Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

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III
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Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

Post by III » March 12th, 2020, 4:48 pm

Hello all. New to the forums, but wanted to see if anyone is up for a challenge. My sister got me an early birthday present this year to give me a low-impact option for my knees.

It is my goal to virtually row the length of the Mississippi River from the Headwaters in MN to the Head of Passes near the Gulf in LA. This is trip is approximately 2,350-mi (3781958-m). I am aiming to complete this route before the end of 2020. If anyone is interested in attempting this with me, feel free to join the team. Would be good to have others on-board for the upcoming team challenges too.

If interested in participating with me:

Rowing the Mississippi River
Team Page: https://log.concept2.com/team/12858

Progress Map: https://ibb.co/vxyjgkz

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Re: Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

Post by Dino » March 12th, 2020, 5:28 pm

Welcome!
Its definitely a good tool for dodgy knees - I can vouch for that.

Sounds like a great challenge. Am already affiliated to another team else would have joined in. Good luck with it :)
52M HWT 18/19, 19/20, 20/21 Team: 50Plus Zwift Rowing
1m 326m, 500m 1:38,7, 1k 3:35.7, 2k 7:17.6, 5k 19:06.6, 6k 23:26.0, 30m 7730m, 10k 39:26.1, 60m 15025m, HM 1:25:04.7, FM 2:59:26.0, 50k 3:49:17.3

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Re: Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

Post by MPx » March 12th, 2020, 7:30 pm

III wrote:
March 12th, 2020, 4:48 pm
(3781958-m)
That's a heck of a way to go in 9 months - good luck with your quest, but way out of my comfort zone.
Mike - 63 HWT 183

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Re: Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

Post by III » March 13th, 2020, 1:51 pm

Just for clarification, it is just a personal goal to complete these meters by the end of the year... Not a requirement to participate in the team.

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Re: Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

Post by Dangerscouse » March 13th, 2020, 4:57 pm

As much as I love a crazy challenge I just don't have the time to commit to rowing 420k a month for the rest of the year.

Best of luck with it all though
46 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,331m HM= 1:18:25; FM= 2:45:49; 50k= 3:21:14; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

"You reap what you row"

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Re: Virtually Rowing the Mississippi River

Post by Cyclist2 » March 13th, 2020, 7:27 pm

That is a very ambitious goal! I've done similar motivational "routes" in the past, it's a good idea and a cool way to track progress.

For me, though, it is a little too ambitious. I row pretty steadily over the year and try to average 100K per month between the erg and OTW (in a boat). That keeps me fit, but not really podium level and is about the most I can do with the rest of my life to live, too.

Good luck, post occasionally to let us know how it's going!
Mark Underwood. Rower first, cyclist too.

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