Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Row, row, row your boat!

Well Friday saw me heading off to Melbourne for a spot of shopping and the Australian Indoor Rowing Championships.

An early start we were on the 8am flight, my friend Naama picked us up and we headed for a little pamper at the Nailbar with a pedicure and afterwards a spot of lunch and a drop of wine at the local Pub. The Caulfield Cup was on the next day so we put a couple of bets on to try out luck. Later we headed to Chadstone shopping centre so Colette could find herself a Fascinator for Melb Cup day.

Friday night we caught up with Ian our personal trainer and his wife Viv and had a nice meal at an Italian restaurant in St Kilda.

Saturday morning we got up and headed of to Caulfield Grammar School the scene of the rowing event. I had 3 events to compete in, the first was a 4 minute event, where you see how far you can row in the 4 mins.

Last year I did 997 m so my goal this year was to crack the 1000 metres. Thankfully I did a PB and did 1012 metres and came 8th out of 13. Next event was the relay where we had to row 4x500m, we did a really good time and came 7th out of 12 teams and beat the team that won last year.

Last event was the 2000m event and this was hell on a rower, the afternoon sun had heated up the Gym to ridiculous temperatures, my mouth was dry before I started and it only got worse. My goal was to beat last years time which was 8min 58 sec, I got 8min 44 sec, so I had achieved another PB.

No medals for me this year, but the competition was stiff. Our team of 10 came home with a few medals though.


KimA said...

Congrats on so many PBs Rach!

Cass said...

Awesome work! I'm sure I'd last about 5 seconds before I fell off exhausted!