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?
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
Facebook’s new “recommended pages” algorithm gets pretty interesting as it tries to figure out what I might “like.” I clicked through the whole list to see what it would come up with. Vibram FiveFingers. Check. Various surfing pages. Check. Blame Laird. Various Microsoft-related pages. Check. Nothing related to rowing. Really? Nothing else related to Crossfit. … More So what does Facebook suggest “I might like” as a rower and Crossfitter?
So I finally broke down and bought Vibram Five Fingers. I had been using an old pair of Teva Proton water shoes for WODs at Crossfit Ignite, rowing, and stand-up paddling, but these are not appropriate for running, and I wanted to give the barefoot running thing a try because my knees are bad and … More Vibram Five Fingers: First Impressions