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Indoor Rowing

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14 Apr
11:32am, 14 Apr 2021
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Odd how I can do the same 8,000 metres a couple of days apart, in pretty much identical conditions, but one of them is slightly faster with average and peak hr a good 10 bpm below the other.
14 Apr
8:49pm, 14 Apr 2021
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A million and one factors, Muttley. Hydration, fuelling, rest or fatigue, temperature, air pressure, motivation, concentration, distraction etc etc and so on.

I find the same thing. Sometimes it "clicks" and sometimes it grinds.

As long as the trend is in the right direction I don't think you can worry too much about the odd "bad" session. Just count it as metres banked and go again next time.
15 Apr
11:47am, 15 Apr 2021
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Oh I'm not worried about it, just curious. Today's session was the same distance, with hr slightly up and edging back toward the norm. I get these outliers once in a while, a bit like the PC running cleaner after a reboot, I guess.
15 Apr
12:46pm, 15 Apr 2021
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Exactly, and it's such a complex system that you'll never be quite sure which bit of what was cleaned up caused it to slow down.

I had the same last night. Same session as I'd done 2 weeks ago and I fell apart in the last piece whereas last time the last one was the fast one. More tired? probably. Fitter though, without a doubt. Who knows why but it got done and it'll feed into the fitness in the next few days.

I do the Heart Rate Variability monitoring app every morning and that told me I was knackered this morning and to take an easy day so that kind of ties in with the reality of the session I guess?
19 Apr
12:03pm, 19 Apr 2021
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Amazing how quickly 10,000 metres fly by when you've got Pink Floyd in the headphones ...
19 Apr
3:05pm, 19 Apr 2021
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Cats Whiskers
Which album, Muttley?
19 Apr
5:38pm, 19 Apr 2021
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The Wall. I'm usually at Comfortably Numb as I finish, which is appropriate I guess :-)
19 Apr
7:23pm, 19 Apr 2021
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Surely hitting the wall in a 10k is a bad sign.😉
20 Apr
10:02am, 20 Apr 2021
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Yesss, finally got myself onto the daily champion list. In a tie with Craggy for gold as things currently stand :-)

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Maintained by Nellers
How about a little league of 2000m times to see what we're up against:

Oranj (1988 vintage): 6:44.6
Jef(2010 vintage): 6:46.6
Nellers: 7:02.6
Pothunter (2005 vintage): 7:06
Jef: 7:06.4
Gym_Bunny: 7:16.9
theOtherRichard: 7:22.5
Mouseytongue: 7:30.2
Rog T 7:33.9
Oranj: 7:37.6
Rich963: 7:39.3
Maclennane: 7:51
lammo: 7:56
Tiger Feet: 8:00.1
Muttley: 8:08.5
Cats Whiskers: 8:16.8
Angus Clydesdale: 8:47.2
BanjoBax: 9:13
Sally Kate: 9:18
HellsBells: 9:23.1
Sweetie: 9:27
Lesley C: 9:34
alpenrose: 10:03

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