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Chris Abraham Rowing Concept2 Holiday Challenge Rowing Erging Indoor Rowing Logbook

8,011 meters in four easy pieces

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 […]

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Getting some rowing in (I never remotely do it enough: frequency, intensity, or duration)

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!

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I’m my own worst enemy

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.

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JLRacing Unisex Polypro ErgTrou rowing trou for indoor rowers and rowing ergometers

JLRacing ErgTrou are the ultimate trou

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.

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My 2018 New Year’s resolutions

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 […]

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Please never forget to stretch after all your workouts like I do

Even if you’re just taking it easy and not even breaking a sweat during your exercises, including constitutional walks and family saunters and even really slow rows on your rowing erg, never forget to give yourself a nice stretch every time your done with your exercises, even if you just get just a little bit […]

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Stop flying blind with insights SEMRush can offer about your website

My two-year-old WordPress blog, rnnr.us, has become my personal laboratory wherein I can do live tests on the something I have always loved doing: dancing with Google by way of search engine optimization (SEO). It’s my personal playground, allowing me to have my own island of Dr. Moreau, to be my own Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to […]

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My recommendation for indoor rower rowing shorts for erging on the Concept2

I’ve put a lot of meters onto my PM5-updated twenty-year-old Model C Concept2. While you can, and should, row in whatever shorts you have on–even pantsless if you own your own erg–there are some better solutions.  Concept2 Cotton Lycra Rowing Shorts Until a month ago, I was a true blue JL Racing / JL Rowing / […]

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Join the 2017 Concept2 Dog Days Challenge of Summer Challenge

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: […]

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2017 Concept2 Virtual Team Challenge

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 […]

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