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Went 1:53 on that 6k last week, was pretty upset about it. Temporarily lost my seat over it. Anyway, I spent the rest of the week in the JV8+ at 7 seat (it's a starboard-rigged boat), laying down technique. Monday, we did 4 x 1500m and I averaged a 1:45.5. HOO RAH. Then Wednesday, did a 20' piece at 22spm with feet out and pieces of looseleaf paper between my shoes and the footstretchers at 1:55. Finally, last night, our coach gave me the chance to win my seat back. We seat raced over 1000m, with our 2V and JV boats. I started in the JV boat and only gave up a seat of open. Then, they switched me with 2V's 4 seat, and we beat the JV boat by 2.5 boat lengths. OH YEAH.

Way to go! Congrats dude, not much feels better than dominating a seat race.

What happened during the 6k? Looks like you pulled right around what I did, but you're killing me on all your other pieces.
post #332 of 567
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Way to go! Congrats dude, not much feels better than dominating a seat race. What happened during the 6k? Looks like you pulled right around what I did, but you're killing me on all your other pieces.
Thanks, man! I think I had a hard time settling into a steady rating and split, and also probably screwed myself up mentally. I was 7 seat in JV for a while last week before I moved back into 2V and am now stroking 2V, so I've been thinking a lot more actively about setting steady ratings, swinging the arms and back out of bow quickly, and avoiding rush in the slide when bringing up the rate. Hopefully that'll all help me out in my next 6k, which is Friday. Anyway, you row for Skidmore, right? Do you guys ever race against Amherst? I'm applying ED there and, if I end up getting in, it'd be fun to have a miniature styleforum meetup at a regatta sometime next fall.
post #333 of 567
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6x1k, equal rest.

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post #334 of 567
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
Thanks, man! I think I had a hard time settling into a steady rating and split, and also probably screwed myself up mentally. I was 7 seat in JV for a while last week before I moved back into 2V and am now stroking 2V, so I've been thinking a lot more actively about setting steady ratings, swinging the arms and back out of bow quickly, and avoiding rush in the slide when bringing up the rate. Hopefully that'll all help me out in my next 6k, which is Friday.

Anyway, you row for Skidmore, right? Do you guys ever race against Amherst? I'm applying ED there and, if I end up getting in, it'd be fun to have a miniature styleforum meetup at a regatta sometime next fall.

Sounds like you'll be much better prepared next week, good luck destroying that 6k!

We haven't raced against Amherst yet. Since we're in upstate New York our league consists mostly of other schools in the area, so we don't race against NESCAC schools much, and Amherst goes to ECAC championships while we go to Dad Vails. But the schedule changes every year, so who knows.
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From where on the course should one watch the Head of the Charles? It's happening this weekend, I'm in town, I rowed for UPenn lightweight in the mid-late eighties, and I've never seen this race. I'll be setting out from the BU bridge, unless the higher up turns are more interesting.
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From where on the course should one watch the Head of the Charles? It's happening this weekend, I'm in town, I rowed for UPenn lightweight in the mid-late eighties, and I've never seen this race. I'll be setting out from the BU bridge, unless the higher up turns are more interesting.

I've never watched the race, but I did row in it last year. BU bridge sounds like a great place to watch. Since it's a head race watching the finish isn't especially important, and the BU bridge should give a real good vantage point.
post #338 of 567
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From where on the course should one watch the Head of the Charles? It's happening this weekend, I'm in town, I rowed for UPenn lightweight in the mid-late eighties, and I've never seen this race. I'll be setting out from the BU bridge, unless the higher up turns are more interesting.
The Weeks Footbridge and Eliot Bridge turns are generally considered the most challenging for coxswains, but they also tend to get quite crowded. The BU bridge is right at the start, so you'll get to see crews and athletes at their freshest. Around the next bend is the Powerhouse stretch, which is a nice straight kilometer with two bridges (River Street and Western Avenue) that also make good vantage points.

There's no guarantee, but one benefit to watching at the Weeks or Eliot bridges is you might get to see some coxing disasters, like the Beijing University 8+ that sank under Eliot a few years back, or coxing heroics as displayed by Ali Williams in the "Great Eight" last year--though their rudder was broken, she keeps them on a good line with a quick command and her "handbrake"!

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post #339 of 567
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Last 6k of the season was a 22:01. One more head race on Oct. 30, then a looooooong winter of erging close to every day in the basement of a drycleaners' shop that our team rents.
post #340 of 567
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Last 6k of the season was a 22:01. One more head race on Oct. 30, then a looooooong winter of erging close to every day in the basement of a drycleaners' shop that our team rents.

Its your fault you have to erg all winter. Do you think I liked having to erg when I coulda been out on the bay in great 55 degree weather in San Diego? Maybe you should try and not have your water freeze over there. Jeeze.
post #341 of 567
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Last 6k of the season was a 22:01. One more head race on Oct. 30, then a looooooong winter of erging close to every day in the basement of a drycleaners' shop that our team rents.

Congrats on the 6k! Way to knock off almost 40 seconds.

I'm not looking forward to a winter in doors, just had last head race of the season and in a couple weeks we'll be spending a lot more time in the erg room.
post #342 of 567
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Winter training. No coach, no cox; concrete fuckin' room. It's hell.

Been doing lots of 40 min. pieces, 2x20's, and 4x10's. The other day, we did a 500m/1:40r/1000m/3:20r/1500m/5:00r/2000m [and back down] pyramid. My first 500m was 1:39, and my last was 1:41. The 1k's were around 1:45, the 1500m's were around 1:50, and the 2k was 1:52 or something. All in all, I'd say I'm still out of shape, mentally and physically. It's going to take a lot of ass-hauling to get to 6:40 by Spring.
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^^ Why are you out of shape? You get hurt?
post #344 of 567
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^^ Why are you out of shape? You get hurt?

Had to do college apps, take the SAT one last time, etc. For 3 weeks after the season ended, I only worked out 2-3 times a week. In the long run, it'll probably be good to have had the time off.
post #345 of 567
i started erging a couple of days ago because it's fun and i need cardio. today i rowed 7k in 30 min, which puts my 500m at around 2:09. for shits and giggles i did a 500m sprint and got 1:39, but i was near death.
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