Thanks to Row2K for publishing my rowing hack submission, and giving a shout out to Ever Green Boat Club! I use this hack a lot while traveling. I also find that wearing FiveFingers on the erg not only saves on space in my luggage, but also makes me pay more attention to my finish timing, … More Training Hack: The Erg Strap Clamp – row2k columns
The Don Bosco Prep Ironmen, who also row out of Overpeck, are hosting their first Ironmen Erg Classic in Lyndhurst, NJ on Feb. 1. This is good timing – there are no other indoor races this early in northern NJ. The entry info is on RegattaCentral – hope to see you there!
The level of fitness required to row for an hour at sub-1:37 is almost incomprehensible. This is a short but incredible video of these guys. To give context to the CrossFitters out there, Eric Murray (in blue) finished the half-marathon test 11 minutes (about 2 miles) faster than Jason Khalipa, who had the fastest time … More Kiwi Pair Erg Testing–Simply Astounding!
I bought one of these on a whim because I had never tried a silicone headband before. During winter erg training, the sweat really flows and gets all over the handle and my headphones. I usually wear a regular terrycloth headband, but that eventually gets saturated and makes me look like Richard Simmons. I was … More Best Indoor Rowing Accessory This Winter
It’s a blustery fall day with one week to go before the Head of the Charles! I’d like to offer a perspective on some workouts that help prepare rowers for a typical fall “head race,” which is usually 5K on-water. This also applies to CrossFitters who are prepping for 5K or 6K time trials on … More Rowing 5K or Head Race Preparation – 600 Power Strokes
I had a fellow CrossFitter tell me today that they had been coached as part of a CrossFit cert to keep their heels anchored when rowing since “rowing is like a deadlift.” I smirked a little as this impressed me as an example of the old adage “to a carpenter, everything looks like a nail.” … More Is Rowing Like a Deadlift?
Check out gold medalist Esther Lofgren’s blog and her advice on CrossFitters prepping for their first 2K test on the C2 indoor rower. When I race on the water, I almost always follow what she calls the “fly and die” race plan. I have always been blessed with a very fast and technically clean starting … More Great Advice on 2K Test Prep from Esther Lofgren