Tag Archives: Women’s 8+

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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Friday at Master’s Nationals

With no scheduled events for me today, I took my time to cheer on my stroke seat racing in the Mixed A 2x and other rowing friends, explore the venue, rest, and prepare for the next two days. Five seat … Continue reading

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Thursday at Nationals

Wow!  What a day! The alarm blasted off at 5:15 a.m.  I move like a snail in the mornings, no matter what, even on such a day as the first day of US Rowing Master’s Nationals Championships.  Brushing my teeth, … Continue reading

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Seven days to Nationals

Tonight I had my third-to-last practice before Nationals.  My head was not in the game. I kept catching myself off time with stroke seat because my brain kept going off on rabbit trails.  Angry, I’d mentally chastise myself and focus … Continue reading

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Master’s Nationals Training Pictures

With less than a month to go, it’s hard to juggle all the boats and the training time.  Rowing right now isn’t always fun or easy.  The boats are doing hard 1000-meter pieces.  As coach says, they are dirty, vicious, … Continue reading

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Protected: Master’s Nationals is one month away–and I’m frustrated.

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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

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