Week 3: Day 1 Dog Days Challenge

Screen Shot 2017-08-15 at 10.31.26 PMToday was a much happier rowing day. My head is back in the game. I managed to squeeze out 11,000 meters while enjoying each stroke. 

The music that inspired me came from The Ultimate Bee Gees and The Spirit of America with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. 

All is right again in my rowing universe.

Now I can sleep happy. Truly.

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Rowing information for my teammates

When I first started at 26.2 CrossFit my coaches had me row more than run. Yeah. I was that bad at running. And when I first started rowing, I was that bad at rowing but I took to it right away, never giving up and here I am today, a rowing fool at Guns Out CrossFit.IMG_7931.JPG

Over the last few weeks some of my teammates have asked me about my rowing. Here is some basic information that I return to again and again to help me improve my rowing. 

  • Concept 2 is the first go to for beginning at the beginning. I go there a lot to read and reread. Be sure to check out all of the links under the TRAINING section. 
  • Angela Hart is my favorite go to on YouTube. I watch her videos over and over again. She explains things in a really great way that work for my brain. Her explanation about the DAMPER SETTINGS being similar to the gears on a bike was really helpful and I still experiment with settings depending upon what I want to accomplish in a Rowing WoD. 

Please be encouraged to truly take your time with the Concept 2 site first. Sign up for the LogBook at the top of the page. You can keep track of your training there, online.

Too often, I forget to use the log book unless it is for an Online Challenges or any row where I can get a ranking, like today. That said, please note #ImNotLast

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Good Luck and Great Rowing!

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Ahhhh the joy in rowing

IMG_7747What a happy little HIIT rowing session today: 5 minute warm up, 6x 30 seconds hard rowing with 5x 1:30 second easy rowing intervals and a final 5 minute cool down. 

It felt fabulous.  I should have taken a photo of my splits. No matter. Today’s row made me think of the next Concept2 Challenge: Summer Solstice 2017.

I can hardly wait!

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