Dear Kerry, I’m writing this to you as I make my way back home after the conclusion of our last winter camp together in San Diego. Three months have flown by, and the 2016 NSR is done. I haven’t been sure how to really craft an end to our time in the pair together, because … Continue reading Dear Kerry
The Greyhound and the Rabbit
It seems like this blog is getting more and more difficult to write. If there was something that could top the last entry I wrote way back in April, this is probably it. Looking back, I think writing what I did about losing the NSR was a lot about acceptance and moving on from a … Continue reading The Greyhound and the Rabbit
The Big Day
Well this is sort of a gratuitous title given that just about every day lately has been a big day because it was the day-before or the day-of: seat racing, an erg test, or an NSR. The last few weeks have been full-tilt with a lot of competitive racing. But it's not over yet. This … Continue reading The Big Day
NSR 2: On to the Final
Running two races on Thursday doesn't leave much time for blogging before bedtime (after you account for cool down, flirting with the men's team, stretching, an ice bath and eating). But, Gevvie and I did make it through our Heat with a win in headwind conditions that were a little surprising given how nice the … Continue reading NSR 2: On to the Final
NSR 2: Good Morning!
Well hello there! It was a beautiful day for racing this morning at Mercer (finally). Gevvie and I came away with a win in the Time Trial by a margin of .03. That's some tight racing, but we'll take it! I was happy to see all of the USTC doubles packed in to the top … Continue reading NSR 2: Good Morning!
NSR 1: It’s Over!
"Alright, let's get this thing over with!" --me, to lanes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 as we were pulling on to the course yesterday night. NSR 1 came and went in a big hurry this year, with all of the racing packed in to just two short days. Maybe for naught? As today's forecasted … Continue reading NSR 1: It’s Over!