Currently sitting at 16th out of 187 in the Masters division at http://www.rowdroyalty.com … Let’s see if this takes it up a notch for CrossFit Ignite!
Join me at the Ironmen Erg Classic on Jan. 31 if you are in the NY/NJ/CT area, USA. Today us the registration deadline.
I’d encourage everyone in the NY/NJ/CT area to consider participating in the Ironmen Erg Classic indoor rowing competition on January 31 at Don Bosco prep in Ramsey, NJ. This is a 2K race, with categories for all ages and skill levels, and is a good mid-winter checkpoint for anyone planning on going to CRASH-Bs at the end of February. I don’t usually do erg competitions, but this one is run by Don Bosco, whose facility I row out of, and they are encouraging CrossFit boxes to send teams, so CrossFit Ignite will be there!.
http://www.ergclassic.org (registration is via RegattaCentral).
Join me in the Row’d Royalty challenge starting January 7. This is a CrossFit Open – style online rowing competition run by Diablo CrossFit, with prizes for the top finishers. Register at http://rowdroyalty.com
Workout will be 10-20 minutes of technical coaching, during which we will do about 2500 meters of rowing, including drills for the finish and arms away motion, and a few 20-stroke pieces to warm us up.
WOD will be 6-8 x (1′ on, 1′ off) – see the CFI Rowing Club page for additional details.
Almost 70 degrees today…able to sneak in a couple of more rows before shutting down for the winter. This is my new ride as my Fluid was badly damaged when a rack blew over. I decided to go back to Hudson, which is the hull I won most of my medals in over the years. I thought it would be hard to row after being in the Fluid, but it wasn’t. It’s actually great in the blustery wind we are having today, as with the skeg set far back it yaws far less than the Fluid. This is an elite hull and is super-stiff, so the power transfer is extremely responsive and I was able to get up to 28-30 with no problem. It’s kind of a brain-twister going back to a stern rigger, but once I stop trying to put the boat in stern-first, this is going to be a very sweet boat to race!