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How long have you been rowing?

Less than one month
5
11%
Less than six months
8
18%
About one year
2
5%
Two to five years
15
34%
Six to ten years
5
11%
More than ten years
9
20%
 
Total votes: 44

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Kristine Strasburger
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Post by Kristine Strasburger » February 4th, 2008, 3:48 pm

The year-round team and the JVC team had only 5 or 6 members on it when we began recruiting for this year's challenge (the teams both had identical membership).

Now the year-round team is up to 52 members, and the JVC team has a whopping 75 members on it. Some people are on another year-round team which does not participate in the JVC, so they joined us for the JVC only. Some people have also decided to leave their old year-round team and move over to the LUNA-TICS year-round because we are such a fun bunch to be around! :D
☆~Kristine~☆

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Post by NMB4010 » February 4th, 2008, 7:10 pm

Yep, I was one of those that ditched their old team to join the MUCH more fun and interesting LUNA-TICS! It was a great decision.

PJM, you and your Timbuk's should come on over and merge with the LUNA-TICS. :)

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PJM
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Post by PJM » February 4th, 2008, 7:39 pm

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Not just yet ..

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Post by Kona2 » February 4th, 2008, 8:23 pm

All this talk about marathons...yikes. Please advise:

I do remember that one team member did row a half marathon (I think) in the middle of the challenge - and for the first time. I am interested in what progression people are taking in their rowing distances to get to half, or even full marathon rows. I have read the Concept3 thoughts on being able to row a few 10000 meter days before attempting longer distances, etc., but that didn't really tell me about what the experience felt like.

How do / did you go about it - and how do you keep it from being something that says "I'll never do THAT again" ?

Kona2 (who has not quite sworn never to do this marathon thing...since saying never inevitably leads to actually doing the thing)

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Post by PJM » February 4th, 2008, 8:33 pm

I, personally, have yet to do a full marathon.I have done my share of half marathons.I think it would merit training somewhat like that of a runner.taking small distances and adding each time..building on endurance but I have not done it so I am no expert.I would probably do maybe 2 half marathons in a day..split but then again it depends on how I feel in March.
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Post by Bill Hawthorne » February 4th, 2008, 10:52 pm

Well, as sort of an endurance crazy....my thought is that, once you can comfortably get past a half marathon, your pretty much good to go for a full one. I'll test that theory on my C2 soon; my current max has been around 30k. I was one of the crazies on Timbuk2 who did a half marathon during JVC. I also instigated a 50k with my team on the Dragon Boat this fall, which I suspect is ultimately much harder than a C2 marathon would be (something about you an your 19 crew mates moving a 3,800+ pound boat and ending the event on pyramids after 4+ hours of paddling. Ironically, the greatest challenge, it seems to me, is at the "ends" - so to speak..the head and the bottom! Probably pretty much the same deal on the C2. We'll see soon enough.

Bill

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Post by just27 » February 5th, 2008, 12:25 am

Thinking about marathons ... I get hot spots on my fingers, and have been wrapping them with sports tape. That works fine, and I've also discovered that it helps to rub a few drops of tea tree oil onto my hands, after rowing.

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Post by acrewer » February 5th, 2008, 12:38 am

Kristine - I remember the Los Gatos HS teams just getting started my senior year at SCU. I'm glad to know that rowing is still going strong there. I was one of the first 3 women graduates to row all 4 years. Back then women could only race 1000 meters, no one thought we could survive 2,000. Of course, it was never a race but a sprint the whole way.

Andrea - congrats on the million.

I tried a 1/4 marathon yesterday, didn't die, that's a good sign!

Gina

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Post by Kona2 » February 5th, 2008, 1:01 am

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Congrats to Dan C on passing the million meter mark for the season !!

Congrats to the Luna-Tics whole team - moved into 13th place overall ! Wow!

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Post by andreacs » February 5th, 2008, 2:56 am

acrewer wrote:Kristine - I remember the Los Gatos HS teams just getting started my senior year at SCU. I'm glad to know that rowing is still going strong there. I was one of the first 3 women graduates to row all 4 years. Back then women could only race 1000 meters, no one thought we could survive 2,000. Of course, it was never a race but a sprint the whole way.

Andrea - congrats on the million.

I tried a 1/4 marathon yesterday, didn't die, that's a good sign!

Gina
I guess the quote came out incorrectly, as the million reference was Chris' quote. Hence my congratulations to her :). I have to paddle some more to reach the million, even if I find my old lost miles...

Andrea

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Post by Kona2 » February 5th, 2008, 11:31 am

Maybe less rowing today....

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Post by PJM » February 5th, 2008, 11:36 am

I am sending you sunshine..it is near 80 here today.

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Post by sheltiegirl » February 5th, 2008, 6:56 pm

Testing, testing..........avatar, are you there?? (I hope so, otherwise I am going to look even more silly)!

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PJM
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Post by PJM » February 5th, 2008, 7:04 pm

Cute Avatar!!!

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Post by sheltiegirl » February 5th, 2008, 8:23 pm

I thought it was a pretty good likeness of me in the morning......

:wink:

Lynn

Now, maybe somebody can tell me how you all post the other pictures and avatars in the dialog piece.

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