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Discussion: Erg

in: Iamstillhungry; Iamstillhungry > 2015-11-28

Nov 29, 2015 3:13 PM # 
Will the Erg feature more in the winter now or will you still get out OTW? Do you scull or row? 1x or +?
Nov 29, 2015 8:34 PM # 
Hi Shotgun,
99.99% scull. I can sweep but rarely have the opportunity to do so it boats that I might actually want to do so. Sculling is mostly 1x. My 2x partner lives in Ft. Worth, which is about 35mi away so we only get together for occasional weekend training and racing. I love the 4x but only get to do it occasionally at races; there aren't 3 other guys at my club that I would want to commit to regularly rowing with.

I can get out OTW throughout the winter. However, day light is short, the water gets cold, and the weather flaky. Thus, I can't count on regularly being able to get out. I will rush down to the boathouse when work, water and safety permits. Otherwise, it's the erg. Also, we have a local 2k erg event in Feb so that provides some motivation to put in some quality erg time.

Which all goes to say that there will definitely be more erging.

Do you row in Limerick, IE? I don't think there are too many of us on AP?
Nov 29, 2015 9:14 PM # 
I used to row sweep in Uni. I learned to row there too. Went back down this summer once a week for a social row and to coach. 8+ or 1x. I don't see day light during the week the daylight hours are so short in winter. The masters crew meet at the weekend and are training for Henley RR next year. I'd love to commit but just don't have the time on top of everything. I loved the rowing this summer. Been so so long. Ive rowed in the Head of the Charles a lifetime ago which was one of my fav events. Loved Boston period. I never competed sculling but would love to have a race in a 4x

Bought an erg last year. Handy to have at home with kids etc.. I mainly use it for aerobic conditioning.

Great to see a rowing log so I'll follow with interest!
Nov 29, 2015 10:58 PM # 
Cheers and good luck to you in getting through the many erg meters this winter!

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