Spring fever is in the air and, if you haven’t already, you’re probably considering your options for escaping the cold and getting your spring training on. Changes in latitudes don’t just make for changes in attitudes — Jimmy Buffett’s anthem to go where it’s warm can make or break a team’s race performance in the upcoming season, too.
This past weekend, we were thrilled to take part in an event that embodies our mission on so many levels: The 12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride. The event humbly began as a fundraiser organized by the Middlebury College Alpine Ski Team in 2006 in support of their teammate, Kelly Brush, who sustained a spinal cord injury in an alpine skiing accident that left her paralyzed.
Summer rowing season is winding down and it’s time to start preparation for the fall head racing season. Head racing is a class all on its own, with a widely different set of skills, physiological adaptations and course-specific race strategies. A boat that’s fast on one course doesn’t necessarily mean it will finish swiftly on another. In addition to alterations in your training regimen, aerobic capacity and weather preparedness for the longer fall races, specialized equipment can help up the ante on your competitive game.