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Hey, I need some advice. I rowed as a novice this year with my school team. So, I only have one season of rowing experience. And honestly, my team's not that great (no offense to us, haha). Anyway, I was thinking of doing a rowing camp but I'm scared. I'm going to be 15 soon, I'm a girl, I'm about 5'5' And 150 pounds. What erg times should I be pulling? I'm seriously scared of making a fool of myself. Any advice? Should I do it? If I should, do you have any tips? I haven't been on a boat since our season ended months ago...
Paige is here to answer all your fabulous question.
First off let me say I suggest camp ONE MILLION THOUSAND TRILLION PERCENT for ANYONE… from never rowed be for… to freaking amazing…
Because you can ALWAYS GET BETTER.
Camp is where you perfect technique… which in turn.. can strongly affect your performance in AND out of the boat.
I am 15… A girl… 5’ 4” and 145 pounds… and a novice… I pull a sub 8 2k… but as far as I know… I’m a bit of a freak.
Keep in mind that not everyone (even the same size) are going to pull the same times. It depends on a whole slew of different things.
But also keep in mind that as long as you are working HARD and I mean ACTUALLY hard… you will see improvements. I’m not going to post an answer to your time question… because if I say sub-8 then maybe that’s the wrong goal for you.
What I will say… is that take your time now… subtract 20-30 seconds… or maybe just 10 and make that your goal… once you reach it make another…. it will help you improve a lot….
So. Definitly (even if you think you have bad times) go to a camp.
LIKE SERIOUSLY FUCKING GO TO A CAMP. :)
and honesly I cant see the lack of time you’ve been in a boat recently mattering all that much. No matter what you’ll make improvements.
and time wise… SET A GOAL. POST IT WHERE YOU CAN SEE IT EVERY DAY.
The spiders crawled along the water at dawn. There was a low fog hanging over the course but they skated across it unfazed.
The spiders crawled quickly to the start, all legs working together in time to approach the stakeboats.
The 7 spiders assumed the position, the ends of long, thin bodies perfectly aligned. As the sun reaches higher in the sky the mist begins to thin and you can see a little clearer.
The spiders have eight long straight legs that seem to propel them forward. There’s a deafening screech and suddenly the spiders are off at top speed as if they all noticed a juicy fly, say, 2000 meters away; they first one there gets it.
After a while, maybe two minutes or so the spiders slow a little… but remain scuttling at top speeds even so.
Three more minutes pass and then suddenly it’s like they can see the beady little eyes of the fly, they’re flying across the water.
Another minute and suddenly one spider pulls ahead of all the other spiders. There’s another screeching noise and one by one the spiders stop, gliding along the water.
You feel as if in the distance you can faintly hear yells of victory, but you must have imagined it.
The oar is firm; Face resolute. You’re tempted to look to the boats on either side of you, but either fear or discipline does not allow that. You sit up tall. The start of a rowing race is unparalleled by any other racing sport. As you sit ready… waiting… something comes over you. It might be fear, nerves, or extreme calm, but whatever it is, it will either help or hinder you come to terms with the fact that in less than ten seconds you’re going up against people who want it just as bad as you do. Your brain is whirring. Suddenly you feel as if you might have forgotten everything. What’s your name, what seat are you sitting, which side is port, how do you row?!?!?!?! And then suddenly… they call, “Ready.” And your mind goes blank. “Attention.” You raise your oar handle in preparation. All that matters now… is the race. “Row.” And you’re off. The start sounds like a well-oiled machine… You’re muscle memory has taken over. You are no longer in control.
Hey, two things well actually three but yeah...
1). Do you ever get bruises like just under the boob after doing an ergo?
2). What country are you from because you have really different sayings to Australians (where I'm from obviously)
3). How long have you been rowing and how old are you?
and yeah XD (I think you should follow me haha keep the rowers together ;) )
1. No. But I do get random bruises everywhere else after I get out of the boat.
3. Embarassing… but I’m a novice. I’ve rowed one spring season, but I was on the Varsity team.