Tag Archives: Rowing

The End of Regatta Dreams

Our regatta boat was born under a bad star. We hardly had the chance to train together: One is suffering from bad backaches, another one doesn’t always have the time to train, and I also have lots to do at … Continue reading

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Rowing an Uncoxed Two

Rowing with just one more person has several advantages: You need much less time to set up your boat (which may take quite a while when there’s about twenty people waiting to be assigned to one of the four coxed … Continue reading

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Back to Exercise

Summer is finally coming, and so blogging about exercise is fun again! 🙂 A brief overview over the last months: I started a blog on art, style, and fashion. I spent two months in the USA—and enjoyed it a lot! … Continue reading

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Kayak Slalom

One of the mysteries of racing boats I had not yet been able to solve practically was how on earth the thing is steered. I knew there was some pedal involved, but had imagined it rather to be like in … Continue reading

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Regatta Time!

Our goal-oriented training has come to an end: we finished the regatta on Saturday with respectable success! 🙂 It was really exciting. I had hardly slept the night before and was really full of adrenaline when we met at the … Continue reading

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Somewhere Under the Rainbow

One thing I dislike about autumn is rain. Especially when training outdoors, and even more so when rowing outdoors. The handles of your sculls get wet, which softens the skin of your palms and adds to the strain they are … Continue reading

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Regatta Training

Since we have started training for our regatta at the end of the month, I have made quite some mileage. And I have the feeling I am getting better—maybe slowly, but steadily. Here’s some things I have learned so far: … Continue reading

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The Ghost Ship

I’m all on my own—in a racing boat, for the very first time! It’s astonishing how different the touch-and-feel is if you are no longer part of a coxed four and have to assume the consequences for all mistakes you … Continue reading

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The Luncheon of the Boating Party

Because the weather has been hot (the heat has gone down a bit by now), rowing on the weekend was scheduled earlier than usually over the last couple weeks to avoid the heat. No problem for me—I was traveling anyway … Continue reading

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Annoying Motor Boats

The river where we usually row is not that broad; so when there is traffic (e.g., large freight ships), we as the smaller and more flexible boat have to move. Ships cause waves, as you may know. Interestingly, the larger … Continue reading

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