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Postby [old] Yukon John » March 11th, 2006, 4:50 pm

<!--quoteo--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE</b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--quotec--> The ergs were on stage and I almost fell down the stairs trying to get off stage after the race. I think fatigue and making lightweight probably cost me heavily. BUT, I had a really, really good time. . </td></tr></table> I can tell your Canadian! :P <br /><br />Well done Krista! <br /><br />
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Postby [old] mpukita » March 11th, 2006, 7:39 pm

<!--quoteo(post=59053:date=Mar 11 2006, 03:43 PM:name=Krysta Coleman)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Krysta Coleman @ Mar 11 2006, 03:43 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>BUT, I had a really, really good time. </td></tr></table><br /><br />Krysta:<br /><br />Outstanding performance and congratulations! I still predict big things ... or should I say EVEN BIGGER things. Glad you had a great first experience ... the rest will be a piece of cake ... a while you're at it, go <b>eat </b> a piece or two as well!<br /><br />Regards ... Mark
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Postby [old] Brendo » March 11th, 2006, 7:49 pm

Krysta - great performance well done<br /><br />Brendin
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Postby [old] dadams » March 11th, 2006, 8:39 pm

Fantastic showing Krysta. Congrats.<br /><br />Ready to eat now??
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Postby [old] Citroen » March 11th, 2006, 9:41 pm

<!--quoteo(post=58975:date=Mar 11 2006, 01:29 AM:name=Byron Drachman)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Byron Drachman @ Mar 11 2006, 01:29 AM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>Doug, you're a programmer, right? Do you want to see the program? Any other Taffians need a Sudoku solver?<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />I'm <u>not</u> a programmer. I'm a <u>systems</u> programmer (so I get to beat up applications folks with my baseball bat). [I'm a tech support specialist for IBM these days, but my background is systems programming rather than applications programming.]<br /><br />I'll send you a PM with my email address; I'm interested in your program - I'm a pakrat for keeping sample programs that I've collected (or written) over the years, if nothing else.<br /><br /><!--quoteo(post=59053:date=Mar 11 2006, 08:43 PM:name=Krysta Coleman)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Krysta Coleman @ Mar 11 2006, 08:43 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>I got gold in lightweight and 4th woman overall, with 7:39.3. <br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />Well done Krysta - good result. You don't have to PB to get a medal.<br /><br /><!--quoteo(post=59053:date=Mar 11 2006, 08:43 PM:name=Krysta Coleman)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Krysta Coleman @ Mar 11 2006, 08:43 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>But, everyone was curious about Taff Attack, and I sported the colours proudly. <br /> </td></tr></table><br />Does that make you self appointed Taff Attack Publicity Officer?
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Postby [old] seat5 » March 12th, 2006, 12:19 am

Yay Krysta!!! Good for you. Can't wait to see the pictures, hurrah! That was a great row even if it wasn't a pB because you had to deal with all the stress of being in your first race and making weight. Sounds like you had a great time and I'll bet you feel ( and looked) terrific. Congratulations!!!!<br /><br />Now you're going to do a Rugby test and dump me out of Taff 1, yes? with a 7:39 2K you definitely are a better sprinter....we need you!!!!<br /><br />
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Postby [old] hjs » March 12th, 2006, 6:03 am

