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About camckenna

I write; I row.

Week 4: Getting Comfortable With Speed

I bought this sticker at last year’s Head of the Hooch, when I decided going to the Charles was the goal for 2019. HOCR seemed far away and beyond reach when I taped above my work desk. Continue reading

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Week 3: Listen to Your Body

Halfway there! As the countdown ticks down, two of our women’s four suffered sickness this week. Better sick now than in three weeks.  The moral of this week is it’s great to push yourself and your boundaries. It’s also imperative … Continue reading

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Week 2: Rowing the Long Game

The Head of the Charles is 26 days away as I sit and write. Less than four weeks. Somehow I found time to create a past history spreadsheet for my event. I used the last five years’ results to calculate … Continue reading

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Six Weeks to Get This Master Faster

Ever since I resumed training for specific rowing events, I’ve written my training plan. That’s partially been out of necessity: no rowing team here, no outside coach to be the guide, no boat to motivate through the tough times. Mix … Continue reading

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Lucky in the Ultimate Rowing Lottery: HOCR 2019

I’m going to the Head of the Charles! All this hard work will serve its intended purpose! Continue reading

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US Rowing Masters Nationals, Day 4

I made notes as the day goes on, as a lot happens in one day. After a nice day off, I woke up 6am less sore and decently rested. Light was brightening the horizon and trees sprinkled last night’s rain … Continue reading

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US Rowing Masters Nationals, Day 2 Recap

So much happens in a day, I take notes as it goes along. It’s 5am and I’m awake Its 5 and I can’t sleep. Literally. I know I got some at some point, because I had a dream, but maybe … Continue reading

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