you gotta watch that sugar. Sugar makes weight."
weight that counts now."
Richard, 6 on the
jayvees, has not gotten off either. We prop our feet up on the oars. "You
got any secrets on weight?" I ask. Any lightweight is always happy to talk
about his weight. Only wrestlers are more boring on the subject.
he says. "But it only works sometimes."
try it next week. We'll be at home, and I can sort of keep it under
"I took half
a box last night," he says. "Nothin' happened. It worked like a charm
"Are you high
high." He is solid. Almost big enough to row heavies. He cleans a pair of
sunglasses. "How's your boat?" he asks. We don't see much of the upper
say. "Lots of power, no experience. Sometimes they fall apart."
plenty of experience by the sprints," he says. The eastern sprints at
Worcester are the climax of the lightweight season. To win the sprints is to
have a successful season. "You've rowed before, haven't you?"