Monthly Archives: July 2013

Time winds down for Rowing Nationals

People are making travel plans. They want to know the race schedule. I opened Microsoft Word and created a preliminary trailer packing list. The treasurer is buying extra uniforms; people are paying their membership fees; the race organizing committee announces … Continue reading

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Food is fuel

On the water rowing sessions are increasing and butt-kicking.  Saturday one of my rowing pals brought up how she is looking forward to taper week. I don’t blame her, but in my mind, taper week is nothing compared to the … Continue reading

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Master’s Nationals Training Pictures

With less than a month to go, it’s hard to juggle all the boats and the training time.  Rowing right now isn’t always fun or easy.  The boats are doing hard 1000-meter pieces.  As coach says, they are dirty, vicious, … Continue reading

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Protected: Master’s Nationals is one month away–and I’m frustrated.

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Rowing Blisters

Hamburger Hands.  Shredded Meat.   Craters of the Moon.  Rower hands. Oysters. Call them what you want, but it’s all the same.   Blisters.  If you row, you have blisters, and calluses, too. One week as I walked around my … Continue reading

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Faster, stronger, longer

It’s summer, which means our Florida weather is unstable again.  Already we’ve faced a Tropical Storm and the last several days been full of high winds and puffy storms floating in off the gulf.  After two years of bone-dry, burning … Continue reading

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