Making the switch

The Hooch is two weeks gone, although it seems ages ago.  It still stinks that we didn’t do as well as we could have.  I did the math and converted the whole field’s raw times.  We still came in 7th by the raw.   Our pictures on http://www.sportsgraphic.com show the pain on our faces.  We were definitely hurting!  5 and 2 have the best faces, especially on the overhead shot.

We’ve started making the switch from 5k to 1k.   It really means a lot of lighting a match under my legs and going hard as you can for 100 strokes.

The time change is great.  We arrive at the yard a hair before 6 a.m. and row through the sunrise.

We’re also due for a 2k test (“2k before Turkey day!”) which is being hampered by this bug I’ve come down with the last few days.  I’ve missed a practice erg season and two days of strength training.    I did go out for today’s practice but rowed at half-power.  My chest now feels full of junk and the universe is conspiring against my nap.  On Friday I couldn’t even drink water without feeling nauseous.  I lived on ginger ale and Sprite, which is terrible.  I rarely drink carbonated beverages.

Wednesday brought the general membership meeting.  I was approved as Regatta Chair so now I’m in charge of organizing for regattas.   I hope I do a decent job.  I still feel like there is more for me to learn.

 

All the oars for the Head of the Hooch 2012.

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About camckenna

I teach; I write; I row.
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