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Gym training using Concept2 online performance tracker

In the past 6 months, developing my physical fitness has been something I have enjoyed and which has more of a necessity as I challenge myself to compete in some very physical challenges. In May of this year I participated in the COINS Three Peaks Challenge, climbing three peaks within 24 hours. On 10th September, my team, Sandy, Mieke and Larry will take part in a Total Objects Adventure Challenge, and involves climbing a mountain, paddling a canoe and cycling 24km.

Read more about the Total Objects Adventure Challenge.

Training for this activity has started in earnest, anything from the treadmill to the rowing machine to exercise bike. Things I learnt about myself during the last training sessions:

  • I am more motivated to train in the company of others.
  • direct encouragement spurs me on to succeed.
  • setting time and distance related challenges or goals helped not only motivation, but stamina and maintaining a consistent pace.

Larry discovered that Concept2, the people who manufacture rowing machines, have a free to register and use, personal goal/achievement tracking system. We have both registered and are able to rank our results against other people.

My best over 2000m is 7mins 37secs. Not a fantastic time, but a marker in the sand to beat.

I challenge you.


That looks like an interesting bike. I want to work out myself to. But riding my bike takes too long. I wanted there was something that gave me the insurance that I would exercise everyday. I'm lacking motivation I think :) If you read Dutch, read some of my fietsverzekering page.

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