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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You probably all know by now that I’ve been signed off rowing for a few weeks because of a shoulder injury. No need for sympathy: it was entirely self-inflicted. I could feel it crunching during a weights session but still carried on (fool). Anyway, I’ve been learning a few lessons in humility as a result. [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 30th, 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 [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 2nd, 2011
Just found this interesting and thought you might, too: the GB team’s efforts to stay injury-free. Now, for those of us who don’t row at international level, dealing with every little niggle straight away is a luxury we can’t always afford, but I do think there’s something even the cronkiest club rower can take away [...]