Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Gotta love bubble wrap..

 I heard a story on the radio on the way to work that bubble wrap turned 50 this week.  Quite coincidentally, bubble wrap has been literally saving my butt the last two rows!

In the course of doing some research on rowing a marathon, I came across one of the tips on the Concept2 "Training for a Marthon" page which described using bubble wrap as additional padding on the seat of the erg.  No $20 high tech gel seat pad, no custom seat cover that holds your iPod... good old-fashioned bubble wrap.   As much as I am a "gadget guy", and am seriously tempted by that iPod-holding seat cover, I have to admit that in this case, the simple solution seems to be the best. 

So for last night's 10K row, and again this morning when I did a second 10K row, I put 4 sheets of bubble wrap on he seat and was surprised at how much more comfortable the row was.  FTW!

Yet another thing to toss in my gym bag to take to my CrossFit Endurance workouts!

Here are this morning's results.



Description
Total Meters
Time
Pace/500m
10K
10,000
47:22.7
2:22.1
Total for Day
10,000

Meters to go
949,155

2 comments:

  1. Hi Jeff! We found your blog here at Concept2 thanks to Google alerts... what an awesome goal you have, yahoo! I would love to talk more about how you are using rowing to get ready for triathlon season (and using CrossFit Endurance). Shoot me an email: meredithh@concept2.com

    Thanks,
    Meredith at Concept2

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  2. Going to buy bubble wrap today! :)

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