5 Results for author: Kirsten

Beating the Winter Blues with Indoor Racing

Do you want to stay competitive during the off-season? Look no further than indoor racing. All you need to succeed is an erg, and the correct mindset. It’s known that erging is a mental game. The monitor is unforgiving in its honesty. But, remember that the erg is a tool to further our physical and mental fitness for ... More

Rower Connection: Janice Wingo

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? As a freshman in college in 1980, the women’s crew coach approached me at registration and asked if I would be interested in joining the crew team. So rowing found me! The thought of learning a new sport was intriguing but intimidating. I did not act on his ... More

Eagle-Eyed on Rainbow Reservoir

The Nor’easters are (hopefully) over, the docks are in, and many crew teams are taking their first strokes of the spring season. But rowers aren’t the only ones who are enjoying the warmer weather. At Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor, members of Farmington Valley Rowing Association are fortunate to share the water ... More

A Change of Scenery Through Cross-training

A wise coach once told me that medals are “won in the winter, and picked up in the spring.” While this may be motivating right after the fall season, several months of erging indoors can bore even the most dedicated rower. Ideally, with spring just around the corner, many of us are in our “rowing-specific ... More

Yoga-Inspired Stretches for Rowers

By: Kirsten Preskenis Do you have a New Year’s Resolution? Maybe it’s to lose a few pounds if you’ve over-indulged on sweets this holiday season (if you’re looking for inspiration, check out the article, ‘4 Tips to Build Winter Momentum’). If you’re a rower, you may be looking for ways to improve or spice up ... More