Rowing, Rowing, and More Rowing

Hi my name is Caitlyn and I'm a rower and a coxswain. See you at the finish line

justrow:

My hands look like they’ve been attacked by an angry cheese grater

coxswainposts:

Every coxswain and even rowers want this moment.

coxswainposts:

Every coxswain and even rowers want this moment.

the9seatcoxswain:

"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately functions independently of logic." - Unknown 

(via row-hard)

Marathon runners talk about hitting ‘the wall’ at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn’t a wall; it’s a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates down by not rowing your hardest is unthinkable…Therefore, you are going to die. Welcome to this life.
Ashleigh Teitel  (via girlswhorow)

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square-up-over-the-rigger-bar:

The only form of cruel and unusual punishment still legal

square-up-over-the-rigger-bar:

The only form of cruel and unusual punishment still legal

(via justrow)

rowingsoundsfun:

up2in2:

Send me numbers in my askbox and I’ll answer them! Feel free to reblog for your own followers!

1. Rower or cox?

2. Sweep or sculling?

3. Port or starboard/bow or stroke?

4. When did you learn how to row? What made you do it?

5. Favorite boat to race?

6. Favorite seat in an eight?

7. What…

I don’t normally do these things, but it’s summer, so why not! Toss a number in my ask and I’ll answer.

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