Rowing

We do it indoors and on the water.

CIRC Training: Bring The Pain

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Not long ago we were training for a rowing marathon. Now we’re doing the exact opposite. Training for the Chicago Indoor Rowing Competition is all about the sprint. If you could call 2k meters a sprint. This year we set our baselines to 2.5k…

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Bad Rowing Stops Here

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I haven’t been tested in the truest sense of the word since college. But it didn’t take much to unearth that old anxiety; one click of the send button in gmail and I was back in that post-finals limbo — will I pass? In…

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We Just Rowed 26.2 Miles

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Me and B were ready. Maybe too ready. We had Goo. Nuun. Coconut water. Water water. Large coffee. RX Bars. Eggs. And 2 packs of frozen, sugar-and-nitrate-free bacon in the gym fridge (Note: one of these items was not intended for marathon consumption). Walking…

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For Your Primetime Rowing Pleasure

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Becoming a Concept2 certified instructor is a three prong process. For me that started in July, with a full day course taught by the wonderful Master Instructors from UCanRow2. I’d been rowing for almost 2 years at that point yet I had plenty to…

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Training: 26.2

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A beautiful Saturday morning, and here we are indoors,  rowing just shy of 10 miles (16k meters). Why such madness? Sore behinds, cramped legs and blisters, all in the pursuit of the Rowfit 26.2: an indoor rowing marathon. Same day as the Chicago Marathon,…

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Long Pieces = Mental Workout

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2Ks have a certain reputation in the rowing scene. They’re long, mean and sneaky. You start with fresh legs thinking, HA HA I AM CRUSHING THIS I AM THE BEST ROWER THAT’S EVER ROWED EVER! Horrible Realization #1 hits at the 250M mark. The…

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