Cimarron RC graciously hosted 612endurance and Power Ten for a Saturday morning scrimmage. The teams continue to work on shorter pieces, starting with a time trials, then followed by matched racing, to ensure that everyone gets the feel of rowing in a competitive event. Covid-19 is making this a difficult summer, and we are grateful for this collaboration, which gives our athletes an opportunity to develop critical racing skills.
James Dundon summarizes the morning's work in his post on MN ROWING HUB:
"Check out our social distancing. We definitely hit the 'Morrow' safety standards today, as we do everyday. We raced 3 x 2k for juniors and seniors and 3 x 1k for masters. Fewer pieces than our normal racing, but now we’re honing in on more speed and recovery. I’m happy to say that our racing produced everything one hopes to experience:
1. Athletes sprinting off the line
2. Aggressive first half in an attempt to break the competition
3. Technical ability seriously tested in 3rd quarter (hoping to god the athlete next to you eases up)
4. Dealing with the agony like a champ
5. Shutting down that pathetic voice in your head that’s telling you to quit.
6. Sprinting for the line
7. Collapsing as you cross the line. You’ve left it all on the race course. The race has provided and you are now stronger mentally and physically.
Thanks to Martin Hyndman and Cimmaron RC, Grace Gardner, Mike DuPont, Ixchel McKinnie and everyone at Power10, Aron Schnell, and everyone at 612endurance for stepping up and making today one of the best."