Author Archives: camckenna

About camckenna

I write; I row.

Two strokes forward…one stroke back

Trust your instincts, and never roller blade without bubble wrap. Continue reading

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Home, Sweet Rowing Home

I officially rejoined a club again this week. It’s only singles, there’s no space for my 1x in the boathouse, and I have to get approved to row the good singles, so I’m car topping still… But I am so … Continue reading

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May 2020

I think this was a good training month even though I had more rest days than normal. I liked the workouts, I saw progress in numbers, and I got the boat out three times. Continue reading

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April 2020: A Test Literal and Figurative

April 1 No joke, 20min test. I decided to do it the day before because it kind of fit nicely into the flow of training to do it Wednesday morning. I expected to see some gains, I just wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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March 2020: 31 Days That Rocked the World

When I began March, I thought I’d try making short diary entries throughout the month rather than dumping all at the end. I had no idea this would be a fortuitous decision, as coronavirus interrupted our daily lives and routine. Continue reading

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The Winter Slog

February was humble-uary. The only goal was to get moving again. Mission, accomplished. Continue reading

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A Turtle Jumps on an Erg

It’s been a whirlwind of two months. Training-wise, it’s a story of best intentions and priorities. Continue reading

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Coming This Spring: the Rowing Exile is Over!

Big news I can officially announce! We are moving! Continue reading

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Reflections on Head Season & Faster Masters

November is “off-season.” I know everyone’s hitting the winter training hard, but I just can’t. I am mentally and physically burnt out.

So I’m taking some “me” time and reflecting back on my head season. I used the Faster Masters program for my Head of the Charles and Head of the Hooch prep. Continue reading

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Head of the Hooch 2019: Mission Accomplished or Unfinished Business?

The last of the great fall regattas has come and gone. Ridiculous current made for some fast times and some crazy competition. Continue reading

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