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Rowing Marathon

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Did my first rowing marathon today. Time was probably terrible by most rowers standards (just over 4-1/4 hours), but I kept up a steady pace. In fact my 2nd falf was 5 minutes faster than my first half. Physically, I feel better than I expected to, though my back muscles are pretty sore. And I learned tonight that in rhe eyes of my Beagle Rocky, over 4 hours of rowing DOES NOT give me an excuse to get out of our half hour evening walk.
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ERIN1957 12/18/2012 4:46AM

    Bravo!

Something for me to work toward.

You inspire me!

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FLAMENM 12/9/2012 10:35PM

    Great job!
The dog always knows best.
Or he just wants to remind you who is boss.

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JUNEPA 12/6/2012 8:30AM

    wow great feat
I have done two marathons (2008 and 2009), I remember it was much harder mentally than physically. I could keep the pace comfortable but my mind would, after about 2 hours, would harass me, why am I doing this, do I need to be doing this, trying to get me to stop. My rowing machine is in the basement and the first one I was getting bored rigid just seeing the wall in front of me for so long. For the second one I brought the rower upstairs and watched tv while rowing, kind of comical because the tv had to be at a very high volume for me to hear above the rowing machine woosh. I planned it for when the rest of the family wasn't at home. Now that I have improved my running endurance I should try one again. I am not doing too much rowing lately though, good intentions and not getting it done. I will make another effort to return to a regular rowing routine. Re the marathons, when I entered my times in the rankings of the concept2 site, it made me feel pretty good that only 4 one year and 5 the other in my age group had done a marathon. The 2000m distance by comparison had a total of 144 rower rankings in my age group.

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CODEMAULER 12/5/2012 11:22PM

    Nice to know that Rocky made sure that you were cooled off and stretched out.

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I've never rowed more that 45 minutes at a time, so color me impressed!

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