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
I think winter in the Northeast has finally broken – it’s not warm, but it’s trending upwards. The air is perfect for running and the days are long enough to actually be bright. I took off the Inov-8 running shoes with heavy socks and put on the Vibram FiveFingers. The new ones with laces worked … More Spring is in the Air–First Barefoot Run
…go for a run in FiveFingers of course! Love a crisp cold night where I can see by the light of the moon.
This is probably one of the last semi-warm fall weekends here in New Jersey, so I went for a 10-mile land paddle on my longboard with my Kahuna Big Stick. It was a blast, but also a great full-body workout. I am finding that the way to go fast is to shift my center of … More Beast Coast Big Stickin’ in NJ
Since Henley Royal Regatta and Wimbledon are both gearing up, I played tennis the other day. Like the haughty elitist rower that I am, I assumed it would be easy compared to a 2K at 34. I figured it would be good for active recovery, and it was a good way to do something as … More Tennis for rowing conditioning, anyone?
Springtime in the east means sketchy, stormy weather for single sculling. I’ve been supplementing with quite a bit of running using Inov-8 or FiveFingers minimalist shoes. While I feel that my foot strength is now high enough not to worry about recovery as much, I am struggling with the technique after a winter of too … More Running with the hamstrings–a video for visualization
Well I went for my first run in my new Inov-8 MudClaws (thanks Mom & Dad!) over the weekend, and I didn’t know what to expect. I went through Saddle River Park in Bergen County, NJ, with a combination of on-road and off-road running in below-freezing temperatures. Would the lug soles be squishy and unstable … More First Mud: Inov-8 MudClaws