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The Rowing Training Rollercoaster Rides On

May’s goal was endurance, strength, and working “the middle,” the anaerobic threshold. I scheduled 44 workouts (erging and strength training combined) and achieved 77% of those. Four sessions modified for time. The completion rate doesn’t include the four sessions of … Continue reading

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5 Things I Learned Rowing Solo and 5 Things I Miss About Rowing Teams

Someone asked me if I found it challenging to go from the team to training alone. Answer: definitively, yes. I’ve been thinking about the dynamic of a rowing team vs. rowing solo. 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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Where Did These Rowing Workout Numbers Come From?

I didn’t have any big expectations. I thought I’d row by feel. If the wrist acted up, I’d back off and do something else.¬†At 10:30 to go I glance down at my iPhone. I see the meters. I double take. Continue reading

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Saddle up for Winter Training

The worst part about being “off” from training is getting back into the routine. My first session back started with weightlifting. I imagine Steve Urkel could have challenged me to the overhead press and won. I hit the weights much … Continue reading

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Did you know rowing is a leg sport?

I kid you not, Monday morning as I started to erg the first song to play on the completely random playlist? “I Believe,” by Christina Perri.  After a demoralizing previous week, I heard: ‘Cause I have been where you are … Continue reading

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Tough Training Week Breeds Doubt

Training challenged me this week. At first I thought my problem was physical capacity. Early in the week I had a workout with short intervals and a low target spilt. I simply could not get my spilt down to the … Continue reading

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