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Paul Buchanan
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Originally from Yorkshire in England, lived and worked in Essex for a few years after leaving De Montfort University now living in Cork in Ireland
Originally from Yorkshire in England, lived and worked in Essex for a few years after leaving De Montfort University now living in Cork in Ireland

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Skierg option - 10k and 30 min HRR 70%
The Mrs is in hospital at moment, 26 weeks pregnant and needs a bit of observation but all is well now we believe. This means that I can't get out to the shed with the daughter in bed to row but I can complete this weeks session by jumping on the skierg - w...
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More mental than physical - 30 min TT
The culmination of the current training cycle was a 30 min TT which I headed up to the shed to complete last night, unfortunately I'm mentally not firing 100% as I am still without a job, we have a baby due in December and my daughter has just started schoo...
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1min r20 blast (by 4) 30r18 70% HRR
Scheduled to do a few 1 minute r20 power blasts today :o) was hoping I'd manage to dip under 1:30 ave - but not to be I'm afraid. Four attempts in all - 1st one the erg went walk about so weighted it down for following attempts, second one I lost my seating...
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Old ticker responding nicely -70% HRR 2by25m r18 1:30r plus 2by1min 1r
Quite a nice feeling when you sit on the erg to start a session and connect the HR to the monitor and have the old ticker ticking away at 40bpm :) simple session today and although the resting HR is a good sign there is still work to do as the HR is straini...
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Today is a turning point, not because of a spectacular row or fail but because at 9:30pm this evening, with my dogs still to walk and unshowered after... painting front fence, painting the water butt housing, painting the side of a shed, cutting the front lawn, climbing up on the roof of our three storey house and painting the chimney shaft, generally tidying up back yard along with earlier in the day applying for a couple of jobs, speaking to a recruitment agent, dropping off and picking up my daughter for school on her second day and making sure my wife is OK... I went up to the erg shed to row for a hour at rate 18 with a 75% HRR cap..

Ie the drive to row is back :)

Now as it turned out, even though I was spattered quite liberally in paint, the row went very well. In fact the fastist pace of this particular row this come back.

Onwards and upwards
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30r20 push hard at the start and assess - heart OK legs and lungs struggled
30r20 today no HR cap on this - row yourself into the ground was the advice form Q.... lol Last week I managed a 1:49.9 average 8,185m so anything better than that was the aim, as such I said I'd go after 1:48 from the start and see what happens. Well all w...
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60r18 75% HRR + 2 by 1min 1r 2k -3
Managed to get out fr a late afternoon session today, and although ideally this would be the 30r20 death by rowing session I decided to put that back tomorrow as it took me until Sunday to get the 4by2k done. So that gave me the 60r18 at 75% HRR then 2by1mi...
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20 by 1min on 1min off r20 - pride goeth before a fall...
Tonight I had a decent amount of training time and after doing something light-ish yesterday I wanted to do some pounding today to get the body and mind moving forwards. What better than a 1 min on 1 min off r20 :) so I looked up my blog for a guidance on p...
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3by2k r24 HRR 85% - We are the ones who will never be broken
So today I opted for a interval session - when I was sorting the shed out I found a old training schedule on the wall - it had 3by2k 5r r24 HRR 85% - so as this training schedule was at a good time in my rowing "career" I plumped for it. Full race warm up a...
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Its late in the evening... 30r20 75% HRR
But there's still time to row Been a busy day but jobs done I headed out to the shed to row - put a film on called " The siege of jadotville " watching the end of it now would recommend it - based on a true story. Anyhew the row went quite well another step...
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