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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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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2021 Hoover Fall Classic
The tour of Midwest regattas continues with the Hoover Fall Classic in Westerville. Just one event this time, the Women’s Masters 2x. Continue reading
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Head of the Hooch 2021
This post is three weeks late because I had to be in the right head space to write.
The week before planned departure for the Head of the Hooch, my Grandma took a turn. I wasn’t sure I would be racing. Continue reading
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Reflections on Head Season & Faster Masters
November is “off-season.” I know everyone’s hitting the winter training hard, but I just can’t. I am mentally and physically burnt out.
So I’m taking some “me” time and reflecting back on my head season. I used the Faster Masters program for my Head of the Charles and Head of the Hooch prep. Continue reading
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In my second head race, the Inaugural Sarasota-Benderson Head Race, I finished somewhat as I predicted…and not as I predicted. Friday Friday dawned under thick cloud cover and a steady wind pushing from the northeast. If it hadn’t been so … Continue reading
My First 1x Head Race
I woke up with light in my face and worried my alarm had not functioned. I cracked an eye. The clock glowed green, “1:36 a.m.” I reached out, pushed the clock away, and closed my eyes. At the proper time, … Continue reading
Make Way for the Novice Coxswain!
The first Head Race of the Season has passed. I vowed not to race and I did not, despite all the flack I’ve received from fellow rowers. With only three weeks to gear up for a 5k, I did not … Continue reading
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One rower, two rower, three rower, four
Coming off the water, ironically my sculling buddy and I landed on the subject of numbers and counting. Ironic because I’d already planned to write about counting in the blog. It just proved what I’d already been thinking. Rowers are … Continue reading
Check it out: What a crazy day. First I arrived at 6:45 to a “full parking lot” although I still managed to find a place by the Casey Key Fish House. However, there was absolutely no place for … Continue reading
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