Beating the Winter Blues with Indoor Racing
Do you want to stay competitive during the off-season? Look no further than indoor racing. All you need to succeed is an erg, and the correct mindset.
It’s known that erging is a mental game. The monitor is unforgiving in its honesty. But, remember that the erg is a tool to further our physical and mental fitness for on-water racing.
With that being said, there are several opportunities in the northeast to put your indoor rowing to the test. Most races are 2,000 meters in length, but there are 1,000-meter options, too.
C.R.A.S.H.-B. Sprints is a well-established indoor rowing championship in Boston, Massachusetts. This large-scale event attracts rowers of all ages and abilities, and you can expect to see some big names compete. This year, the sprints will be held on Sunday, February 17th at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center. You can find more information here.
Not ready to compete in front of a huge crowd? No problem. Check out the Connecticut Indoor Rowing Championships in Easton, CT. Hosted by Saugatuck Rowing Club, the race is open to juniors, collegiate, masters, elite and adaptive rowers. Although this is a smaller race, it’s location on the shoreline draws in athletes from many established local clubs. Race day is Sunday, January 27th. Interested in attending? Look here.
The Northeast Erg Sprints in North Andover, MA is another local choice. The race is hosted by Greater Lawrence Rowing and will showcase teams from Old Lyme Rowing Association, Upper Valley Rowing Foundation, and Hingham Maritime Center. This event is held on Saturday, January 26th, and more information can be found here.
A competitive mindset should be nurtured year round for optimal results. Explore different ways to stay motivated and to keep moving! Indoor races can help you do just that.