Ralph Earle wrote:I asked about his total meters so I could estimate his average pace, because I am interested in the limits that can be achieved at any and all distances.
But since I'm in a contrary mood this morning, I'll give you more fuel for my pyre.
The record for lightweight men 30-39 is 7h10m8.2s.
There is no record for 60-69 lightweight men.
Suppose I paddle @3:00 for 50 minutes out of each of 8 hours, for a total of 66,667m.
How many "Huzzahs!" will that merit?
As in so many areas of life, length does matter.
If 8 hours was the best you could achieve than I would give a honest well done and congratulations, if you just did 8 hours and then got bored and thought you'd stop then there is no sense of pride really in that so would you expect a well done?
Anyway there is rather a difference between 42.5 hours and 8 hours isn't there, you won't even be suffering from any sleep deprivation after 8 hours.
This seems rather a pointless argument, are you going to be attempting a longest continual row until you cannot possibly continue or just try and belittle anothers achievements?
Glad the rest of the rowing community who are an amazing bunch of people were rather more supportive while I was rowing away for those two long days!
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