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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Wed May 13, 2015 8:59 am

strider77 wrote:I'd like to stay in the Top 10 on the Board this year as I enjoy the longer rows :D
Yes please, Alan! =P~ [-o< We need some diversity (by country flags) in the top ten. :mrgreen: :lol:

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by strider77 » Wed May 13, 2015 11:23 am

dr3do wrote:- Yes please, Alan! =P~ [-o< We need some diversity (by country flags) in the top ten. :mrgreen: :lol:
It would be nice to have 3 ...ski's in the top 10-with Piotr, you and me it's a distinct possibility :wink:
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Wed May 13, 2015 11:25 am

strider77 wrote:It would be nice to have 3 ...ski's in the top 10-with Piotr, you and me it's a distinct possibility :wink:
Indeed. Great idea. =D> 8) Now… we need to convince him? :roll: :mrgreen:

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by mardix » Thu May 14, 2015 12:18 am

Is there a way to see prior season meter board 2 results?
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Wed May 20, 2015 8:35 pm

mardix wrote:Is there a way to see prior season meter board 2 results?
I don't think so. :?:

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by plummy » Wed May 20, 2015 10:38 pm

It's not neat and concise but has the scores etc:

http://log.concept2.com/challenge/univD ... ee+Spirits

Also - I didn't realise we had the highest team total for the whole year ^O^ ^O^ =D> =D>
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by mardix » Thu May 21, 2015 11:59 am

plummy wrote:It's not neat and concise but has the scores etc:

http://log.concept2.com/challenge/univD ... ee+Spirits

Also - I didn't realise we had the highest team total for the whole year ^O^ ^O^ =D> =D>
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Very cool. Thanks for that.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Thu May 21, 2015 8:55 pm

Wow, this is taking some work! I wake up every morning to discover a group of fit and highly-motivated Europeans have kicked me back into the 20's and I have to keep putting up longer and longer rows just to get back into the 'teens. I don't know what will give out first: my body, my schedule, or my Netflix queue.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:50 pm

Most likely I'll get a SkiErg in July/August.

Well… that's "bad" news for my "meterboard meters", but training wise good news (diversity). =D> :lol: :fsbgrin:

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by mardix » Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:05 pm

An early congratulations to you on your soon-to-be new toy, Boris. It will be great to get a report once you've had a chance to use it and compare it to the rower.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Jill » Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:38 pm

Rob, I don't know how to transfer your message from the Lifetime Millionaires Thread to here, so I qoute, " Somehow I have an image in my head of Mrs U standing over a prostrated husband rolling pin in hand ... Scary. " :lol: :lol: :lol:

The laughter is mine.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:35 pm

mardix wrote:It will be great to get a report once you've had a chance to use it and compare it to the rower.
Mardix, I'll do that (and I'll create a "SkiErg cross training thread", if it does not exist). Promised. :fsbgrin:

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Rob C » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:40 pm

Well done Jane S. Anyone at Madchester knows what I'm on about :D
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by hewitt » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:12 pm

We seem to have lost one of our top 6 rowers as we have all moved up a position. :(
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:49 pm

hewitt wrote:We seem to have lost one of our top 6 rowers as we have all moved up a position. :(
Could possibly be me, as I have disabled the concept logbook. :cry:

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Paul Victory » Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:49 pm

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hewitt wrote:We seem to have lost one of our top 6 rowers as we have all moved up a position. :(
Could possibly be me, as I have disabled the concept logbook. :cry:
It is you whose gone missing from the FreeSpirits meterboard, Boris. However, you're still appearing on the main C2 meterboard and in the FTC listing. I think all that's happened is that you've removed your affiliation as a FreeSpirits team member.

I totally understand your frustration with C2, given the way they have been messing you about with the PM5, but you are a very valued and supportive team mate, so please don't let your frustration with them prevent you from taking part in an activity that you clearly enjoy and that you clearly have a strong aptitude for.

I always enter my scores manually (even though I have a log card reader) and have occasionally had to deal with PM failure towards the end of a session. When that happens, I just enter my best estimate of how far I went and how long it took me. As long as it's not a ranking piece, I don't see anything wrong with this and would prefer to keep track of everything I do (even if I have to use estimated numbers) rather than not record the session at all.

