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About camckenna

I write; I row.

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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US Rowing Masters Nationals, Day 1 Recap

I’m not super-superstitious in general, but as rowers we have our routines. Our lucky charms. I woke up with a good feeling. All morning Caelan told me I, “had a ladybug on my back.” Then our rented quad had a cricket in it.
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It Sucks to Be An “A” Masters Rower

A reporter recently interviewed me about rowing. I prepared by researching the growth of Master’s Rowing in the U.S. Shocking fact: the “A” age group is the most populated. Seriously? There are more “A’s” than anything else?  Continue reading

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Eating ergs for lunch

It’s a Sunday. Usually Sundays are off days, but this weekend it ended up Saturday as my rest day. I remembered that my weekend workout was short. What I didn’t remember until I looked at my training plan was I … Continue reading

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My Boat Got an Upgrade & Other Training Notes

May ended with a big question mark. The good news is I haven’t had any problems since then. Even better: an awesome Fluidesign birthday present. Continue reading

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The Rowing Training Rollercoaster Rides On

May’s goal was endurance, strength, and working “the middle,” the anaerobic threshold. I scheduled 44 workouts (erging and strength training combined) and achieved 77% of those. Four sessions modified for time. The completion rate doesn’t include the four sessions of … Continue reading

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