This past weekend our rowing group had coach Carlos Dinares in from Seattle to do some intensive training. And it was intensive! My main takeaway was: stop being weak. Stop hiding behind my pretty okay technique and actually put some power into that sh*t. Since then, I've really felt it in my upper body, which I think must mean that I'm working harder. I knew that I had been slacking, I just really needed something to get me back to pushing myself again.
Here's a video of Fran and I AFTER a little work. Better on the strong finishes, I personally still need to work on getting more "bite" on the catch, as Carlos says. But this was only the first day, so it was decent progress!