New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by MartinSH4321 » November 16th, 2019, 1:02 pm

max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 6:16 am
MartinSH4321 wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 6:07 am
100m PB - 14,5

After yesterday's 2k failure I decided to try a sprint TT as my legs and back felt great due to 2k tapering, the stomach isn't 100% ok, but no problem for such a short distance.

Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
0:14.5 100m 1:12.5 918 3460 58
0:14.5 100m 1:12.5 918 3460 58

Never had such a SPM I think, and at stroke 8 or 9 I had a bad pull and almost lost control, so there's definitely a bit more to come, maybe 14,3.
Also had the best LP so far, saw 1070W I think, but have to check that in excel :wink:
And back to form with some insane sprinting! Great stuff. 918W!
hjs wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 6:43 am
Haha, so we now know it was only mental yesterday. And AGAIN, where your talent is to be found. This is way beyond 6,40 level :D
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November 16th, 2019, 7:42 am
Wow, I 100% agree with Henry. That is an immense result and I can't comprehend r58!!!
winniewinser wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 10:58 am
Good grief :shock: .... awesome effort Martin and great bounce back!
jimmyshand wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Martin never stops! Great result.
Thank you very much mates! :D
It's great to have such an effort after yesterday's failure, of course it won't help me much for my next 2k TT :wink:

@ Alex: What a great improvement at your 1h TT, big congrats! Bad luck you missed the 15k by only a few meters, but next time you'll hit this milestone for sure, you can be very happy with this result :D
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LP: 1:09, 100m: 14,5, 1': 384m, 500m: 1:21,4
1k: 3:05 2k: 6:43, 5k: 18:03, 30': 8.059m, 10k: 37:22
60': 15.661m, HM: 1:21:57
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by winniewinser » November 16th, 2019, 1:18 pm

MartinSH4321 wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 1:02 pm
@ Alex: What a great improvement at your 1h TT, big congrats! Bad luck you missed the 15k by only a few meters, but next time you'll hit this milestone for sure, you can be very happy with this result :D
Thanks Martin....I'll crack it next time.
78kg, 6"2" Male, 1972, 1km=3:30.6, 2km=6:58.5, 5km=18:36.9, 10km=38:26.7, 60' 14,976m
Goals - add 5-10Kg, 6:50 2km, sub 18:00 5km, sub 38:00 10km, complete HM & FM

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

Post by Dangerscouse » November 16th, 2019, 1:41 pm

winniewinser wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
60' new PB....14,976...+460m

Didn't feel that energised after a day snowboarding yesterday but I had the time for a longer session so thought I'd give 60mins another crack. I really wanted 15km and had a plan to push the last 5mins but it wasn't enough and there wasn't anything left in the tank. Still pleased with effort and only minor chaffing :wink:

Splits
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
1:00:00.0 14,976m 2:00.1 202 993 24 157
10:00.0 2,521m 1:59.0 208 1014 23 153
20:00.0 2,510m 1:59.5 205 1005 23 155
30:00.0 2,492m 2:00.3 201 990 23 156
40:00.0 2,481m 2:00.9 198 981 24 158
50:00.0 2,464m 2:01.7 194 967 25 157
1:00:00.0 2,509m 1:59.5 205 1004 23 165
460m improvement?!?!? That is immense! 15k won't be far off now you're so close
46 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 max_ratcliffe » November 16th, 2019, 5:23 pm

winniewinser wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
60' new PB....14,976...+460m

Didn't feel that energised after a day snowboarding yesterday but I had the time for a longer session so thought I'd give 60mins another crack. I really wanted 15km and had a plan to push the last 5mins but it wasn't enough and there wasn't anything left in the tank. Still pleased with effort and only minor chaffing :wink:

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Boom. What an improvement! Tremendous work Alex.
Snowboarding in Horsham? It must have changed a bit since I was last there.
49yo, 83kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 30min=7221m; 10k=41:24; 60min=14112m; HM=1:31.44

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

Post by Citroen » November 16th, 2019, 5:57 pm

max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Snowboarding in Horsham? It must have changed a bit since I was last there.
There's plenty of indoor skiiing/snowboarding. Here in the UK there's Hemel Hempstead, Tamworth, MK, Manchester (and others). In the Netherlands their biggest mountain is in Landgraaf. There's even indoor snow in Dubai.

