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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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
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
Someone asked me if I found it challenging to go from the team to training alone. Answer: definitively, yes. I’ve been thinking about the dynamic of a rowing team vs. rowing solo. Continue reading
The real beauty of rowing lies in its nature. The stroke is a rhythmic, never-ending infinite cycle of catch, drive, release, recover. Catch, drive, release, recover. Catch, drive, release, hands out, pivot forward, slide and catch. On and on, stroke … Continue reading
The row-around-the-island challenge almost qualifies as a legend. It’s always someone who heard that so-and-so has done it, like, a Coach saying, “Oh, yeah, Harvard’s 8+ once came down and did it,” or, “I heard that John Doe’s ex-wife used … Continue reading
Summer rowin’, havin’ a blast/Summer rowin’, happened so fast. Met a marker, over went me!/Hey manatee! Don’t hit me! Since coming back from Australia, the oar handles have been slippery with humidity, clothes sticky walking from the car to the gate, and … Continue reading
While I have been slack on posting rowing updates, I have been slicing blades into the water ways, simply appreciating my time rowing in a single early in the morning. Here’s a time lapse from one of my sunrise rows.
I substituted in another boat this week. I didn’t mean to be rude, but when asked how it was, I answered, “It wasn’t a good workout. I’m going to have to go home and erg.” Which led to this reputation … Continue reading
Who would have thought? A great news piece that I had to share. One of our snowbird rowers is a member at Potomac, so I feel for them! Government Shutdown Closes Potomac River or http://www.nbcwashington.com/video/#!/news/local/Government-Shutdown-Could-Affect-Potomac-River/225882501