Our last race. It felt okay during the race, but we ended up being 2.38 something. I think we are going a bit too fast, which means we don't have much power behind our stroke. These are tough races (heart rate gets up to 185 or so)! We were in the D final and missed out on medalling by just under .5 of a second. Shoot. I felt a bit bad because our coach swapped out some people on our team for women from her mixed team, which I don't know is great for moral.
Also walked 15,000 steps between the race marshalling and cheering. So glad that my coaches said I could go home at 3:30 instead of waiting until 5pm to see if they needed volunteers in the beer garden. I was completed wiped out from the super busy week and the whole weekend of dragon boating. We were spending 8.5 hours a day at the event for 5 minutes of racing. It was fun, but I think our coach wants our team to be at a level that we're not currently at yet. Two more races this summer (Harrison and Steveston). I think our team is starting to appreciate that we need to go a little slower so that we can keep our timing and also add more power to our stroke. We need to work on our on our endurance and stamina as well.
They filmed the races. Our last race is here (team name Orca in lane/boat 4. Our steers person has the green jacket): https://youtu.be/KIvJt96_HOU?t=18561