January Challenge: Row Across the Atlantic Ocean for Time

Because we are badass, we are going to have a challenge of EPIC proportions starting January first.

Our goal is to work as a team and row across the Atlantic for time. We are estimating the distance at 3,000 miles or 4.8 million meters.

Here’s how it works:

  • Rowing can be done before or after class and needs to be done in increments of 1,000 meters.
  • Workouts that include rowing count.
  • We will setup a scoresheet where you can record your distance rowed and time.
  • This will start Jan 1 and continue until we complete the last segment.
  • Once we complete the challenge, we will throw a party, with beer!  You can only attend if you have rowed at least 10,000 meters over the time period.
  • There will be small prizes for the people who row the most.

If you want to compare records, check this.

9 thoughts on “January Challenge: Row Across the Atlantic Ocean for Time

  1. Sounds like a ton of fun… can the party be then held at the beach?!

  2. Does the rowing have to be done at the box??

  3. yay for proper use of ‘epic’!!! Ahhh I’m so in if I get back in time to contribute!

    1. Gretchen Kittelberger December 21, 2010 — 9:12 am

      I don’t think you have to worry about being back in time to contribute dear. If we want to finish this within a one month time span it would take 53 people rowing a 3k everyday for 30 days straight, sooooo I think it’s safe to say we’ll be doing this for quite some time.

  4. This sounds amazing! Question– can one row more than once per day? I.e. do a 1000m row, rest for a bit, then do another?

    1. Or better yet could one row more than one 10,000m in a day?

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