Welcome to my rowing diary. Here I chronicle my struggles, triumphs, and thoughts about life as an amateur masters rower.
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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: Triumphs
2021 Head of the Cuyahoga
I enter the Women’s Masters 1x at the Head of the Cuyahoga, setting the goal that this will a reconnaissance row for a winning attempt in 2022. I don’t feel ready. Head of the Cuyahoga is known for its crazy and hard port side turns. But it has plenty of back-and-forth maneuvering and few straightaways. Continue reading
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Head of the Hooch 2021
This post is three weeks late because I had to be in the right head space to write.
The week before planned departure for the Head of the Hooch, my Grandma took a turn. I wasn’t sure I would be racing. Continue reading
Posted in Home, Racing, Triumphs Tagged 2x, 4x, 5k, 8+, competition, gold, Head of the Hooch, head race, hooch, Ohio rowing, Racing, regatta, results, rowing, sculling, Women's 8+ Leave a comment
2021 Head of the Ohio
My first Head of the Ohio experience is a blast. Just four of attended, rowing a women’s 2x, men’s 2x, and then a mixed 4x. No shafts were harmed while rowing for gold. Continue reading
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2021 Masters Nationals-Day 4
I wrap up Master’s Nationals with 3 medals, two golds and a bronze, plus one 5th place in the final. Continue reading
Posted in Home, Racing, Triumphs Tagged 4x, 8+, masters nationals, Ohio rowing, Racing, regatta, rowing Leave a comment
2021 Masters Nationals-Day 2
Today’s only race was the Women’s Open A 2x. I actually felt nervous about this one. Not sure why. Each time we row it gets better, but I think knowing many of these women are super fast and that only two advance to final added some pressure. Continue reading
2021 Masters Nationals-Day 1
The surge to the line is incredible. This is kind of race we live for. Four boats, four fast boats, making calls, trying to get the oars in the water at the exact right time. Continue reading
Posted in Home, Racing, Triumphs Tagged 4x, masters nationals, Nationals, Ohio rowing, Racing, regatta, rowing, sculling, win 2 Comments
Midwest Summer Sprints
I’m looking right, see the line of white buoys. I know the end is near. Keep going. No horn. I look left towards the shore and I can see caution tape around tents. Usually they do this to the finish line tent so idiots don’t stand in front of the timing equipment. But we pass it, so now I’m wondering, where is the crap is this finish line and the horn? Continue reading
Posted in Home, Racing, Triumphs Tagged 1k, 1x, Ohio, Ohio rowing, Racing, regatta, results, rowing, single scull Leave a comment
Home, Sweet Rowing Home
I officially rejoined a club again this week. It’s only singles, there’s no space for my 1x in the boathouse, and I have to get approved to row the good singles, so I’m car topping still… But I am so … Continue reading
Posted in Home, Training, Triumphs Tagged 1x, exercise, Ohio, Ohio rowing, rowing, rowing training, sculling 2 Comments
US Rowing Masters Nationals, Day 1 Recap
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.
Posted in Home, Racing, Triumphs Tagged competition, masters nationals, Racing, rowing, win 2 Comments
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
Posted in Home, Other, Struggles, Training, Triumphs Tagged goal, indoor rowing, rowing, rowing training, single scull Leave a comment