Today at Mercer Lake, Sean Fanning stroked the Vesper Boat Club LM 4x to a quick 6:12 despite another member of the boat catching a crab. Though a disappointing result for the boat, the boat hopes to claim redemption at the Independence Day Regatta and Club Nationals. Congratulations Sean!
So I realized I never really sent out an update after U23 trials. Now that I am somewhat fat again, sober but still pretty disappointed I can say that it was a good experience but I won't bore you with too many details. We were in a good position through the 1000m mark when our 2-man caught an over the head boat stopping crab. It was pretty heartbreaking as weeks of hard work slipped away in an instant.
Over the past week we have been seat racing for a lightweight 8 between the guys who were in my quad, and a bunch of the elite Vesper members who are all training for or have been on a World Championship/Olympic team. We will race at Senior National Team Trials for Non-Olympic Boat Classes this coming Wednesday. During the Olympic year World Rowing holds a World Championship still for all of the boats that do not have a class at the Olympics (all the men's lightweight events except the 2x and the 4-, some heavyweight and a bunch of women's events). I won a final seat race this morning and will be sitting bow seat at trials. We have been moving real fast and I am just holding on for dear life back in the bow while some of the horses we have do their thing.
Keep working hard even as training seems to get more and more monotonous - it will pay off in a huge way come the fall.
Look forward to seeing everyone in September,