Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Starting the last year of the 08 training cycle

Tomorrow begins the training we'll do for our racing next summer. Every woman here has been training for what she'll be doing next August for so much longer than just this past year or even the past few years. At the same time, this year feels like it will be the most serious, the most rigorous, the most dedicated of the cycle. An interesting time to join the full-time crew down here in Princeton, but I am so excited to see what we're all able to accomplish this year with training and technique and with all this time spent rowing together.

I'm living with a great group of women--sweepers, scullers, lots of Californians, so it will definitely be a brilliant year. As of right now, we'll be training here for a few months before moving out to San Diego for a few more, then returning to either Mercer or P.T.C.

I don't know yet what is in store for all of us who've just joined up this year--sweep or sculling or any boat-size focus. It's hard to think about training now without a more definite focus, but hopefully we'll be getting one soon. The squad that raced a few weeks ago is an incredibly strong one, and I know that I will learn so much from training with this group for the next eleven months. So...here's to a great year!
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