Rowing Every Day

I am often asked if I really row every day.  Here are my three answers:

1. Yes, at least I try to; I do not plan to exercise only 3 or 5 or even 6 days a week, but every day. 

2. No, but if you count the number of days I do double workouts, I average more than once a day. 

3. Sometimes I do other things and include little or no rowing.  I may lift weights and stretch, play basketball at noon, or run with my daughter when she is visiting, for example and on some of those days I do not also row. 

I hope that a second book, which I think of as RD2 - "A Row A Day for A Year," will serve as a more complete answer and as my challenge to you to try to row every day.  A training log that you will fill in, with a few chapters and other introductions to each months' entries, it is a book that, I hope, will inspire you to try to row daily and will help you gain from the effort so that, at the end of the year, you look back at it as a success.

In the meantime, please keep the feedback coming.  I hear from folks who used to do other sports/exercise and find they love to row.  I hear from people for whom daily exercise is the norm and their questions have to do with rowing longer, for example.  Someone urged me to speak out for rowing bikes.  You may have seen them on the road or online - see, for example, and and a long set of photos of many types at