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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Tonight I had my third-to-last practice before Nationals. My head was not in the game. I kept catching myself off time with stroke seat because my brain kept going off on rabbit trails. Angry, I’d mentally chastise myself and focus … Continue reading
People are making travel plans. They want to know the race schedule. I opened Microsoft Word and created a preliminary trailer packing list. The treasurer is buying extra uniforms; people are paying their membership fees; the race organizing committee announces … Continue reading
With less than a month to go, it’s hard to juggle all the boats and the training time. Rowing right now isn’t always fun or easy. The boats are doing hard 1000-meter pieces. As coach says, they are dirty, vicious, … Continue reading
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
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
One week has passed. I’ve managed to hit everything in 2REW except a second row. A thick bank of white fog blocked us from rowing Wednesday. The halo from the car lights down the ramp was very cool, … Continue reading