Welcome to my rowing diary. Here I chronicle my struggles, triumphs, and thoughts about life as an amateur masters rower.
Thank you for being part of the journey.
2019 Training Statistics
Current weight: 151
Weight goal: Get back to 150
Days on water: 8?
Days on land: Too many!
2k Erg Test: 1:55.9/spilt, 7:43.8
5k Erg Test: 20:30/ 2:03
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Once the Head of the Charles was done, nothing stood in the way of the reality that I’m about to race the Women’s Masters 1x at the Head of the Hooch. Let me be plain: I’m not going to medal. Continue reading
I hoped for a better end to my Head of the Charles journey, but the goal was experience. That we nailed 100%. Continue reading
I realized about four minutes into the piece that this was it. My final erg session before the big day. Wow. It snuck up on me. Continue reading
All was well. The house, quiet. Lights, dark. Bed, cozy and warm. Alarm snoozed. Out of the darkness: “Next week this time, you’ll be heading to Boston.” I blinked. Crap. In my mind, HOCR was nine days away, but I … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
I’m going to the Head of the Charles! All this hard work will serve its intended purpose! Continue reading