Holiday Challenge 2019!

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Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by dykebert » November 25th, 2019, 4:46 pm

Time to get the party started! :D

Dusted off my spreadsheet schedules from the past 2 years to make my schedule for this one. Updated the dates and adjusted goals for the week I'm on-call for work (more work hours, less sleep :P )

And I'm about 35K short of the 200k!

I'm blaming it on the short time frame (only 28 days of rowing, where the last 2 years were about 33 days).

Right now I'm leaving my schedule as-is. I'm not near as prepared this year as I've been in the past, so I may call it at the 100K mark or I may buckle down and go for it. I'll see how I'm doing at about 10-14 days.

Let's Go!

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by Admers » November 28th, 2019, 11:58 am

Hello there Sharkey, it’s good to see that you have started this thread and I will do my best to keep you company. :)

Happy Thanksgiving and I do hope that you are having an enjoyable day.

I read an article in last week’s paper that officially declared 70 ( was 65 ) as being the start of old age. :shock: How the heck do you define old age?

Therefore, ( she says, bristling with indignation :lol: :wink: ) I would like to reach 100k and if time and good planning allow, hopefully complete the 200k challenge again.

I have taken a mega dose of Sanatogen. :lol:

Jill - One bloody-minded ' old bird ' again from Blighty. :lol: :wink:

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by RLJINATX » November 29th, 2019, 2:23 pm

Hi! I am newish to rowing but I acquired a used Concept2 recently and decided to join this challenge to ramp up my training. I'm planning to follow the Concept2 calendar mostly with some modifications for the days that I go to the gym for strength training. If you have any suggestions for a newby, please let me know. Thanks! :D

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by domo » November 29th, 2019, 6:10 pm

Hi! Also new to this forum and just purchased my own Concept 2 for home . I love it! I would like to try the Holiday Challenge but am still trying to figure out how it works. Do I need to sign up or does my upload to Logbook suffice ?

Thanks for any advice
Donna

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by Citroen » November 29th, 2019, 6:15 pm

domo wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Do I need to sign up or does my upload to Logbook suffice ?
Log some metres pick your charity and you're in. The donations start at 100K metres.

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by Admers » November 30th, 2019, 8:25 am

RLJINATX wrote:
November 29th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Hi! I am newish to rowing but I acquired a used Concept2 recently and decided to join this challenge to ramp up my training. I'm planning to follow the Concept2 calendar mostly with some modifications for the days that I go to the gym for strength training. If you have any suggestions for a newby, please let me know. Thanks!
Hello there RLJINATX and also to Donna; Donna I see that Citroen ( Dougie Lawson ) has kindly answered your query.

RLJINATX I do not feel confident enough to offer you any training advice but you may find the following information helpful.

If you look at page 1 of the January Challenge started by dykebert on December 29th, 2017 @ 10.27am. you will see an entry ( second from the bottom ) by lindsayh ( Lindsay Hay ) posted on January 4th 2018, @ 7.30am in answer to one posted by ' ornatewobbegong '.

I hope that you will find Lindsay's sage advice useful.

Good luck to you both and safe and sensible progress with your training.

Jill :)

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by dykebert » December 2nd, 2019, 11:21 am

Wow great to see all the posts! Welcome to the community to the newcomers!

I started off OK. Getting close to 16K while watching the Thanksgiving football games. Friday morning went as planned, and was feeling good.

Then Sat, to quote young Luke Skywalker 'Uncle Owen, this R2 unit has a bad motivator.' I didn't do a single meter, and Sunday only a few K. So it looks like I've decided on the 100K. :lol:

A bit disappointed in myself, but still better than just sitting on the couch, so there is that.

Happy Monday!

keep on rowing, just keep rowing.

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by domo » December 2nd, 2019, 8:09 pm

Thanks everyone for your help. I’m up to 19,000 ish meters despite being sick since Thanksgiving. I’ll check out the Jan challenge Jill Thank you!

#sherows

Donna

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Re: Holiday Challenge 2019!

Post by hels_t » December 3rd, 2019, 6:26 am

Hello, I'm going to be trying to do the holiday challenge. I don't have anything as organised as a spreadsheet or a particular plan other than continuing to do the long workout of the day when I can and if I do a shorter session to do a nice long warm down to get a few extra metres in. I'm at just under 34k so far.

Enjoy your rowing! :D :D :D

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