Monday, 25 March 2019

30r20 target - better than last week

Last week was 1:47.8 as I ended up with a lot of back issues after drivi to the UK and back.. So today anything better than that was good and this was betteter... 😂

Friday, 22 February 2019

6k Irish Record and age group PB

Well after a good start to the week (16k plus on a 60r20 70% HRR) I struggled for the week with tiredness, sick and basic oomph causing halts to every row, until this morning and I started slowly to get me through a 60r20 70%. So lunchtime and I was checking my chart out, noticed I had nothing for 6k this season and then checked my 40-49 PB and Irish records and was surprised to see it was "only" 20:27.4 which is 1:42.3, so with a "soft" target to aim for and a rate target of 24 off I set and happy to say I got it... Just lol

Monday, 11 February 2019

60r20 70% am, 30r20 pm

Good days training, managed to crack 16k on the am session 60r20 70% HRR and then for the first time in a long time sub 1:45 pace for the 30r20. Onwards and upwards

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Irish Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

Had my daughter Lilly with me as a coach for the day :) bless her she's only six but took it in her stride.

Nearly missed the start of the 1km as I was listening to the commentator as I glanced down I saw the "ROW" on the screen and didn't even have the handle in my hand!! So bent down and grabbed it and let fly - a little harder than I liked but it worked and I managed to control most of the rest of the race for the win.

The 2k was a lot more controlled from the start and I managed the race for the win, no heroics just ground through it.

Lastly the 500m and a similar story of control for the win.. Until the last half a dozen strokes when I was rowing through treacle, finished on a 1:28 but the average was 1:20.5 so win secured.

Met a huge amount of people, some old and some new and all delighted to take lilly under there wings which I'm so thankful for as she probably enjoyed the day more than I



Friday, 11 January 2019

60r20 70 am 4by2k r3 lunch

Actually enjoyed todays sessions, even when I went down at lunch to find someone using the erg.. Once he'd got of I asked if he'd finished, he said yes, I jumped on and we had a chat about drag :)

TLC for a model C

While the rowing is going not so well I will busy myself with a little project - some TLC for a model C

Monday, 7 January 2019

Some days it's tough.. 4by750 r30 am 20r20 ctc lunch

Trying to find some speed in this old unfit aching overweight body of mine. Unfortunately it's producing a far from ideal performance..

Friday, 4 January 2019

Tough day at the office 8by500 1:30r r30

Tough day at the office, unable to train over Xmas apart from the Xmas eve session I rowed two one hour HRR sessions in past two days. Do this morning to test myself with the 8by500 - it had me in the third rep. But I managed to get another session done at lunch - debating the ctc (20r20) or this I decided to face the devil down... Gawd I felt baaaad at the end.. 😂