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The Hooch just got real

The rowing stars align Our entry for the Head of the Hooch in Tennessee was touch-and-go. First wait-listed, then accepted with a “ghost” entry as we knocked our heads against our oars thinking of who could be our number four. Do we … Continue reading

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Staying on course for Head season

The first head race of our season is this weekend. At this crucial milestone, I have to admit feeling behind in my rowing training. The Hooch is looming, and while my boat is wait listed and still lacking a confirmed … Continue reading

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Rowing: The Never-Ending Quest for Perfection

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

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Miles Before Speed

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

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Rowing Rain Delay

After weeks of beautiful morning rows, the hammer came down. It was inevitable. The last three days have been one super soaker after another. If this keeps going, I’ll be able to row down the street. Our back yard is … Continue reading

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One rower, two rower, three rower, four

Coming off the water, ironically my sculling buddy and I landed on the subject of numbers and counting.  Ironic because I’d already planned to write about counting in the blog. It just proved what I’d already been thinking. Rowers are … Continue reading

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Preparing for Masters Nationals

In the days leading up to Wednesday, there are tons of details to take care of.  Today, we addressed the boats.  As one club rower put it today, “Boats are the worst part of rowing.  They are a hassle! And … Continue reading

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