An Update on the Dynamic Erg

Aug 18, 2010

We’re at the next step in the development of the Dynamic Erg: we’re assembling some pre-production prototypes!These machines are being constructed in the same way that we would build them in production—giving us a chance to decide whether any further refinements need to be made before production. In fact, we already have a few changes in mind such as handle hook design, part simplification, easier assembly, etc. Continue Reading ›

Training...

Aug 11, 2010

For some reason, the week of August 1 was a particularly tough week for me. Everyday tasks such as walking up one flight of stairs, watering the flowers or using multi-syllable words were enormously challenging. On Saturday, I went through my normal checklist to identify possible reasons why I felt so out of it…  Continue Reading ›

Your Chance to Try Biathlon!

Aug 02, 2010

I first tried the sport of Biathlon about ten years ago when my kids were learning it. I figured that if I was driving them an hour to the firing range twice a week, I might as well learn to shoot myself. I’ve even raced a few times—and done more than my share of penalty laps. I have great respect for good biathletes who are able to ski fast and come into the range and hit lots of targets. To read more about the sport and the US Biathlon team, visit www.usbiathlon.org. Continue Reading ›

Our Trip to Belarus

Jul 30, 2010

I recently returned from a week-long trip to Belarus, of which a good half of the time was spent traveling or waiting in lines in the Polish-Belarussion border. You might well ask what prompted such a crazy trip. I went to watch the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Brest, Belarus with Concept2 co-founder Dick Dreissigacker, who is also my husband. It was partly a business trip and partly a personal trip, as I’ll explain. Continue Reading ›

DISCIPLINE

Jul 23, 2010

dis•ci•pline Pronunciation: \ˈdi-sə-plən\Function: noun 1) Definition in use before US National Team Comeback: stop at two glasses of champagne, squeeze in an ab workout before skipping out of the gym, run the full Central Park loop instead of cutting through the middle, or erg on the Concept2 Indoor Rower instead of sleeping in after a long night out.Fast forward several months to the present day…2) Current definition of discipline: receptive to coaching, accept my sky-rocketing heart rate during the easiest of workouts, ignore the splits the girl next to me is “pulling” on the erg, and avoid “over-pulling” during steady state practices. Essentially, having enough discipline to train efficiently while respecting the boundaries of my present physical limits. Continue Reading ›

Morning Row

Jul 14, 2010

We’ve been having a heat wave up here in northern Vermont. Ok, so it’s probably not nearly as hot here as it is in other places, but we have seen 95 on the thermometer in Morrisville, which doesn’t happen very often. In weather like this, it’s extra nice to get your workout in at the coolest part of the day—the early morning. And it’s even better if you are able to do it on the water. Continue Reading ›

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