Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Fall Team Challenge Update

Since September the 15th, I have rowed 32,213 meters towards the 200,000 meters I want to complete by October the 15th for the Fall Team Challenge that Concept2 hosts every year. Here are the last couple of days since my last report

9/20/2018 23:3910:05.41,766m2002:51.47089138
9/20/2018 21:3311:03.92,024m2402:44.079104136
9/20/2018 20:3518:19.63,185m2602:52.668162127
9/20/2018 11:1110:05.91,963m2602:34.395104142
9/19/2018 22:3402:55.3517m2502:49.57226138
9/19/2018 20:5916:13.93,011m2502:41.783157138
9/19/2018 19:2219:18.03,510m2602:44.978180134

I am very slowly and very surely still holding onto the second position on Team Potomac Boat Club during the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge! The team is up to a combined 225,916 meters.

One thing that I am doing is putting running, slow jogging, slow running, and the Cliff Young Ultra Shuffle on hold until the 16th of October, after the Fall Team Challenge is over. Wish me luck! Hopefully, over the weekend, I will be able to do some running; however, I would really prefer to spend all of my extra minutes pulling at least, on average, 6,991 meters-per-day through 15 October in order to make the full 200 kilometers–124.274 miles! Wish me luck, wish us luck!

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Unisex Nike Zoom Fly SP Running Shoes

I ordered my next pair of running shoes Nike Zoom Fly SP

Unisex Nike Zoom Fly SP Running ShoesI have really enjoyed running in Nike Pegasus running shoes again. Nike intrigues me. I used to love the Pegasus shoe because it was perfectly balanced at cheap-but-good, always hovering around $80 new.

Now, they’re in the $120 world and I am still cheap. So, I am going for sales. After watching Kofuzi talk about the Nike Zoom Fly SP, I thought I would try a pair if I could find them cheaper than I could find another new pair of Nike Pegasus 34s or 35s.

Unisex Nike Zoom Fly SP Running ShoesI did! On Finish Line, I found a pair of Nike Zoom Fly SP in cool enough Sepia Stone/Sonic Yellow for $67.49–$78.54 out the door–that I went for it. I know it’s a racing shoe for tempo runs, long runs and race days! I know, I know!

And I’m going to slow run and slow jog and shuffle zombie run them? Yes, and I’ll look good doing it–and probably wear them out almost immediately. But, cheap, and down from a retail price of $150 at Nike: 54% off and $71.46 off. And I know I’ll enjoy them. They’re not the green or the gold lamé pair, but they look pretty cool. I love the yellow line on the sole.

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

I just need to average 7,143 meters-per-day for 26-more-days

9/18/2018 21:3311:09.42,113m2502:38.488111143
9/18/2018 20:4710:53.02,005m2502:42.881104137
9/18/2018 20:1911:56.02,220m2602:41.283115136
9/18/2018 13:2516:06.13,008m2502:40.585156132
9/17/2018 22:4113:09.22,578m2602:33.098138149
9/17/2018 22:2504:27.5813m2502:44.57942144
9/17/2018 22:1107:45.31,483m2502:36.89178136
9/17/2018 20:3710:38.02,017m2402:38.188107136

I have two goals between now and October 15, 2018:

  1. compensate for the extreme sedentary nature of my new job, writing and editing for Newconomy and
  2. contribute as many meters as possible to the Potomac Boat Club team–with a minimum of 200,000 meters towards the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge.

I didn’t get started for a couple days–mea culpa–but I have pledged to row at least 2km after every article I write. I had wanted to swing the kettlebell between articles; however, I need to average 7,143 meters-per-day for the 28-days I have to make my 200km before midnight on the 15h of October.

If I can keep up or better my two-day average of 8118.5 meters, I’ll make it–just.  Here we are as of tonight–I’m second in the boat; however, I’m also 35,618 meters behind first in my boat: Michael McGuirk, aged 76. Baller! Wish me luck!

Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Join the Fall Team Challenge by September 30

We’re only a few days into the 2018 Concept2 Fall Team Challenge and I’ve only contributed 9,899 meters to the Potomac Boat Club team of the 200,000 meters I want to row between now and October 15.


Concept2 Fall Team ChallengeIt’s not too late for you to join the Fall Team Challenge. You have until September 30 23:59 GMT (19:59 ET) to get a boat together, create a team, and start adding meters. It’s super fun–but only if you have a Concept2 Indoor Rower (or a SkiErg, the BikeErg). 

The Fall Team Challenge is a club challenge where club members try to reach either 100,000 meters or 200,000 meters by the end of the challenge. To either start or join a team, visit the Teams page of your logbook. If you’re already a member of a team, make sure you confirm your participation in the challenge.

Running: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:55:01