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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Holiday Challenge 2021
I don’t always do the Holiday Challenge, but I figured for my goals in 2022 it’s a good start. I set a goal for 15k a day. Continue reading
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Winter Training: Rinse, Repeat
This year’s winter training felt more like a slog than other years. As I write, I’m definitely growing tired of early morning grinding on the rowing machine. I see sunny, blue skies. It’s just cold–very cold. 30F with a feels like 21F. I’m not hardy enough for that kind of rowing. Continue reading
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Out with 2020, In With the New Year
I capped off 2020 with Concept 2’s Holiday Challenge. It was motivation to work hard on rebuilding my cardio base. 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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April 2020: A Test Literal and Figurative
April 1 No joke, 20min test. I decided to do it the day before because it kind of fit nicely into the flow of training to do it Wednesday morning. I expected to see some gains, I just wasn’t sure … Continue reading
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The Winter Slog
February was humble-uary. The only goal was to get moving again. Mission, accomplished. 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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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
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
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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