Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Back in Princeton...

Just arrived back in Princeton after a full day of travel--Lucerne to Zurich, Zurich to Philadelphia, Philadelphia to the boathouse. Even 12+ hours on the go couldn't put a damper on how excited the team was with our results and how motivated we are to improve on them during the next few months.

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).



1 comment:

  1. Hello Esther, fantastic blog! My name is Julie and I am an American living and rowing in London, UK with the Putney Town women's squad. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed watching the US women's 8, with their cool, powerful technique beat Canada to the line... especially because our coxswain is Canadian. :) Of course being the only American in a rather international squad I take great joy and pride in watching the US women's team every time you race!

    The reason I am writing is not only to congratulate you on a great season but to also ask for your advice. Our amazing Aussie stroke, who stroked us to a bronze medal at the Brit Nat Champs this year, is going back to Australia and so stroke seat is up for grabs. I want to go for that seat! I would love to get your opinion on what it takes to be a great stroke seat. Any advice you could give would be greatly appreciated! My contact is JulieC.Lewis@gmail.com or visit my blog http://thesportofliving.blogspot.com/

    Have a great rest of the Summer season and go USA!