Home   |   Contact   |   Help

Get Our Newsletter
Sign up for our free newsletter to get training tips and stay up to date on Catalyst Athletics, and get a FREE issue of the Performance Menu journal.

Go Back   Catalyst Athletics Forums > Training > Endurance

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2010, 06:18 AM   #1
James Evans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 594
Default Concept 2 time trial - monstrous result

Some of you C2 enthusiasts may be interested in this.

One of our guys pulled 16 minutes 30 for 5km this week. From what I've been told, and I haven't checked myself that puts him up with the GB oarsmen.

Fantastic effort for a novice and done after approximately 20 miles of cycling that day. Our guys are club rowers with full time jobs (James is a lawyer) not elite athletes.

5kms this winter have been rate capped (low 20s) and the scores are weight adjusted. This is normally to James' detriment as he is just shy of 100kg, slimmed down from 107ish. This weeks was the first full throttle, high rate effort.

That time is not indicative of incredible boat moving ability on the water but it is a hell of foundation. James has lot to work on and is still fighting for a spot in the 1st VIII for the Head of the River two weekends from now but I put my hands together for incredibly focused and committed individual.
__________________
The rationale for reduced gin intake and the knowledge of the perils of alcoholism and attendant metabolic derangement has almost entirely come from physicians and researchers.
James Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 10:09 AM   #2
Duke McCall
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 63
Default

Wow. That is impressive.
Duke McCall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 10:09 AM   #3
Derek Simonds
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Deland, FL
Posts: 4,231
Default

That is a fantastic time. I have only ever pulled sub 20 minutes once for a 5K as most of the time it is just LSD for me. Incredible pace. If I did my math right that is a 1:39 500 10 times in a row. Solid!
__________________
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin

http://westvolusiawellness.com/
Derek Simonds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2010, 10:14 AM   #4
James Evans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 594
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Derek Simonds View Post
That is a fantastic time. I have only ever pulled sub 20 minutes once for a 5K as most of the time it is just LSD for me. Incredible pace. If I did my math right that is a 1:39 500 10 times in a row. Solid!
Pretty much so. We'll have the exact splits somewhere but I haven't seen them yet. I spoke to one of our other guys who is no mean athlete himself and he said:

"Man, he was relentless, I was dying there and he just seemed to be going harder and harder."
__________________
The rationale for reduced gin intake and the knowledge of the perils of alcoholism and attendant metabolic derangement has almost entirely come from physicians and researchers.
James Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
Thomas Jones
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by James Evans View Post
Some of you C2 enthusiasts may be interested in this.

One of our guys pulled 16 minutes 30 for 5km this week. From what I've been told, and I haven't checked myself that puts him up with the GB oarsmen.

Fantastic effort for a novice and done after approximately 20 miles of cycling that day. Our guys are club rowers with full time jobs (James is a lawyer) not elite athletes.

5kms this winter have been rate capped (low 20s) and the scores are weight adjusted. This is normally to James' detriment as he is just shy of 100kg, slimmed down from 107ish. This weeks was the first full throttle, high rate effort.

That time is not indicative of incredible boat moving ability on the water but it is a hell of foundation. James has lot to work on and is still fighting for a spot in the 1st VIII for the Head of the River two weekends from now but I put my hands together for incredibly focused and committed individual.
Send that in to Concept 2; a search seems to indicate that would have been the fastest time in the world reported to C2 in 2010. . .
Thomas Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2012, 04:18 AM   #6
James Evans
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: London
Posts: 594
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thomas Jones View Post
Send that in to Concept 2; a search seems to indicate that would have been the fastest time in the world reported to C2 in 2010. . .
I think the majority of those times are submitted by crossfitters and other gym rats.

There was a monthly league set by C2 UK last year with a different challeng each month. One of our girls was number 3 on the leaderboard in November (off the top of my head). She's good, but far from elite.

Genuinely elite times are hard to come by but consider that GB guys are pulling around 5 mins 50 and below for 2km. Just browsing now I saw a guy on the C2 forum posting a 5k PB of 16:31, his 2k was only 6:28.
__________________
The rationale for reduced gin intake and the knowledge of the perils of alcoholism and attendant metabolic derangement has almost entirely come from physicians and researchers.
James Evans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:36 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Subscribe to our Newsletter


Receive emails with training tips, news updates, events info, sale notifications and more.
ASK GREG

Submit your question to be answered by Greg Everett in the Performance Menu or on the website

Submit Your Question
WEIGHTLIFTING TEAM

Catalyst Athletics is a USA Weightlifting team of competitive Olympic-style weightlifters with multiple national team medals.

Read More
Olympic Weightlifting Book
Catalyst Athletics
Contact Us
About
Help
Newsletter
Products & Services
Gym
Store
Seminars
Weightlifting Team
Performance Menu
Magazine Home
Subscriber Login
Issues
Articles
Workouts
About the Program
Workout Archives
Exercise Demos
Text Only
Instructional Content
Exercise Demos
Video Gallery
Free Articles
Free Recipes
Resources
Recommended Books & DVDs
Olympic Weightlifting Guide
Discussion Forum
Weight Conversion Calculator