Hey folks, hopefully everyone is nearly fully recovered from yesterday’s feasting hangover. We are now fully engaged in the holiday/erging season which calls for a few announcements:
Learn to Erg
We all know that erging is the gateway drug to rowing — now is the perfect time to get your friends and family addicted. Our classes will be running Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6:30-7:30pm. The first one kicks off next Tuesday, November 27th and we have a couple of spots left for a few lucky folks. View the schedule and sign up here.
Give the gift of sweat. Gift certificates are available for either Level 1 Rowing which will pick up again next April, or for one of our Learn to Erg classes which are currently open for enrollment.
Holiday Challenge Kickoff!
Some of you folks have already started logging your meters for the Holiday Challenge, but if you’re new to the club, you might be wondering what it’s all about.
What: Concept2 challenges you to row, ski and/or ride 100,000+ meters from now through midnight, December 24.
Why: Concept2 will be donating to a selection of charities for every 1k you log. Once you top 100k, their donation per 1k doubles. Charities include World Bicycle Relief, Kafue River Rowing, Protect our Winters and Little Bellas. And let’s not forget that counting down those meters is a great way to get you erging with your teammates and keep you fit and fighting through these sleepy winter months. Finally: bragging rights. Station L as done pretty well in the past against other on-water teams so let’s bring it again this year!
How: If you’re new to the challenge (or to Concept2’s website) joining the challenge can be a bit confusing. Here are some instructions that will hopefully help get you set up.
1) Create an account on C2’s website
2) Add Station L as your team by going to the “Teams” tab and searching for “Station L”.
3) Visit the C2 Log page and on the right side you’ll see information about the Holiday Challenge. Click “Choose your Charity” to be enrolled in the challenge. Meters you log now through December 24th will count towards your personal meters and for Station L’s cumulative meters.
4) Row and log! Join your team for group workouts or grind it out on your own with a podcast. Manually log your meters to Concept2 by using their website or download the C2 ErgData app to more easily upload your workouts. If your erg has a PM5 screen, you can wirelessly pair it with your phone before your workout, and when you’re done hit “Sync” to send your data to C2. Read more about using ErgData here.
You can view Station L’s team standings for the Holiday Challenge by going to the “Affiliation Standings” link (which is also on the bottom of most of the Concept2 website pages). The meters for the Holiday Challenge are in the far right column — click “Holiday Challenge” to sort by meters logged, and you can use the filters to view on-water teams only. Pro tip: if you’re on mobile and don’t see the column, try flipping your phone to landscape. You can click into “Station L” to view your teammates’ points, so heckle and/or encourage at will!
Get in touch if you have any questions about any of the above, and happy erging!