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About camckenna

I teach; I write; I row.

Swampy Times

Third week to go, training got real. When I sat down to map my specific workouts, I realized I needed to work backwards from FISA to know what work to schedule. After a week of illness, I planned every day … Continue reading

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My Week in Rowing

Entries closed! Watching the last minute scramble to seat boats was fun. 🙂 My chart is decorated with highlighter and scribbles. I ended with four entries Thursday, three Friday and Saturday, and two Sunday. Five weeks and counting! Recovery week … Continue reading

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Four Weeks to FISA: The NyQuil Diet

One month to go? What! Training last week went well. Workouts hit my target numbers. My steady state workout felt so good I considered doing another piece. The bathtub and I convened again at Owsley Reservoir for some high rate … Continue reading

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Did you know rowing is a leg sport?

I kid you not, Monday morning as I started to erg the first song to play on the completely random playlist? “I Believe,” by Christina Perri.  After a demoralizing previous week, I heard: ‘Cause I have been where you are … Continue reading

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Tough Training Week Breeds Doubt

Training challenged me this week. At first I thought my problem was physical capacity. Early in the week I had a workout with short intervals and a low target spilt. I simply could not get my spilt down to the … Continue reading

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Look who’s official now

This little piece of paper came in the mail yesterday. It only took four years to finally round out the paperwork. Level 2 Rowing Coach Special thanks to Louisville Adaptive for letting me come over Saturdays this summer for my … Continue reading

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Rhythm of the Work

It’s hard to believe two months are left until FISA worlds.  Let that sink in. Two months. Training hit another smooth ride after a month-long blip. The theme has been “finding a rhythm.” Numbers show I’m regaining ground and speed. Caelan … Continue reading

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