Category Archives: Training

A case for multi-sport training

For many reasons – ease, efficiency, enjoyment – we runners are  inclined to run and only run, opting against the myriad of other exercise programs. No other activity quite compares to the feeling of hitting a rhythmic stride mid-run or … Continue reading

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Winter Training: Do Something Else!

from Troy Howell, Craftsbury’s Director of Sculling: I remember thinking when I moved from Virginia to Texas what a profound advantage I was about to have over the vast majority of other rowers in the United States. I’ll be able to … Continue reading

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The unrefined art of pool running

On the heels of an injury post, it felt fitting to pay homage to an injured runner’s frenemy: Pool running. I have met very few people who truly enjoy pool running. In fact, I can think of only one friend … Continue reading

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In praise of saunas

From COC Running Director Heidi Caldwell During the dark days of December in the Northeast Kingdom, we are all about upping our cozy game and hunkering down. Recently, I’ve been channeling the Scandinavian concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah). In essence, … Continue reading

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Dock Talk: How often do you incorporate drill work in to your practices? 

With Kevin McDermott, Associate Director Craftsbury Sculling Camp, Head Coach Trinity College men’s rowing team   “I don’t have time for drill work. I need to get on the water and go.” “I don’t like doing drills. And changing my routine isn’t for … Continue reading

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The Front End: Keystone of the Stroke

Note: Check out our Tech Tips Archive for content like this from past years, and subscribe to our Sculling eNewsletter to receive future editions in your inbox! By Troy Howell, Managing Director COC Sculling Camps Back around 2003, I was … Continue reading

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Marathon Tapering with Heidi Caldwell

Note: want more content like this? Subscribe to our monthly running eNews for technique and training tips, local events, nutrition info, and more. The VT City Marathon is coming up on May 27th! Craftsbury Running Camp director Heidi Caldwell, coming … Continue reading

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Dynamic Erging: How to Row when the Arms or Legs are Long

Note: Check out our Tech Tips Archive for content like this from past years, and subscribe to our Sculling eNewsletter to receive future editions in your inbox! From Steve Whelpley, GRP Rowing Coach  Especially those of us counting the days … Continue reading

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Dan Cnossen Wins Six Paralympic Game Medals

Dan Cnossen, who is currently in the running for “Best Male Paralympic Athlete of the Year,” won an astounding six medals at last month’s Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea! We have had privilege of having Dan train with us … Continue reading

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Craftsbury Marathon Nutrition Tips: To Carbo-Load or Not to Carbo-Load?

This is a repost of a blog that we published last year, that explores the concept of carbo-loading. However, with the Marathon coming up, it is certainly still a pertinent topic, and we hope racers find it useful in their … Continue reading

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