Music to use ergs by.

I have a 5k erg time due by Saturday evening. I really do not take any pleasure in doing a 5k test. In some of the various rowing books I read, people have said that a 5k is the hardest thing they have ever done, including someone who went to fight in Afghanistan. Now, having never done the latter, I cannot comment there, but I know it is one of the hardest physical tests I have ever put myself through.

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No more 5ks in 2011!

As the title may suggest, I have just completed the last scheduled 5k erg test of 2011. “HOO-RAH” I hear you all cry and indeed it does deserve a cheer. Of course, with over 6 weeks until we reach 2012, I had best err on the side of caution and I am making this bold claim with my fingers crossed, whilst resting them firmly on a wooden table and holding a rabbit’s foot (well a vegetarian-friendly replica!). It is hardly

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Commuting and rowing are not the best of friends

For much of my professional career, I have also been pursuing my rowing ‘career’. It has become complete habit that several nights a week I head home to either go out to the club, jump on the erg or jump up and down with weights. However, whilst training is tough, dare I say it, work is usually tougher. So, it requires quite a lot of will-power to kick-start a training session some nights. Then, there are days (or weeks) where

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An erg is for life, not just for PBs

The erg, ergo, ergometer or rowing machine, as it is most commonly known, is a complex beast. For rowers it is a necessary evil, in a Concept2 form. It is perhaps one of the best land-based workouts a person can have if done properly. Although we have all, of course, been witness to the horror of ‘the gym rower’; with the arched back, hands being bashed in to the knees and the continual collision of the seat with front of

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (4 & 1). I'm a Gardener, am houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Twitter so you never miss a post. Hope you enjoy reading!

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