Cheering on Local Vermont Olympians

Feb 15, 2018
Vermont tends to produce more than its share of Winter Olympians (in fact, the highest number per capita in the United States!) thanks to its snowy climate and plentiful winter sport opportunities. This year is no exception. Here at Concept2, we’re especially excited for six young women who have trained at the nearby Craftsbury Outdoor Center, as part of the Craftsbury Green Racing Project. Four of them—Susan Dunklee, Ida Sargent, Emily Dreissigacker and Kaitlynn Miller—grew up in our neighborhood, skiing and running together often on our local trails. All six know the SkiErg well, and most have also done some rowing as good cross-training for skiing. Three are on the US Cross Country Ski Team and three are on the US Biathlon Team. Here’s a quick intro to “our” local Olympians. Continue Reading ›

Fly and Die: Strategies for Pacing

Jan 19, 2018

It’s a common “strategy” (or misjudgment) for a workout: you go out hard, hope to hang onto your best pace, but find that you just can’t maintain your pace. “Fly and Die” is a popular term for starting out a workout so fast that you’re unable to finish at that pace. You “fly” at an unbelievable pace only to “die” from it physically and emotionally. Continue Reading ›

Para-Rowing Indoor Championships News

Jan 15, 2018
As you may be aware, 2018 brings changes to the world of indoor rowing. The inaugural World Rowing Indoor Championships (WRIC) is being held at the Erg Sprints in Alexandria, Virginia, February 17-18, in partnership with World Rowing (FISA) and USRowing. This change also brings with it changes and opportunities for indoor para-rowing. Please read carefully! There is a lot of detail here, and it’s all important. Continue Reading ›

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Buyer Beware

Jan 11, 2018

FRAUD ALERT: rowingmachineonsale.com, acerowingmachine.com, acerower.com and infinitetechlimited.com are listing several brands of rowing machines for deeply discounted prices. Customers have reported that these sites take payment, but no machines ever ship. It appears to be a scam. As always, if it looks too good to be true—buyer beware!

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.   —Sophocles

We love hearing from customers: your successes, your struggles, your critiques, your accolades. Whatever it is, we value your dedication to get in touch and keep the dialog flowing. Unfortunately, every so often, we hear from someone who has been scammed by an online site selling—or claiming to sell—authentic Concept2 equipment. That one's a love/hate: we're happy you reached out; we're really not happy about why you needed to. Continue Reading ›

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New world record! Christine Cavallo, USA, brought it with a 6:54.1 for a new lightweight open women’s world record. Via @concept2uk

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