<!--quoteo(post=59043:date=Mar 11 2006, 08:40 PM:name=chippy)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(chippy @ Mar 11 2006, 08:40 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--quoteo(post=58940:date=Mar 10 2006, 12:30 PM:name=hjs)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(hjs @ Mar 10 2006, 12:30 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--quoteo(post=58935:date=Mar 10 2006, 06:08 PM:name=mpukita)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(mpukita @ Mar 10 2006, 06:08 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><br />HJS:<br /><br />I didn't realize you were a Taff! Welcome aboard!<br /><br />Regards ... Mark<br /><br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />Thanks mark :D me neither :D . <br /><br />I didn,t know threads are restricted and so I thought I make a comment :D <br />And although joking a bit is had a serious note in it. If you train and don't improve there is something going wrong. <br /><br />Good luck<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br /><br />HJS<br /><br />We all want to improve and can but at what cost,I know if i really wanted to get my 2k time down to 6.30<br />i could,it would mean giving up work,shuning my mates and following a training regime that made me unhappy,but i could do it.You got to get the balance right .I train 6 times a week and luves it, :D Twice<br />a day 7 days a week would piss me off. :( Thats enough serious bull sh*t. :cry: Just did the bleep test<br />ready for next saurday in London,then played the Rickster at squash,He his a pro and had me running around like a fool,BUT I ENJOYED IT. :wink: <br /><br />Chippy :twisted:<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br /><br />Most people train to hard Chippy not to soft or not enough. Ask what a average erger does and you will be suprised :? :? . I row 50 k on an average per week. I think that enough to row relative ok. <br />The though that just making meters will bring you better times is symply not true, and for most peolpe like you and me doing more then 1 hour per day (fit in a normal dayroutien) is simply to much.<br />So to make it short: I agree, have fun ans try to train smart, don,t try to make just a lot off meters.<br /><br /><br /><!--quoteo(post=59046:date=Mar 11 2006, 09:11 PM:name=mpukita)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(mpukita @ Mar 11 2006, 09:11 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--quoteo(post=59043:date=Mar 11 2006, 02:40 PM:name=chippy)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(chippy @ Mar 11 2006, 02:40 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>You got to get the balance right ... </td></tr></table><br /><br />Now <b>THAT'S</b> the <b>REAL </b> Taff attitude!<br /><br /> :D <br /><br />Go Chippy! Woo hoo!<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />Very true. And that means not thinking "every K is money in the bank" But thinking and feeling is the training I did this week working. Didn,t I go to hard or did to much? enz<br />
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Postby [old] chippy » March 12th, 2006, 8:28 am

<!--quoteo(post=59053:date=Mar 11 2006, 03:43 PM:name=Krysta Coleman)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Krysta Coleman @ Mar 11 2006, 03:43 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>Well, I just finished my first ever live erg race about an hour ago. I made it into lightweight women, but with a lot of difficulty. I'll just say there was a lot of fasting, running on the treadmill wearing a couple sweaters and other general ugliness involved. And then I was under 133 lbs for the weigh-in so it might not have been all necessary. I am going to be sooo glad to have a good lunch now. My mom is off picking up some hamburgers for me! :) <br /><br />Anyway.... Because of the shortage of lightweight women (5 DNS), they grouped a lot of the different classes together and had me in an open HW women heat. I got gold in lightweight and 4th woman overall, with 7:39.3. That's actually a little slower than my PB, but I did feel that I gave it everything I had at that moment, so I am not disappointed. The ergs were on stage and I almost fell down the stairs trying to get off stage after the race. I think fatigue and making lightweight probably cost me heavily. BUT, I had a really, really good time. Everyone was friendly and I got recruited onto a relay team which won silver, in spite of having 3 lightweights on it. Our transitions were a little sketchy and I kindof fell while getting on for my stint, but recovered quickly.<br /><br />I was the only person there that didn't belong to an OTW rowing team. For them, it seems that the erg is the enemy, just a necessity of training in the winter off-season. But, everyone was curious about Taff Attack, and I sported the colours proudly. This computer at the hotel won't allow me to upload pictures from my camera, but I will post a picture later.<br /><br />- Krysta<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />Great performance Krysta 8) <br /><br />Chippy :twisted: <br />
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Postby [old] mumbles » March 12th, 2006, 9:32 am

Nice 1 Krysta!<br /><br />Owen
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Postby [old] Krysta Coleman » March 12th, 2006, 10:23 am

