Two important racing posts went up last Thursday and this past Tuesday, the first on race warmups and the second on coxing from behind. The post on race warmups talked a lot about time management, what to add/take away if you get stuck on the water for longer than you’d planned or you have to cut the warmup short, and my trick for ensuring everyone is in the same place at the same time. This week’s post was on coxing from behind and included some insight into my strategy for managing the race when my crew is down, as well as tackling the question of whether you should tell your crew that you’re sitting in last place.
This week’s VOTW was an interesting take on how to cox rowers on the erg so definitely check that out if you’re looking for ideas for the winter. Lastly, if you didn’t see last week’s Flashback post, check out the first VOTW link from last year (“how all coxswains should be chosen”), how to scull your bow around (also from last year), and the recordings post from two years ago (#11).