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Joining the 2015 Concept2 Dogs Days of Summer challenge

Concept2 Dog Days of Summer 2015 Challenge

I own a Concept2 Indoor Rower that collects too much dust. As part of my intentional movement towards fitness and health I will be participating in the Dog Days of Summer challenge this year.

The Dog Days of Summer runs from August 1–28 and features a different total distance goal each week.

I feel pretty confident that it’ll go smoothly as it’s sort of a milk run. Back when I was doing my meters for Team Grotto, my every day consisted of an easy 10,000 meter row. In fact, I will try to make sure I do 10,000 meters every day, once-a-day, anyway, using the Concept2 Dog Days of Summer challenge as the impetus.

16116398609_2af1dafb06_oThis week, it’s one 10k meter row, next week it’s 20k, the week after that, 30k, and then finally 40 in the last week, which should only take three or four days to do, if I am really lazy.

What I am happy about, though, is that my Concept2 rowing ergometer is begging for my attention more than any other self-torture devices that I own so i am grateful to Concept2 and the indoor rowing community for offering virtual teams and virtual challenges and de facto virtual regattas.

So, here’s the 411:

rowing in green shoes on my concept2 indoor rowerRow or ski, indoors or outdoors, completing each of the following four distance goals during the timeframes indicated and log them in your online logbook:

  • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 10,000 meters
  • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 20,000 meters
  • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 30,000 meters
  • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 40,000 meters

concept2 pm4 and ipadThe distance goals do not have to be done in one sitting, but must be done during the timeframe indicated. By the end of the challenge, you will have accumulated 100,000 meters.

Here are the details over at the Concept2 Logbook and here’s the leader board so far.

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Dog Days of Summer 2015

Concept2 Dog Days of Summer 2015 ChallengeThe Dog Days of Summer runs from August 1–28 and features a different total distance goal each week.

The Details

  • Row or ski, indoors or outdoors, completing each of the following four distance goals during the timeframes indicated and log them in your online logbook:
    • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 10,000 meters
    • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 20,000 meters
    • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 30,000 meters
    • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 40,000 meters

    The distance goals do not have to be done in one sitting, but must be done during the timeframe indicated. By the end of the challenge, you will have accumulated 100,000 meters.

  • For kids (aged 16 and under) and adaptive athletes, the weekly meter totals are as follows, for a total accumulation of 50,000 meters:
    • Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 5000 meters
    • Week 2, Aug. 8–14: 10,000 meters
    • Week 3, Aug. 15–21: 15,000 meters
    • Week 4, Aug. 22–28: 20,000 meters
  • This is an individual challenge. (You do not need to belong to a team to participate.)
  • Meters must be entered online.
  • Indoor rower, on water, SkiErg, and on snow meters count.

Who Can Participate

Anyone with an online logbook at concept2.com can participate in this challenge.

Incentives and Rewards

Participants who meet the challenge can enjoy:

  • Name inclusion on the Challenge Honor Board.
  • A specially designed downloadable certificate.
  • The option to purchase Dog Days of Summer items from our third-party fulfillment vendor (availability varies by country).

Walking: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:31:46

Decided to walk it tonight. Oh well. Running tomorrow!

Walking: Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:47:14