ajfarr:

Creeping up the bays #rowing #flood

ajfarr:

Creeping up the bays #rowing #flood

alwaysrowing:

#oldschool

alwaysrowing:

#oldschool

cerebralschism:

So this was one of my coaches…

cerebralschism:

So this was one of my coaches…

matthewaperrone:

University of Texas Lake Carnegie, Princeton October 2013

matthewaperrone:

University of Texas
Lake Carnegie, Princeton
October 2013

notyouraveragecoxswain:

therowinglife:

Autumn at Princeton


Drove past this last weekend and its too gorgeous to handle.

notyouraveragecoxswain:

therowinglife:

Autumn at Princeton

Drove past this last weekend and its too gorgeous to handle.

inside every athlete is that one demon, hidden down in the back of your mind that screams at you not to finish the piece. it tells you you’re not good enough, this hurts, lets go home and watch more tv. in a crew it is easier to squash that demon, to beat it down and use those around you to push yourself further. whilst not easy to do having team mates makes fighting your demon manageable. It is the single sculler who has the real fight, or the athlete who has decided that the only way they will improve is by training themselves outside of the programme. those who train alone truly come to know their demons, “whos going to notice if you dont finish this piece”, “what difference is that extra stroke/rep/minute going to really make.” every stroke the demon screams at you and every stroke is a fight to push him further down. champions are those who learn to break their demons because come race day when that third 500 starts to scream and for everyone else the thoughts are getting louder and louder but a champion already knows how to beat that voice, they have spent their summers beating that little voice into submission in the back of their minds and when everyone else starts to hurt they are able to sit up tall and give that little bit extra. other rowers are easy to conquer, its our own heads we have to work at

(via pleasedontfeedthelightweights

reblogging because this is the most notes ive ever gotten :D

(via pleasedontfeedthelightweights)
The common denominator in all these conditions—whether in the lungs, the muscles, or the bones—is overwhelming pain. And that is perhaps the first and most fundamental thing that all novice oarsmen must learn about competitive rowing in the upper echelons of the sport: that pain is part and parcel of the deal. It’s not a question of whether you will hurt, or of how much you will hurt; it’s a question of what you will do, and how well you will do it, while pain had her wanton way with you
"The Boys in the Boat" - Daniel James Brown (via riandawfather)

jdbledrow:

Everyday is Selfie Day when you’re a 6’ 3” 210 lb. Coxswain

irelandinboston:

Head of the Charles

irelandinboston:

Head of the Charles