Sunday, 11 May 2014

Rainer rules!

Great news - our very own Rainer has beaten another erging record!

He e-mailed me yesterday to let me know that he took part in a 100,000,000 metres team race and his team rowed a new Estonian record!

Including Rainer the team had 8 men and their aim was to keep a pace of 1.30/500 metres.
The previous record was rowed in 2013 and was  5 hours, 19 minutes and 23 seconds with a pace of1:35,8 seconds/500 meters.

Rainer and his Estonian team's new record is 100k in 5 hours, 6 minutes and 11 seconds with a pace of 1:31,9/500 metres.

Excellent stuff Rainer. You and your fellow Estonian team mates are amazing ; )

Screen shot of the Estonian team 100k new record!

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations Rainer! That is some crazy fast rowing.

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    1. Thanks. Without teammates, it would have been impossible.

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  2. Congratulations to you and your team mates Rainer for achieving a new Estonian record for the 100km team row. Like Bill said 'that is some crazy fast rowing'. How often were your changeovers between team mates? What did you do for recovery between changeovers? I hope you are now enjoying some well earnt rest. Cheers Pongi

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    1. Hi Pongi, when we started, each of us pulled 30 times at the speed of 1.30/500 meters. Then we lowered the interval first to 22, then 20, then 18. For recovery I drank water and ate bananas - that was the only thing that I could eat. There wasn't much time to rest, about 4-5 minutes at most. I even suprised myself, because I was afraid I couldn't do it. We all worked hard and we were happy with the result. Thank you!

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  3. Nice work Rainer! Sounds pretty frantic! Presume you all used a single erg for the record......tag team style!

    Matt C

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, we all used the same erg for record.

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  4. Superb stuff, Rainer, how long did the change-overs take (no strapping-in I presume) ?

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, no strapping in. I think change-overs took maybe 5 second, maybe few second more. For resting each of us probably had only 4-5 minutes.

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