2017 Concept2 Summer Solstice Challenge
June 14, 2017
It’s almost the official beginning of summer here in the Northern hemisphere, and we have a great challenge in store to celebrate. The Summer Solstice Challenge is our way of honoring the longest day of the year. The challenge is to row or ski 21,000 meters on June 21. Meters can be completed in several […]
March is Heaven for Concept2 Erg Challenges
February 24, 2017
March and April are super-awesome months if you love the working out on a Concept2 rowing ergometer. There’s both an individual challenge in the form of the Mud Season Madness and a virtual team challenge fifteen days later, the World Erg Challenge. If you play around on the C2 erg at your gym, your CrossFit box, or at ROWViGOR, […]
Join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1
December 24, 2016
If you have access to a Concept2 Indoor Rower then I invite you to join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1. The Virtual Team Challenge (VTC), runs every year from January 1–31. Each team completes as many meters as they can collectively between 12:00 a.m. January 1 and 11:59 p.m. January 31. […]
Just completed my 40-minute 40-4-40 Concept2 40th anniversary challenge!
November 6, 2016
I just completed the first ever — and probably only — 40-4-40 “pop-up” Challenge that Concept2 spontaneously launched on November 2. The challenge was simple: row for 40-minutes on November 6th in honor of Concept2’s 40th anniversary. It was slow and I broke it into two pieces, but I got it done. It’s all part […]
Skeleton Crew Challenge today through Halloween
October 25, 2016
Join me today, October 25, in the seat of your Concept2 Indoor Rower or standing astride your SkiErg, through Halloween October 31st, as we pull 31,000 meters in honor of all the candy and alcohol you’ll be consuming at all the Halloween parties and hand-outs you’ll be attending over the next six days. While […]
Member of the Concept2 Million Meter Club!
March 24, 2016
I’m actually really proud of this. Hard work. A million meters rowed. Next: 2 million meters! I started logging my rows on June 7, 2011, and so it’s taken me 1,752 days — 4 years, 9 months, and 18 days* — to reach my goal of reaching 1,000,000 meters on my Model C Concept2 Indoor rower. But it […]
Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)
January 12, 2016
It’s already the 12th and I haven’t even started the 2016 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge to join my teammates on Team Grotto — but I shall today. So, since my back is now better, I’ll try to get back into the saddle with today’s January 12, 2016, daily WOD for the Concept2 Indoor Rower rowing ergometer.
Keep rowing between the challenges!
December 25, 2015
The best thing for me to do is to row at least 10,000 meters every day for the rest of my life; and, the hardest thing to do is to continue rowing between Concept2 Online Challenges — which is stupid because each challenge is only long enough to really get you back into rowing shape so […]
Finished the Holiday Challenge with 157,762 meters
December 25, 2015
The good news is that I rowed more than 100,000 meters during the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge — 157,762 meters — but the bad news is that I came short of the 200km that I wanted to accrue before midnight last night. This earned me a 100,000 meter award certificate from Concep2 but I came […]