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: 154
Weight goal: Get back to 150
Days on water: 1
Days on land: Too many!
2k Erg Test: 1:55.9/spilt, 7:43.8
5k Erg Test: 20:40/ 2:04
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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
After a rollercoaster winter training, I finally had a whole month that went according to plan! Hurray! I wrote a four-week training schedule with 35 total sessions. I managed to accomplish 77% of them. When I had to sacrifice, weightlifting … Continue reading
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
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
Defeating personal demons is the biggest competition in rowing training. Everyone has them. They lurk around every stroke, waiting to eat you up. Last week I hit a downer. Here I am, putting all this effort into training, and only … Continue reading
It’s good that things were going well, because inevitability things start to go bad. My grandpa ended up with a life-threatening infection after several rounds of surgery. Things looked, and are, grim. Last week I made the decision to come … Continue reading