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Juggling, as usual

Posted by thepeteplan on November 17, 2014

I spend a lot of time juggling between different priorities, and the past 2 weeks has been no different. Blogging comes far down this list of priorities, hence the infrequency of updates. So what has been getting in the way since the last blog update?

Work travel – I flew out to the US on 2nd November for a work conference. 3 days at the conference including presenting a technical paper on the first day, and manning the work stand most of the rest of the time. Then on the Wednesday afternoon I flew further north for a couple of 1 day visits to customers before flying back home again on 8th November. I arrived home mid morning on Sunday 9th (incidentally my 37th birthday) tired, jetlagged, and having not done any training (erg or otherwise) during the week away.

MSc – I have mentioned before that I’m doing a part time, distance learning, masters degree in my “free time” outside work. All of the taught course are complete, and just the main thesis left to write. The proposal for this is due in at midnight tonight, and was submitted mid morning this morning, hence having time to update my blog now. There is now light at the end of the tunnel and I can see the finish line!

Coaching – I have not run a formal coaching group for a few years now, mainly because of the two reasons above. I do still coach a number of athletes on individual plans though. This is a circular activity though in that it both takes a fair bit of time in itself, but provides motivation to get my own training done. So this one is neutral in the distraction from training, but always comes before blogging about training.

So on to training, and an update on what I’ve done since I last blogged. I always used to keep a written diary to keep track of my sessions, but have resorted to the lazy way of just taking a photo on the monitor on my phone after each session. So in reverse order (going through the photos on my phone):

Mon 17th Nov:
10k = 36:59.9 / 1:50.9 / 25

Sun 16th Nov:
6344m = 22:11.0 / 1:44.9 / 28
This is the indoor rowers league challenge for November from

Sat 15th Nov:
4 x 5mins / 3min rest:
1466m / 1:42.3 / 29
1470m / 1:42.0 / 30
1470m / 1:42.0 / 30
1477m / 1:41.5 / 31
Average = 1:41.9 / 30 / 5883m

Fri 14th Nov:
30minsĀ = 8044m / 1:51.8 / 24

Wed 12th Nov:
CTC for November, 2min rest between reps
777m = 1:35.9 / 34
666m = 1:35.8 / 34
555m = 1:34.7 / 35
444m = 1:33.8 / 35
333m = 1:29.7 / 38
222m = 1:26.2 / 42
111m = 1:21.9 / 46
Totals = 3108m / 9:41.6 / 1:33.5 / 37

Cross team challenge from

Sun 9th Nov:
30mins = 8116m / 1:50.8 / 24


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