Welcome to my rowing diary. Here I chronicle my struggles, triumphs, and thoughts about life as an amateur masters rower.
Thank you for being part of the journey.
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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Tag Archives: 1x
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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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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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
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Training Update: Back on the water!
May and June have been a busy month. Getting used to this summer-only rowing season is challenging. So many little muscles that are hard to train on land! Continue reading
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A Swampy Scrimmage
The team put together a singles scrimmage this morning. By the bridge, the hose is on, the sky is gushing, and water runs down my back. Continue reading
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Spring Showers Bring New Boats
Here she is: my new aquamarine beauty. A 2020 Fluidesign BlueMax. Continue reading
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If You Give a Rower a Boat…
Training resumes. This month, I joined CrossFit, almost got a new boat, and rowed an 8+. Continue reading
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Rowing Update: Training Resumes, Loneliness, and Testing
I reached a point where trying to be in top-notch shape was stressing me. And what’s the point? The 2020 racing season is a bust. So I’ve been taking the last few weeks “off.” Continue reading
Two strokes forward…one stroke back
Trust your instincts, and never roller blade without bubble wrap. Continue reading
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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
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