For CrossFitters and rowers in the NY/NJ/CT metro area, there is a great indoor rowing event on January 30 sponsored by Don Bosco Prep. The location is easy, it is well-run and on-time, and last year it was one of the top 5 indoor regattas in the US based on attendance. CrossFit boxes are especially … More Ironmen Erg Classic Jan. 30
Here’s a coxswain’s-eye view of the Overpeck 2K race course for rowing. It is filmed from my single but speeded up to cover the course in about 3 minutes. I tried to steer in the middle of the three lanes. You can see that there are stake boats, buoys every 500m, and a new pair … More Coxswain’s-eye View of Overpeck Rowing 2K Course
I was optimistic today – trying to make spring come by sheer force of will. After all it was 67 degrees! I went to Overpeck and rigged my boat. I am ready as soon as the ice breaks. Ice? At Overpeck? Has that ever happened? Nobody can remember it ever having frozen over before. Well, … More Ice Ice Baby–When Will It End?
Picked this up on Twitter – this is going to be epic. The Australian men’s rowing four, one of the fastest in the world, against their K4 kayak, also one of the fastest in the world. Who wins? This is particularly interesting to me because some elite kayakers also train on Overpeck Lake in New … More Rowers vs. Kayakers?
As you know I am not a Paleo fanatic, but I am happy when something I like anyway just happens to be Paleo and tasty at the same time. I also know that if you read books by Tim Ferriss, Rich Roll, and Loren Cordain, they advocate eating some of the same things every day … More Eating the Same Paleo Lunch Every Day…With Constant Variation?
First pictures from the Passaic River Rowing Association boathouse thanks to a brave soul who went down there today. The water height set a new record and the river played around with an 1100-lb. dock gangway like a toy, but on first inspection no major damage except to the high school rowing shed. My boat … More Hurricane Sandy Boathouse Damage
I did a CrossFit Endurance baseline workout on the C2 today: 12 x 200m on / 2’ off. This sounds “not bad” from an intensity standpoint due to the long rest intervals. It’s deceptive, however, because it’s more of a muscular endurance workout than a “cardio” workout, and it’s quite challenging due to the high … More CrossFit Endurance Baseline: 12 x 200m