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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March 2020: 31 Days That Rocked the World
When I began March, I thought I’d try making short diary entries throughout the month rather than dumping all at the end. I had no idea this would be a fortuitous decision, as coronavirus interrupted our daily lives and routine. Continue reading
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Eating ergs for lunch
It’s a Sunday. Usually Sundays are off days, but this weekend it ended up Saturday as my rest day. I remembered that my weekend workout was short. What I didn’t remember until I looked at my training plan was I … Continue reading
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
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Faster, stronger, longer
It’s summer, which means our Florida weather is unstable again. Already we’ve faced a Tropical Storm and the last several days been full of high winds and puffy storms floating in off the gulf. After two years of bone-dry, burning … Continue reading
To all you recreational fitness buffs out there: Yes, you may have heard about benefits of rowing. It’s a full-body workout, a true combination of cardio and strength. It hits it all: core, back, glutes, legs, lats. You can … Continue reading
Updated my 2k erg score!
Are you injured…or not?
Since SIR we’ve been hitting the water with the aim of improving our leg strength. The worst workout in the past week was the 2 x 10 min erg at a damper 10 (highest resistance) at a low rate, like … Continue reading
Don’t be afraid
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
If you row long enough, will the pain go away?
No pain, no gain, right? That contradicts directly with the philosophy of “listen to your body.” When do you know to ease off and when to push through? I attempted the 12 x 400 piece Tuesday, but my back … Continue reading
Last week, our coach got on my case about sitting up. In a previous post, I mentioned how I was reaching more at the catch and throwing a check in the boat. After the practice, he said what I … Continue reading