Reset or Rebirth

It’s my strong belief that when circumstances become unrecognizable, it is a strong indication that a reset is in order. Resetting can...

Now What? Rowing in the C-19 Era

I've noticed that my cohort of rowing technique and training experts/colleagues posting to social media have been quite prolific when it...

Honoring What is Lost

In this land of social distancing and self quarantine rowing has been postponed. I know of numerous clubs across the U.S. that have...

2020 Racing Food for Thought

In August of 2019, a month that could be argued as the biggest month for masters rowers, with Canadian Henley and Masters Nationals back...

Silencum Incarnata

After a number of years of engaging in a sport, or a profession, or a hobby, it's important to shake things up a bit and practice out of...

Pay Attention

I just listened to a brief news story via the BBC about a free climber named Brad Gobrite who died during a descent after summiting a...

Did You Grow Today?

I’ve been enjoying seeing all of the learn to row posts come across my feed this Fall. It's the most wonderful time of the year, to coin...

Adam's Brilliant Simplicity

I spent some time in Portland yesterday, speaking to a group of rowers from Station L Rowing Club. At the end of my presentation I...

Hello Vulnerability, C'mon in.

I'm going to start this post with the assumption that you know who Brene Brown is, and have watched her TED talk on vulnerability. Just...

Pull The Goalie!

Are any of you podcast fans? Or Hockey fans? If so, and if you don't already know about the podcast Revisionist History, I strongly...

Be Curious, Rower!

How often do you ask yourself questions about you? How often do you play with discovering more about who you are? Do you ever get curious...

Setting More Than The Boat

We all know that boat set is one of the constant elements that rowers are always searching for. We work on set, complain about set,...

The Unknowable You

How is it possible for an individual to run 100 miles? Or 200 miles? Courtney Dauwalter is an ultra distance runner. She regularly...

You are a thing!

You want to experience longevity in your sport. You want to continue to row for as long as your limbs, lungs and mind will allow....

Spring Forward

It's early March and there are a lot of rowers out there that are looking ahead to Spring. Spring holds the hope of many a masters rower....

Ascendance to Achievement

This may come as a bit of a surprise but as a coach, and as an athlete, for that matter, I am not interested in setting goals. I'm...

Your Baggage Has Not Been Checked.

While I was traveling this winter I reflected on the difference between airline carriers and baggage fees. Some airlines are awesome,...

Chef's Table, Coach's Boat

I love cooking shows. I love programs that describe food, show great chefs creatively cooking, and get my mouth watering to eat their...

Sistering and Your Legacy

I heard an interview recently with Abby Wambach. For those of you that may not know who Abby is she played soccer for the USA Women's...