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Head of the Hooch 2019: Mission Accomplished or Unfinished Business?

The last of the great fall regattas has come and gone. Ridiculous current made for some fast times and some crazy competition. Continue reading

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Bucket List Check: Head of the Charles 2019

I hoped for a better end to my Head of the Charles journey, but the goal was experience. That we nailed 100%.   Continue reading

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Ergatta Accomplished

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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World Rowing Masters Regatta- One Second Every Day

Finally getting around to uploading this. I’d put it on social but not here. If you follow this blog, you know training commenced in October. January I began documenting the process using an app called “1Second Everyday.” This is my … Continue reading

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Gobble, Gobble: A Bunch of Turkeys at the Head of the Giblet

The Fluidesign 4x is ping-ponging down the course: left, right, left, right. The starboard oars have whacked two buoys, jarring the rhythm, and there’s a turn approaching. The glasses are fogging; it’s hard to judge the distance. And still we ping-pong, … Continue reading

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The Rowing Duathlon

Dua-what? Duathlon. Taking two different athletic events and pairing them together into one challenge, usually in a run-bike-run format. Except this is rowing. This unique event, the Duathlon at the Bend, is a 5k row followed by a 5k run. … Continue reading

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To Yield or Not to Yield? Racing the Hooch

  Thank goodness for wigs, because this year’s Head of the Hooch was beyond frigid. After a sleepless night on a charter bus, my juniors’ team arrived up to quickly declining weather. Clouds and winds rolled in as I finished rigging the … Continue reading

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