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Noob Intro

Posted: September 25th, 2015, 1:17 am
by stellar
Been lurking for a week or so now. Impressed by the level of activity and information on these boards. Coming over from Masters running, which I've been doing for about 7 yrs. Been best at 400m and made it to Masters Nationals at 42yo (ran 53.66) and last yr at 46yo ran 54.83. Too many injuries past year though. Daughter rows w/ high school team, thought I'd try it out, good fun, like being able to compare my efforts w/ others, enjoy the technical aspects. Form could probably use some improvement but might be 1/2 way decent for a newbie. So far in the 1st week, at 47yo and 189cm (6'2 1/2") and 84kg (185) managed 500m at 1:39.5, 2k at 7:10, 5k at 19:19. Maybe will do some indoor races and thinking about local Masters Rowing Club. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and that I think y'all got a cool scene here.

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 25th, 2015, 3:45 am
by hjs
Welcome, you have a good base to start from, erging is pretty age freindly :D

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 25th, 2015, 11:06 am
by sillbeer
Welcome to the board! Pick up the RowPro software if you are interested in online events and competing against others. Keeps it fun.

- Destin

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 25th, 2015, 2:50 pm
by Bob S.
Excellent stats for a beginner. With your size, you have the potential to do very well indeed. If you do have the opportunity to learn to row on the water, do it as early as you can. The indoor machine is a great tool for getting into good condition and staying there, but it is not the way to learn to row if you intend to do any boat rowing. Bad habits creep in that are hard to get rid of later.

Bob S,

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 26th, 2015, 1:31 am
by stellar
Thx gents...and I'll check out RowPro!

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 26th, 2015, 1:49 am
by Carl Watts
stellar wrote:Thx gents...and I'll check out RowPro!
Plenty of competition on RowPro if you want to race but its also great for training on a regular basis and staying motivated.

Have a look here for upcoming scheduled rows and results.

http://www.digitalrowing.com/Oarbits/livefeed.htm

Obviously I'm another fan of RowPro.

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 26th, 2015, 1:52 am
by bisqeet
just bought it, theres a 25% offer til end of sept

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: September 28th, 2015, 4:28 pm
by stellar
Bought a C2 D PM 5 yesterday! I feel like a kid w/ a new bicycle!! :D :D

Re: Noob Intro

Posted: March 22nd, 2016, 8:46 am
by Tiptx4
Welcome to the family. I just ordered a Model E and mine should be here tomorrow. It's been over 12 years and I'm just now getting back into rowing.