Category: Holiday Challenge

2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge

The 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge Begins November 23

Some news from Concept2 about their upcoming individual challenge, the 2017 Concept2 Holiday Challenge: It’s almost time for one of our most popular challenges! The 2017 Holiday Challenge begins November 23 (US Thanksgiving) and ends December 24 (Christmas Eve). To participate, all you have to do is complete your workouts on either the Indoor Rower, […]

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Start preparing for the Concept2 Holiday Challenge today

Unlike most Concept2 Challenges, the Holiday Challenge demands a lot from us from the very beginning: 6,451.61 meters-per-day, on average, to accumulate 200,000 meters over the 31-day Concept2 Holiday Challenge—which is a lot if you’re not used to high-mileage rowing. But you can do it! There are five things you’ll need to complete rowing 200 kilometers in a […]

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Chris Abraham 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Finished the Holiday Challenge with 157,762 meters

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 […]

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3 days until the Holiday Challenge ends

You know how I thought it was a good idea to try out CrossFit in the middle of the Concept2 Holiday Challenge? Well, it wasn’t. I kind of tweaked my left knee a little bit — not so much from injury just from not remotely stretching well enough. That said, I feel like I was […]

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Fifteen-thousand meters in a go

Date Dist Time Pace 12/13/2015 5,000m 28:45.6 02:52.5 12/13/2015 10,000m 08:22.1 03:25.1         Happy to say that I was able to knock out 15,000 meters today. One 10,000 meter set and then a 5,000 meter set.  And since Divergent and The Divergent Series: Insurgent were both “free” on HBO GO, I rowed through one […]

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Getting my Concept2 groove on towards 200km

  Date Distance Time Pace 12/12/2015 10,000m 03:45.6 03:11.2 I’m just procrastinating until I have to jump back on the erg to cover another stationary 10km on my Model C Concept2 Indoor Rower en route to making it to 200km by midnight Christmas Eve. Last night I covered 10km so I am up to 91,643 […]

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Catching up with the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Date Distance Time Pace 12/11/2015 5,000m 29:21.9 02:56.1 12/11/2015 5,660m 31:15.2 02:45.6 Today was a good day because I pulled harder than I usually do. Because I am getting stronger. 10,660 total meters over two workouts, one after the other, actually. So, I am up to 81,643 meters of the 200,000 meters I aspire to hit […]

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Come hell or high water

Date Time Dist Pace  Watts Cal/Hr 12/11/2015 1:00 28:53.7 5055 02:51.4 69 537 12/11/2015 0:03 34:00.7 5985 02:50.4 71 544 12/9/2015 23:10 26:23.6 4843 02:43.4 80 575 12/9/2015 22:24 39:09.5 6877 02:50.8 70 541 12/9/2015 0:05 13:22.6 2387 02:48.1 74 554 12/8/2015 23:28 51:38.1 8888 02:54.2 66 527 12/5/2015 16:52 21:27.6 3958 02:42.6 81 578 […]

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Took me two weeks to get my erg on

Date Distance Time Pace 12/9/2015 4,843m 26:23.6 02:43.4 12/9/2015 6,877m 39:09.5 02:50.8 12/9/2015 2,387m 13:22.6 02:48.1 12/8/2015 8,888m 51:38.1 02:54.2 12/5/2015 3,958m 21:27.6 02:42.6 12/5/2015 6,368m 36:49.0 02:53.4 12/2/2015 8,987m 49:37.9 02:45.6 12/1/2015 7,593m 43:22.0 02:51.3 11/29/2015 10,042m 58:53.3 02:55.9 Well, it’s only taken two weeks for me to get my row on and get […]

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Slowly but don’t call me Shirley

Date Distance Time Pace 12/9/2015 2,387m 13:22.6 02:48.1 12/8/2015 8,888m 51:38.1 02:54.2 12/5/2015 3,958m 21:27.6 02:42.6 12/5/2015 6,368m 36:49.0 02:53.4 12/2/2015 8,987m 49:37.9 02:45.6 12/1/2015 7,593m 43:22.0 02:51.3 11/29/2015 10,042m 58:53.3 02:55.9 Missed a couple more days and only got in 11,275 meters just now, around midnight (so it’s noted as happening on December 9th, Wednesday). […]

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