ive been sick with otitis and bronchitis for a full week now and havent been able to go to crew im so s ad
Get better! Many rower prayers coming your way!
Stay mentally strong so you can get back on that erg ready to go!
I'm a freshman girl and I swam in the fall so I'm new to rowing. I'm 5'10.5 and about 140 lbs. tryouts are next week and I have been training with the team since November but I'm really nervous I'm not going to make it. We did a 2k test a couple weeks ago and I got a 2:08 and last week we did 2x 5ks and I got 2:16 avg. both times. Do you think this is good enough to make a national novice team? (I've also been doing tanks so I know how to row)
On the general novice level, an 8:32 is a great first 2k! I can see you making the cuts on a team with a PR on that erg score.
Your 5k will improve. I’m assuming it’s your first few sets? 22m is a very good range & I wouldn’t stress cuts.
You’re height is wonderful for this sport.
I’m not very educated on the standards of the novice national team, but I know that the standards for the junior national team are much lower & I know of novice who tried out and made the team with 2ks ranging from 7:20 to high 7:40s.
I don’t know what you can do with that information, but these girls are your age/in your grade level.
Not sure about the competitiveness of the NATIONAL novice team, but for general novice teams, you’re time is great. Good luck!