Last weekend I participated in the Ironmen Erg Classic, hosted by Don Bosco Prep rowing. I don’t usually do indoor rowing races, but this one encouraged participation by CrossFit boxes so I figured I’d jump in and support it. It turned out to be a great race – well organized, 100% on-time (a rarity in rowing), and with enough participants to get it into the Top 10 indoor rowing events in the US this year. Well done Bosco!
They ran all of the mens masters categories together, which was fun. I didn’t have a great time as I was still tired from the Row’d Royalty competition, but I managed to come in first in the 40-49 age group and 2nd overall. It was a good checkpoint for my personal training, and a fun time seeing a lot of faces I know from the NJ/NY rowing and CrossFit communities. I especially like the timing at the end of January – far enough ahead of CRASH-Bs but far enough out of the holiday season. I’ll definitely be back next year and would encourage any CrossFitters in the NY/NJ area to give it a try.