On-Water Rowing

Rowers: Get a Grip!

Apr 08, 2011

Watching a crew row by, one’s technical eye will typically spot the slow catches from the faster ones, inconsistent blade work and maybe even the body movements that are out of sync. Yet, I think the coach should not be totally responsible for influencing the change of a quicker catch or improved timing. It seems to me the rower should also take the responsibility of correcting these flaws. Continue Reading ›

Olympic Games come to Brazil in 2016

Feb 25, 2011

The Opening Ceremony for London’s Olympic Games is only 520 days away, but there are plenty of people preparing for 1990 days from now in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I recently visited Rio de Janeiro for a few days and met with former National Rowing Champion Sergio Alemao, his wife Christina and their daughter Suellen who run the Concept2 dealership there. Sergio was a single sculler in the 1980s in Brazil and raced against rowers like Kolbe and Karpinnen. He is still competing in master races and his main focus, besides the Concept2 business, is to help the Brazilian Rowing Federation develop the sport of rowing in Brazil. Continue Reading ›

FISA 2010 World Masters Rowing Regatta

Sep 09, 2010

Pete, Dick, Mike Strong and I spent much of the last week up in St. Catharines, Ontario, for the 2010 World Masters Rowing Regatta. Pete, Dick and I were all competing as well as working at the Concept2 oar service trailer, which meant that Mike was often left holding down the fort solo. Luckily, he’s an experienced “C2 roadie” and ably handled the load until we were back to help. Thanks, Mike! Continue Reading ›

Training...

Aug 11, 2010

For some reason, the week of August 1 was a particularly tough week for me. Everyday tasks such as walking up one flight of stairs, watering the flowers or using multi-syllable words were enormously challenging. On Saturday, I went through my normal checklist to identify possible reasons why I felt so out of it…  Continue Reading ›

Our Trip to Belarus

Jul 30, 2010

I recently returned from a week-long trip to Belarus, of which a good half of the time was spent traveling or waiting in lines in the Polish-Belarussion border. You might well ask what prompted such a crazy trip. I went to watch the Under 23 World Rowing Championships in Brest, Belarus with Concept2 co-founder Dick Dreissigacker, who is also my husband. It was partly a business trip and partly a personal trip, as I’ll explain. Continue Reading ›

Morning Row

Jul 14, 2010

We’ve been having a heat wave up here in northern Vermont. Ok, so it’s probably not nearly as hot here as it is in other places, but we have seen 95 on the thermometer in Morrisville, which doesn’t happen very often. In weather like this, it’s extra nice to get your workout in at the coolest part of the day—the early morning. And it’s even better if you are able to do it on the water. Continue Reading ›

Back in the Saddle

Jun 28, 2010

Back in the saddle…and by saddle, I’m referring to both my small little carbon fiber boat seat as well as the more comfy Concept2 seat. Exercising has been replaced by training. Grazing is now refueling. Wine is now water. However you want to skin it, I’m 31 years old and I am back in it. Continue Reading ›

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