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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

It was a while into my appointment before I came clean. I was having my shoulder looked at, having injured it lifting some bad-ass weights which were, frankly, too heavy for me (I’d been showing off; I can’t deny it). Finally I came out with it. “I’m… a rower”. “Ah”, said the osteopath. “And how […]

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Admit it. As autumn set in and you moved into longer erg sessions, you probably felt that anything over 20 minutes was a long haul. I certainly did. And if you’ve survived the Boston marathon, you probably think you’re pretty hard. Well, think again. Allow me to introduce you to the crazy world of Atlantic […]

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“Imagine what life would be like without rowing”, said Son on the Run a few weeks ago. At the time I couldn’t think of anything other than vast expanses of empty, meaningless time. It was a parallel universe I couldn’t even begin to contemplate. Now, as it turns out, I’ve been forced (by a series […]

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It’s all about me

I didn’t see it coming, even though all the signs were there. I guess I just wasn’t listening – or at least was only hearing the bits I wanted to. Anyway, here it is. Son on the River has given up rowing. I can, now I’ve thought about it, entirely see why. Like me, he’s […]

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Rowing: here come the girls

Last night at the club, the difference between the two sexes couldn’t have been more obvious – or could it? First up for land training was the women’s squad. No sooner were we through the door than the talking began (with kit to discuss, relationships to dissect and injuries to compare, there was plenty to […]

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It started as a whisper. Just a tiny twinge in my ribs as I shifted in my chair. Within a couple of minutes, though, I realised what was happening: a hard session on the erg that morning was taking its toll. As the afternoon passed, the twinge turned into a pain and, to my dismay, […]

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Even though I’ve been shockingly busy the last few weeks, it hasn’t stopped me trawling the net for the best rowing and sports blogs, and this week I’ve come up trumps. My hot favourite this week comes from the gorgeous Esther Lofgren, who is a member of the US women’s rowing squad. If that fact […]

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