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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Category Archives: Racing
The last of the great fall regattas has come and gone. Ridiculous current made for some fast times and some crazy competition. 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’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.
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
A triathlon is so far out of my wheelhouse, I started feeling a bit nervous last night because I had no idea what to expect. I’m competitive, so naturally I wanted to do well. But with zero experience at swimming … Continue reading
The Fluidesign 4x is ping-ponging down the course: left, right, left, right. The starboard oars have whacked two buoys, jarring the rhythm, and there’s a turn approaching. The glasses are fogging; it’s hard to judge the distance. And still we ping-pong, … Continue reading
Dua-what? Duathlon. Taking two different athletic events and pairing them together into one challenge, usually in a run-bike-run format. Except this is rowing. This unique event, the Duathlon at the Bend, is a 5k row followed by a 5k run. … Continue reading
Thank goodness for wigs, because this year’s Head of the Hooch was beyond frigid. After a sleepless night on a charter bus, my juniors’ team arrived up to quickly declining weather. Clouds and winds rolled in as I finished rigging the … Continue reading
I have attended four of the five Sarasota Invitational Regattas (I missed the first one because we were hunting for a place to live, ironically, in Sarasota) and this year’s SIR was the first one with GREAT weather. Sunshine, 70s, … Continue reading