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Spring Transitions

Mar 29, 2019

Contributed by Linda Muri, Rocket Science Rowing:

With this year’s last 2k of the indoor season in the proverbial rearview, I am ready to shift gears. Post race season is a time to refocus and refresh, to evaluate last year’s goals and set new ones for the coming year. It is a natural time to examine things like technique and training plans--what worked, what did not, and how you can make changes. For a range of what works during this transition, I checked in with a few indoor stalwarts who medaled at the 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships in Long Beach, California, USA. Continue Reading ›

2019 World Rowing Indoor Championship Round-Up

Feb 25, 2019

The second World Rowing Indoor Championships took place on Sunday, February 24, in the sunny climes of Long Beach, California. There was strong international flavor throughout the entire day. For the first time, the biggest international team came from Mexico, with 44 athletes competing. There were also large teams from France, Great Britain and Germany, but athletes came from far afield, with 35 separate countries represented, including competitors from Japan, South Korea, Egypt and Chile. Continue Reading ›

Challenging the Sport's Best at the 2019 World Rowing Indoor Championships

Feb 20, 2019

Concept2 has partnered with the World Rowing Federation (FISA), USRowing and the Long Beach Rowing Association to host the second World Rowing Indoor Championships on February 24, 2019, on the campus of the California State University in Long Beach, CA.

Athletes compete on the Concept2 Model D Indoor Rower, which has become the standard for indoor rowing competitions around the world. Each Model D Indoor Rower includes a powerful Performance Monitor that provides reliable data from race to race and between athletes. Over 700 competitors representing 171 clubs will race, 68 of them racing in para categories. The event is truly global, with athletes traveling from 36 different countries to event, hosted at the Walter Pyramid. Continue Reading ›

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Time Standards Announced for the World Rowing Indoor Championships

Dec 06, 2018

The second World Rowing Indoor Championships will take place on February 24, 2019, at California State University in Long Beach, California. The excitement is building as the race season kicks into gear. Visit our US and Canada and international race calendars to find an event near you. Although anyone can enter, Concept2 also funds athletes who meet a certain time standard. Continue Reading ›

Second World Rowing Indoor Championships Heads to California

Sep 18, 2018

Working in partnership with World Rowing (FISA), USRowing and the Long Beach Sprints, Concept2 is pleased to announce the location of the second World Rowing Indoor Championships. The event will be staged in Long Beach, California, USA on February 24 2019. It will combine with the Long Beach Sprints and will also serve as the inaugural USRowing Indoor National Championships. Continue Reading ›

Will CRASH-B for Donuts

Mar 03, 2016

Photo: Igor Belakovskiy

The 2016 C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints World Indoor Rowing Championship was a unique and sure to be memorable experience for me. I went in knowing I trained well, or at least well enough. I’d pulled a 6:55 and a 6:54 in back-to-back weeks before I even started training, so I had a pretty good baseline. I was fairly consistent with my training program; I did plenty of other exercise so I knew I was in good physical shape.

Waking up at 3:20 a.m. is not my normal day, but we all adapt. We set up the ergs, the race system, taped the lines etc. and stayed plenty busy until the event started. I was on the film team (apologies for the shaky camera) and was on my feet until 45 minutes before my 4:15 p.m. race time. Warming up was…meh. I knew I was off, but I also knew race adrenaline would kick in. Let’s just put it this way: I went into the race in some funky conditions, but hey, so did a lot of my competitors. Continue Reading ›

CRASH-B Prep: A Tragedy

Feb 12, 2016

"Donut" Fly and Die

A month or so ago I posted about some tips I learned in my first few months here. I’ve passed my six-month mark at Concept2 and am allegedly doing this thing called C.R.A.S.H.- B. World Indoor Rowing Championship on February 28. Apparently, I’m supposed to compete in a division where the behemoths will go below six minutes on a 2k row, and I’ll be happy if I can even manage a personal best. I’m 99% sure I’ll be sub-seven minutes; this is based on the two tests I’ve done lately and how my interval training has been going, but then again, the day of CRASH-Bs, I will be getting up at 3:30 a.m. to begin setting up for said event. Continue Reading ›

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