I spent the entire practice like…
Every stroke was painful…I don’t recommend it.
Anonymous asked: So my crew just did our first 2k and my older brother, who i am really close with and is an extremly good rower, was behind me supporting me for the last 500m and the rest of my crew had the coach. I managed to finish the 2k first and after training my coach was downstairs talking to the girl who came second, by 8 seconds, saying i shouldn't of won and that the only reason was because i had my brother. How should i deal with this situation because it isn't the first time my coach has done this?
This is tough…either your coach is really jealous of your brother’s motivational skills or he/she is just an asshole. 8 seconds is A LOT and there is absolutely no reason for your coach to tell someone who was a significant amount of time slower than you that they should have won. Unless I found out my top rower was on steroids and had the legs and lungs of former Olympians implanted in their body, I would NEVER under any circumstances tell someone who just pulled a 2k and beat everyone on their team that they shouldn’t have won. Is your coach the head coach? If not I’d take it to the head coach and tell them that you are hurt by your coach’s behavior. If your coach IS the head coach, wait and see if it happens again, and if it does SAY SOMETHING. No one deserves to be treated like that, especially when they are busting their ass to be as fast as possible. It sounds like your coach needs an attitude adjustment, especially if he/she wants to be successful.
To those of you who voted for my brother’s mix, THANK YOU! Dan is currently sitting pretty at #1, but the contest doesn’t end till December 4th so we have to help him push through the 3rd 500 here. PLEASE clink on the link below and vote for Dan to help him get the chance to open for Porter Robinson at Echostage!
If he wins I have to think of some way to thank you guys…any ideas?
So my little brother is crazy talented and is trying to win a contest to get to open for Porter Robinson at Echostage in DC on December 7th. He’s currently #5 in the standings and I think with your help he can get to #1!
PLEASE click on this link and vote for his mix- it would mean the world to him to win!
Thank you all so much!
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