Finally, a row on the Connecticut River

This morning marked the first row of the season on the Connecticut River. Freezing rain and six inches of snow are predicted to hit the Hartford area over the next couple of days. Brilliant. With the impending and inhibiting weather, I'm reminded  to take every day on the water as a bonus right now. Hartford …

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erGOALS…

I have always encouraged others to make sure they take a moment to enjoy the small successes achieved along the way in working toward the larger goal. The road to reaching any accomplishment--whether it's publishing your thesis or dissertation, finishing a long-range project at work, to training to be an elite rower--is long, difficult and inevitably …

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Back at the Boathouse

I have mentioned before how valuable having a training partner is. Yesterday was my first workout back with my partner Brian, breaking a long 11-day solitary confinement driven by my own ambition to get the workouts in--and of course, my workout binder (yes, I have a binder that catalogues my workouts, mileage, test results, etc--I …

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Planes, Trains, and ERGometers…

I spent a good solid hour tracking down an ERG to get my afternoon workout in on Sunday. It became comical. I put some serious miles in touring my old hometown in search of that one place that held the key to my workout for the day. Lesson learned: Rowing machines are not easy to …

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