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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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Hitting a Motivational Pit

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

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The Roller Coaster Ride: A Big Rowing Win And a Down

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

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This Little Rowing Notebook is Mine

This little book is mine/ I use it all the time/ To write the workouts I do/ And how much faster I grew.   Maybe I’m a little old school in actually writing the workout results down. I could snap … Continue reading

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Training Weekend for the Pair

“Spring training” came and went too fast. I escaped the Long Winter for a weekend water training in the 2- in Sarasota! I left with tender hands tender, a sunburn, and new thoughts on my training regime. Things I learned … Continue reading

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Rowing snaps to a halt

The Head of the¬†Giblet was one of my last days rowing. I just didn’t know it yet. Right after Giblet, I followed in the footsteps of many Americans and hit the road to visit my family for the Thanksgiving holiday. … 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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