Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired. You've always got to make the mind take over and keep going.George S. Patton
It hurts a lot but they quickly find out that no matter how much it hurts you can keep doing it. We hope that'll carry over into their racing, that they realize when they're racing really hard that the body's gonna say "no, I don't want to do this" but they find out that they can make the body keep doing it, they can keep making the boats go fast. The people who learn this best are the ones who win races.Harry Parker Harvard University
To be a teammate, coxswains have to act like teammates. Learn as much as you can about rowing. Learn how to row. Participate in team land workouts. Watch your teammates on the ergs and get to know where they struggle physically, physiologically, and mentally. Those elements can be just as fundamental to success on the water as boat feel and executing a perfect race plan.