A community of athletes.

Here we are, Tuesday, six days out till we start the Fall 2011 season.  We’re seeing unprecedented novice interest- part of the reason for the long gap in posting is the wonderful challenge of getting all these folks ready to go for the season- and our experienced athletes are excited and seem to be training well towards day one.

Had a great moment this morning; I got up early to get my own workout done and be at the desk at a reasonable hour.  Got in to campus just after nine AM, dropped my stuff off in Zhentbauer, then went over to Pamplin to shower.  What I found there was a community of athletes.  Cross Country, Football, Swimming athletes, and also other students and faculty and bike commuters- all finishing up workouts and preparing for the day to come.  Very cool to see so many folks using their bodies, working towards their goals, and getting the work done early.

Off to California for my Bay Area recruiting trip starting this evening; can’t wait to talk up the college and see some great rowing.  In the meantime… anticipating the alarm to going off for practice number one, Monday morning, September 19th.


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