Rowing

We do it indoors and on the water.

How to Cox Your First Head Race

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This is not an article about how to win your first head race. This is an article about staying calm and in control so you can actually enjoy your first head race. Right about now you’re probably freaking the hell out. THIS IS TOTALLY…

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How To Stop Hating the Erg

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Fact: Bring up indoor rowing to a bunch of Crossfitters and without fail someone will start looking sheepish and confess, “You know, I just don’t like rowing.” One girl is very small, like me. She feels like her splits aren’t good enough, and that…

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Rowing: Follow The Leader

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“Oh god. We’re so going to be on YouTube tonight,” Stroke seat tells me. Huh?  There were gapers on the bridge behind us? Gleefully brandishing cellphones? Sorry, was too busy WHITE KNUCKLING THE SIDE OF THIS BOAT TO HAVE OBSERVED THAT. As coxswain I sit facing…

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Friday Night Crew

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“WEIGH ENOUGH!” I yelled this tonight at 8 adults. Miraculously, 8 adults immediately complied and held their oars steady, stopping our racing shell in its tracks. Which was awesome, because I was steering us right into the side of a bridge. So yeah. There…

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Indoor Rowing: How Not to Row Your 2k Race

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I’ve done 2k races both ways, completely clueless and ready to attack. Guess which race felt longer, more painful and didn’t bring home the results I wanted? You guessed it… having no race plan is like trying to win an election without campaigning. Going…

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