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TimbukTOO Team Room

Post by PJM » February 6th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Here is where we can all stop to chat, compare workouts, ask for help and get Challenge reminders.
Welcome to the Timbuktu-ians..one & all!!!
Welcome Guests.


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Post by PJM » February 6th, 2008, 5:05 pm

Perseverance and Determination alone are omnipotent.

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Post by PJM » February 6th, 2008, 5:36 pm

For those who rowed with TIMBUK2..and need a virtual team for the season..you are welcome to join TimbukTOO.


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Post by PJM » February 6th, 2008, 9:20 pm

Virtual Challenge Statistics:


2008 2007
# of teams 227 173
# of participants 3,823 2,192
# of meters rowed 460,550,707 247,408,532
Team with the most meters: Team Canada–67,624,348 meters
Team with the most average meters per person: Breast Cancer Awareness Team–3,000,001 meters
Virtual Team with the most meters: Breast Cancer Awareness Team–3,000,001 meters
Rowing Club with the most meters: HAVK Mladost–12,926,057 meters
Health Club with the most meters: Gym & Tonic–4,158,162 meters
Corporate Fitness Facility with the most meters: SanDisk–3,852,016 meters
Military Club with the most meters: Mountain Home AFB–245,191 meters
YMCA with the most meters: Tempe YMCA–1,671,896 meters
Medical Facility with the most meters: Cardiac Crokers–849,118 meters
School Club with the most meters: STLCC Rowers–1,545,404 meters
Top Ten Teams Overall Team Canada–67,624,348
Age Without Limits–44,216,901
Free Spirits–24,195,173
LUNA-TICS–14,243,852
HAVK Mladost–12,926,057
TIMBUK2–12,603,041
RowPro Online–11,289,123
Saratoga Springs YMCA/Skidmore Community Rowers–10,980,645
The Eh! Team–9,866,867
ANCIENTS ONE–9,028,138
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Post by PJM » February 6th, 2008, 10:26 pm

Upcoming Challenges from Concept2!
Valentine’s Day Challenge: Row for your Valentine!
Row for your heart!
We invite you to join our Valentine’s Day Challenge! All you have to do is row a total of 14,000 meters between Friday, February 8 and Thursday, February 14. It doesn’t have to be in one sitting and it doesn’t matter how long it takes you!

Your 14,000 meters of rowing will earn you the right to choose from a selection of rowing-related Valentine’s Day cards to send to your favorite people. Our C2-designed valentines can either be sent via email or printed for hand-delivery.

For more information, go to concept2.com/challenges or click on the
Challenges tab in your online logbook.

Enjoy!

March Madness: a chance to win every day in March
March Madness 2008 is just around the corner! It’s easy to participate. On any day in March that you row at least 5000 meters and enter them in your online logbook, you will be automatically entered into a daily random drawing for great prizes. Additionally, on five random days during the month there will be additional drawings for those who row 10K or more. Row daily to increase your chances to win!
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Post by Kona2 » February 7th, 2008, 1:09 am

Our Luna-Tic team room isn't quite ready or we'd invite you all over!

March Madness Image might just be a little different this year - watch BBall while you row!

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Post by Bill Hawthorne » February 7th, 2008, 1:36 am

Nice new home Pat - well done! Fun and very reinforcing to keep the communication with our team(s).

February and March look like good opportunities to get in some meters. For those of us 'up North" the weather is crap - the sky is grey, the boats are in storage - we need goals to survive the doldrums!

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Post by PJM » February 7th, 2008, 8:00 am

Hey Kona2..
Welcome to the new Team Room.Yep..BBall whilst we row.Sounds great.
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I have an out of town guest and my rowing is sort of taking the back seat.I will have to sneak away for a session or two.I hate missing my workouts!!
Take care..have a great day!!

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Post by PJM » February 7th, 2008, 8:24 am

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Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~Charles Schulz


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Post by Kona2 » February 7th, 2008, 11:15 am

Thanks everyone for the thoughts on distance progressions for the half and full marathons. I am slowly moving towards the half distance...I would not have thought about the sports tape for fingers!

Nice accomplishments Bill on your events - and heading toward your goal of 1MM by March. And for you dragon boaters out there (and everyone else), it's Chinese New Year: Year of the Rat.
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As long as the rats don't leave our virtual boats.....

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Post by Bill Hawthorne » February 7th, 2008, 11:43 am

Kona2

Thanks

- I liked the Year of the Rat Graphic. I'll definitely stay with our virtual fleet - not only is is it great fun, it complements on-water training - and I sort of got the bug to compete in both sports. This weekend, I'll either do a Half or Full Marathon (leaning toward the Full) to push up those meters - so I'll let you know how it goes. As far as your goals go, I think that if you can comfortably do a 10-15k- the half should be no problem - particularly if you build up to a 10k with some pace on it, after that I think its its all about headwork (keeping a relaxed focus), hitting a pace you can manage, and keeping good form - and...some good tunes on the old I-pod or stereo doesn't hurt either! For high-intensity workouts I find I definitely prefer music to TV but for really long rows a little Football or Basketball is ometimes the choice for fighting boredom - movies take too much attention away from the rowing, where I can "watch" sports without really engaging my brain. Also hydrate well all the time - days before an event - you really can't row and drink if you're pushing for time, if not, take a pause to drink, but you still have to be well hydrated before - you can't make up inadequate hydration during a row. Re: fingers - one of the things I've found helpful is not to wrap the thumbs around (the bottom of) the grip - using the other fingers to hold the grip also means you don't have to hold too tight (biomechanics takes care of that) - I have developed some pretty good calluses in the process - once you get there, no problem but you won't get there with tape. Row Long - Row strong!


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Hope you all had a great day team.Have a rowing good weekend!!!

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Post by PJM » February 9th, 2008, 6:23 pm

The Valentine Challenge is on!!
Row strong!!!

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Post by goyo » February 9th, 2008, 9:27 pm

A row of valentines?
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No, it's a Valentine's Row! Go TEAM!!
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Post by Bill Hawthorne » February 10th, 2008, 7:39 pm

It was a great weekend for rowing! New PB for the 10k Saturday. Completed my first Marathon today. Pretty decent 10k for an old guy: av 2:03.4/500 split, pretty slow Marathon: av 2:19.9/500 split - played it conservatively. Had energy left over at the end... but, speaking of the 'end'...as I predicted, one's bottom that really takes a beating on the Marathon! I stayed on the machine - drank lots during the row - varying the pace and effort helps reduce fatigue. It was really cold and windy in Pittsburgh today - ironically, we lost power this afternoon so both the TV and Stereo went out (as well as my Row Pro on the Laptop (so happy for the C2Log Card!!!) - made for sort of a sensory-deprivation row.
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