Music to erg to, pt. 102

I’ve been in Maine at the Northeast Rowing Center this week and won’t be home until Sunday afternoon (after which point I plan on passing out for several hours) so if you’ve emailed me this week I probably won’t have time, energy, or good enough WiFi to reply until Sunday night/Monday.

Music to erg to, pt. 101

So I’ve been spending most of the summer going through pretty much every rowing-related bookmark, PDF, etc. that I have on my laptop so I can crank out some posts and get them queued to go up throughout the year. Several of you guys emailed me with some really awesome ideas that I definitely plan on including so be on the lookout sometime over the next week for a follow-up email from me about that. If anyone else has ideas, suggestions, etc. for stuff to post about, definitely send me an email. My list of ideas can never be too long.

Music to erg to, pt. 100

…and to celebrate 100 weeks of playlists, I give you basically the longest playlist ever – 1,327 songs (which totals 89 hours) to get you through pretty much every workout you’ll do for at least the next year. This includes nearly every single song from the previous 99 playlists, which a bunch of you have been asking for for awhile now. Enjoy!

Starting next week, I’m going to be alternating when I post the FBF posts and these playlist posts. Both can be time-consuming to put together so hopefully spacing them out will make things a little simpler. The FBF posts will now have two weeks worth of old posts in them instead of one so they’ll be a little longer but since that seems to be a popular series I’m hoping no one minds the increase in length. Feel free to let me know what you think though.

Finally, if anyone is going to the Sparks camp in Middletown, CT next week … I’ll see you there!! I’ll be one of the coaches so if you see me, definitely say hi! :-)

Music to erg to, pt. 99

I know a lot of people are racing at Club Nats today and this weekend so good luck!! Hopefully the wind on Harsha is tamer for you guys than when I raced there – or at the very least, it’s a tailwind. ;-)

Music to erg to, pt. 98

Did you see yesterday morning’s post? If not, check it out along with the two comments (here and here) that I posted yesterday evening. I got a couple follow-up emails and messages about this but I’m curious – is this something you’ve experienced or seen happening on your team?

(PS this playlist is a good one – I’ve had it on repeat all week.)

Music to erg to, pt. 97

If you’ve sent me an email or asked a question within the last week (or two…), keep an eye on your inbox this weekend. I’m determined to get everything posted and replied to by Sunday night. Have a good 4th of July!

Music to erg to, pt. 96

Did you see the new recordings post that went up yesterday? There are four really awesome ones in there, including one from our repechage at IRAs. I also posted a couple new questions on Tuesday, one of which asks a really good question about eliminating rush on the recovery and finding a sustainable rhythm while still maintaining the appropriate pressure.

Also, because it’s summer, just a reminder that now’s the ideal time to take a week or so off from training and just relax, re-evaluate where you’re at with rowing (if necessary), etc. I’ve been getting some panic-y emails lately from both rowers and coxswains so I just wanted to remind everyone that your mental health is just as important whatever other training you’re doing right now so don’t neglect it. Where the mind goes the body follows…