Evening row done. 20 min, 2:06.8 pace. Painful.
Morning C2 done. 2:01.6 for 20 min. Listening to Chris Thile & Brad Meldau.
2nd 20 min row on C2 completed. Hung in with a 2:01 pace. Listening to Newtone.
1st 20 min row on C2 completed. Set a PR for the Old Age era. 1:58.9 500m pace.
Completed to 20 minute Concept 2 rows today. Went pretty hard.
C2 1x20min. 4788m. 2:05.3/500m. Pretty lame attempt tonight. Just couldn’t summon…that thing. Larry Young for support.
2nd 40min row. 2:05.4/500m. Gonna feel 80 minutes in the morning for sure.
40 min. row 2:04.8/500m.
First workout/row of the year in the books! 40minutes/9523meters.
Thanks to many incredibly kind and generous people our little fundraiser has been a success, We doubled our original goal!
The rowing part was harder than I thought it would be because I’m older than I want to believe, but I was highly motivated by wonderful people.
I haven’t often had to worry about whether I was going to have food to eat. Many children in the world worry about it every minute of every day. Some of them are right here in front of us.
If children don’t eat, they don’t grow and they don’t learn. They don’t have choices.
Choosing to do something as silly as a rowing marathon is a privilege reserved for those of us who are not hungry.
You kind people are making sure that children have choices. Never lose your generous spirits!
I love you.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge Day 22 (Final)
I made it. 2x5000m this afternoon to complete 200,000m between Thanksgiving and midnight Christmas Eve. Donors supporting my effort raised almost $1500 for No Kid Hungry.
Thank you everyone for the generosity and the encouragement!
It’s a satisfying feeling.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 21
3x5000m. Hard enough. Got marginally faster on each one. Log is here.
Last 10K tomorrow.
I was thinking of trying to stream it but it’s just me here so maybe I’ll try to video the last few minutes and post it afterward. Facinating footage no doubt. 🙂
One 5K row down. Two to go.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 20
3x5000m today. 1 in the morning. 2 this evening.
My Bloody Valentine – Loveless for assistance tonight. Good for long hauls.
That leaves 25,000m to go. 3 more tomorrow and finish with 2 on Sunday?
1st 5K row of 3 planned for today is done. Relaxed pace. Acid Jazz for the ear therapy.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 17
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 16
Ok. 2x5000m done for the day. My walk outside today was a real slog through snow so my legs felt a little flat tonight. But! Only 60,000 meters to go! Tomorrow I hope to be 75% of the way to 200K.
Listening to Charles Tolliver Big Band.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 14
4x5000m. About 2000 strokes Yep.
Now I can binge The Expanse with my mind at ease.
Happy Birthday Mom.
Concept 2 Holiday Challenge – Day 12
2×5000 meters in the books. I set a PR for what I’m calling the “old age era” on the 2nd 5000. Boogie Woogie and Blues Piano for listening pleasure.
90,000m to go.
C2 Holiday Challenge – Day 9
Tonight was to be an easy recovery row. It turned out to be a battle to finish. I went 1×12,067 meters to make my tally even. If I go 10k tomorrow I will be halfway.
Log is here.