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April 2020: A Test Literal and Figurative

April 1 No joke, 20min test. I decided to do it the day before because it kind of fit nicely into the flow of training to do it Wednesday morning. I expected to see some gains, I just wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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The Winter Slog

February was humble-uary. The only goal was to get moving again. Mission, accomplished. Continue reading

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A Turtle Jumps on an Erg

It’s been a whirlwind of two months. Training-wise, it’s a story of best intentions and priorities. Continue reading

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Head of the Hooch: Going Single is Mental

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

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Week 6: It’s All About the Taper

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

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Week 5: Race Prep Brings on the Nerves

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

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Week 4: Getting Comfortable With Speed

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

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