New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by vepjan » February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm

It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.

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

Post by Dangerscouse » February 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Well done. Your first sub 7 is always a moment to be very proud of, and you didn't have any margin for error
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 Rod » February 28th, 2020, 3:58 pm

MPx wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 8:43 am
Brill to see, well done Rod. So you reckon that hard work does pay off - not something I'm familiar with :D . And more to come you say - will look forward to that IDC.
winniewinser wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 9:09 am
Congrats Rod....keep em coming!There's hope for me yet as I only started at 47 :wink:
Thanks Mike and Alex, now to get stuck into a 10k (maybe 2-3 weeks time) then the big one...the hour.....and a go at getting over 10 miles (16k)....it's gonna hurt! :?
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best 2k recently...6:59.5 in Feb. 2020.

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

Post by vepjan » February 28th, 2020, 5:19 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Well done. Your first sub 7 is always a moment to be very proud of, and you didn't have any margin for error
Thanks! You are right. This was more like stumbling over the finish line, but I will take it. Next time will be with bigger margin I hope.
My splits looked like this
1:44.5 500m 1:44.5 307 1355 30
1:44.8 1,000m 1:44.8 304 1346 32
1:45.4 1,500m 1:45.4 299 1328 32
1:45.1 2,000m 1:45.1 301 1337 33

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

Post by Dangerscouse » February 28th, 2020, 5:40 pm

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Dangerscouse wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Well done. Your first sub 7 is always a moment to be very proud of, and you didn't have any margin for error
Thanks! You are right. This was more like stumbling over the finish line, but I will take it. Next time will be with bigger margin I hope.
My splits looked like this
1:44.5 500m 1:44.5 307 1355 30
1:44.8 1,000m 1:44.8 304 1346 32
1:45.4 1,500m 1:45.4 299 1328 32
1:45.1 2,000m 1:45.1 301 1337 33
Confidence is a big part in improving so next time you will know it's possible rather than just hoping.

It doesn't matter how you do it, just getting it done is all that matters.
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

"You reap what you Row"

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

Post by Dangerscouse » February 28th, 2020, 5:42 pm

Rod wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 7:16 am
6k Time Trial

21:55.9

New British Record in the 60-69 Lightweight Category (The ''Little Old Men'' :lol: )


I improved the record I set a year ago by 3.7 seconds.

I posted this in the training thread but putting it here as well as it's an ''all time'' PB....which shows I should have taken this crazy lark a lot more seriously when I first got involved at the tender age of 49.....but I really did have absolutely no idea I could ever get to Lightweight (the thought didn't even occur to me back then...) or row this fast!

Big thanks again to Eddie Fletcher whose superb coaching has got me into the kind of shape where I can do this and continues to get me fitter and faster 😉
Great result Rod. The 6k is a tough distance to pace properly.
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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Post by max_ratcliffe » February 28th, 2020, 7:09 pm

Rod wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 7:16 am
6k Time Trial

21:55.9

New British Record in the 60-69 Lightweight Category (The ''Little Old Men'' :lol: )


<>

Big thanks again to Eddie Fletcher whose superb coaching has got me into the kind of shape where I can do this and continues to get me fitter and faster 😉
Fantastic work Rod. You're on a roll at the moment, and as I said last time (all of a week ago?), it's inspiring that this is an all-time PB for you.
49yo, 82kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 6k=23:39; 30min=7534m; 10k=40.28; 60min=14621m; HM=1:28.22

2020 goals:
1k - sub 3:30; 2k - sub 7:15; 5k - sub 19:20; 10k - sub 40:00

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

Post by max_ratcliffe » February 28th, 2020, 7:13 pm

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Nice one. This is a huge milestone, perhaps the biggest of all.
49yo, 82kg, Pom living in Adelaide. PBs: 2k=7:34.7; 5k=19:44; 6k=23:39; 30min=7534m; 10k=40.28; 60min=14621m; HM=1:28.22

2020 goals:
1k - sub 3:30; 2k - sub 7:15; 5k - sub 19:20; 10k - sub 40:00

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

Post by Rod » February 29th, 2020, 9:09 am

max_ratcliffe wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 7:09 pm
Fantastic work Rod. You're on a roll at the moment, and as I said last time (all of a week ago?), it's inspiring that this is an all-time PB for you.
Dangerscouse wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 5:42 pm
Great result Rod. The 6k is a tough distance to pace properly.
Thanks Max and Stu.....now for the 10k in a few weeks then the 60 mins....ouch! :wink:
62 year old, 72 kilo (159lbs), 5'8''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best 2k recently...6:59.5 in Feb. 2020.

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Post by jimmyshand » February 29th, 2020, 4:29 pm

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 5:19 pm
Dangerscouse wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:31 pm
vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Well done. Your first sub 7 is always a moment to be very proud of, and you didn't have any margin for error
Thanks! You are right. This was more like stumbling over the finish line, but I will take it. Next time will be with bigger margin I hope.
My splits looked like this
1:44.5 500m 1:44.5 307 1355 30
1:44.8 1,000m 1:44.8 304 1346 32
1:45.4 1,500m 1:45.4 299 1328 32
1:45.1 2,000m 1:45.1 301 1337 33
Great result and gutsy performance with the final 500m! With slightly different pacing I'm sure you can shave some more off this.
42 years old - 198cm/6'6" - England

PBs -
1k 3:15.6 (Jun 2019) | 2k 6:51.4 (Feb 2019) | 5k 18:16.9 (Oct 2019) | 30min 8,016m (Apr 2019) | 10k 37:53.6 (May 2019) | 60min 15,254m (Apr 2019) | HM 1:25:38.4 (Apr 2019)

Rowing since March 2017. Real name is Alasdair.

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

Post by WIghtsculler » February 29th, 2020, 5:04 pm

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Well done indeed. First sub 7 mins is always a massive milestone.
49 year old. Started rowing again in 2019 after 27 years off the water. 200lb. 6'1". PB 200m 6.45. Allergic to longer rows on the C2. Keen for advice on how an older rower can improve performance on the water and on the erg.

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

Post by Tandstad » March 2nd, 2020, 5:49 am

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Congratulations, sub7 is the one to get :)
34YO, 188 cm, 109 kg, NOR. Instagram: jtands
500m: 1:27.5(2013), 1K: 2:59.7(2020), 2K: 6:29.0(2013), 5K: 16:44.5(2020), 6K: 20:53.5(2020), 10K: 35:24.1(2020), 30min: 8641m(2020), 30r20: 8416(2020)

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

Post by vepjan » March 2nd, 2020, 9:17 am

Thanks everyone! Will keep working on it. 6:50 is next goal.

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

Post by KeithT » March 2nd, 2020, 9:34 am

vepjan wrote:
February 28th, 2020, 3:10 pm
It finally happened.... 6:59.9 for the 2k. My throat is not feeling too great, but I am well chuffed.
Great job!! As others have said, this may be the ultimate milestone to hit, so enjoy it and know you now have it in you.
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 - 6:29.4, 5K - 17:27, 30 min - 8277m, 10K - 36:30, 60 min - 16110, HM - 1:20:22

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

Post by Dangerscouse » March 2nd, 2020, 10:20 am

vepjan wrote:
March 2nd, 2020, 9:17 am
Thanks everyone! Will keep working on it. 6:50 is next goal.
Make sure to keep working on it as you're full of confidence and belief so you are more likely to keep improving. If you hit a wall and can't improve, back off a bit and do 3 or 4 sub-max 2k intervals at 2k+3/4 pace with 4 or 5 mins rest just to further strengthen your fitness and belief.

Are you following a structured plan?
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

"You reap what you Row"

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