Monday, 3 June 2013

June CTC update

Three team mates have rowed the Paddy Power interval today and have entered some very decent times:

7Empty the Tanks I18:53.0
Mark Bower (H) 18:40.7
Richard Young (H) 18:44.5
Dave Pongracz (H) 19:13.8

Nice work chaps. We need a lightweight and a female rower to float this boat!

Come on ETT'ers, an interval row is just what you need in this lovely weather......

June Cross Team Challenge : 1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 metre work intervals all with 1 minute rest. The first to be a standing start, the remainder as you wish. The total time for the work intervals to be recorded.


  1. It was a pretty tough challenge this one but enjoyable. I started off perhaps a bit too hard and had to pull back slightly for a couple of intervals to recuperate before going hard again for the remaining shorter intervals. Overall i rowed at my 2km pace. I'll give it another go with the aim of going under 19 minutes before the end of the month - hopefully! Dave P :)

  2. Ric and I did this Monday, we set out to do 1:45s or quicker and found the going okay to say we've not really done a lot of speed work lately (or any erg work really!!). The odd thing was we finished more or less together at the end, but due to the nature of the C2 rounding the times and intervals I was actually 4s faster overall (much to Ric's chagrin!). I'm looking to go sub-1:40 next time I think, although I'm struggling with low-lying cold at the moment, which is somewhat irritating.

  3. I lied. I've started rollerblading, and 1 week in and an off leash dog ran at me, causing me to fall badly. I've chipped a piece of bone off my right wrist, which is now in a splint, and I have strained my muscles around my ribs. I think that's me done with erging for a while yet!!

  4. Mark,
    I was inclined to think this was an elaborate rouse to escape having to do another CTC interval session after your comments above - but I don't think anybody could come up with such a crazy excuse to avoid the erg!!
    Wishing you a speedy recovery and I hope your wrist and ribs heal soon : )

  5. I crunched a few numbers comparing last month's times with this month's, for the 9 people who have so far contributed to both. Factoring in the slightly shorter distance (5500/5555), it seems that people are on average 64 seconds quicker than the slightly shorter distance would account for. (The range is 41 seconds to 87.)

    The time to do the extra 55 meters is typically between 12 and 15 seconds, so people should perhaps be looking to set times that are between about 55 and 100 seconds quicker than last month.

    Just in case people needed a target.

  6. Cool analysis Dave B : )