Slow, slow, slow I row gently on the erg
December 5, 2015
It’s already December 5th, 2015, and I am only 36,948 meters in towards the 200 kilometers that I fully intend to collect between first thing 26 November.
And I am about days in and, after today, only have 20-days left for the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge.
That means I have 163,052 meters to go, which is only ~8,152.6 meters/day for every day between now and midnight, Christmas Eve.
Wish me luck!
I think it’s still technically doable. Phew.
Day 7 of my Holiday Challenge
December 3, 2015
Still working on ramping up but after a week, I have only amassed 26,622 meters so far. I need to start doing 10,000+ days in order to make sure I’m well over 200,000 meters by midnight on Christmas Eve. Wish me luck!
There is still time to join me on the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge. Any meters you do above 100,000 meters will result in Concept2 donating money to Kafue River & Rowing Centre Project, water.org, The Nature Conservancy, orWatersheds United VT.
For every person who rows or skis at least 100k during the challenge (50k for adaptive athletes or athletes aged 16 or under), Concept2 will donate $.02 per kilometer (1000 meters) you row/ski to your choice of the following organizations: Kafue River & Rowing Centre Project, water.org, The Nature Conservancy orWatersheds United VT. And once you get beyond 100k, we’ll donate $.04 per kilometer rowed/skied. Our goal through this group effort is to raise a total $30,000 to support these causes. Anybody who reaches 200k and has chosen to give money to charity will receive a free Holiday Challenge pin.
Walking: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:27:38
November 30, 2015
- Activity: Walking
- Distance: 1.85 mi
- Duration: 00:36:41
- Average Speed: 3.03 mph
- Average Pace: 19:49 min/mi
- Calories Burned: 343
- Start Time: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:27:38
My Day 1 of the Holiday Challenge
November 29, 2015
While the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge started at midnight the moment the calendar ticked over to November 26, I didn’t get on the seat until an hour ago, then I put in a slow 10k towards the 200k I need to log between now and midnight Christmas Eve: 23:59:59.
Well, more accurately, 10,042 meters, tonight, in 58:53.3. Super slow and while I watched The Leftovers on HBO, the minutes I missed in Kingsman after the fire alarm went off at Regal Cinemas Potomac Yard 16, and then started watching the unrated version of Fifty Shades of Grey on HBO before I ran out of time in addition to petering out.
Maybe another 20k tomorrow in order to do some catching up.
I was very slow, clocking an appalling 2:55.9 pace, which is shameful if I cared about that right now — and only 510 calories.
Right now, I am more interested in meters and playing catch-up than straining myself and cutting my 200,000+ meters short through some sort of preventable lame injury.
So, I am going to wade in slowly and should again be a pretty strong rower by the time Christmas has come to pass.
I will be sure to try to roll in some of my love affair with the kettlebell into the mix.
Wish me luck for the rest of the challenge.