January Challenge(s) 2020!

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dykebert
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January Challenge(s) 2020!

Post by dykebert » January 7th, 2020, 11:16 am

Off to a slow start both for the January Challenges and for getting the topic posted! :D :roll: :D

But better late than never!

My goal for January is to just get back into a regular rowing routine!

Also trying to decide on participating in NW Ergomania this year. I'm not nearly in the rowing shape I was last year, but maybe I can use it as a motivator.....

Sharky
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Re: January Challenge(s) 2020!

Post by dublinseacow » January 18th, 2020, 12:10 am

How’re are you doing with the January challenge?

I selected the stretch (20 days). Is there anyway to change challenges? Snow made it difficult to get to the gym. We now have an erg at the house. I took a rest day today. I don’t think I will hit 20 days. I think maybe I can do 15 hours, but it will be work.

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Re: January Challenge(s) 2020!

Post by Admers » January 19th, 2020, 10:00 am

dublinseacow wrote:
January 18th, 2020, 12:10 am
I selected the stretch (20 days). Is there anyway to change challenges? Snow made it difficult to get to the gym. We now have an erg at the house. I took a rest day today. I don’t think I will hit 20 days. I think maybe I can do 15 hours,
Hello there dublinseacow - the deadline to change challenges was the 10th.

However, please do not be downhearted because having the pluck to row with one leg temporarily out of action due to ankle problems, is far more of a challenge than The Haul.😎👏🏼 Be careful not to over pull with your arms though.

There are still a few C2 challenges to take part in before the end of this season, the next being The Valentine Day Challenge - row 14,000 metres between February 9th and midnight, February 14th. Nice and gentle.

I do hope that your injured ankle continues to improve and good luck with the weight loss.😊
dykebert wrote:
January 7th, 2020, 11:16 am
My goal for January is to just get back into a regular rowing routine!

Well done Sharky for finding the motivation to get back on to the erg at regular intervals. Your meterage track record for past challenges has been excellent, so it is good to see you sticking with it👍👏🏼 … even if it might seem like a chore.😬

I decided to go for the January Challenge again as it’s more flexible and has fitted in with my life away from rowing activities. Including today, there are 13 days left of the challenge and I think I can see my way clear to row on at least nine of them which will probably leave me about 30,000m short of 200,000m.

Onwards and upwards.

Jill😊

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Re: January Challenge(s) 2020!

Post by katiebonnar » January 19th, 2020, 12:14 pm

I went with the Stretch challenge - I really want to hit the million meters before the end of the season and figure this is a good way to start building a daily habit and plugging away at the required meters to get me there. I own an erg and it is permanently ready to go in our living space (we have an open plan upper living area) so it's nice to feel like it's earning its floor space these days.

I'm on target to complete the challenge ahead of time, thankfully, as we're away the last two days of the month. I knew if I didn't build in some planning I'd miss the goal - stay at home mum life is brutal for any sort of reliable training schedule.

Good luck on your challenges!

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Re: January Challenge(s) 2020!

Post by Tenshuu » January 19th, 2020, 8:33 pm

5 hours and 43 minutes into "The Haul" - 15hrs on the Erg.


I've got a lot of work to go before the end of the month...

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Re: January Challenge(s) 2020!

Post by dublinseacow » January 20th, 2020, 10:51 pm

Thanks for the information! Don’t worry about my feelings get hurt. I like challenges like any good athlete. Right now my goal for the year is get heathy and have fun doing it. There is always another motivational challenge ahead.

The ankle injury is a high ankle sprain. It took a while for the doctors to figure out exactly what was causing my leg pain and get a Plan figures out. I injured the ankle in June of last year. I was in a boot for a while because it helped with the leg pain. 2 MRIs, 1 leg x-ray and ultimately 1 u/ finally confirmed the diagnosis. Leg pain is from a overall stretch injury of the Lowe leg muscles and tendons when I twisted my ankle. I sprained my ankle when I stepped on uneven ground in my yard before a run. Like any “smart” athlete I waited for to pain subside and did my hill workout. I can laugh now at how silly I was. I am just grateful that I don’t need surgery. I was told all my injured tissue would recover. This one will take time.

I had my second visit to PT today. I was introduced to some range of motion exercises. I get to use the balance board and my bike to improve the range of motion!! I was surprised at how hard it was to do the exercises.

As for rowing, my goal is gentle workouts in the zone 2 range. I am really slow and that’s okay. I have time to work on form and technique without causing injury.

One legged rowing is HARD! It’s hard in the body. I had problems balancing on the seat. The drive felt so awkward with one leg going one direction, another leg going another direction and my body balancing weirdly. I now understand why slides are recommended. Anyone else ever feel that way?

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