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

Post by max_ratcliffe » November 16th, 2019, 6:19 pm

Citroen wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:57 pm
max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Snowboarding in Horsham? It must have changed a bit since I was last there.
There's plenty of indoor skiiing/snowboarding. Here in the UK there's Hemel Hempstead, Tamworth, MK, Manchester (and others). In the Netherlands their biggest mountain is in Landgraaf. There's even indoor snow in Dubai.
I haven't been to Horsham for 30 years, I suppose. You can go proper snow skiing in Victoria, NSW and Tassie, but not in SA. No artificial slopes either.
49yo, 83kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 30min=7221m; 10k=41:24; 60min=14112m; HM=1:31.44

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

Post by max_ratcliffe » November 16th, 2019, 6:53 pm

MartinSH4321 wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:57 am

Well done Max, that's a big improvement, and in such a dangerous environment! :lol: You deserve this great result!
Dangerscouse wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 3:19 am

Great improvement in PB Max. That's a big chunk to knock off, so your fitness is improving.

I really don't miss the stupidity of gyms for my rowing sessions, especially the horrendous technique on the ergs!!
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November 16th, 2019, 5:38 am

Well done on the PB Max that's a big reduction!

Some people just don't understand spacial awareness :roll: :lol:
Thanks all,
I feel I'm making more progress now that I'm planning better. For now, trying to improve by one split every month or so seems to be working. Long may this continue!
49yo, 83kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 30min=7221m; 10k=41:24; 60min=14112m; HM=1:31.44

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

Post by winniewinser » November 17th, 2019, 4:33 am

max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 5:23 pm
winniewinser wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
60' new PB....14,976...+460m

Didn't feel that energised after a day snowboarding yesterday but I had the time for a longer session so thought I'd give 60mins another crack. I really wanted 15km and had a plan to push the last 5mins but it wasn't enough and there wasn't anything left in the tank. Still pleased with effort and only minor chaffing :wink:

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Boom. What an improvement! Tremendous work Alex.
Snowboarding in Horsham? It must have changed a bit since I was last there.
Thanks Max....this was a bit of low hanging fruit tbh but 15km was the real test.

Snowboarding in Snozone Milton Keynes...a day of freestyle...well attempting to freestyle and mainly falling over. I think I'm a bit long in the tooth :wink: Would love to have a trip to board in Australia/New Zealand...Perisher looks great.

Hope you're not affected by the wildfires...looks horrible
78kg, 6"2" Male, 1972, 1km=3:30.6, 2km=6:58.5, 5km=18:36.9, 10km=38:26.7, 60' 14,976m
Goals - add 5-10Kg, 6:50 2km, sub 18:00 5km, sub 38:00 10km, complete HM & FM

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

Post by Dangerscouse » November 17th, 2019, 5:06 am

max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Thanks all,
I feel I'm making more progress now that I'm planning better. For now, trying to improve by one split every month or so seems to be working. Long may this continue!
I can't remember the full detail but I saw a post about 1% progression each day or every time you progress. It's such a small improvement it feels negligible e.g. 0.1 faster pace for a session, but cumulatively it can be become a massive leap over months.
46 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 max_ratcliffe » November 17th, 2019, 7:24 am

winniewinser wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 4:33 am

Hope you're not affected by the wildfires...looks horrible
Thanks. The fires are nowhere near us at the moment. Will be 42oC and windy on Wednesday, which will probably be extreme or catastrophic conditions. A bit of a worry this early in the year.

