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Old 08-02-2011, 08:44 AM   #1
Katrina A. Burton
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Camille L.

Can anyone confirm what happened to Camille during the 2nd part of the final workout on the rower? From the feed it loowed like her rower wasn't working despite her rowing all out.
Did it not get turned back on? Whose responsibility was it to turn on? Hers or the judges?
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:14 AM   #2
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Re: Camille L.

I "think" this is what happened. After the first row, Dave asked the judges to reset all of the competitors rowers. Camille may not have noticed it because she was grubbin' during the rest period. The judges, I guess didn't reset the rower. I'm not overly familiar with the C2 but apparently, if it is not reset, it turns itself off?

So during her row, in which she had to use the monitor to tell when her 20 calories were up, the screen was blank...the idea of 250k, + the level of competition and emotions run high.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: Camille L.

The computer on the rower turns off after a time of inactivity. In an event such as this, it's the judges responsibility to make sure that thing is ready to go when the athlete comes back to it.

I was a judge at the 2010 NE sectionals, we had row, burpee box jumps, row as the first wod. My *** was frantic to make sure that rower was operational when my athletes jumped back on it.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:10 AM   #4
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Re: Camille L.

On newer Concept2 rowers with updated firmware, there is a setting that was made for CF that keeps the rower on longer.
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:25 AM   #5
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Re: Camille L.

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So during her row, in which she had to use the monitor to tell when her 20 calories were up, the screen was blank...the idea of 250k, + the level of competition and emotions run high.
Eh, for whatever it's worth, the chances were slim-to-none that she was going to place in the top three, so $250K probably wasn't on her mind. At least, not realistically.

Nonetheless, she is a hell of a competitor, and she wants to do her best. With the monitor shut off, she was facing the possibility of her score not reflecting her actual effort, which she was clearly having a hard time accepting.

Personally, I'd have been pizzed as hell at the judge, but I think the crying was (1) an overreaction and (2) lack of atheletic discipline/focus on her part.

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Old 08-02-2011, 10:51 AM   #6
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Re: Camille L.

Are you crying? There's no crying in CROSSFIIIT!

She's crying sir!!
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:56 AM   #7
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Re: Camille L.

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Personally, I'd have been pizzed as hell at the judge, but I think the crying was (1) an overreaction and (2) lack of atheletic discipline/focus on her part.

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Ouch. I probably would have cried, too, but to blame it on lack of athletic discipline and an overreaction is a little....harsh. Jesus, with all that intense energy and required focus combined with pushing oneself to the max in a very extreme workout for days in a row to have something so preventable like a timed out rower happen? I'd probably lose it a little, too. I didn't see it, but shedding some tears and maybe yelling a few cuss words doesn't sound like overreacting, more like a legit level of frayed emotions. I mean, she didn't train as hard as she did to get the Games and push herself insanely hard over each WOD to have that happen. To call it frustrating would likely be an understatement.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:24 AM   #8
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Re: Camille L.

That's why I bought a power adapter for my C2, tired of the stupid thing shutting off by the time I came back to it. Maybe they should've done the same.
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:30 AM   #9
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Re: Camille L.

I agree with Summer,

Pretty silly statement by Mark. Maybe Mark has never pushed himself to the point of exhaustion, where emotions are right on the edge. If he had he would know that a lot of girls and guys break over things much less. I think it was very sad to see and hopefully it does raise some of the same question for CF HQ that people are talking about here so that it doesn't happen again.

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Ouch. I probably would have cried, too, but to blame it on lack of athletic discipline and an overreaction is a little....harsh. Jesus, with all that intense energy and required focus combined with pushing oneself to the max in a very extreme workout for days in a row to have something so preventable like a timed out rower happen? I'd probably lose it a little, too. I didn't see it, but shedding some tears and maybe yelling a few cuss words doesn't sound like overreacting, more like a legit level of frayed emotions. I mean, she didn't train as hard as she did to get the Games and push herself insanely hard over each WOD to have that happen. To call it frustrating would likely be an understatement.
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:28 PM   #10
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Re: Camille L.

Sure, be emotional about the situation and the mistake, but channel that emotion into competitive effort instead of into crying about. Cry afterwards if you feel it's necessary, but crying mid-workout is of no benefit and probably even detracted from her performance. She recovered incredibly well (4 reps behind #1 Cheryl Brost in that heat, if I recall), but she probably could have done better had she not cried.

That's what I mean in this case by athletic discipline; the ability to channel the emotion in the right direction. Clearly she is disciplined about her training. She made it to the Games and placed well, after all.

THIS (wfs) is what you do in that situation; not cry. Pick yourself up and haul azz.

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