Skierg pb thread

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Paul N » July 29th, 2018, 4:18 pm

Did a 5k this afternoon, and although it's my first proper attempt I'm going to claim it as a PB. 27:37.8 @ 2:45.7, 37spm. That's 2s per 500 faster than my 2k best, so very pleased with it. I do like this kind of distance / time and really enjoy the point somehere about halfway through where the rate and pace becomes metronomic. Did this one without using a step and better controlled my action to avoid hitting the cord travel limit. This was the first SkiErg I've done at a higher damper setting (5); previous attempts were on 1; surprised how ok it felt.

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Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 500m 2:18.8 | 1k 4:58.8 | 2k 10:01.6 | 5k 25:59.7 | 10k 52:44.7

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » July 30th, 2018, 10:14 am

Nice 5k, Paul. I'm impressed with your times. So far I've only been using damper 1.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Paul N » July 30th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Thanks John. I was quite surprised by the damper setting 5 - I half-expected it to present to much force for me to sustain, but it was really quite ok. In fact I found myself tuning into catching the fan at the start of the stroke really quite well so that I could get good efficient acceleration early on whilst I was still in a strong posture, with minimum fan slippage.
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 500m 2:18.8 | 1k 4:58.8 | 2k 10:01.6 | 5k 25:59.7 | 10k 52:44.7

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » July 31st, 2018, 9:12 pm

I did my first 30' test today and smashed my 5k pace from a few days ago, at 58df and 39spm. This was getting quite difficult the last 6 minutes when pushing the pace. I'm not quite ready for a longer distance yet but would like to try a 10k in a week or two.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Paul N » August 1st, 2018, 5:52 am

Good one John - looks like you will be able to make a significant improvement on your 5k time and move up the ranking.
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 500m 2:18.8 | 1k 4:58.8 | 2k 10:01.6 | 5k 25:59.7 | 10k 52:44.7

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » August 2nd, 2018, 2:45 pm

Thanks Paul - looks like you're ready too. That 30' test wore me out.

Today I did 9k easy, then surprisingly smashed my PBs for 500m, 1', and 100 meters at 45, 51, 56spm and 64df.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » August 8th, 2018, 5:27 pm

My first attempt at a 2k pb this morning went well, with positive splits and faster than expected.

Then I mistakenly attempted a 500pb and blew up, trimmed time by a tenth, but ended up totally worn out afterwards.
It will take me at least a few days to recover, maybe a week, and I hope to never again try that double.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by kini62 » August 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm

Set a 1' PB last night. Came at the end of 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 8x1' with 1' rest.

Still slow. :( I'm tied in my age group with a woman the same age. :( :(
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » August 16th, 2018, 9:32 am

kini62 wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Set a 1' PB last night. Came at the end of 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 8x1' with 1' rest.
You should enter the ctc for this month. :)
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by hjs » August 16th, 2018, 2:26 pm

kini62 wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Set a 1' PB last night. Came at the end of 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 8x1' with 1' rest.

Still slow. :( I'm tied in my age group with a woman the same age. :( :(
A pb is a pb! And if you would do a standalone piece you would be a good bit faster even. Well done

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by -marius- » August 17th, 2018, 6:29 am

johnlvs2run wrote:
August 16th, 2018, 9:32 am
kini62 wrote:
August 15th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Set a 1' PB last night. Came at the end of 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 2K skierg, 2K rower, 8x1' with 1' rest.
You should enter the ctc for this month. :)
Yes! We need more LWT skiers to do the CTC :D
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PBs(Ski/Row): 500m 1:17.4 WR/1:23.5 -- 1K 2:49.3 WR/2:59.5 -- 2K 6:17.0/6:17.0 -- 5K 17:10.2/16:45.5 -- 6K 20:18.3 -- 10K/r24 35:24.7 -- 1' 396m WR -- 4' 1346m WR/1306m -- 30' 8420m/8659m

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » August 18th, 2018, 2:55 pm

New 10k pb this morning, first in my age group to do one this year.
I was apprehensive to start, but all went much better and easier than expected.
The last 2k was 8s faster than my 2k a week ago. Now I'm going to rest, relax and recover.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Paul N » August 22nd, 2018, 5:17 pm

johnlvs2run wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 2:55 pm
New 10k pb this morning, first in my age group to do one this year.
I was apprehensive to start, but all went much better and easier than expected.
The last 2k was 8s faster than my 2k a week ago. Now I'm going to rest, relax and recover.
That's a really good pace for your 10k John. You will have to try the 5k and 30min again - you should be able to get 6k for the latter if you can do the same pace.
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 500m 2:18.8 | 1k 4:58.8 | 2k 10:01.6 | 5k 25:59.7 | 10k 52:44.7

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Paul N » August 22nd, 2018, 5:28 pm

New PB for the 2k tonight: 10:26.0 - beat my old time by 45s. Admittedly, this was only the second one I've done, and I knew my first one was a bit soft, so I didn't have to kill myself to comfortably beat it. Still, as hjs says, a PB is a PB.
Row: 500m 2:04.7 | 1k 4:19.4 | 2k 8:55.4 | 5k 23:13.7 | 6k 28:43.9 | 10k 49:31.8 | 1min 257m | 4min 908m | 30min 6,328m
Ski: 500m 2:18.8 | 1k 4:58.8 | 2k 10:01.6 | 5k 25:59.7 | 10k 52:44.7

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » August 22nd, 2018, 5:59 pm

Thanks, Paul. I will like to do the 30min again soon.
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August 22nd, 2018, 5:28 pm
New PB for the 2k tonight: 10:26.0 - beat my old time by 45s. Admittedly, this was only the second one I've done, and I knew my first one was a bit soft, so I didn't have to kill myself to comfortably beat it. Still, as hjs says, a PB is a PB.
Nice new PB. Woohoo :D
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