Mar3 2013, first practice for Monday Attack grp. We were so excited to be back! Seriously. The sky was clearing up for us. There was a bit of overcast but that didn’t bother us. Outside was 9 degree but I betcha the water was 1 degree or close to 0. To start, we warmed up on land. We did an easier version of insanity which I called it not-so-insane. Push ups, planks, jumping jacks, mummy thingies, rotating double times to get our twisting motion right, and did some cooling-down stretches. I mean, we did it all. Martin worked our abs like we’re ready for the season. Honestly, not, really, we’re not. We started the night with our usual warm up drill 60 80 100 all the way to Cambie bridge. Man, we missed that so much! While we were going at 60’s, we gave him 80! We were so pumped!! Then we realized we should have paced ourselves a little better. That 60’s lasted for a few minutes and were still going at it thinking we were on 80! When coach called 80, we were like what……… When we reached 100, we were done~~ He called us down to 60 and it felt like a 10! LOL After we reached Cambie, we practiced catch, rotation refresher crash course and did seat pulls. The rule was if he couldn’t see you rotate, you were gonna seat pull with your seat partner. It was approaching 8:30 and we were shivering though we were in motion. Our fingers were numb and those who were wearing slippers couldn’t feel their toes. Coach gave us one last run and John turned the boat around for a 500m race piece. We were practicing our usual start and found out wow~~ we really need to work on our timing and transition. It’s gonna be exciting! Anyhoo, we did it! First practice, tada! Welcome to the new season, Attacks.
PS: sorry to those who showed up at 6:30pm… practice starts at 7pm. 🙁 so sorry!