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My Boat Got an Upgrade & Other Training Notes

May ended with a big question mark. The good news is I haven’t had any problems since then. Even better: an awesome Fluidesign birthday present. Continue reading

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The Rowing Training Rollercoaster Rides On

May’s goal was endurance, strength, and working “the middle,” the anaerobic threshold. I scheduled 44 workouts (erging and strength training combined) and achieved 77% of those. Four sessions modified for time. The completion rate doesn’t include the four sessions of … Continue reading

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5 Things I Learned Rowing Solo and 5 Things I Miss About Rowing Teams

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

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April Rowing, Gains Be Showing

After a rollercoaster winter training, I finally had a whole month that went according to plan! Hurray! I wrote a four-week training schedule with 35 total sessions. I managed to accomplish 77% of them. When I had to sacrifice, weightlifting … Continue reading

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Guess who’s sick again?

After Cincinnati, I walked with swagger all week. Then round 3 of sinus infection roared back. Now the rib I injured in 2013 hurts. Continue reading

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Where Did These Rowing Workout Numbers Come From?

I didn’t have any big expectations. I thought I’d row by feel. If the wrist acted up, I’d back off and do something else. At 10:30 to go I glance down at my iPhone. I see the meters. I double take. Continue reading

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Saddle up for Winter Training

The worst part about being “off” from training is getting back into the routine. My first session back started with weightlifting. I imagine Steve Urkel could have challenged me to the overhead press and won. I hit the weights much … Continue reading

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