30	184
1:42.4	500m	1:42.4	326	1421	30	178
1:42.3	1,000m	1:42.3	327	1425	30	184
1:42.7	1,500m	1:42.7	323	1412	30	187
1:42.4	2,000m	1:42.4	326	1421	31	188
Seeing as I started the season at 7:09.5, dipped under 7 minutes for the first time in November, then did a 6:58 in Feb for the TOC, then a 6:53 for the CTC in March? Had one last crack today and under the 6:50 mark. :D
Well done - that's great progress; and even better on that prep I reckon!
M 6'4 born:'82
PB's
'23: 6k=25:23.5, HM=1:36:08.0, 30'=7,077m, 60'=13,702m
'24: 500m=1:37.7, 2k=7:44.80, 5k=20:42.9, 10k=42:13.1, FM=3:18:35.4
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by robhely » May 1st, 2024, 6:17 am

First PB in quite a while, I've been focussing on hypertrophy and finding it hard to juggle rowing and weights - especially on the same day.

3:26.2 1,000m 1:43.1 319 1399 35 178
0:41.0 200m 1:42.5 325 1418 34 165
0:40.8 400m 1:42.0 330 1435 35 176
0:40.7 600m 1:41.7 332 1443 35 182
0:41.9 800m 1:44.7 305 1348 34 184
0:41.8 1,000m 1:44.5 307 1355 37 186

Previous PB was 3:27.1, so nothing massive, but felt pretty good for this one. Have never seen my HR above 182 before, so I must have given it my all.

I've gained around 5kg, since taking up strength training, so sitting uncomfortably between LW and HW at ~75kg. I'm on a bit of a "mini cut" at the moment, so hoping to get just under 75 and stay there. I do think the extra muscle helped with this row as I don't think my fitness is at the same level as it was when I was getting PBs ever other week late last year.
M/53/179cm/74.8kg
started rowing late 2022

PBs
1k: 3:26.2
2k: 7:09.9
5k: 18:46.0
30min: 7,847m
10k: 38:57.0
60min: 15,060m
HM: 1:26:14.1

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

Post by Kerry1960 » May 1st, 2024, 6:29 am

robhely wrote:
May 1st, 2024, 6:17 am
First PB in quite a while, I've been focussing on hypertrophy and finding it hard to juggle rowing and weights - especially on the same day.

3:26.2 1,000m 1:43.1 319 1399 35 178
0:41.0 200m 1:42.5 325 1418 34 165
0:40.8 400m 1:42.0 330 1435 35 176
0:40.7 600m 1:41.7 332 1443 35 182
0:41.9 800m 1:44.7 305 1348 34 184
0:41.8 1,000m 1:44.5 307 1355 37 186

Previous PB was 3:27.1, so nothing massive, but felt pretty good for this one. Have never seen my HR above 182 before, so I must have given it my all.

I've gained around 5kg, since taking up strength training, so sitting uncomfortably between LW and HW at ~75kg. I'm on a bit of a "mini cut" at the moment, so hoping to get just under 75 and stay there. I do think the extra muscle helped with this row as I don't think my fitness is at the same level as it was when I was getting PBs ever other week late last year.
Nice start to the new season.
M64 6ft 2, 1.90m,14st 4lbs (200), 90 kg, NW England
First erg Jan 2023
PBs 500m 1:34 9, 1k 3:30.9, 2k 7:32.3
5k 20:09, 6k 24:30, 30m 7310m, 30r20 7133m

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

Post by KeithT » May 1st, 2024, 10:22 am

contdrift86 wrote:
April 28th, 2024, 8:46 pm
Probably not the best prep on paper but it was effective. Took from Thursday off due to travelling to Fiji for work for the weekend. Didn't train whilst I was over there, but spent a lot of time walking around and then smashed about 27 beers in the pool on Saturday night, had a curry and then flew back Sunday morning. Walked around a farm yesterday with the kids and then did a 15 minute warm up today and then gripped it and ripped it for a 2km to finish the season off.

Code: Select all

Time	Meters	Pace	Watts	Cal/Hr	S/M	
6:49.8	2,000m	1:42.4	325	1420	30	184
1:42.4	500m	1:42.4	326	1421	30	178
1:42.3	1,000m	1:42.3	327	1425	30	184
1:42.7	1,500m	1:42.7	323	1412	30	187
1:42.4	2,000m	1:42.4	326	1421	31	188
Seeing as I started the season at 7:09.5, dipped under 7 minutes for the first time in November, then did a 6:58 in Feb for the TOC, then a 6:53 for the CTC in March? Had one last crack today and under the 6:50 mark. :D
Very impressive progress....now under 6:50! There has to be a scientific correlation between the beers and the time reduction.
56 yo, 6'3" 205# PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 376m, 500m - 1:21.3, 1K - 2:57.2, 4 min - 1305m, 2K - 6:27.8, 5K - 17:23, 30 min - 8444m, 10K - 35:54, 60 min - 16110, HM - 1:19:19, FM - 2:45:41

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

Post by Dangerscouse » May 1st, 2024, 1:45 pm

robhely wrote:
May 1st, 2024, 6:17 am
First PB in quite a while, I've been focussing on hypertrophy and finding it hard to juggle rowing and weights - especially on the same day.

