rowing and stuff

17 yr old ltwt rower in FL

digging in, pulling hard, getting fast.

How 2 Erg in 4 Easy Steps

mostlyrowing:

wearealreadyrowing:

lasttenstrokes:

(The 100% legit novice boy method)
1. Sit on the thing
2. Pull the thing real hard
3. Scream like girl-man
4. Fall off the thing

I love this

you forgot your basketball shorts

novice always wear basketball shorts

too accurate

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hocr:

The 2014 Pole Banner Collection

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therowinglife:

Andrew Campbell wins the Men’s Championship Singles.  HOCR 2014.

therowinglife:

Andrew Campbell wins the Men’s Championship Singles.  HOCR 2014.

urbankamikaze:

Every day you wake up. It’s too fucking early. Your body is aching and you’re pretty sure something just cracked that wasn’t supposed to.

But you roll out of bed and throw on  a uni you’re pretty sure is clean, grab a pair of mismatched  socks and hop in the car. 

The only other people on the road are just heading home from the graveyard shift,  or just getting home from a party (on a Thursday, how the hell) or maybe are like you and are motivated to test their bodies in the air between late night and very early morning. That’s cool. I guess.

You roll up to your boathouse, turn off your car and grab your stuff. Your phone,  your tape, your torn mismatched socks, your shoes that definitely used to be a vibrant and exaggerated color, but now caked in mud and the faint outline of a black strap where you’ve tied onto the erg so many times.

Through every day you work hard. You drip sweat, you grit your teeth, you push hard. And every tenth of a second of improvement is a sweeter reward than a paycheck or christmas.

Yet, sometimes, you get in the boat, find the sweet spot for your torn and raw hands on the oar, and you realize that

 it’s a fucking beautiful morning.

I guess the realization is that there’s just not a damn thing you’d rather be doing.

urbankamikaze:

Every day you wake up. It’s too fucking early. Your body is aching and you’re pretty sure something just cracked that wasn’t supposed to.

But you roll out of bed and throw on a uni you’re pretty sure is clean, grab a pair of mismatched socks and hop in the car.

The only other people on the road are just heading home from the graveyard shift, or just getting home from a party (on a Thursday, how the hell) or maybe are like you and are motivated to test their bodies in the air between late night and very early morning. That’s cool. I guess.

You roll up to your boathouse, turn off your car and grab your stuff. Your phone, your tape, your torn mismatched socks, your shoes that definitely used to be a vibrant and exaggerated color, but now caked in mud and the faint outline of a black strap where you’ve tied onto the erg so many times.

Through every day you work hard. You drip sweat, you grit your teeth, you push hard. And every tenth of a second of improvement is a sweeter reward than a paycheck or christmas.

Yet, sometimes, you get in the boat, find the sweet spot for your torn and raw hands on the oar, and you realize that

it’s a fucking beautiful morning.

I guess the realization is that there’s just not a damn thing you’d rather be doing.

from this weekend:
Head of the Hillsborough 2014
Varsity 2x — Silver
Ltwt 8+ — Gold
Starting out the season strong!

Credit to: suncoastimage.com
hereiwent:

stroke-your-boat:

how could i have possibly gotten erg slide grease on my face

The space around the erg is not bound to the laws of physics

…true

hereiwent:

stroke-your-boat:

how could i have possibly gotten erg slide grease on my face

The space around the erg is not bound to the laws of physics

…true

how could i have possibly gotten erg slide grease on my face
therowinglife:

HOCR 2014 - Women’s Great Eight

therowinglife:

HOCR 2014 - Women’s Great Eight

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Can we just for a moment talk about how INSANE this eight's gonna be?

rowinginthedark:

nwrower:

rowforgold:

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The Super Sweep Eight

8 - Josh Dunkley-Smith (Australia Oly silver medal) 7 - Olivier Seigelaar (NED 5th Oly M8) 6 - Hamish Bond (NZL Oly gold) 5 - Richard Schmidt (GER Oly gold) 4 - Conlin McCabe (CAN Oly Silver) 3 - Henrik Rummel (USA Oly bronze) 2…

YES