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by Longleggedfly
April 8th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Giving blood... how long to recover?
Replies: 14
Views: 1408

Re: Giving blood... how long to recover?

I always notice a difference when I donate. It takes a long time to build those cells back up. It’s like training at altitude. That’s why they only let you donate every 8 weeks. The whole point of endurance training is to increase the number of oxygen carrying cells in your blood. When you donate, y...
by Longleggedfly
March 24th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?
Replies: 58
Views: 7093

Re: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?

My rowing club closed a week ago. They gave me an erg to take home and have been posting workouts as well as livestreaming some indoor rowing classes. We're all connected via an app, so there is still a sense of community, which is great.
by Longleggedfly
March 22nd, 2020, 9:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?
Replies: 58
Views: 7093

Re: The Virus thread - Is COVID-19 affecting your training program?

My rowing club in Connecticut closed last week. The same week we were slated to get out on the water. They were kind enough to let us take the ergs home and we’re now all signed up for the latest C2 challenge. The coaches have posted lots of online workouts, but everyone is bummed not to be on the w...
by Longleggedfly
March 22nd, 2020, 9:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Doing something wrong, or impatient?
Replies: 21
Views: 2715

Re: Doing something wrong, or impatient?

Happy to help
by Longleggedfly
March 21st, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Doing something wrong, or impatient?
Replies: 21
Views: 2715

Re: Doing something wrong, or impatient?

I have a hunch it’s your form. I’m a 48 year old woman, who has been rowing for 3 years and typically row 1k at around 3.45 and 2k at around 7.55. This is very fast for a woman my age, but it’s about the same speed as the men in their 60s at my club. You should probably be faster than me. I find the...
by Longleggedfly
February 14th, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Tall rower struggling to sync
Replies: 6
Views: 4640

Re: Tall rower struggling to sync

I feel your pain. I am the tallest woman at my club and always struggle to finish my stroke on time. Being in stroke seat is not great either because the other rowers tend to pre empt my catch, which puts a terrible strain on my back. In a quad I have to shorten my stroke so much I might as well be ...