Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ran my first 5k

Tonight, after a few days dropped from Tropical Storm Isaac, I ran my first official 5k.  No stops!    Time: 32:30.    After yesterday’s mockery of a run, tonight my legs felt in good form and my breathing pretty steady. … Continue reading

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Video: Rowers Flip a 4+

Why you never take your hands off the oars:

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Nearing a goal

Yesterday morning I ran 3 miles without stopping.   A snail crossing molasses could run faster than me, but I kept on it.  5k here I come! It’s been tough to log water time lately.   We’ve had thunderstorms in … Continue reading

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The Inner Voice

“Your mind will give up before your body does.” I can’t find the correct attribution, but I know I heard it while watching the Olympics in a segment about the long distance runners.   It’s one of two quotes I … Continue reading

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Goal #1 Obtained!

Before I headed out the door for the Saturday row (rained out), I stepped on our scale.    150.4!   Amazing!  Even after eating ice cream with chocolate syrup! My new theory:  eat something awful for your body once a … Continue reading

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Erg test

At the crack of dawn, I completed my erg test.  Average 2:10.2 spilt, 4615 meters.  🙂

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The Gauntlet has been thrown

In 365 days, four days of intense, sweat-drenching rowing will fill Benderson Park.    If the weather is anything like today (hotter than the Amazon on fire without one cute, fluffy white cloud in the sky),  every stroke will burn … Continue reading

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