This past weekend was my first race of the season, the Catch the Cooper Regatta on the Cooper River racecourse in Camden, NJ. I entered the Masters 1X, which is 1000m run in flights by age group, and also the Men’s Open 1X, which is 2000m with no age restrictions. Conditions were flat on the … More Regatta Report–Catch the Cooper
I haven’t been doing a lot of CrossFit lately as I’ve been spending a lot of intensive time on the water doing race rehearsal in preparation for a 1K and a 2K race next Saturday on the Cooper River in New Jersey. I have maintained core strength via squats and core work however. While I … More Working the Base Rating
It’s an early spring, which means I’ve been back on the water before St. Patrick’s Day for the first time since 2006. So the big question was “what did I learn this winter and how fit am I?” It’s an interesting question since I used the Concept2 much less than usual during the winter due … More Time for the Spring Shakedown Cruise
Today was a glorious 50-degree day in New Jersey, which is highly unusual for January. I had to break out the Kahuna Big Stick land paddle and longboard and go for a skate! Unfortunately everyone else had the same idea. I was coming down the biggest hill in Saddle River County Park, ripping fast, lining up … More Durability Test for Kahuna Big Stick Land Paddle (and Paddler) !
Since they were supposed to remove the Passaic River Rowing Association docks this Sunday, I figured I’d get one last row in today as it was a beautiful 60-degree fall day in New Jersey. Unfortunately when I got there, the docks were already out! Bummer. So I went for an awesome 10-mile land paddle instead … More Land Paddling Workout Video
This week’s Crossfit Endurance short intervals are 125m sprints with 30 seconds of rest. I am working hard the first few days of the week and then recovering for the Head of the Charles on Saturday. I chose to implement the workout as sets of 6, 4, and 2. In reality, the intervals take less … More Consistency & Precision–125m intervals
Catching up on blogging after a whirlwind week. The Head of the Passaic was this past Saturday. I was a little nervous going in as I haven’t been racing the single as much this year, but I had a couple of strong tune-up rows last week so I was feeling good. <Sound buzzer> Mother Nature … More Head of the Passaic debrief