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Old 11-23-2005, 09:32 PM   #1
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Did a 1:42.4 tonight, a 2 second improvement over my pr from a month ago today. Did this without straps. This was my second workout of the day, morning was an O-lifting session with a bunch of Crossfitters visiting from out of town. Much fun today.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #2
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Oh, and Nicole had a couple of firsts today. First bar muscle-up and first handstand from straddle. Nice job.
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Old 11-23-2005, 10:21 PM   #3
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Congrats on the PR!!! When people row with straps, are they just the normal lifting straps? I've never even thought about that.

Also, the other day, after the Deadlift ME day, I wanted to burn off some frustration so I rowed a 500m as hard and fast as I could. This was my first attempt at a 100% effort at such a short distance. My previous rowing experience consists of a few 5k's one 2k, a few 1k's and several rowing for running sub's in the WOD(usually sub maximal 500m as part of a couplet).

I rowed a 1:30.2. I was pretty happy. 5'11" and 235 currently. I was toast afterwards.

Upon further review, and looking at other sites and in the Crossfit trophy case, I'm thinking that I should be even happier with my time. I know I had a few more hard pulls in me that would have gotten me an even faster time.

I guess my question is what is a good vs great time?

No disrespect meant to Lincoln, as the day I get an L-sit like his, I will have been propped up and bolted into position post mortem. But its not stopping me from trying.
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Old 11-24-2005, 09:42 AM   #4
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"Straps" are the straps for the feet. You get faster times with straps and it allows for a bit sloppier technique.

I think the Crossfit standard is sub 1:30? I'm 6'1" and a WHOLE lot less than 235. Like sub 160.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:07 AM   #5
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Andy:

Go to http://www.concept2.com/sranking03/rankings.asp and you can compare your performance on just about any basis you want.

1:30 seems to me pretty good (I'd be *real* happy with that time, my all-time best was 1:38), but not quite yet world-class. It would put you about 58th for the year (compared to other recorded times (for heavyweight men age 19 - 29)). A couple of seconds faster would move you up a lot of places, however.
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Old 11-24-2005, 11:39 AM   #6
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I've always used the straps for the feet. Never even thought about trying it without them.

Pros/cons?

Updated BW=231.5 this am prior to WOD. This is the lightest I've been in quite some time(PR 285-a few years ago). Been trying to eat more zone/paleo friendly, but haven't gone at it hardcore. Seems to be working so far, will tweak it when necessary.

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Old 11-24-2005, 03:31 PM   #7
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Looks like Mark Twight rowed a 7:05 for 2000 meters last month, which puts him at 14th ranked this year. He also did 1:30.1 for 500m. I think I need to get busy!

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Old 11-25-2005, 02:44 PM   #8
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Good job Lincoln!
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Old 11-25-2005, 03:28 PM   #9
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I got a 1:29.6 500m row last week...my god that was tough!!
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Old 11-25-2005, 07:09 PM   #10
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I'm gonna strap in and bump up the damper setting and see what happens...
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