Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative homion

Postby gregsmith01748 » July 1st, 2016, 11:38 am

jackarabit wrote:2813x3=8439.

Is this monthly exercise in obscuration and misdirection valuable for the buzz it may create or for the confusion it invariably does create?


I find both reasons delightful!
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative homion

Postby lindsayh » July 1st, 2016, 8:38 pm

gregsmith01748 wrote:I find both reasons delightful!


yes I don't mind the variety and sometimes (often) Quirky choices - all a bit of fun which is what the CTC is about I guess.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby jackarabit » July 1st, 2016, 9:38 pm

Yes, I see the potential for amusement--and embarrassment. We must surely be on our guard lest our meager maths be not sufficient to the task. Not to worry, when it's my turn in the tank, I feel certain you'll be laughing with me rather than at me. :lol:
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Two Pudding Kid » July 2nd, 2016, 1:56 am

At least knowing that it adds up to a marathon means that you can still remember what you are doing by the end of the day - wouldnt want to have rowed something else by mistake, (and yes I have had to redo challenges because I remembered them wrongly). :?

Anyway I might be slow but no argument at precision of the outcome 12:10.5, 12:10.5 and 12:10.4 - all 2:09.8 pace. Clearly I was watching predicted time! This might be a little faster than I could row the distance 8439m but not much, but it felt tough enough.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » July 2nd, 2016, 4:04 am

Two Pudding Kid wrote:At least knowing that it adds up to a marathon means that you can still remember what you are doing by the end of the day - wouldnt want to have rowed something else by mistake, (and yes I have had to redo challenges because I remembered them wrongly). :?
Anyway I might be slow but no argument at precision of the outcome 12:10.5, 12:10.5 and 12:10.4 - all 2:09.8 pace. Clearly I was watching predicted time! This might be a little faster than I could row the distance 8439m but not much, but it felt tough enough.


It is really nice to see you here Susan - hope all is well and looks like good piece.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby jackarabit » July 2nd, 2016, 7:33 am

Not going to cavil with the lady from Brum. Whatever floats our boats! :wink:
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » July 2nd, 2016, 7:56 am

Two Pudding Kid wrote:At least knowing that it adds up to a marathon means that you can still remember what you are doing by the end of the day - wouldnt want to have rowed something else by mistake, (and yes I have had to redo challenges because I remembered them wrongly). :?

Anyway I might be slow but no argument at precision of the outcome 12:10.5, 12:10.5 and 12:10.4 - all 2:09.8 pace. Clearly I was watching predicted time! This might be a little faster than I could row the distance 8439m but not much, but it felt tough enough.

Well done Susan (and welcome back to this funny forum).
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby nick rockliff » July 2nd, 2016, 2:04 pm

First CTC for me for quite a while today. Making a bit of an effort on the erg now.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby lindsayh » July 2nd, 2016, 10:12 pm

nick rockliff wrote:First CTC for me for quite a while today. Making a bit of an effort on the erg now.


definitely worth the effort Nick - I imagine you have a faster set in you than 1:55
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby nick rockliff » July 3rd, 2016, 4:07 am

lindsayh wrote:
nick rockliff wrote:First CTC for me for quite a while today. Making a bit of an effort on the erg now.


definitely worth the effort Nick - I imagine you have a faster set in you than 1:55


That was r22 and more of a training session.

Last 12 months metres are about what I used to do in 2 months, so a way to go yet!!
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby heavysoul » July 3rd, 2016, 4:05 pm

I don't mean to be a 'whistleblower' - but I was just looking at the CTC FB page (I'm not a member of the page - so can't post on it).

It looks like there is confusion with some re what time to record. Frank Ruis has recorded his fastest interval (from 2:09.1 / 2:08.7 / 1:57.3).

This is obviously a genuine misunderstanding - but does need correcting and highlighting somehow.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby jackarabit » July 3rd, 2016, 4:41 pm

I am amused and delighted. :wink: Wife opines that gentleman may have equated lowest number with slowest time.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby Citroen » July 3rd, 2016, 5:36 pm

heavysoul wrote:I don't mean to be a 'whistleblower' - but I was just looking at the CTC FB page (I'm not a member of the page - so can't post on it).

It looks like there is confusion with some re what time to record. Frank Ruis has recorded his fastest interval (from 2:09.1 / 2:08.7 / 1:57.3).

This is obviously a genuine misunderstanding - but does need correcting and highlighting somehow.


I've updated his entry to 12:06.3.
That's why this challenge is evil, you can't do a warm-up rep, a racing rep and a cool-down rep. All three have to be racing reps.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby hjs » July 4th, 2016, 3:32 am

Citroen wrote:
heavysoul wrote:I don't mean to be a 'whistleblower' - but I was just looking at the CTC FB page (I'm not a member of the page - so can't post on it).

It looks like there is confusion with some re what time to record. Frank Ruis has recorded his fastest interval (from 2:09.1 / 2:08.7 / 1:57.3).

This is obviously a genuine misunderstanding - but does need correcting and highlighting somehow.


I've updated his entry to 12:06.3.
That's why this challenge is evil, you can't do a warm-up rep, a racing rep and a cool-down rep. All three have to be racing reps.


Only if you wanna do it 100% seriously. Stuff like this is very good for discipline, every pacing error will bite.
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Re: Cross Team Challenge - the alternative home

Postby joe80 » July 6th, 2016, 5:51 pm

Hi Dougie,

I can't access my PMs on the ISS forum so have no record of what The Sprint Group has chosen for the August CTC. From memory, it's 500, 400, 300, 200, 100 but with the twist that it's the average of the splits from each effort that counts. That is, the 100m is as important as the 500m in scoring. You may remember, or have noted, something more precise.

If any Sprint Group member can chip in here, or if there is a contact email, it would help to get round the problem of the very sick (terminally?) ISS forum.

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