Hiding out & watching Semifinals

Hiding out in the A/C today, working on our training document. It’s always been very important to me to have a clear system of progression going into each year, and to do my best to lay out the ‘hows & whys’ to the athletes. Having the knowledge out there puts the team and coach on the same page and helps us work together to achieve our goals.

If you haven’t yet, watch the rewind video of the Olympic rowing semifinals. It’s simply fantastic stuff. All the semifinal races are 3-to-advance, the rest to B-final. Watching every athletes’ hopes & dreams come down to the last 20 strokes never fails to inspire. The US Men’s 4- race on Wednesday was a barnburner.

Reminds me of the 2006 NCAA DIII Grand Final Qualifier– six boats, 4 to grands, next 2 to petite. Picture taken in the last 100m below, L&C on the far side. We didn’t make the cut, but did win the petite. So there.

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