New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

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

Post by lwtguy » September 22nd, 2017, 7:43 am

Thanks everyone. This forum really helped me to keep motivated to improve!
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PBs-- 500m 1:28.9-- 1K 3:08.9-- 2K 6:37.7-- 5K 17:27.6
6K 21:11.2-- 30' 8342m-- 10K 35:54-- 60' 16209m

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

Post by kerosene » September 22nd, 2017, 1:29 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:Kerosene, really well done. You've made some big improvements. It seems to me that you're suited to long distances if that felt good. Not much more and you'll be doing a HM. Is that an option for you?
Thanks. Beginner gains still as I am hittibg PBs in training workouts without a real TT mentality. I think I could lmost hit the half marathon at my 1h pace.
Now all my PBs have been updated this autumn except 1K. Dreading it quite a bit but as my goals are 2K race in January and 500m in March I should hit some hard shorter pieces too.

Marius, your numbers are pretty crazy to me. Congrats on the sub 6:20
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Dangerscouse » September 24th, 2017, 7:43 am

Done my third marathon this morning and got a time of 2hr 53: 34 beating my previous PB by 53 secs.

I can be my own biggest critic though as I wanted to go sub 2hr 50 and maybe carry on to do 45km in total. In the end I think the night out on Friday started to have an effect on the last 5km, which were really tough, which was annoying as I didn't stop for a stretch until 32km.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by McKenzie » September 25th, 2017, 1:20 pm

Hi
I am doing a 2k test on Friday. My personal best is 7:48,7.
Did a 4* 1000 m (5) at 1:56,1 today with neg splits comfortably.
Anyone with any ideas what pace I should hold the first 1700 meters? Does 1:58-59 seem to conservative?
Thanks, Magnus McKenzie
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Scott Lewis » October 1st, 2017, 7:15 am

5k conservative on:
19:25.4. Average split 1:56.5. I know I've posted this already just thought I'd tell you guys and be arrogant. Reckon I can get 1:55 split on an all out effort.
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Post by DNA_Rower » October 3rd, 2017, 7:01 am

Managed to bump my 30min PB up last night from 7780 to 7814m. Especially nice since a few days before on my first erg for 17 days I struggled to get 7500m so I was worried my fitness had gone all the way back to the start.

Target is 8000m but not sure if I can reach that this year. Back in March/April my 30min distance was just over 7500m so I've gained 300m since then so maybe I can get ~200m in the next 3 months. Maybe...
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Post by Dangerscouse » October 3rd, 2017, 2:09 pm

DNA, you can definitely do another 200m. Based on your progress so far the extra metres will be more of a mental issue than fitness.

If you break it down it's less than seven metres a minute. If you're like me that's less than one stroke extra per minute. No big deal. It will probably feel too much in your head whilst your erging but I reckon your capable. Keep gradually increasing the effort or do more intense intervals and you'll be getting there in no time.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Post by DNA_Rower » October 4th, 2017, 3:33 am

Dangerscouse wrote:DNA, you can definitely do another 200m. Based on your progress so far the extra metres will be more of a mental issue than fitness.

If you break it down it's less than seven metres a minute. If you're like me that's less than one stroke extra per minute. No big deal. It will probably feel too much in your head whilst your erging but I reckon your capable. Keep gradually increasing the effort or do more intense intervals and you'll be getting there in no time.
You're probably right. I'll probably try a couple of cycles of the regular PP then aim for the 8k. Bonus is that it will hopefully get a lot colder here and I perform much better when the gym is a few degrees colder.
A: 40; H: 184cm; W: 77kg.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Scott Lewis » October 5th, 2017, 2:39 pm

New 30 minute PB!!!

7592m

I reckon 7600 was probably possible but oh well I'm happy with that PB.

Well done DNA!
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Post by Dangerscouse » October 8th, 2017, 9:06 am

Well done Scott. 7600m could happen quickly now you're on a roll.
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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

Post by Scott Lewis » October 8th, 2017, 11:06 am

Dangerscouse wrote:Well done Scott. 7600m could happen quickly now you're on a roll.
First free rate 30 minute so pretty pleased with the result and it indicates sub 7:15 for 2k isn't too far off.
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Anth_F » October 11th, 2017, 1:13 pm

New 5k PB!!! Over the moon with this :D Though the split in the last k doesn't show it, i nearly died in the last 500m. It was just the sheer grit and determination that got me over the line. Rates not high at all, but i generally never rate high as you know.

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

Post by Gammmmo » October 11th, 2017, 1:54 pm

Didn't think you went for PBs Anth? ;)

Seriously, well done fella...great feeling innit when you PB. :)
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by Anth_F » October 11th, 2017, 3:14 pm

The plan was not even a test today, but then after i passed 1k i thought what the heck lets give it a shot and see what happens :D It was a little strange, i felt real good all the way until around the last 700m... then 500m came and my energy was battered and HD thoughts creeped in... and i was saying to myself don't you dare HD at this point, and thats when i had to really grit it out and i never backed off until i was over the line which i'm real proud of, lungs were in fact fine afterwards too. It sure is a great feeling to PB :D

Thanks for the kind words, Paul. I really appreciate them :wink:
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Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Post by mitchel674 » October 11th, 2017, 6:43 pm

Wow, congrats on that new 5k PB. I'm impressed with what you did there in the last 1000m!
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