Having said that, it's entirely up to you what you want to do, so please don't interpret this as me trying to tell you that you should do things in a particular way.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by dr3do » Wed Oct 07, 2015 6:15 pm

Paul Victory wrote:Having said that, it's entirely up to you what you want to do, so please don't interpret this as me trying to tell you that you should do things in a particular way.
Don't worry, Paul. 8) :fsbgrin:
I totally understand your frustration with C2, given the way they have been messing you about with the PM5, but you are a very valued and supportive team mate, so please don't let your frustration with them prevent you from taking part in an activity that you clearly enjoy and that you clearly have a strong aptitude for.
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I always enter my scores manually (even though I have a log card reader) and have occasionally had to deal with PM failure towards the end of a session. When that happens, I just enter my best estimate of how far I went and how long it took me. As long as it's not a ranking piece, I don't see anything wrong with this and would prefer to keep track of everything I do (even if I have to use estimated numbers) rather than not record the session at all.
…no, I'm not going to do this manually. [-X Did that too many times :evil: and I found that it mentally stresses me out, what you possibly can't "comprehend" (or is "retrace" the better word, don't know).

My whole training is based on time, watts and perceived effort – meters have always just been a nice byproduct. For some sort of fartlek or TT I use pace, instead of watts, but that's another story. :lol:

Because of the issues with the PM5 I even started/tried to row by meters, instead of time, just not to loose meters and to be able to track it correctly (yes, I'm very sensitive in logging even one meter too much) in the case the PM5 fukcs up again. It didn't work very well for me; it stressed me out.

I track my stuff into Sporttracks (and Golden Cheetah) for analysis. For the "social part" I'm searching for alternatives… For now I'm in a tryout period with Strava (but I put the erg sessions to private as I'm not sure if it fits to my needs and if I'll stick to it). We'll see.

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Re: Meter board banter

Post by InlineJinn » Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 pm

OMG I'm first again!!! We'll see how long that lasts. :lol:

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Post by zootMutant » Mon May 02, 2016 9:11 pm

dr3do wrote:Not as difficult as my first FM, but this one did take 20 minutes longer. Fueled myself on oatmeal, blueberries and nuts for breakfast, then ate Shot Blocks and a Cliff Bar washed down with Gatorade during the row... and Tums--rowing always gives me heartburn. Took 2-3 minute breaks every 30 minutes. Actually felt pretty good and had a normal rest of the day
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by CamiCrew » Thu May 19, 2016 9:49 pm

That was quite a start to the season, John. Amazing distances you do, especially if rowing is causing you heartburn along the way. Not fun!
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by plummy » Sun May 22, 2016 5:17 pm

I may jump a few places with an unusually high metreage input. It's not an error but the total (as accurately as I could get it) for my half of the new World Record for the longest continuous row - which I took up to 26 hours with a rowing buddy called Joe White over Friday/Saturday. I'll be off the machine for a few days so you are welcome to the places back if I displaced you.
For reference (mine really) we worked in 15 minute on/off shifts and totalled up at the end of each hour (26 x 60 minutes with no rest) and had someone else grab the total at changeovers. My 26 hours (in 2 lots of 15 minutes per hour) were as follows (left column = first 13 "hours"):
6078 6006
6177 6020
6242 5990
6202 5766
6199 5715
6125 5497
6142 5404
6179 5319
6174 5452
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6057 5396
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by Paul Victory » Sun May 22, 2016 7:47 pm

I think you may have missed some of your entries, plummy. By my reckoning, you did just over 153,000 meters, but you've only input 141,000!

Congratulations again on yet another outstanding achievement.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by jhaveman » Sun May 22, 2016 8:27 pm

Well done Plummy =D> you deserve your days off :)
I agree with Paul though - your total on the meter board seems too low.
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by plummy » Sun May 22, 2016 8:39 pm

You are both correct - thank you. I did the addition when my "equilibrium" was still way off earlier (either than or I wasn't hitting the calculator keys hard enough = 153281 is what I have now worked it out to be. I'll amend the entry

Good job Paul and Jan are good with numbers :D

Edit - that gets the pace down to 2:32.6 and 8218 calories burned :shock:
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Re: Meter board banter

Post by jhaveman » Sun May 22, 2016 9:08 pm

How many doughnuts is that? :lol:

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