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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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Week 6: It’s All About the Taper

I realized about four minutes into the piece that this was it.  My final erg session before the big day. Wow. It snuck up on me. Continue reading

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Week 5: Race Prep Brings on the Nerves

All was well. The house, quiet. Lights, dark. Bed, cozy and warm. Alarm snoozed.  Out of the darkness: “Next week this time, you’ll be heading to Boston.” I blinked. Crap. In my mind, HOCR was nine days away, but I … Continue reading

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Week 4: Getting Comfortable With Speed

I bought this sticker at last year’s Head of the Hooch, when I decided going to the Charles was the goal for 2019. HOCR seemed far away and beyond reach when I taped above my work desk. Continue reading

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Lucky in the Ultimate Rowing Lottery: HOCR 2019

I’m going to the Head of the Charles! All this hard work will serve its intended purpose! 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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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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