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Category: Erging

My Concept2 Model C

Got the OK to Spin, Row, and Run!

I had to beg and I had to plead but I got the OK to run, to Spin, and to get back on the Erg. This Fat Erger will pull a Fat Ergo again!

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My messy CBreeze hack on my Model C Concept2 rowing ergometer to make it work best for me

I was having a terrible time keeping my CBreeze on the fan so I glued sloppy please rails on either side of my Concept2 Model C’s fan. Really messy. Used a silicon glue. The paracord rails aren’t going anywhere. No more struggling with the placement of the elastic cords. 

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Planning for 20 more erging days left in the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Between now and midnight, October 15, I have 20 full days to row at least 200,000 meters. So far, I’ve rowed 59,508 meters and have 140,492 meters left to go. That requires me to erg an average of 7,024.6 meters-per-day between now and then. I feel pretty good about this as I’ve been getting in […]

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Tuesday Fall Team Challenge Update

I didn’t get as many meters as I wanted tonight primarily because of technical failures. I moved from POLAR H7 back to an old school Garmin ANT+ strap and disabled my USB thumb drive on my PM5 and then needed to swap out a dying Apple iPhone 5 and set up my Samsung S8 Active […]

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Sunday Fall Team Challenge Update

I spent parts of all day rowing along a little bit at a time but I added 11,289 meters to the 39,946 meters I had accrued. So, according to my lovely Concept2 Logbook’s 2018 Fall Team Challenge page, I’m up to 51,235 meters total–that means I am 25.6175% of the way to my goal of 200,000 meters, 200kms, […]

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Fall Team Challenge Saturday Update

I had another sinus headache from just not staying hydrated enough overnight again so I didn’t really start rowing until late–almost 8 PM. Then, I only got in 7,733 meters.

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Chris Abraham Rowing Concept2 Holiday Challenge Rowing Erging Indoor Rowing Logbook

8,011 meters in four easy pieces

Time Duration Dist Stroke Pace Watts Cals Avg HR 10:38:00 PM 09:46.2 1,757m 26 02:46.8 75 90 147 9:43:00 PM 14:45.2 2,674m 25 02:45.5 77 137 147 8:44:00 PM 08:39.5 1,577m 25 02:44.7 78 81 145 7:50:00 PM 10:55.0 2,003m 25 02:43.5 80 103 139   44:05.9 8,011. 25.25 02:45.1 77.5 411 578 I checked […]

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The author erging

Getting some rowing in (I never remotely do it enough: frequency, intensity, or duration)

I was able to motivate myself enough, even after a terrible sinus headache, into doing almost seven thousand easy meters. It wasn’t a lot in terms of intensity, distance, or duration, but I got it done. And, as always, I am forever the optimist that this will suddenly really take and that every day I will do either an erg, a run–or both. Hope springs eternal! Just do it!

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I’m my own worst enemy

Every day is a series of successes, failures, excuses, being a weather wimp (which doesn’t work because I have an erg), and blaming a launch sprint crunch. It’s all bullshit. There’s always time for a run or a row, after all. But this makes me way more accountable. And I mark all my fails in the book and yellow-highlight them.

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Potomac Boat Club

Membership in the Potomac Boat Club Concept2 Team is Empowering

The Concept2 virtual team challenge, World Erg Challenge, is ten-days old and I’ve only clocked 24,607 meters so far–but I am still mid-pack in the Potomac Boat Club. For context, challenge leader, Parker Sheppard, has clocked 126,445 meters–more than 100,000 meters ahead of me. But I am picking up and am hopeful and am also having fun and am […]

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