Posts with tag: rowing/C2

Socked In

Socked in like a New England lobster fisherman. It looks like snow blowing by but it’s actually fog. Some run-off foam in the water just adds to the allure. (Yesterday morning.)

KU Crew Dock, 2021-03-26, @5:15am

Club

Photo by Inge Riis McDonald.

We have challenges enough, do we not? With every day presenting its difficulties, a multitude of small assaults on our well-being. We build up no credit for facing these struggles, and instead are told it’s possible there may also be … the rest “Club”


Office

KU Crew dock. Burcham Park, Lawrence KS.
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 … the rest “Office”


Kansas River at Dawn 2020-11-11
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.


Êtes-vous Prêt?

Biglin Brothers Turning the Stake, by Thomas Eakins.
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 … the rest “Êtes-vous Prêt?”


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.’


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.