KU Crew dock. Burcham Park, Lawrence KS. My office.
On a recent Facebook post, one of my friends made the comment “Crew coaches have the nicest offices.”
Here’s what mine looked like at 6 am this morning. It was 21º but you can’t ignore water like that. We launched …
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Kansas River at Dawn, Lawrence, KS 2020-11-11.
It’s cold and my launch engine has stalled. Somewhere up ahead in the mist are a pair of women scullers and an eight of men rowing a day into motion.
“Which way did they go? I must find them. I am their leader.”
Another beautiful morning on the Kaw.
Day 4 of prep for this year’s holiday challenge. Ramping up the mileage for a tough attempt. Last year I rowed to beat the Concept 2 200,000 meter challenge for the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year, I have something else in mind. Stay tuned.
Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, by Thomas Eakins.
All mariners know that when you are in a boat facing the bow, the port side is on your left, starboard on the right.
If however, you are a rower, an oarsperson, you may have spent a considerable amount of …
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Well, it’s 5:06 PM here in Kansas City and I just completed my morning workout session. 93º Not skippy.
I just completed my slowest 20 min. on the rowing machine in as long as I can remember. So sore. I guess the key word is ‘completed.’
2 x 5K walks, 2 x 20 min on the C2, 100 pushups (cheats), 100 curls.
A C2 row and a walk. Another C2 row and a walk coming up. Listening to
Stanton Moore bring that funky New Orleans drumming.
Two rows, two walks, some good reading, Steinbeck, McPhee, and Waugh all got some of my attention today. Stevie Wonder, Semisonic, Matthew Sweet some of the listening.
I started intermittent fasting today. Late day meal only. We shall see.
Short row and a short walk to close those rings.
Earth Wind & Fire in the ears. Almost raining.
Started back on the machine last night. Now finishing 1st half of today’s paddle. 20min. Listening to this wonderful album.
Suzanne Vega – An Evening of New York Songs and Stories.
60min. C2, 13,747m. With
St. Vincent – Marry Me.
60min C2, 14,014m. Listening to
Pat Metheny – From This Place.
5K C2 – 2:01.5 split. What do you suppose a song entitled Lincoln Reviews His Notes might sound like?
Lyle Mays with Marc Johnson and Jack Dejohnette – Fictionary.
5000m for 1 of 2 today.
Pat Metheny – American Garage, and thinking about Lyle Mays today.
Rowing done. 7888 meters to round off to 350,000 meters for the year
Bill Evans – Conversations With Myself for music.
Got a row in on the ole C2.
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic for sounds.