Thanks Russ! I think my goal next time this comes up would be 42-ish. That's a 2:06 pace if my Tuesday morning math is correct. I'm pretty sure I could maintain that.
My technique could definitely improve, but I don't know any rowers who can watch my form. I also have no clue which serves me better; short fast strokes or long powerful strokes. I've toyed with both, but I haven't tested a full distance with just one and then compared ... I probably should!