Archive for December, 2012


Its always good to start out with a recap and some goals, I think. That way you know where you came from, where you are and where you are going.

Here are the basic facts about me currently:
– 28 years old
– 160 pounds
– 5’8″ tall
– 5k split 2:13.4 (rowing)
– fastest two miles (running) 18 min
– stroke seat, port rigged boats

Where I was a year ago:
– 150 pounds
– 5k split 2:28 ish (had no idea what I was doing)
– fastest two miles ~21 min

Where I need to be:
– 140-145lbs
– 5k split of 2:07 or less
– max watts on an erg >425
– run five 10min miles without stopping

The goal is to make the fiercely competitive Women’s Comp rowing team at my boathouse. Tryouts are in March and I don’t want to get laughed at. I’m tough, competitive and determined. I want to make friends with the erg this winter. I’m two weeks into winter training for rowing and am doing well, I think. I forgot to log all of my meters the first week but put in 51k in the last 9 days.  I have six days to finish a 100k challenge and I’m going to do it.

I want to then drop the volume down and focus more on power. I’m hoping to hit 500k total over the course of the 12 week session, plus twice weekly sessions of weights and yoga.

My ribs and wrist hurt a bit from some sort of injury but I can push through it. Getting a doctor’s confirmation on it soon enough.

Off to bed as I’m meeting with the team Captain tomorrow to discuss my shoals and whether my goal splits/watts are accurate enough.  Let’s hope for good news!


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