Our final in the 8+ was a good starting point, and while we have a ways to go, we all really enjoyed the intensity and the commitment that a race like that demanded of us. When we still had a few seats to go and not too much water left to make it happen, it was amazing to have such driven and absolutely committed women pulling behind me. Even if we have many things to work on before Worlds, that commitment to winning together is a critical piece, and it was great to experience that yesterday.
Thanks to everyone for reading the blog and checking out the slideshow. I will hopefully be running a similar blog for our other races this year--check back on http://www.usrowing.org/ to see when!
If you'd like to support the US team in our training and racing, the best ways to do so are by supporting the National Rowing Foundation (http://www.natrowing.org/support.htm) and USRowing (https://www.usrowing.org/ssl/donate.asp).