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My latest plan for getting fit fast

I plan to spend my workdays at my sports club since they have Wi-Fi, someplace nice to work, air conditioning, lots of changes to work out, and it’s far from access to junk food. It’s also around lots of fit people, I pay dues, and I’ll pedal bicycle the 4.6 miles there and the 4.6 miles home. Perfect!

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I was a college rower on a college crew

My Novice GW Crew coach, Stephen Weiss, was my idol. No matter how young and strong and cocky we young rowers were during training, Steve could take us. He could row faster, he could lift stronger, he could run further, he could sprint harder. At the time, he seemed so old, but he was really only 12-years older than I was. I was 18 and so he was only 30. So young. I received this photo from him just today.

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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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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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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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