LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

A member of an indoor rowing team or club? If so, this is the place for you.

Can this one team row to the moon and back?

Poll ended at May 17th, 2008, 12:28 pm

I think we can do it together. I'm all in!
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85%
No way! You all are wacko!
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15%
 
Total votes: 54

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by normadelaney » May 7th, 2021, 10:47 pm

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May 7th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Well, just a quick update. I've been to an orthopaedic sports doctor - he's diagnosed me with cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow. I have a regimen of steroids and physical therapy that starts 'soon'. Things that are explicitly forbidden - rowing and strength training if it requires me to grip anything with my left hand. I can still ride as long as I maintain a loose grip with the hand. I'm not sure if road biking is in the cards, but the BikeErg is in my future!
Sorry to hear it, Zach! At least you have a diagnosis. Listen to the doc and don't push it. Hope you heal up soon.

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by danwho » May 8th, 2021, 1:02 am

normadelaney wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:47 pm
TallErgs wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Well, just a quick update. I've been to an orthopaedic sports doctor - he's diagnosed me with cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow. I have a regimen of steroids and physical therapy that starts 'soon'. Things that are explicitly forbidden - rowing and strength training if it requires me to grip anything with my left hand. I can still ride as long as I maintain a loose grip with the hand. I'm not sure if road biking is in the cards, but the BikeErg is in my future!
Sorry to hear it, Zach! At least you have a diagnosis. Listen to the doc and don't push it. Hope you heal up soon.
Wishing you all the best getting through your regimen of steroids and physical therapy, Zach.

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by Kona2 » May 8th, 2021, 9:46 am

TallErgs wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Well, just a quick update. I've been to an orthopaedic sports doctor - he's diagnosed me with cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow. I have a regimen of steroids and physical therapy that starts 'soon'. Things that are explicitly forbidden - rowing and strength training if it requires me to grip anything with my left hand. I can still ride as long as I maintain a loose grip with the hand. I'm not sure if road biking is in the cards, but the BikeErg is in my future!
Healing does take time ! Let's hope that you can avoid surgery!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 5.7.21

Post by Kona2 » May 8th, 2021, 9:59 am

Wherever YOU are, I hope it is a blue sky day! After what has seemed like a loooooong winter, enjoy these early dawns as we head into summer! Do stuff!

Image Congratulations and welcome back to Kevin on his completiion of a half marathon!

So far, 8 Lunies have completed half marathons, and 1 Lunie has completed a half century! I have a half century in my plans for the year, just not during the Challenge!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

150 K Ron
100 K Norma
50 K Tombeur
50 K K2
50 K Sergio


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

Patrick Hmr 3,010 m
Rebecca 4,000 m
Chris H 4,746 m
Andrew C 5,000 m
Frank 5,000 m
Scott 5,000 m
Ross 5,225 m ...a palindrome!
Tombeur 5,294 m
Trevor 5,500 m
Larry 6,023 m
Raoul 7,000 m
Derric 7,500 m
Bill 10,000 m
Ed 10,001 m ..a one aught palindrome!
K2 10,001 m ...ditto!
Angelo 10,009 m
Ian 10,840 m
Steve W 12,000 m
David A 14,454 m
Michael C 15,000 m
Norma 15,151 m ..a palindrome!
Thor 17,593 m

Image 21,097 m or more = mooners

Kevin 21,097 m ..mooner!
Ron 22,222 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Sergio 48,210 m ...mega mooner!

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by Kona2 » May 8th, 2021, 11:08 am

Kona2 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 9:46 am
TallErgs wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Well, just a quick update. I've been to an orthopaedic sports doctor - he's diagnosed me with cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow. I have a regimen of steroids and physical therapy that starts 'soon'. Things that are explicitly forbidden - rowing and strength training if it requires me to grip anything with my left hand. I can still ride as long as I maintain a loose grip with the hand. I'm not sure if road biking is in the cards, but the BikeErg is in my future!
Healing does take time ! Let's hope that you can avoid surgery!
Zach ---- About the BikeErg:

I tried a couple of different things when I was bikeerging this AM - and wondered if perhaps a recumbent stationary bike might be a better option for a couple of weeks.

