SkiErg

Birkie Fever

Mar 01, 2013


It’s that yearly craving for the excitement, camaraderie and challenge that can only be satisfied by clicking into a pair of skis and lining up at the start line with more than 8000 other ski pals from around the world. It’s a lifestyle that keeps you fit and healthy year-round. It’s an annual test of personal endurance. And it’s something no skier wants to shake. Some of the symptoms?

  • Your home is filled with Birkie paraphernalia.
  • Your television is permanently set to the Weather Channel.
  • You think about wave placement in the heat of summer.
  • You pray for snow long before winter sets in.
  • You register the first day the new entry form is made available.
  • You train endlessly, no matter the time of year.
  • You notice the “B” word invades conversations within 15 minutes.
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Tags: Racing, SkiErg

The Tour de SkiErg

Feb 04, 2013

There may be a lack of snow here in Vermont but the Tour de SkiErg has been in full swing since Friday, February 1. It's not too late to join.

The Tour de SkiErg is is a great challenge to help you stay focused on your workouts throughout the month--and stay in skiing shape if the weather isn't cooperating in your neck of the woods. The Tour de SkiErg runs from February 1–28 and features a different event each week. Continue Reading ›

Three Lessons

Jan 11, 2013

Jennie crosses the finish line a national champion

1. Maintain a neutral mentality when negativity is present and positivity is difficult. Never surrender to the dark side.

2. Life is unpredictable. You might as well roll with it.

3. A win is a win!

This is coming to you from Midway, Utah, where the US Cross Country Nationals is well under way. It has been quite chilly the past few days, but I’m not complaining one bit, because I would take this over rain any day! Continue Reading ›

Holiday Challenge Round Up

Jan 09, 2013

A new high of $31,434.96 was raised by the participants in the 2012 Holiday Challenge—up about $4000 from last year! This was thanks to the efforts of 2483 individuals who achieved the 200k level, over 5500 who surpassed 100k, and 385 kids and adaptive athletes who rowed or skied 50k—all between American Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve! A total of over 1.3 billion meters was reached—well over 10 million more meters than last year. An amazing nine individuals logged over one million meters each during these four weeks. That’s an average of over 31,250 meters per day! Continue Reading ›

Holiday Challenge Update

Dec 17, 2012

We are closing in on the fourth week of the Holiday Challenge, and the meter tally is really growing! Over 950 million meters have been rowed or skied for the 2012 Holiday Challenge, and we still have until midnight on December 24 to complete meters! The size of our charity donation is increasing rapidly, and it's exciting to watch the progress on the Online Logbook homepage. Continue Reading ›

The 4th Annual SkiErg Sprints

Nov 14, 2012
The SkiErg Sprints is an international race of 1000m on the Concept2 SkiErg. It’s held annually in homes, gyms, ski clubs and fitness centers anywhere in the world—all it takes is a SkiErg and interested people. Sometimes it’s a small group of friends in a home gym; other times it’s a sizeable public event. No matter the venue, the goal is the same—your best effort for 1000 meters. Continue Reading ›

ErgData Has Arrived!

Oct 31, 2012

Announcing our latest software option for use with a Concept2 Indoor Rower or SkiErg: ErgData. ErgData is a free iOS application designed to run on an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. Used with the iConnectConcept2 connection kit (sold separately) Ergdata enables your iPhone or iPod touch to display a selection of real-time stats not available on the Performance Monitor, including Drive Length, Drive Time, Peak Force and Average Force. At the end of your workout, ErgData uploads your piece directly to the Concept2 Online Logbook. Continue Reading ›

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