Lindsay Dare Shoop
Lindsay is the author of Better Great than Never in which she demonstrates her striking lack of “superpowers” while gradually climbing the ladder into the US Womens Eight.
– Buy Lindsay’s book – Better Great than Never
– Sculling Gear – everything you need after you’ve bought a single scull
– Rowing Directory – the place to find a rowing business selling what you need.
Timestamps to the show
02:30 Lindsay’s background in rowing. On the Womens 8 team from 2005 – 2009
05:30 Success is a ladder. I hated running so I chose ergs. My first World Championships we were inexperienced and came 4th ad 6th. Novices are fast on flat water.
10:00 The voice inside my head is my guide and I reflect on what I did and how it impacted me.
14:50 Tom Terhar was in his first Olympic cycle when he coached me. He wasn’t there to impart speed. When we showed progress he gave us a tip. What to work on next.
17:00 Injury – my first big one was after the Olympics. I was unwise coming back into training. This was the first time rowing wasn’t building me up every day. What can I do to heal?
21:30 You can never be far enough ahead. Every moment you have you can learn from that., When we first raced Romania there were 10 seconds behind and one year later they were 1 second behind us.
27:40 Athletes and empowerment – learning in the single gives a sense of accountability. Giving us responsibility for our equipment and accountable for staying on the prescribed rate. We had team rules and this created our identity.
34:00 Reflecting on the small moments. This helps mindfulness. Fold into the small moments and have gratitude to pay attention – it will guide you.
38:00 The book is Better Great than Never. I describe this as the book for the “uncertain athlete”/
40:00 Lindsay’s Rowing Tale – Sharing is not caring.