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Just a Rowing Training Update

The last time I updated, I was in Florida visiting my family and ill Grandpa. I’d done a 2k test before leaving. Since then, my Grandpa passed. I was grateful to be in Florida and with my family during that … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster Ride: A Big Rowing Win And a Down

It’s good that things were going well, because inevitability things start to go bad. My grandpa ended up with a life-threatening infection after several rounds of surgery. Things looked, and are, grim. Last week I made the decision to come … Continue reading

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When rowing training is going right.

I tend to write when things are going tough, but it’s important to acknowledge when things are going well. My Florida training trip is paying off. I always erg better after rowing. Since my return with technical points to improve, … Continue reading

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Training Weekend for the Pair

“Spring training” came and went too fast. I escaped the Long Winter for a weekend water training in the 2- in Sarasota! I left with tender hands tender, a sunburn, and new thoughts on my training regime. Things I learned … Continue reading

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A Rowing Workshop Weekend, Told by Two Hands

Illustrating the progression of a good training weekend with five rowing sessions, when you’ve had one day on the water since the New Year, all in sweep boats. Left hand, first row Left hand, second row Left hand, third row … Continue reading

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An Apology to Crosstraining

Dear crosstraining week, I am sorry to have failed you. Not for enthusiasm or lack of planning. Au contraire, I  planned workouts for each day. It’s not that I didn’t try to cross-train. Tabata class rocked. Isolation day identified some weaknesses and … Continue reading

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Bring on the Water!

I finally put the yellow submarine in the water! Does anyone else feel like they suck during their first practice on the water in months? The first weekend of December was the last time I hit the water. Almost four … Continue reading

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