Now is the only time to keep calm and work on your rhythm and technique. Later, you know you have to HURRY FASTER AND ROW when you hit water. So take advantage of the time now to loosen up and get comfortable with your evolution in becoming a more efficient rower. KEEP CALM AND ERG ON, it’s all about you.
“Every word or action changes who we are and our perception of who we can be. It is hard to understand coaches and teammates who undermine our purpose as rowers. We row to win with every minuscule ounce of energy we have. How can we be strong and proceed, if personal feelings invade the agency of rowing? If action is truly stronger than words, shouldn’t pull on the boat be based on statistics like weight split, 2ks and form?
-Craig Lambert, Journalist, Author and Rower, Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing