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: 154
Weight goal: Get back to 150
Days on water: 1
Days on land: Too many!
2k Erg Test: 1:55.9/spilt, 7:43.8
5k Erg Test: 20:40/ 2:04
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We’re walking and Alan says, “I’d like to go to REI sometime soon and try on some climbing shoes.” “Well,” I say. “Cincinnati Indoor is this coming weekend. We could go and make a day of it.” So, literally, six … Continue reading
The training week began with a planned 1k test Friday morning. You’d think with all that lead time, I’d have a testing strategy mapped out. Hahaha. Why I couldn’t wrap my head around a 1k when a 2k is so … Continue reading
This little book is mine/ I use it all the time/ To write the workouts I do/ And how much faster I grew. Maybe I’m a little old school in actually writing the workout results down. I could snap … Continue reading
The night before, I didn’t sleep–partially because of the idiots blaring America’s Funniest Home Videos next door, but also because I couldn’t calm down. The Novice 1x weighed heavily on my mind. I made it to the park in the … Continue reading
Tomorrow is my first regatta of the season and I went out on a limb. Way, way, way far out. As I sat at my computer Wednesday night, the final entry deadline, I wavered between nothing and something. Then Alan … Continue reading
This “month of love” has been difficult. Sour times in the rowing world. Impending regattas, slating, trailer woes, personality woes, just lip-curling sour, sour, sour! It’s hard to ignore the disgruntled feeling in the boat. You’re all squished together and … Continue reading