3:26.2 1,000m 1:43.1 319 1399 35 178
0:41.0 200m 1:42.5 325 1418 34 165
0:40.8 400m 1:42.0 330 1435 35 176
0:40.7 600m 1:41.7 332 1443 35 182
0:41.9 800m 1:44.7 305 1348 34 184
0:41.8 1,000m 1:44.5 307 1355 37 186

Previous PB was 3:27.1, so nothing massive, but felt pretty good for this one. Have never seen my HR above 182 before, so I must have given it my all.

I've gained around 5kg, since taking up strength training, so sitting uncomfortably between LW and HW at ~75kg. I'm on a bit of a "mini cut" at the moment, so hoping to get just under 75 and stay there. I do think the extra muscle helped with this row as I don't think my fitness is at the same level as it was when I was getting PBs ever other week late last year.
Well done Rob. I possibly value these type of small PBs more as they're harder fought for as you're so close to your limit.

A massive PB is a great ego boost, and also something special, but when all you do is squeeze out a little bit more, and you know you give if 100%, then that's maybe, just maybe more special.
50 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 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 » May 4th, 2024, 9:58 am

Got my 10k sub-37 today, taking ~29 seconds off my PB. That was probably a little overdue given my solid fitness and recent HM PB, but milestones are always particularly nice, especially as I'm currently stuck on the wrong side of a milestone for the 1 hour!

36:49.9 10,000m 1:50.4 259 1192 28 167
7:21.1 2,000m 1:50.2 261 1198 28 160
7:23.0 4,000m 1:50.7 258 1186 28 162
7:23.8 6,000m 1:50.9 256 1181 28 168
7:23.8 8,000m 1:50.9 256 1181 28 172
7:18.1 10,000m 1:49.5 266 1216 28 178
Rob, 40, 6'1", 188 lbs. Potomac, MD, USA (albeit English-Australian originally).

2k: 6:45.4 (2023)
5k: 17:56.3 (2023)
30': 8,182 (2024)
10k: 36:49.9 (2024)
60’: 15,967 (2024)
HM: 1:20:27.4 (2024)
FM: 2:48:21.4 (2024)
100k: 7:43:28.2 (2024)

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

Post by ahooton » May 4th, 2024, 10:47 am

RWAGR wrote:
May 4th, 2024, 9:58 am
Got my 10k sub-37 today, taking ~29 seconds off my PB. That was probably a little overdue given my solid fitness and recent HM PB, but milestones are always particularly nice, especially as I'm currently stuck on the wrong side of a milestone for the 1 hour!

36:49.9 10,000m 1:50.4 259 1192 28 167
7:21.1 2,000m 1:50.2 261 1198 28 160
7:23.0 4,000m 1:50.7 258 1186 28 162
7:23.8 6,000m 1:50.9 256 1181 28 168
7:23.8 8,000m 1:50.9 256 1181 28 172
7:18.1 10,000m 1:49.5 266 1216 28 178
Fantastic stuff, well done mate.
M 6’4. 96Kg 43
2k - 6:44.0
5k - 18:20.7
6k - 22:07.9
10k - 37:49
30 mins-8067m
1hr - 15513m
HM - 1:21.44
FM - 2:56.56

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

Post by Dangerscouse » May 4th, 2024, 1:13 pm

RWAGR wrote:
May 4th, 2024, 9:58 am
Got my 10k sub-37 today, taking ~29 seconds off my PB. That was probably a little overdue given my solid fitness and recent HM PB, but milestones are always particularly nice, especially as I'm currently stuck on the wrong side of a milestone for the 1 hour!

36:49.9 10,000m 1:50.4 259 1192 28 167
7:21.1 2,000m 1:50.2 261 1198 28 160
7:23.0 4,000m 1:50.7 258 1186 28 162
7:23.8 6,000m 1:50.9 256 1181 28 168
7:23.8 8,000m 1:50.9 256 1181 28 172
7:18.1 10,000m 1:49.5 266 1216 28 178
It possibly is a little overdue, and expected, given your recent successes, but you still needed to actually do it, so this is a great milestone and PB.

The hour can be a strange session imo, so I'm not too surprised you're struggling al little bit with it. It's definitely becoming more and more low hanging fruit though, so it won't be long.
50 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

"You reap what you row"

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