I'm considering doing a post-grad at Cambridge in a couple of years and would be interested in taking up a bit of rowing on the side, so I hope some of the current Cantabridgians might give me some advice.
I've just joined my university club after previously having gone alone- just on the erg in the gym and very briefly with a local club- and am therefore still learning the ropes as far as water technique goes. Nevertheless I think I've got strong times- well, enough to get me pencilled in for the uni first boat: I do a 2k
in 6:13 and a 5k in 16.40. I'm 86kg @ 6'2.
I realise I won't be the quickest guy in the university or indeed have the right genetic make-up as far as height is concerned, but I train hard and I know how to correctly feed my body. Anyway, that's too much rambling, what is the general standard of a college 1st boat/ university team boat?
I'm looking to finish my current peaking cycle and then put some lbs on over winter and increase strength and power. I will message my routine over to anyone that wants a look and would be appreciative of any critique.