Monday, May 13, 2013

Evening Edition Video Of The Week: 'Train, Guide, Win,' with Marlow Rowing Club



It's getting to be that time of year—that point in the rowing season where all the winter workouts, all the hours in the gym, all the dark morning sessions and extra weights after practice are distant memories, and championship race day is approaching. This video, which was published earlier this year by Marlow Rowing Club, gets at just what it means to put in the hours that no one sees in order to be at your best when it matters most. From the training, to the coaching, to the experience of racing, this one has it all. (And, it certainly doesn't hurt that it's arguably the most cinematic rowing film on the internet.)

There have already been a number of surprises this season at both the junior and collegiate levels, with the Stanford men making their intentions clear in their annual dual with Cal, Marin and Oakland duking it out for supremacy at USRowing Southwest Junior Regionals, and Drexel defending home waters against all comers, including two-time defending champs Michigan, in the men's varsity eight at Dad Vails (and where did Michigan State come from? Hats off to the Spartans, backing up their silver from MACRAs in a big way). ECACs are also in the books, where Michigan bounced back from a tough day in the varsity eight on the Schuylkill, sweeping the men's eight events, while Williams continued their remarkable run of success on the women's side, matching the Wolverines' feat in the varsity and second varsity eights as they build toward the upcoming NCAA Championships later this month. Meanwhile, the Virginia women were busy winning their fourth straight ACC title, sweeping all four events.

The coming weekend promises to be just as exciting, with the Pac-12 Championships out west, as well as further conference championships for the Ivy League, Big Ten, Conference USA, WCC, and Big East titles (among others), and Eastern Sprints set to take over Worcester, Mass. on Sunday.

And did we mention that NSR II begins on Wednesday? Lots to look forward to in May!

-RR

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