Tagged with rowing

One Ho of a Weekend

One Ho of a Weekend

Despite being the 1 month mark to the Marine Corps Marathon, running was not on my list of activities this past weekend. Instead, I rowed what ended up being a combined 24 miles in the Head of the Anacostia and Scullers’ Head of the Potomac (HOTA and SHOP, respectfully) regattas, which combine to be called … Continue reading

VICTORY IS MINE

VICTORY IS MINE

On June 7, 2015 I participated in the Stonewall Regatta rowing three events: women’s open 8+, women’s novice 4+, and women’s novice 8+ all at the 1k distance. On this particular Sunday, we had what can only be described as a series of unfortunate events.  One was in the women’s 4+ race (the “+” means … Continue reading

Rowing for Runners

Rowing for Runners

If you throw an erg in the river, it will sink. –Somebody A lot of running training plans suggest rowing is a great cross training activity.  And in that spirit, here’s a second installment in my rowing series. Our Friend the Ergometer: Drag Factor “I was in beast mode, I rowed the rowing machine at … Continue reading

one trick pony

one trick pony

I was never the kind of person who was all, “seeing the sun rise in the morning on a run is just the most MAGICAL AMAZING THING EVER.” I’ve called bullshit on that claim more than once. I’ve seen the sun set on a run, and I can assure you that’s just as nice (in … Continue reading

Commitment

Commitment

Marathons are a commitment for me. I am not a fast runner, I don’t necessarily have the kind of job that lends itself to running in the morning (and sometimes it doesn’t lend itself to night time runs, either), and the mileage adds up for me. Especially now that I’m entering what I like to … Continue reading

Row, row, row your boat…

Row, row, row your boat…

Row, row, row your boat… Gently down the filthy, polluted Anacostia river. Runners are amazing people and there’s nothing more American than running’s unrelenting individualism and solitude. We’re like lone wolves out on the trails, conquering miles, staring into horizons. It’s a well documented fact.Running means I can do whatever I want to do and … Continue reading

Hot Mess on the Water

Hot Mess on the Water

When I go out to run along the Potomac through Georgetown and out to Virginia I’ve been seeing lots of crew teams. When I go in the morning I see even more of those tiny little boats out on the water. Well, the time has come and I have decided to try it out. Turns … Continue reading