Thanks all, very kind of all of you. I've worked very, very hard for that 7:11 as you all know! 12 or so years of work (only 3 plus on the rower).
Like you guys said, I couldn't wait to post it up on here. Yeah, people don't realize all the work it takes (except rowers of course) to get to that stage. Though it's not possible right now (with time constraints), in the future, I would like to do OTW rowing I think and try it. I thought I'd won my group yesterday (got second) was was waiting around on my trophy that I never got
. Not all was lost with that wait, I had a few of the guys from the IRC (Indy Rowing Club) tell me of the 9 or so guys in my heat, I had "by far" the best form and that they were shocked I didn't row OTW. I was like, "who me?", because I've always been really hesitant to put a video up on here of my form. I still think it needs quite a bit of work -- it's an ongoing thing for all, but at least, I suppose, knowing my form isn't crap was great to hear. Honestly, better than a trophy for me.
Without this forum (and it's support), I know I wouldn't be this far along in my journey. Two years, now to trim 11 seconds off and race at Crash-Bs when I'm 55. That's the long term goal. Be around 7:00 at 55. Was beginning to doubt that was possible. With this race, it's still a long way off, but not quite as far off.