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Monthly Archive for January, 2012

There are a lot of non-rowers out there amongst my readers – and some pretty impressively fit ones, I’ll be the first to admit. Now, I’m guessing some of you runners and triathletes and body builders have had a go on the rowing machine in the gym every now and then (forgive me while I […]

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What rowers eat

If I needed an added incentive to get myself back on the water, the thought of all the food I’m missing out on would probably do it. Here’s what Olympic rower, Katherine Grainger, eats in a typical day. Mmmmm… just the thought of that second breakfast is making me hungry. Instead of eating, though, I’m […]

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A lesson in gratitude

So, I finally got back on the erg today after a break of almost three months. Just a gentle paddle, as it were. 10 minutes with the dial on 1, low rating, nothing that might risk any searing pain. As a training session, it was nothing to write home about. But what a relief to […]

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Regular readers of Girl on the River will know that I am striving to make 2012 the year of moderation. Having done quite a lot of damage to myself trying to keep up with the Big Girls in the squad, this year I’m learning to keep a more realistic pace in everything. No more stupidly […]

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Rowing in healthy shape

Good news, in an otherwise gloomy worldwide picture. We may be facing a global economic crisis, but it’s not stopping people from taking up a sport that’s always had a reputation for being elitist and expensive. British Rowing announced yesterday that its membership figures rose by a heartening 2,000 in 2011. Thanks to programmes like […]

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Since I’m off rowing for a while, I’m anxious to be sure that I’m not falling behind too badly in my fitness. Without that weekly erg score to keep me focused, it’s been hard to keep track of my efforts. Until now, that is. The lovely people at Step Success have generously provided me with […]

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,900 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 7 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]

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