Red Bull High Stakes is a wrap with Ever Green topping the alumni-focused crews and coming in 6th out of the 14 teams. I was a little skeptical of the event, but it turned out to be well-run, smoothly organized, and with a ton of rolodex crews that were the Who’s Who of anybody who … More Red Bull High Stakes wrapped, good luck at Worlds!
As you can tell from the lack of posts this summer, I haven’t been doing much traditional CrossFit – only rowing in preparation for USRowing Masters Nationals, which is the “big game” for rowers my age. I have followed a training model that is more like CrossFit Endurance than the traditional rowing model, so we’ll … More Ready for Masters Nationals
Almost 70 degrees today…able to sneak in a couple of more rows before shutting down for the winter. This is my new ride as my Fluid was badly damaged when a rack blew over. I decided to go back to Hudson, which is the hull I won most of my medals in over the years. … More The New Ride
To anyone out there who wants to watch some live rowing, the Head of the Charles regatta is running this Saturday and Sunday. There is a live webcam from Cambridge Boat Club, that shows crews coming down the last mile of the course and through the narrow bridge where all the spectacular crashes happen. The … More Head of the Charles Live Webcam Info
This week I began transitioning into 5k race training in the single on the water. One of the go-to workouts is stringing together a set of short intervals into a single long piece, and this happens to coincide with the CrossFit Endurance single-sport mainsite WOD for this week as well. The type of workout I … More Finding Max in the Racing Single
This past weekend I did my first “real” sprint race of the season on a buoyed course, racing both 1K and 2K. This was the first real test of my strategy this spring of de-emphasizing CrossFit in favor of on-water rowing whenever possible. The positive result is that I came in 3rd, which may not … More Race Report–Catch the Cooper 2014
This is an article that sounds weird on the surface but makes sense at a personal level (although I am not an Olympic-level rower). It uses Olympic rower Alan Campbell (huge fan – bronze in the single in front of his home crowd – showed tremendous heart) to demonstrate a point about elite athletes ignoring … More Random Correlation–Olympic Rowers and Dental Hygiene?