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.
JLRacing ErgTrou are the ultimate trou
May 5, 2018
At first, I thought that the polypro unisex ErgTrou by JLRacing was a gimmick. All I could see that was any different at first blush was that gimmicky alternative logo of a stick figure little unisex person on a Concept2 indoor rower and a slit pocket at the small of the back in which you can stow your smartphone or MP3 player while you’re doing all the meters on your erg.
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 […]
Join the 2017 Concept2 Dog Days Challenge of Summer Challenge
July 19, 2017
The Dog Days of Summer are almost upon us! August 1–28, 2017! What better time for a Concept2 Challenge? Complete the Dog Days of Summer challenge by finishing each of the following four distance goals in the timeframes indicated and log them in your online logbook: Week 1, Aug. 1–7: 10,000 meters Week 2, Aug. 8–14: […]
2017 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge
January 1, 2017
Now that I am mostly recovered from my bout of rowing pneumonia and am just starting to recover from the ravages of a full course of Levaquin, I am really looking forward to taking up the virtual oar and take to the annual Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge from January 1-31, 2017. Please come aboard and join me on Team […]