Not using your arms at all on the bikeerg puts a lot of pressure on yer butt, and sitz bones. Using just one arm throws your whole alignment off and that brings on a bunch of other stuff. So. I was just thinking forward to how to get some good exercise and not put undue pressure on your elbow...and what I could come up with was the recumbent bike stationary...just because you can still get your leg muscles going and get good cardio. It's not a bike style I prefer or even like, but when all else seems taken out of the equation..

Or walking...lots of walking....just my nickel's worth

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Re: LUNA-TICS TEAM ROOM: Year-round "Looney" fun.

Post by TallErgs » May 8th, 2021, 11:42 am

Kona2 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 11:08 am
Kona2 wrote:
May 8th, 2021, 9:46 am
TallErgs wrote:
May 7th, 2021, 10:21 pm
Well, just a quick update. I've been to an orthopaedic sports doctor - he's diagnosed me with cubital tunnel syndrome in my left elbow. I have a regimen of steroids and physical therapy that starts 'soon'. Things that are explicitly forbidden - rowing and strength training if it requires me to grip anything with my left hand. I can still ride as long as I maintain a loose grip with the hand. I'm not sure if road biking is in the cards, but the BikeErg is in my future!
Healing does take time ! Let's hope that you can avoid surgery!
Zach ---- About the BikeErg:

I tried a couple of different things when I was bikeerging this AM - and wondered if perhaps a recumbent stationary bike might be a better option for a couple of weeks.

Not using your arms at all on the bikeerg puts a lot of pressure on yer butt, and sitz bones. Using just one arm throws your whole alignment off and that brings on a bunch of other stuff. So. I was just thinking forward to how to get some good exercise and not put undue pressure on your elbow...and what I could come up with was the recumbent bike stationary...just because you can still get your leg muscles going and get good cardio. It's not a bike style I prefer or even like, but when all else seems taken out of the equation..

Or walking...lots of walking....just my nickel's worth
The doctor suggested that it was holding a cellphone with a bent arm while I was bored out of my mind on the January challenge that compounded a years-old injury. Doh!

We have a recumbent bike in the basement - it's not my favorite, but I'll probably have to put some time in on it. I've mostly been doing strength training the last few months, but with the restrictions now in place on my left arm ... that'll have to go. A surprisingly large amount of lifting requires both hands to firmly grip *something*. In the mean time, our dog is going to continue to love the long weekend walks he's been getting :D

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It's a FULL Moon ! Sergio!

Post by Kona2 » May 9th, 2021, 11:05 am

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Missed calling this one out yesterday, but definitely want to recognize the milestone of the full marathon. There just aren't that many people who can or will do these lengthy rows! Congratulations, Sergio!!

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Full Moon Fever! Congratulations, Adam!

Post by Kona2 » May 9th, 2021, 11:09 am

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Congratulations, Adam! We've been chronicling your training towards completion of a full marathon for some months as you progressed through the half marathons, and consistently higher numbers!! We wish you many, MANY more milestones and celebrations!

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It's A Half Century!

Post by Kona2 » May 9th, 2021, 11:28 am

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Congratulations, Patrick Hmr, on completing the Global Marathon and Century Challenge with a fine half century! We wish you many, MANY more celebrations and milestones!!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 5.8.21

Post by Kona2 » May 9th, 2021, 11:30 am

Two more teammates on the roster today! Welcome back to Robert H and Brett !

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

250 K Wild Bill
150 K Ed
50 K Chip
50 K Virginia
50 K Adam
50 K Patrick Hmr


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

GMan 525 m
Tony 1,111 m ...a palindrome!
Andrew C 4,000 m
Rebecca 5,000 m
Rich C 5,000 m
William H 5,000 m
Bernie 5,010 m
JD 5,164 m
Jason 6,982 m
William C 6,995 m
Heather 7,206 m
Tombeur 9,322 m
James S 10,000 m
K2 10,001 m ...a one aught palindrome!
Angelo 10,011 m
Trevor 12,441 m
Howard 12,513 m
danwho 12,821 m...a palindrome!
Jantuut 13,957 m
Michael C 15,000 m
Norma 15,151 m...a palindrome!
Thor 16,832 m
Virginia 20,000 m

Image 21,097 m or more = mooners

Ron 22,422 m...a palindrome! Mooner!
Brett 27,068 m... mooner!
Ed 33,333 m ...a one of a kind palindrome and a mooner!
Wild Bill 40,404 m ...a palindrome!
Adam 42,195 m...full mooner!
Chip 46,169 m ...mooner!
Patrick Hmr 50,000 m ...a half century! King of the boat!

