I was a college rower on a college crew
May 23, 2019
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.
Planning for 20 more erging days left in the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge
September 26, 2018
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 […]
Sunday Fall Team Challenge Update
September 23, 2018
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, […]
8,011 meters in four easy pieces
September 11, 2018
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 […]
Getting some rowing in (I never remotely do it enough: frequency, intensity, or duration)
September 10, 2018
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!
I’m my own worst enemy
September 10, 2018
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.
Membership in the Potomac Boat Club Concept2 Team is Empowering
March 25, 2018
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 […]
Mud Season Madness starts today on March 1—get in those 10km days!
March 1, 2018
I haven’t erged yet today but I am going to aim at rowing at least 10,000 meters every day on my Concept2 Model C indoor rowing ergometer for at least 25-days during March. Why am I being so specific with 10,000 meters and 25 days in March? 10k-A-Day Keeps the Doctor Away Why don’t you join […]
My 2018 New Year’s resolutions
January 1, 2018
Happy new year everyone! It’s 2018 and I am actually putting together a list of my own personal new year’s resolutions: slow jog, slow row, kick box, bell-swing, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and, finally, some weight-training. When it comes to eating, my Achilles heel has never really been what I eat, it’s always been how much. I […]