Rowing – how hard can it be?

Rowing – how hard can it be?

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...
What rowers eat

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...

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...
Matcha and moderation in all things

Matcha and moderation in all things

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...
Rowing in healthy shape

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...