Olympic Games come to Brazil in 2016

Feb 25, 2011

The Opening Ceremony for London’s Olympic Games is only 520 days away, but there are plenty of people preparing for 1990 days from now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I recently visited Rio de Janeiro for a few days and met with former National Rowing Champion Sergio Alemao, his wife Christina and their daughter Suellen who run the Concept2 dealership there. Sergio was a single sculler in the 1980s in Brazil and raced against rowers like Kolbe and Karpinnen. He is still competing in master races and his main focus, besides the Concept2 business, is to help the Brazilian Rowing Federation develop the sport of rowing in Brazil. Continue Reading ›

Carpe Diem!

Feb 11, 2011

What inspires me to shave 0.3 seconds off my already excruciatingly painful 6k split pace on the Concept2 Indoor Rower? What motivates me to add another 10 lbs. to an unwieldy back-squat bar? Obviously, 2012 Olympic Team selection is lurking in upcoming months, which is helpful. However, I’m referring to the decision that must be made in the heat of the moment to lay it out there or not.  Continue Reading ›

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Winter training camp: relief for the mind, hard on the hands?

Jan 20, 2011

I am in Deland, Florida, finishing an intense 12-day on the water training camp in pairs. The Canadian National Women’s rowing team, of which I am a member, has been adopting this training site for the past few winters when the ice takes over north of the 44th parallel. Throughout the Christmas break, I was anxiously waiting to get my hands on an oar and to be able to hear the water bubbles glide under my hull once more. As the days go by, the excitement of that relative novelty is waning and fatigue has set in. Continue Reading ›

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