I probably won't be rowing!
49yo, 83kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 30min=7221m; 10k=41:24; 60min=14112m; HM=1:31.44

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

Post by max_ratcliffe » November 17th, 2019, 7:34 am

Dangerscouse wrote:
November 17th, 2019, 5:06 am
max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Thanks all,
I feel I'm making more progress now that I'm planning better. For now, trying to improve by one split every month or so seems to be working. Long may this continue!
I can't remember the full detail but I saw a post about 1% progression each day or every time you progress. It's such a small improvement it feels negligible e.g. 0.1 faster pace for a session, but cumulatively it can be become a massive leap over months.
We'll know if it's been a success in a few months time. I guess. Roughly should be knocking on the door of 41' for 10k around xmas time if everything goes to plan.
49yo, 83kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 30min=7221m; 10k=41:24; 60min=14112m; HM=1:31.44

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

Post by KeithT » November 18th, 2019, 9:54 am

MartinSH4321 wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 6:07 am
100m PB - 14,5

After yesterday's 2k failure I decided to try a sprint TT as my legs and back felt great due to 2k tapering, the stomach isn't 100% ok, but no problem for such a short distance.

Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
0:14.5 100m 1:12.5 918 3460 58
0:14.5 100m 1:12.5 918 3460 58

Never had such a SPM I think, and at stroke 8 or 9 I had a bad pull and almost lost control, so there's definitely a bit more to come, maybe 14,3.
Also had the best LP so far, saw 1070W I think, but have to check that in excel :wink:
Dang! A 1:12.5 pace! I am a decent sprinter and I don't even think I can hit that let alone average it for 100m - you have some serious power. Great to get some good positive momentum going again too.
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PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 373m, 500m - 1:21.9, 1K - 2:59.8, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:29.9, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16036, HM - 1:20:22

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

Post by KeithT » November 18th, 2019, 9:56 am

max_ratcliffe wrote:
November 15th, 2019, 8:30 pm
10k in 41:24.0.

39s quicker than my previous PB.

Pace changes every 500m helped quiet the inner chimp (thanks Paul).

Managed this despite the bloke on the SkiErg next to the rower I was using.At first, he was standing so far back on the base that he was nearly pulling the machine over with every pull. Then, evidently deciding that causing the entire gym floor to vibrate every pull wasn't really the way to go, he switched to a front crawl type of stroke, with his arms swinging wildly out to the side. I expected to be punched in the side of the head with every stroke, and it was a minor miracle that we kept missing each other. I think the adrenaline rush probably helped me through the middle portion of the 10k!
That's a massive improvement - congrats!! Also, thanks for the narrative on the guy on the Ski ERG, it gave me a good laugh this morning.
51 yo, 6'3" 207#
PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 373m, 500m - 1:21.9, 1K - 2:59.8, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:29.9, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16036, HM - 1:20:22

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

Post by KeithT » November 18th, 2019, 9:58 am

winniewinser wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
60' new PB....14,976...+460m

Didn't feel that energised after a day snowboarding yesterday but I had the time for a longer session so thought I'd give 60mins another crack. I really wanted 15km and had a plan to push the last 5mins but it wasn't enough and there wasn't anything left in the tank. Still pleased with effort and only minor chaffing :wink:

Splits
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
1:00:00.0 14,976m 2:00.1 202 993 24 157
10:00.0 2,521m 1:59.0 208 1014 23 153
20:00.0 2,510m 1:59.5 205 1005 23 155
30:00.0 2,492m 2:00.3 201 990 23 156
40:00.0 2,481m 2:00.9 198 981 24 158
50:00.0 2,464m 2:01.7 194 967 25 157
1:00:00.0 2,509m 1:59.5 205 1004 23 165
Huge improvement and now you know you can hit 15K which is a great milestone.
51 yo, 6'3" 207#
PBs (all since turning 50):
1 min - 373m, 500m - 1:21.9, 1K - 2:59.8, 4 min - 1265m, 2K - 6:29.9, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16036, HM - 1:20:22

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

Post by winniewinser » November 18th, 2019, 12:11 pm

KeithT wrote:
November 18th, 2019, 9:58 am
Huge improvement and now you know you can hit 15K which is a great milestone.
Thanks Keith.

Low hanging fruit PB but 15km is the real goal.....I just needed to push earlier than I did this time. Stroke rate was a bit low at times too so didn't really maintain pace easily. Live and learn.
78kg, 6"2" Male, 1972, 1km=3:30.6, 2km=6:58.5, 5km=18:36.9, 10km=38:26.7, 60' 14,976m
Goals - add 5-10Kg, 6:50 2km, sub 18:00 5km, sub 38:00 10km, complete HM & FM

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