Congratulations for jumping right onto the new Concept II rowing season. Hope you suffer no ill effects from the effort.
I too tried to put up a piece Sunday morning at a pace considerably below yours...but was distressed at how difficult I found it after completing the 'Mud Season Challenge' during March.
Thanks, Chi. I am only 3rd of 4 right now, so I have a ways to go to approach your dominance. Unfortunately, the guy in first is a fuzzy-cheeked lad of only 60, who has already put up a piece that I cannot reasonably aspire to even if I row vigorously all year - 7;28. If I'd been paying attention, I could have aspired to second place, which is only 6 seconds ahead of me, but I imagine that I will soon begin my march to the second page of the rankings.