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 ›

Congratulations, Jon!

Jul 08, 2010

This coming Sunday, Jon Williams will pass a significant milestone: he will become the first employee to have completed 30 years with Concept2. Since he won’t be here working on Sunday, we celebrated a few days early today at the end of our weekly staff meeting. Here’s Jon enjoying a piece of cake. Continue Reading ›

The SkiErg Loppet Starts!

Jul 01, 2010

The SkiErg Loppet started yesterday! The goal is to complete 100k on the SkiErg in the month of July. That comes out to an average of about 3226 meters per day…or 20 days of 5k each…or any other way you want to slice it.  I have to confess that I had forgotten about the Loppet starting until Dena here at Concept2 reminded me yesterday afternoon. (Thanks, Dena!) But as it happened, I had started the day with 10 minutes of SkiErging out on our porch before breakfast.  Continue Reading ›

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Back in the Saddle

Jun 28, 2010

Back in the saddle…and by saddle, I’m referring to both my small little carbon fiber boat seat as well as the more comfy Concept2 seat. Exercising has been replaced by training. Grazing is now refueling. Wine is now water. However you want to skin it, I’m 31 years old and I am back in it. Continue Reading ›

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