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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Tag Archives: rowing training
Fall training for the HOTC
Ever since Cuyahoga, all the focus has been on the Head of the Charles. I will be racing in two events, the Senior Masters Women’s coxed four and a Director’s Challenge Mixed 8+. Continue reading
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My Boat Got an Upgrade & Other Training Notes
May ended with a big question mark. The good news is I haven’t had any problems since then. Even better: an awesome Fluidesign birthday present. Continue reading
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Head of the Hooch: Going Single is Mental
Once the Head of the Charles was done, nothing stood in the way of the reality that I’m about to race the Women’s Masters 1x at the Head of the Hooch. Let me be plain: I’m not going to medal. Continue reading
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Thumbs…Up? Down? My Rowing Life in 2022
Thumbs up or thumbs down? The summary of how life as a Masters athlete has been going in 2022. It took six weeks in total to work the health care system before I was sitting across from a hand orthopedist office as he said, “you need surgery and you need it fast.” Continue reading
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Training Update: Back on the water!
May and June have been a busy month. Getting used to this summer-only rowing season is challenging. So many little muscles that are hard to train on land! Continue reading
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Spring Showers Bring New Boats
Here she is: my new aquamarine beauty. A 2020 Fluidesign BlueMax. 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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Rowing Update: Training Resumes, Loneliness, and Testing
I reached a point where trying to be in top-notch shape was stressing me. And what’s the point? The 2020 racing season is a bust. So I’ve been taking the last few weeks “off.” Continue reading