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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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April Rowing, Gains Be Showing

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

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Guess who’s sick again?

After Cincinnati, I walked with swagger all week. Then round 3 of sinus infection roared back. Now the rib I injured in 2013 hurts. 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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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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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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