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Discussion: Rowing

in: Charlie; Charlie > 2019-05-23

May 23, 2019 6:33 PM # 
chitownclark:
Nice piece...especially for a guy that only rows a couple times a month! I wish I could rip off that kind of performance. Just shows you've got the talent; it just needs to be used. How did you feel afterward?
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May 23, 2019 11:04 PM # 
Charlie:
My forearms are the weak link. They were getting pretty tired by the last 300 or so. Otherwise I was ok. Didn't particularly want to push it. As is always the case after a long layoff, 2000 feels really long. Then once I get used to it again I usually get pretty quickly to where 5000 seems normal.

Pretty tired now, not from rowing, but from some vigorous yard work. About 3 hours today cutting mountain laurel and piling it up for the chipper, five t\rips with the spreader on the trail spreading woodchips from some piles the guys who clear along the roads left me last fall, and sharpening a chainsaw loop that got a bit dull. That last was maybe the hardest, bending over and holding the guide with one hand and the file with the other. Seems simple, but I am pretty stiff now. Better tomorrow, and I expect to start using the rower regularly. Your comment on bl's log was good motivation for me. Just buying a concept 2 does virtually nothing for one's fitness. There is another critical component.
May 26, 2019 12:46 PM # 
chitownclark:
Gee...three 2k pieces this week! Nicely done. Especially that 8:43 Friday piece. Hope your rowing machine is in a better ventilated space than my stuffy, dank basement. Do you reposition it for the summer months?
May 26, 2019 3:47 PM # 
Charlie:
I was thinking about you. I have it in a room with a nice view to the west, sliding doors on two sides if I want some ventilation, and not hard to drag it out on the deck if I wanted a bit more fresh air. So a pretty good setup.

I was a bit chastened, thinking about how faithfully you have been rowing, and so I resolved to try to make it at least somewhat routine.

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