To the anon that was asking about recruitment, most schools don't look at height nearly as much as people think. But times are important. If you want to row at a D1 school you are gonna need to be in the 7:30s. I pull a 7:35 and I was one of the slowest people recruited at Northeastern. HOWEVER that does not mean you shouldn't try. If you want to row work hard and kick butt! You can always walk on if you don't get recruited. Good luck!
“WE FIGHT FOR INCHES, YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN YOU ADD ALL OF THOSE FUCKING INCHES TOGETHER; THAT’S WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WINNING AND LOSING. WE NEED TO FLY TOGETHER, FIGHTING FOR THAT LAST FUCKING INCH, BECAUSE THOSE WILLING TO DIE FOR IT WILL GET IT.”—(via refollowed)
so I am 5' 9" and I weigh 134 I don't know if I should try and drop the 4 pounds to make the lightweight 8 or if I should try and gain weight to be an open weight my 2k and 4k is good compared to most freshman but I dont know
So im a novice and we have our first regatta this weekend. We have been told by numorous people that we are really good for novices but im still nervous. I dont know what to think, should i be excited? is it okay to be nervous or am i over reacting? Any advice?
Oh my god. I am so sorry I didn’t reply! I hope your race went well! It’s always okay to be nervous but have confidence in yourself and your teammates!
Hey! Can you help me? Please? I'm starting this place (the tumblr link is jar-of-secrets) and its somewhere where people can get whatever they need to of their chest. I know you prob hate this but its a good cause. <3
Had a race today, and lost to our rivals by three tenths of a second. Never pulled so hard in my life and never been so disappointed in my life.
I understand you’re upset but let it motivate you. Remember how it felt. Use that to push you. If you want to beat them train harder, push yourself harder, be faster. Because now you’re in the perfect position to strike. You have nothing left to lose.
When your coxswain tells you sit ready, and you hear the announcer begin to count down, it will set in.
You are there. You are truly there, at the start of the race, and there’s 2000 meters of water between you and the finish line. In less than eight minutes it will be over.
Months and months you have trained for this, and pushed yourself for this. You’ve given up plans for this, and sleep for this, skin off your hands for this, sweat for this, maybe even blood, tears, and the contents of your stomach for this.
You have sacrificed and dedicated for this race, and every single person on that course wants it.
Your job is to want it more. Your job is to leave nothing on the course.
I don’t care if you have a medal to prove you did that, because there’s no way you can prove that. If you wanted it more.. If you gave EVERYTHING… you won.
The results don’t always mirror this and that’s okay, because you will know that at the end of that race there was nothing, NOTHING more you could have given.
And that is the spirit of a champion. You are born with that and no one can take it from you without your permission.