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Michaela Copenhaver
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Lightweight vegan rower
Lightweight vegan rower

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Downsizing
I didn't think it would make a difference. I've been rowing for so long that I often fail to have perspective. In my mind, going 3 splits slower on an easy paddle spells doom for my fitness. A 15km row is just a normal workout—no reason to be tired from it....

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Danbury Half Marathon
That's right: a second blog post. This time, with good great reason. One of my goals for this year is to break 90 minutes on a half marathon. Sometime in the pit of despair that is January, I started poking around the internet for local half marathon races....

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Hello, It's Me...
I was wondering if after all these months you'd like to hear how it's going, everything. They say that bloggers like to write but I ain't done much writing. Hello from the other side. I must have worked out a thousand times. I'll tell you I'm sorry for the ...

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Training Update August/September 2016
I finished my last summer race in mid-July, desperately in need of some time away from my typical training schedule. I love training with my coach, Guenter, and the training plans he provides are some of the most sensible I've ever seen, BUT they get a litt...

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Fall Goals and Racing Schedule
In rowing, fall is the time for goal setting. By New Year's Day, you've already lost months of valuable time and are entering the scramble to prepare for spring racing. I always start my goal brainstorming with outcome goals: 2k PRs, big wins and gold medal...

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So you wanna PR?
Your coach gave you a training plan. You're following it, but you're impatient. You want to hit that PR asap, and you're motivated to do more. Where do you start? Trophies are not won the day of the race. Adding in a lot of extra work can really mess with t...

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Healthy Meals for Hungry Athletes
If you've ever read a women's magazine, you'll know that a typical dinner for women is an egg white omelette with broccoli. Not! It turns out, even if you want to keep a trim figure, you have to actually eat, y'know, calories. Believe me, I've tried skimpin...

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The Olympics - Team USA - Women's Rowing
If you follow rowing in the United States, you'll know that our women's national team is a dominating force, from the smallest boat class to the largest. In 2015: Our women's eight won its 10th consecutive world title Gevvie Stone reached the A-final in ult...

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2016 Worlds Trials Recap
My last race in Princeton, I missed every single goal on my checklist. This time, I nailed all but one. My goal coming into this regatta was, first and foremost, to learn a lot. A tight race in the heats between me and Cara Stawicki checked that one off eas...

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