Back to Basics

It’s been a good 3 weeks and I’m expecting it to only get better. In the boat, it’s plenty of work on technique and boat skills. When I mean plenty, I mean like entire sessions. Everything from a series of stationary drills, roll ups etc etc. It’s very important that I get my fundamentals on the skill up to scratch. Stuff from putting my blade into the water at the right time to setting up the body early. I’m not going to master any of it overnight, but I’m certainly on the right track. Now it’s making sure that I’m doing the right thing every single stroke, even if it means having to think about it for every single one.

I need to take risk to make change. Something that I seem to avoid doing. I’m not going to get any better if I’m always doing the same thing. Like life decisions, if I want to make the boat go fast, I have to change the way I think about rowing. Too much reasoning and excuses going on between the ears that isn’t going to do me any good. Now I know what I need to do, I’ll just have to go out and do it.

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