lindsayh wrote: ↑
September 14th, 2020, 8:04 am
Skipjack wrote: ↑
September 14th, 2020, 3:31 am
Hi All, Just joined up with the Flyers and posted a 5K on the CTC - my first post there and here! I don't get on the erg enough but hoping the upcoming Fall Challenge will kick me into gear. Have to justify my new PM5 on my old Model D
welcome Rod - a really good start. can you fill in the gaps - age/wt/training history/are you in Perth??
Thanks Lindsay - some gap fillers!
I am 51, 92kg on a good day which is actually the same weight I was in my final year of high school. Training history is pretty hit and miss, I have had my erg for about 10 years or so and have probably only done about 3 million metres on it, some seasons no metres and others I get keen. I generally prefer running & riding (use to do a few triathlons back in the day) but back and hammy issues have pushed me back to the erg. I rowed at school and then a bit during uni days. I competed at the New Zealand Masters games a couple of years ago, and did about 7:15 for the 2000m. The Australian Masters is in Perth next year so the plan is to compete there - about 390 days to go and would be pretty wrapped if I could break 7min but I am a long way off that at the moment.
We have just moved back to Perth after living in Wellington NZ for the last 5 years and in these current times Perth is a great place to be. I am hoping to get on the erg 2-3 times a week (more during the team challenges) and looking for a group indoor rowing training session if I can find one. The UWA Boat Club may be starting one and I have registered my interest.
My main reasons for training on the erg and generally;
- I want to keep healthy so I can keep up with my boys
I need to support my eating habit!
There is no better feeling than the first 30 seconds immediately after finishing a workout!
PBs since I started keeping records on the online log
500m/1:38.6 (2007), 2,000/7:10.8 (2016), 5000m/18:57.4 (2015), 10,000m/39:13.7 (2007), 21,097m/1:26:28.3(2007), 30min/7,804m (2015) 1HR/15,252 (2007)