I want to get an idea on a relistic target. It would help a lot if i knew other peoples times.
Height: 6’ 0”
Today I was able to get my shortest time for one km on the rowing machine so far (5:43), shaving off almost 2 minutes from the summer :3
Keep rowing. It’ll only get better!
I made a new friend at the gym today. Rowing for warm up is a nice change from running on the treadmill. I used to love rowing real boats every time I got the chance to do so, so this is really fun.
It’s also great for the ACTUAL workout. Trust me.
Marathon erg. Non stop for 42,195m.
Awesome! Now you’re all warmed-up! ;)
I’m contemplating buying a rowing machine.
Do it. Buy a Concept2 and you’ll be set.
would will make this joke.
Disclaimer: obviously this is a joke. Obviously.
1: We understand the true meaning of pain.
Can anyone understand exercise-induced pain until they’ve done a 2k? Anything than can reduce 5-time-Olympian, 5-time-gold medallist Steve Redgrave into a gibbering wreck on the floor is quite frankly a gargantuan task. If you don’t agree with me, obviously you’ve never done one (or never pushed hard enough hm hmm)
2: We’ve already done our workout by the time you leave the house in the morning.
Smuggy smug smug
3: We have races where the genuine objective is to hit other boats.
If we go fast enough, our cox gets to keep her kidneys!
4: We lift.
5: Our blisters have blisters, and our calluses have calluses.
Saves money on oven-gloves. Also see #1: I feel like needing to snip bits of skin off my hands with scissors after a hard session makes me morally superior (even if I have to get my boyfriend to wash my hair for me so I don’t cry like a baby as soon as my weeping open sores make contact with shampoo).
6: We actually know how to use the rowing machines in the gym.
And we’re judging you so hard. As a Brit obviously I’m too polite to tell you you’re doing it wrong, but when you get a back injury/knee injury/wonder why your split is still 2:30 when you’re at rate 60 (JK you’re probably using the calorie-counter) you’ll wish I had.
7: We have the best outfits.
8: Although rowing training is in no way glamorous, our events inexplicably are.
Henley Royal, anyone?
9: We’re actually really nice. And modest.
enjoying a summer’s evening in Evelyn