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24 Times "Parks And Rec" Summed Up Rowing Practice

You're trying to be the Leslie Knope of your team, but you feel like a Jerry.

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1. When it's time for morning practice, you'll fight for those few extra minutes of sleep.

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2. You're not sure if you should eat anything before practice, because you could throw it all up.

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3. You and your teammates will be a car full of zombies on the way to practice.

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4. When your coaches decide it's a Dry Land Practice, you'll be all, wait, why?!

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5. Your coaches will insist you jog to warm up, and you await a world of pain.

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6. And after 2 hours of circuit training and running, you'll feel like this:

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7. Most of the time, your coaches are benevolent, and will let you row on the water.

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THIS IS WHAT YOU LIVE FOR.

8. Of course, you'll see your coxswain. They're ready to whisper encouragements to you through a speaker for the next two hours.

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9. Sometimes you'll get a cox completely overflowing with positive energy.

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10. Then you start doing drills. You start with the easy ones.

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This is all child's play!

11. Then, your coach makes you do a new drill that must have came from a horror movie.

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12. But your coach is now yelling at you to fix your mistakes. You're calm on the outside, and feel tortured on the inside.

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13. After you make several adjustments, they finally move on to the next guy.

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14. And so the toughest part of practice begins. It's a 2K piece, full pressure, starting at a 32 strokes per minute.

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Unfortunately, you don't have a say to how you're going to die in the heat of battle!

15. Suddenly your cox says those 4 words you hate the most in rowing: "In two, Power Ten!"

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You make a mental note to mark your cox for death right after practice.

16. But your coach is not satisfied and says the 3 words you hate the MOST in rowing: "Do it again!"

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And you do it again, and again, and again, and again! It's a nightmare!

17. You can feel your entire body screaming in pain! BUT YOU PRESS ON.

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18. At the end of practice, everyone becomes introspective.

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19. But it's always such an amazing feeling when your coach and cox compliments your boat for a great practice.

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That makes all the pain and suffering you endured worth it!

20. But practice is over! You know what that means!

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21. It's time to eat. And this is you:

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22. More specifically, you're ready for breakfast food.

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23. Ask any rower out there, and they'll tell you that eating breakfast IS the best part of practice.

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24. Then you go on with your day, smiling through the pain.

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