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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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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A Swampy Scrimmage
The team put together a singles scrimmage this morning. By the bridge, the hose is on, the sky is gushing, and water runs down my back. 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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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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Rowing Rain Delay
After weeks of beautiful morning rows, the hammer came down. It was inevitable. The last three days have been one super soaker after another. If this keeps going, I’ll be able to row down the street. Our back yard is … Continue reading
Saturday at Master’s Nationals
The day broke with me scrambling behind and rumbling in the distance. I’d slept poorly because of a lightning storm popping all around our house. Alan asked at some ungodly hour, “Are you awake?” “Yes, I’m awake.” “Crazy storm.” “Yep.” … Continue reading
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Faster, stronger, longer
It’s summer, which means our Florida weather is unstable again. Already we’ve faced a Tropical Storm and the last several days been full of high winds and puffy storms floating in off the gulf. After two years of bone-dry, burning … Continue reading
On my way down to the boatyard this morning, I started considering the weather. Today was a misty 58F, not too bad for this time of year. Before Wednesday’s cold front, we’d enjoyed amazingly warm temperatures, even for Florida. … Continue reading
Nearing a goal
Yesterday morning I ran 3 miles without stopping. A snail crossing molasses could run faster than me, but I kept on it. 5k here I come! It’s been tough to log water time lately. We’ve had thunderstorms in … Continue reading