I’ve spent the last month living in Princeton, NJ at Under 23 Selection Camp. About thirty women from across the country applied and were chosen by USRowing to come to NJ and put together three fast boats that will compete at the U23 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at the end of July. It’s hard to describe what selection camp is like … Continue reading What do Selection Camp and Musical Chairs have in Common??
Rowing in college is a totally different from the “traditional college experience.” Being a D1 rower at a competitive school has not been what MTV/Rom-Coms/College Game Day/Project X made me expect college to be like. Here’s the root this nostalgic epiphany: during finals week I was crazy stressed out about school and rowing and went to get a power bowl at Forage after practice … Continue reading Rowing is Not “The College Experience”
Psychological theory (or at least this TedTalk) states that we push ourselves further than we would normally push ourselves when there’s someone next to us. Yes. Absolutely. I agree. This vein of theory outlines the idea that if we measure ourselves off what someone else is doing, we’ll be measuring our success on a win-lose basis. If I am better than this person I … Continue reading Is Inter-squad Competition Constructive?– A lesson from Kanye.
I wrote this great article about How to Prepare for a 2k Test at the beginning of the week and now that I am four 2ks wiser I am here to tell you what I learned. . On Tuesday I was prepared, I was well rested, I had everything I wanted to do planned nicely, I had my moves ready, I had my technical focuses and I … Continue reading Doing a 2k
The first step to 2k success is having a solid plan. . I am doing four 2ks next week and haven’t done one since fall, so I’ve been thinking a lot about how to approach the piece and how to do it effectively. . I am trying to set at least a 4 second PR, which sounds like a lofty goal, but it’s only one … Continue reading How to Prepare for a 2k Test
Trust is free speed. . Figuratively, I would trust any of the girls in my boat to hold my lifeline while I jumped off of a cliff. I have complete confidence that every single one of them would catch me before I hit the ground. I know that when we cross into those red bouys during a race they are pouring every ounce of effort … Continue reading Trust is Free Speed
Three days into winter training is just enough time for the initial excitement of being in a warmer climate and back with friends to wear off and the reality that we’re here to work to set in. We spent about five hours on the water today, but the lethargy that normally takes over the team during this part of the trip hasn’t arrived. The biggest … Continue reading WINTER TRAINING DAY 3