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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1150 on: January 05, 2020, 04:29:48 pm »
We got an ergo for me and my daughter who is becoming obsessed with rowing. My rowing club doesn't seem to have a team on the Concept2 logbook thingy so I've just joined the Concept2 yacf team... I hope you don't mind!

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1151 on: January 06, 2020, 08:09:40 pm »
I've been coaching rowing (volunteering) for 3 or 4 years now, for one of the clubs in Cambridge plus a university college first boat, both only mid-table performance at best but in december I started shadowing one of the coaches for the cambridge boat race crew, in an attempt to get better at coaching faster crews and I'm loving it.. Amazing to watch olympic-level athletes train and fight for seats, and they even ask me to do some shouting sometimes.

I also did my level 2 coaching qualification, although that was much more about safety and process than actual rowing.  Good to get it done though!

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1152 on: January 06, 2020, 08:11:58 pm »
Mike, that sounds fabulous.  I am nowhere near an athlete but have spent some time around world champion level athletes and they are so much fun to watch and listen to.

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1153 on: January 08, 2020, 03:01:57 pm »
Best 10000m ergo for 2 years yesterday.  Maybe the bicycle-weight of extra lard around my middle is helping?
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1154 on: January 12, 2020, 03:53:58 pm »
I've been coaching rowing (volunteering) for 3 or 4 years now, for one of the clubs in Cambridge plus a university college first boat, both only mid-table performance at best but in december I started shadowing one of the coaches for the cambridge boat race crew, in an attempt to get better at coaching faster crews and I'm loving it.. Amazing to watch olympic-level athletes train and fight for seats, and they even ask me to do some shouting sometimes.

I also did my level 2 coaching qualification, although that was much more about safety and process than actual rowing.  Good to get it done though!

That sounds interesting, Mike, quite an eye-opener I bet. The first couple of weeks each year seem to be marked by a predominance of 'palmares' kit (GB, US, Harvard, Leander etc.)  :) .  I generally get involved by staying out of their way... I have perceived an increased level of politeness on the water this year towards us oiks on the other side of the river, but it may be that I am in a posher boat (i.e. not a club Swift) that has been in their boathouse for a couple of years. Good to see them out when going well though, sometimes very impressive (and make the water very bumpy).

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1155 on: January 30, 2020, 06:17:36 am »
Have reached 100,000m on the ergo this month.   :smug:
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1156 on: March 18, 2020, 08:12:58 am »
Expect to be doing more on the Ergo now. 
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1157 on: March 21, 2020, 04:45:01 pm »
Expect to be doing more on the Ergo now.

Yes - our club shut yesterday evening, not even private single scull use allowed. BR now concerned about indoor rowing safety following a number of incidents involving heart problems (and fatalities, sadly).

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1158 on: April 14, 2020, 10:59:35 am »
Am working towards a marathon on the Concept 2 - as it lives in my garage, it's a perfect way of exercising whilst staying at home, and I have a greater dislike of turbo-trainers.  Completed a half-marathon on Sunday and plan a 30,000m test piece next weekend.
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1159 on: April 14, 2020, 11:44:17 am »
Make sure to log it using ergdata onto your concept 2 logbook. They'll send you a free pin in the post when you verify it.


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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1160 on: April 15, 2020, 06:58:53 pm »
Make sure to log it using ergdata onto your concept 2 logbook. They'll send you a free pin in the post when you verify it.


I strongly strongly advise using chamois cream on the insides of your elbows, knees, and your forearms where they can rub against your sides. Friction + salt sweat is your enemy!!! Liberally smear anywhere you think might have any kind of rub.

It's the pin below the marathon badge which is dead impressive.  I've rowed 100,000m as one of a 4-man relay team, the other three were ex-university rowers and it still took us over 6 hours.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'll certainly be logging it as I quite fancy a rowing badge to go with my old Audax ones.
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1161 on: April 15, 2020, 07:12:10 pm »
Honestly I found the marathon harder as I had a target time (sub 3 hours) and wasn't so prepared. The experience from the marathon made the 100 in a way much more tolerable.
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1162 on: April 15, 2020, 07:22:28 pm »

I'll certainly be logging it as I quite fancy a rowing badge to go with my old Audax ones.

You can get a badge and a T shirt for logging 1,000,000 lifetime metres.
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1163 on: April 15, 2020, 09:26:14 pm »
I’m on 1.6Mm

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1164 on: April 19, 2020, 10:21:57 am »
30000m prep row today.  I was originally planning to do this mid-morning, with music blaring, but that would have been less convenient for the family, so started at 5.30am as usual without music.  Was aiming for 2-hours flat, but have learned on endurance events to listen to my body and that felt just a bit too hard, so finished in 2-01-13, (but with pretty level splits adjusting for drink stops at 10k and 5k intervals after that.  So that means that there is plenty in hand for a sub-3hr marathon, something that I've never been close to on foot.  Plan to do the actual marathon in two weeks time. 
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1165 on: April 29, 2020, 08:28:18 am »

I'll certainly be logging it as I quite fancy a rowing badge to go with my old Audax ones.

You can get a badge and a T shirt for logging 1,000,000 lifetime metres.

And this is what it looks like. I wouldn't have bothered if it was only the medal, but the T-shirt which comes with it feels like a good quality one.

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1166 on: April 30, 2020, 08:23:35 pm »
All set for the marathon on Sunday.  Today's 10k took me to 788395m lifetime logged with Concept II so at current rate of progress will probably reach the million metre mark in June.  As none of my cycling targets are coming to fruition this year am planning the 1m metres in 2020.
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1167 on: April 30, 2020, 10:31:54 pm »
Just checked my lifetime metres. 820K. Wow! I should complete the 1m, definitely!

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1168 on: May 01, 2020, 09:23:09 am »
My first logged million (now 1,140,533) took 15 years (0 in 4 of those years).
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1169 on: May 01, 2020, 04:26:05 pm »
945,088

I had no idea it was so close...

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1170 on: May 03, 2020, 03:42:35 pm »
Marathon done this morning before breakfast.  Managed to break 3 hours, so happy.  Probably about as hard as running a marathon on the road, except different bits hurt.  I don't think I'll be rushing out to do another one, but I wouldn't rule it out.  Need to work out how to stop my trainers rubbing on my heels (which has always been a bit of a problem).  Fortunately had an old pack of Compeed lurking in the cupboard.
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #1171 on: May 19, 2020, 08:11:16 pm »
Yesterday's 6k took me to 505k for the year, so am now on record as aiming for the million metres this calendar year.  Gives me a nice round target to aim for given that all my Audax ambitions are on hold for the while.
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