To celebrate today June 21, the longest day of the year, Concept2 invites all rowers and skiers to the Summer Solstice Challenge!
Here we go:
-Row or ski 21,000m on June 21.
-Meters can be rowed/skied all at once in one workout or over several workouts and entered online using an Indoor rower, SkiErg, on water and on snow meters to count as long as you reach 21,000 meters.
-For more information check HERE.
-Good luck and Happy Summer Solstice rowing!
“If I can’t be me, I don’t want to be anybody. I was born that way.”
– Joan Crawford (March 23, 1904 – May 10, 1977), Actress, Dancer, Business Executive, Author.
It feels like Spring with the anticipation of Regattas as the snow melts and puddles on the side of the road. Be careful though there was a lot of ice this morning here in the Northeast and now is not the time for a quick slip, your team needs you fit.
“Miles are miles, regardless of how they’re earned.”
-Ed Winchester, Rower and Editor of Rowing Magazine
Mornings are cold in late September before the sun rises when the whole world is still fast asleep. At least it seems so. And even though the season is still new and you haven’t yet had a regatta your still warm unmade bed is beckoning you back while you scan your closet for something to wear. Some may unfortunately reach for damp sweating spandex piled on the closet floor from the day before because by this time of year the washers are in full swing in dorm basements. That’s reason enough to go back to sleep.
But since you didn’t sleep through your alarm, get going with a mixture of lightweight layers. Get into a routine of laying out the possibilities the night before, like brushing your teeth the night before. This time of year, I like spandex shorts or cropped leggings with a short or long sleeved tee, light weight fleece, windbreaker, and a baseball cap. Carry both docksiders and sneakers in case you run for practice or need a dry pair of shoes after practice. Check the weather the night before to anticipate what will work. You can always alter the weight of what you wear and peel off what you don’t need.