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Four Weeks to FISA: The NyQuil Diet

One month to go? What! Training last week went well. Workouts hit my target numbers. My steady state workout felt so good I considered doing another piece. The bathtub and I convened again at Owsley Reservoir for some high rate … Continue reading

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Did you know rowing is a leg sport?

I kid you not, Monday morning as I started to erg the first song to play on the completely random playlist? “I Believe,” by Christina Perri.  After a demoralizing previous week, I heard: ‘Cause I have been where you are … Continue reading

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Tough Training Week Breeds Doubt

Training challenged me this week. At first I thought my problem was physical capacity. Early in the week I had a workout with short intervals and a low target spilt. I simply could not get my spilt down to the … Continue reading

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Rhythm of the Work

It’s hard to believe two months are left until FISA worlds.  Let that sink in. Two months. Training hit another smooth ride after a month-long blip. The theme has been “finding a rhythm.” Numbers show I’m regaining ground and speed. Caelan … Continue reading

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Gosh, Erg Tests Hurt.

The training week began with a planned 1k test Friday morning. You’d think with all that lead time, I’d have a testing strategy mapped out. Hahaha. Why I couldn’t wrap my head around a 1k when a 2k is so … Continue reading

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Hitting a Motivational Pit

Defeating personal demons is the biggest competition in rowing training. Everyone has them. They lurk around every stroke, waiting to eat you up. Last week I hit a downer. Here I am, putting all this effort into training, and only … Continue reading

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This Little Rowing Notebook is Mine

This little book is mine/ I use it all the time/ To write the workouts I do/ And how much faster I grew.   Maybe I’m a little old school in actually writing the workout results down. I could snap … Continue reading

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