Category: Rowing

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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2017 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge October 25–31

2017 Concept2 Skeleton Crew Challenge Starts Today!

Today is day one of Concept2‘s annual Halloween individual rowing challenge, the 2017 Skeleton Crew Challenge! It’s simple, on the nose, and fun: row at least 31,000 meters between October 25th and October 31st—Halloween!  Unlike the more famous team challenges that Concept2 holds annually such as the Virtual Team Challenge (VTC), the Skeleton Crew Challenge is an […]

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Two pair of C2 rowing trou shorts 90% cotton 10% lycra in packaging

My favorite indoor rowing trou shorts just arrived from Concept2

I walk at least 12,000 steps-a-day as part of my health regimen. Rowing is for fitness, walking is for health. I wear the same shorts at my treadmill desk while I am at work and on my Concept2 Indoor Rower, AKA The Erg. I usually wear Drywick or Polypro rowing trou from JL Racing, especially when […]

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My recommendation for indoor rower rowing shorts for erging on the Concept2

I’ve put a lot of meters onto my PM5-updated twenty-year-old Model C Concept2. While you can, and should, row in whatever shorts you have on–even pantsless if you own your own erg–there are some better solutions.  Concept2 Cotton Lycra Rowing Shorts Until a month ago, I was a true blue JL Racing / JL Rowing / […]

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March is Heaven for Concept2 Erg Challenges

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, […]

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Concept2 2017 Virtual Team Challenge VTC

Join Team Grotto for the Virtual Team Challenge starting January 1

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. […]

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40-4-40 Challenge Concept2 40-minute 40th anniversary

Just completed my 40-minute 40-4-40 Concept2 40th anniversary challenge!

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 […]

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2016 Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Fall Team Challenge day two of 30

I have fallen off the horse big time. In fact, in Reddit’s Fitness subreddit, redditors are so sick of people like me. I’ve had a terrible failure to launch.  Joining 9Round, XSport Express, and even Concept 2 Rowing Plan by Fitness Matters, didn’t do the trick so far. My excuse? I’m too weak! I’ve gone […]

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Out of the frying pan onto water

Remember when I was running 5ks? It seems like only yesterday I was literally kicking ass and taking names at 9Round Penrose and doing Pacers-sponsored 5k races. Well, that took a break. I caught some sort of bug and tried to use my human immune system to fight off the invading armies with sleep, liquids, […]

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