Tag Archives: 5k

Head of the Hooch 2019: Mission Accomplished or Unfinished Business?

The last of the great fall regattas has come and gone. Ridiculous current made for some fast times and some crazy competition. Continue reading

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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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Bucket List Check: Head of the Charles 2019

I hoped for a better end to my Head of the Charles journey, but the goal was experience. That we nailed 100%.   Continue reading

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Week 3: Listen to Your Body

Halfway there! As the countdown ticks down, two of our women’s four suffered sickness this week. Better sick now than in three weeks.  The moral of this week is it’s great to push yourself and your boundaries. It’s also imperative … Continue reading

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Week 2: Rowing the Long Game

The Head of the Charles is 26 days away as I sit and write. Less than four weeks. Somehow I found time to create a past history spreadsheet for my event. I used the last five years’ results to calculate … Continue reading

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Lucky in the Ultimate Rowing Lottery: HOCR 2019

I’m going to the Head of the Charles! All this hard work will serve its intended purpose! Continue reading

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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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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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Teaching Others

There’s a poster out there, inaccurate but still thoughtful, that says “You retain 10% of what you hear, 20% of what you write….(blah blah) and 90% of what you teach.” Even though the poster isn’t true in terms of its … Continue reading

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Ran my first 5k

Tonight, after a few days dropped from Tropical Storm Isaac, I ran my first official 5k.  No stops!    Time: 32:30.    After yesterday’s mockery of a run, tonight my legs felt in good form and my breathing pretty steady. … Continue reading

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