Thanks, everyone. Here's a couple pictures.<br /><img src="http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3531/kweb19iq.jpg" border="0" alt="IPB Image" /> <img src="http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/9872/kweb26ay.jpg" border="0" alt="IPB Image" /> <br /><br />My mom was my cox and did a great job of cheering me, even though I couldn't keep to the pace I told her to try and stick me to. Also, when I started really dying in the last 600, the coach of the Lakeland Rustlers RC came up and started coxing too. He kept telling me to "push harder with your legs", "keep your head up", "don't look at the big screen", and had me doing power tens. I owe him one for that - really nice guy. My one-year old daughter watched too, very well-behaved, so I gave her my medal after and I think it's her new favorite toy now!<br /><br /><!--quoteo(post=59085:date=Mar 11 2006, 09:19 PM:name=seat5)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(seat5 @ Mar 11 2006, 09:19 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>Now you're going to do a Rugby test and dump me out of Taff 1, yes? with a 7:39 2K you definitely are a better sprinter....we need you!!!!<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />Seriously, Carla, you are by far the best sprinter (of the fairer sex) on Taff Attack. I saw your 300m results! But I will try and put in a good Rugby Test effort for the 2nd or 3rd boat when I get up to my sister's place in a couple days. I am still on the road now. Shannon has a couple ergs at her house and I will finally have someone to help watch my baby while I am there, so I want to do a lot of racing with her and my brother-in-law, Yukon John. Shannon and I both made lightweight last week, so we have a lot of time trials to do for rankings.<br />
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Postby [old] seat5 » March 12th, 2006, 10:38 am

You look like you are having a ball! Was that actually during the race, or warming up? I mean, you are smiling!
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Postby [old] Krysta Coleman » March 12th, 2006, 12:04 pm

<!--quoteo(post=59099:date=Mar 12 2006, 07:38 AM:name=seat5)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(seat5 @ Mar 12 2006, 07:38 AM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>You look like you are having a ball! Was that actually during the race, or warming up? I mean, you are smiling!<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />That isn't a smile! That is my version of complete open-mouthed agony in the final 500. But I did have fun. My Mom thought it looked like I was laughing in the pictures too. I will definately go again next year if I am not pregnant. And maybe to Monster Erg in Victoria.
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Postby [old] seat5 » March 12th, 2006, 12:12 pm

<!--quoteo(post=59107:date=Mar 12 2006, 04:04 PM:name=Krysta Coleman)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(Krysta Coleman @ Mar 12 2006, 04:04 PM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'><!--quoteo(post=59099:date=Mar 12 2006, 07:38 AM:name=seat5)--><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td><div class='genmed'><b>QUOTE(seat5 @ Mar 12 2006, 07:38 AM) </b></div></td></tr><tr><td class='quote'>You look like you are having a ball! Was that actually during the race, or warming up? I mean, you are smiling!<br /> </td></tr></table><br /><br />That isn't a smile! That is my version of complete open-mouthed agony in the final 500. My Mom thought it looked like I was laughing in the pictures too. But I did "have a ball". I will definately go again next year if I am not pregnant. And maybe to Monster Erg in Victoria.<br /> </td></tr></table><br />You should be in the movies, then....you probably look angelic when you cry!<br />Maybe there will be a special division for pregnant lightweight women 20--29. Though depending on the trimester you might be a HWT temporarily! This would be a good way to test the crazy theory I have seen espoused that merely weighing more makes you faster (of course, it doesn't, though there are those who firmly believe it!) Here is a chance to prove the theory wrong once and for all. Unless, of course, you train SO hard between now and when you are expecting next that your times improve in spite of the baby...Hey, how much do those Taff AIO's stretch, anyway?
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Postby [old] adambalogh » March 12th, 2006, 2:09 pm

Krysta<br /><br />Great job! was the race experience what you expected?<br /><br />Adam
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Postby [old] Jumpsoda » March 12th, 2006, 3:20 pm

Krysta, there is power in those arms and legs, no? Fantastic work.<br /><br />
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