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2019 Training Statistics
Current weight: 151
Weight goal: Get back to 150
Days on water: 8?
Days on land: Too many!
2k Erg Test: 1:55.9/spilt, 7:43.8
5k Erg Test: 20:30/ 2:03
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Monthly Archives: August 2012
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
Why you never take your hands off the oars:
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
“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
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
At the crack of dawn, I completed my erg test. Average 2:10.2 spilt, 4615 meters. 🙂
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
This morning I erged with a few women from the 8+ and 4x. Our erg test is looming, so the more practice I can get with how I will react to the stresses and cardio work of urging, … Continue reading
William Shatner would have been proud. Usually we go “North” or we go “South.” Okay, so maybe we row by Spanish Point, or up to Midnight Pass, or, if you’re really brave, skirt the Casey Key side. Today … Continue reading