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Posted by thepeteplan on April 21, 2012


I thought I’d combine a first go at the 1min CTC with a steady distance session this afternoon, so did 5k – 1min CTC – 5k.

5k = 19:25.9 / 1:56.5 / 22

1min = 360m / 1:23.3 / 42

5k = 18:51.1 / 1:53.1 / 24

First 5k just a warm up starting at 2:00 and gradually speeding up. The 1min CTC was at 144 drag and flat paced, finishing with a 1:23 last stroke. Not too hard and I can go a good bit faster if I can rate up higher.

Second 5k started around 1:57 and again gradually speeded up. Enjoyable session overall.

Other training:
I’ve been out running 3 times in the past couple of weeks, and plan to keep running once or twice a week.

I also started the 100 press up challenge about 10 days ago, so part way through week 2 now.


This morning was week 2, day 2 of the 100 press ups challenge. Having done nothing but moderate erging for quite some time I started off pretty much useless at doing press ups with a max test of just 16 reps. Today was the fifth press up session so far, and I did 5 sets of 14, 16, 12, 12, 5 – still pretty rubbish, but getting better! The first 4 sets are set numbers, and set 5 is supposed to be max. Some days I can’t do many on the final set (like today!), but the odd time I seem to have lots left. With short rests when the muscles are gone, they’re gone!

A day out, then this evening in the garage:

30mins = 8235m / 1:49.2 / 25
5min splits:
1:49.6 / 25
1:49.7 / 25
1:49.7 / 25
1:49.6 / 26
1:49.7 / 26
1:47.2 / 26

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