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
This week I began transitioning into 5k race training in the single on the water. One of the go-to workouts is stringing together a set of short intervals into a single long piece, and this happens to coincide with the CrossFit Endurance single-sport mainsite WOD for this week as well. The type of workout I … More Finding Max in the Racing Single
This is a first in 15+ years on the Concept2 logbook. Paul Buchanan pointed out that my profile got selected as the “Profile of the Day.” I have been exclusively on-water this summer so I haven’t been checking the logbook, and I forgot I even had a CrossFit-specific profile, which I use for logging meters … More My CrossFit Profile is featured on the Concept2 Logbook page today!
This past weekend I did my first “real” sprint race of the season on a buoyed course, racing both 1K and 2K. This was the first real test of my strategy this spring of de-emphasizing CrossFit in favor of on-water rowing whenever possible. The positive result is that I came in 3rd, which may not … More Race Report–Catch the Cooper 2014
Today I tried a new regatta – the Row for the Cure in Poughkeepsie, NY. It is somewhat of a coincidence that today also marked the IRA Championships, which originally were held in Poughkeepsie in the late 1800s. It was a great day – the terrible wind from yesterday was gone, and the weather was … More A Long, Strange Trip to Poughkeepsie…Row for the Cure Race Report
This is an article that sounds weird on the surface but makes sense at a personal level (although I am not an Olympic-level rower). It uses Olympic rower Alan Campbell (huge fan – bronze in the single in front of his home crowd – showed tremendous heart) to demonstrate a point about elite athletes ignoring … More Random Correlation–Olympic Rowers and Dental Hygiene?