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Not DFL in my first Crystal City 5k Fridays race!

I wasn’t DFL last night. I ran the first Crystal City 5K Friday race last night and was 488 out of 497 for my gender — not last! — and I was the 1,070th finisher out of 1,126 finishers!   I am not sure if I was DFL for my age group, but I doubt it. That’s […]

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9round penrose square workout

HIIT: 3 minutes of anything is hard

Historically, I have been Mr. Steady State Cardio. When I worked out with James T. Harris at XSport on Columbia Pike, I did do Zone work, including suicides and burpies and wind sprints; and, whenever I get to Spin I am sure I am doing 45-minutes of HIIT. But, between college Crew and 2012, all […]

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9Round: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:27:19

I started trying to wear my old Wahoo heart rate monitor strap and their Wahoo app to communicate my almost daily workout to someplace else. I have sorted out how best to work my Fitbit Surge to the wrist and hand wrapping that’s required for my 9Round workouts. So, I double-track (though I did forget […]

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312 pound Chris Abraham after a 2.26 mile run

Three-hundred-and-twelve-pounds! When did that happen?

As I have begun to share over in shop healthy, cook healthy, eat healthy, be healthy, I really let myself go. I might have been wearing my fancy new Fitbit Surge but I haven’t been rising to any of all the occasions that have been offered to me as a result of being up to my […]

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Jan 12 Concept2 Workout of the Day WOD

Doing Today’s Concept2 Workout of the Day (WOD)

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.  

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Chris Abraham on two laps of Roosevelt Island offroad trail run

Gear and tech that’ll make me strong and skinny

OK, I am not so naïve as to assume that all the fitness apps we have have strapped to our wrists, clipped to our shirts, and filling up our iPhones and Androids — but it’s not far from the truth. Over the last three months I have been so busy with actual work that I have put […]

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Keep rowing between the challenges!

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 […]

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Chris Abraham participating in the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Getting Psyched for Concept2’s Holiday Challenge

Starting tomorrow, I’ll endeavor to row 200,000 meters on my Concept2 between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. It’s called the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.  So, over the course of those 29-days, I’ll have to average 6,896.55172414 meters/day in order to end up with 200k meters come midnight of December 24. I have been using every excuse in the […]

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I heart reddit

Become fit with Reddit’s help

After all the brouhaha surrounding #GamerGate and the controversy surrounding the decision that SXSW made in removing some #GamerGate panels, I wanted to remind my gentle reader — yes, you — that there are warm hugs online and not just slaps, punches, yells, screams, and assaults online. First, here’s a #GamerGate primer. Second, online abuse, […]

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Stretching the Quad

Don’t swing your kettlebells without stretching your body

If you’re going to engage in 90-seconds of vigorous kettlebell swings every hour, all day long, every day, even with only a single 12kg kettlebell, then a stretching regimen is essential. I didn’t and I am zombie, limping, Frankenstein’s monster. From now on, stretching and rigorous use of my foam roller and massage stick. Lesson […]

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