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Post by TallErgs » May 9th, 2021, 4:48 pm

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Oof. Faded there at the end - blood sugar crashed HARD.

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It's A Century !!

Post by Kona2 » May 10th, 2021, 10:22 am

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The lure of the century was too much to resist! Congratulations, Zach, on completing the Global Century Challenge !

Your workout graph says this one was tougher - your overall fitness carried you! How did you manage the left arm issue? As your teammate, part of me wants to say "what were you thinking?!" Still, what drives each of us is different, and that is to be celebrated, too. It was a gritty accomplishment!

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All In A Day's ERG: Team Progress Thru 5.09.21

Post by Kona2 » May 10th, 2021, 11:12 am

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Pasque flower, the first wildflower of spring in the high country (and state flower of South Dakota), and probably in many areas of the northern hemisphere, is one that can be missed if you blink. Found this bunch near Lake Granby on Saturday. Meanwhile, about six inches of snow expected up there, so springtime in the Rockies continues to have its variable weather!

MILESTONES...Bragging Rights...Celebrations:

300 K Wild Bill
200 K Ron
150 K Zach
100 K Howard
100 K Eric
100 K David A
50 K Ian
50 K Ken G


Thanks, everyone, for erging with us!

NW1 1,021 m
Jason 2,017 m
Trevor 3,503 m
Andrew C 4,000 m
GMan 4,037 m
Ross 4,866 m
Frank 5,000 m
RIch C 5,000 m
Bernie 5,010 m
JD 5,183 m
Tombeur 5,620 m
Rebecca 6,000 m
Adam 10,000 m
Ron W 10,000 m
Steve W 10,000 m
Howard 12,523 m
Image 15,151 m ...a palindrome!
Ian 16,379 m

Image 21,097 m or more = mooners

David A 21,357 m ... mooner!
Ron 22,522 m... a palindrome and a mooner!
Wild Bill 22,622 m ...a palindrome and a mooner!
Ed ImageImageImageImageImage m..a palindrome and a mooner!
Eric 34,074 m ...mooner!
Ken G 40,000 m ...mooner!
Zach 100,000 m...supernova!

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Re: It's A Century !!

Post by TallErgs » May 10th, 2021, 11:30 am

Kona2 wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 10:22 am
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The lure of the century was too much to resist! Congratulations, Zach, on completing the Global Century Challenge !

Your workout graph says this one was tougher - your overall fitness carried you! How did you manage the left arm issue? As your teammate, part of me wants to say "what were you thinking?!" Still, what drives each of us is different, and that is to be celebrated, too. It was a gritty accomplishment!
The orthopedic doctor said that riding isn't a problem as long as I don't bend the arm or grip anything with my left hand. The act of bending or gripping stretches the ulnar nerve - so I just have to watch what I do with my left hand and not lean into the handlebar too much - and not bring a phone up to my face. Lifting is out, rowing is out - but riding is in!

5 granola bars, 6 packets of Gu, 6 big bottles of water - and I still crashed. I ended up eating a bunch of honey after the ride to jump-start my body again. Good times :D

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Re: It's A Century !!

Post by normadelaney » May 10th, 2021, 1:28 pm

TallErgs wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 11:30 am
Kona2 wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 10:22 am
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The lure of the century was too much to resist! Congratulations, Zach, on completing the Global Century Challenge !

Your workout graph says this one was tougher - your overall fitness carried you! How did you manage the left arm issue? As your teammate, part of me wants to say "what were you thinking?!" Still, what drives each of us is different, and that is to be celebrated, too. It was a gritty accomplishment!
The orthopedic doctor said that riding isn't a problem as long as I don't bend the arm or grip anything with my left hand. The act of bending or gripping stretches the ulnar nerve - so I just have to watch what I do with my left hand and not lean into the handlebar too much - and not bring a phone up to my face. Lifting is out, rowing is out - but riding is in!

5 granola bars, 6 packets of Gu, 6 big bottles of water - and I still crashed. I ended up eating a bunch of honey after the ride to jump-start my body again. Good times :D
Have to confess, my initial reaction went along with "what were you thinking?!" Glad to hear you were careful. What an impressive achievement, Zach!!

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