As you can tell from the lack of posts this summer, I haven’t been doing much traditional CrossFit – only rowing in preparation for USRowing Masters Nationals, which is the “big game” for rowers my age. I have followed a training model that is more like CrossFit Endurance than the traditional rowing model, so we’ll … More Ready for Masters Nationals
This Saturday June 6 is National Learn to Row day at rowing clubs across the country. If you are interested in trying on-water rowing, this is your chance to do so in a safe introductory environment. Locally in northern New Jersey, Nereid Boat Club is hosting a program, and provided a description as follows: Rutherford, … More Try On-Water Rowing at National Learn to Row Day
I had some questions from CrossFitters recently about breathing strategies for rowing. They had been watching some videos in which people were trying to apply deadlift technique to rowing – i.e. knees out, back straight, breathe in before the catch, etc. There is not a huge body of work on this topic, because it’s something … More Breathing Technique for Rowing
The Alumni Sprints Regatta, 2015 edition, is just over a month away. The 2015 regatta will be bigger and better — we’ve moved to Philly, and are partnering with the Schuylkill Navy to put on a really special event on Sunday, May 17th. This is an alumni-format regatta, which means that you can race under … More Rowers–Compete for your alma mater May 17 at Alumni Sprints!
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. … More The New Ride
To anyone out there who wants to watch some live rowing, the Head of the Charles regatta is running this Saturday and Sunday. There is a live webcam from Cambridge Boat Club, that shows crews coming down the last mile of the course and through the narrow bridge where all the spectacular crashes happen. The … More Head of the Charles Live Webcam Info
I recently received a question on whether there is a translation formula to convert Calories, commonly prescribed in CrossFit WODs that involve rowing, into 500m split times or watts, more commonly used by rowers to gauge pace. CrossFit workouts use Calories on the Concept2 performance monitor to approximate “reps” when combining rowing with barbell movements … More Translating Calories to Split Times for CrossFit Rowing Workouts on the Concept2