1st of 21 women's crews
1st row: a bit rushed, plenty of aggression but it didn't quite go as far as it might have done because the rhythm was a bit lacking.
2nd row: much better technically, but we lost the killer edge and didn't take advantage of the better rhythm as much as we could have.
So, the worst of both worlds in some sense. But disregarding the "race" aspect of the day, I think there are a lot of positives, in particular that we do have both the rhythm and the power and just need to have them more consistently on at the same time!
Update: we won, and we came second as well(!) A pleasant if unexpected surprise!
This was a committed piece with plenty of aggression and power going down, but it lacked some finesse and felt a bit rushed.
A very solid 'double run'. Combining the determination of the first run with the control of the second should get us to the racing form we want for Pembroke Regatta, the Bumps and the WeHorr.