Advertisements

Fifteen-thousand meters in a go

DateDistTimePace
12/13/20155,000m28:45.602:52.5
12/13/201510,000m08:22.103:25.1
    

hCHappy to say that I was able to knock out 15,000 meters today.

One 10,000 meter set and then a 5,000 meter set. 

And since Divergent and The Divergent Series: Insurgent were both “free” on HBO GO, I rowed through one and a quarter of these movies — which means I started the movie before I started and between sets because each movie is over two hours: 2h 19m and 1h 59m respectively. 

2015-12-13 19.19.16So: I’m 106,643 meters in, I have a goal of 200,000 meters before midnight Christmas Eve.

 So, I have “only” 93,357 meters to go which means as long as I can fit in a minimum of 9,695 meters every day between tomorrow and the end of Concept2’s Holiday Challenge!

Wish me luck!

Advertisements

Getting my Concept2 groove on towards 200km

 

DateDistanceTimePace
12/12/201510,000m03:45.603:11.2

2015-12-13 03.08.19I’m just procrastinating until I have to jump back on the erg to cover another stationary 10km on my Model C Concept2 Indoor Rower en route to making it to 200km by midnight Christmas Eve.

Last night I covered 10km so I am up to 91,643 meters so far.

What this means to me is that I need to make an average of 9,029.75 meters every day between now and Christmas.  

I feel like it’s doable. Off to knock off at least a 10k right now — wish me luck!

Continue Reading

Chris Abraham after a lovely saturday morning walk

Starting the day with a spirited walk

2015-12-12 15.39.03I would love to suggest that this morning’s walk was mine but it wasn’t — though I benefited.  

It was warm enough to wear shorts and a zippered hoodie, and I could have gone with just a t-shirt, too, but I wanted to carry my wallet, keys, and phone. 

Continue Reading

Catching up with the Concept2 Holiday Challenge

DateDistanceTimePace
12/11/20155,000m29:21.902:56.1
12/11/20155,660m31:15.202:45.6

hcToday was a good day because I pulled harder than I usually do. Because I am getting stronger.

10,660 total meters over two workouts, one after the other, actually. So, I am up to 81,643 meters of the 200,000 meters I aspire to hit by midnight, the night of Christmas Eve.  I have 13 more days to go.

As of today, I am 40.82% through the contest, which means I am almost half way through a little more than halfway through — I am really catching up!

And, with 118,357 meters to go, I just have to average 9,104.38 meters a day for the rest of the challenge.

23683026925_03cf50a089_oWhich is why I am trying to row at least 11k meters every day — to account for the days that are bound to happen when I just can’t get to the erg or just can’t find the time. 

The one thing that I keep on forgetting when it comes to challenges like this is that they’re not just days and weeks that feel like it did on day one.  

Honestly, very quickly, I adapt and you will do.

Don’t worry: if you feel like you want to vom or you’re bored or you feel like indoor rowing is super-lame, everything will be so different next week.

23057038873_f3a0d0b586_oI have only been rowing this 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge for a little over two weeks and I already feel like I am not simply counting the minutes until my 10km or 11km row is in and over.

Today, I kept myself amused by watching the CBS show Supergirl, which is a very moral tale, believe it not.

And you know who is as hot as she ever was? Calista Flockhart! So hot! So moral, too. But also so amusing — and everyone is so much fun to look at. And, generally speaking, I hate CBS. 

 

Rowing with ryan reynolds

Come hell or high water

DateTimeDistPace WattsCal/Hr
12/11/2015
1:00
28:53.7505502:51.469537
12/11/2015
0:03
34:00.7598502:50.471544
12/9/2015
23:10
26:23.6484302:43.480575
12/9/2015
22:24
39:09.5687702:50.870541
12/9/2015
0:05
13:22.6238702:48.174554
12/8/2015
23:28
51:38.1888802:54.266527
12/5/2015
16:52
21:27.6395802:42.681578
12/5/2015
15:42
36:49.0636802:53.467530
12/2/2015
20:03
49:37.9898702:45.677565
12/1/2015
20:43
43:22.0759302:51.370541
11/29/2015
22:46
58:53.31004202:55.964520
8/7/2015
17:20
28:06.7552802:32.599640
      

2015-12-10 23.12.20This is where I should be feeling frustrated about the fact that we’re half through with the 2015 Concept2 Holiday Challenge and I am only 70,983 meters in out of my goal of 200,000 meters by midnight, the end of Christmas Eve.

I’m 35.5% through. But I am also getting stronger as well. And more used to spending time on the seat and I have my 90-minutes of entertainment sorted.

2015-12-10 23.10.25Tonight it was Self/less with Ryan Reynolds and Sir Ben Kingsley.

I was most entertained because the moment I decided to take a rowing selfie to illustrate this post is the same moment cheesecake heartthrob beauhunk Ryan Reynolds is recovering from being shedded —  on a very Model D.  

You need to see it to believe it and I have proof.

2015-12-10 23.10.33Anyway, I have become nocturnal so it’s actually 1:14 AM as I write this while cooling off before heading home and catching some sleep.  

Wish me luck.

While I’ll be satisfied with anything over 100km, I’ll be completely stoked if I can meet or better 200km by the last moments of 24 December.

Continue Reading