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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    I've not got experience of rowing on water (mainly because my nearest club is upwards of 40 mins drive away from home) but I use the rowing machines in the gym regularly 😂😂 and I'm getting quicker. I started off about 6 months ago with a 20 minute 2k time but am now at about 12 minutes for 2k. I kayak and canoe relatively regularly when I'm on camp with my guide unit though.


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    Rowing machine experience is not quite same as actual rowing on water, though.....
    You can try college rowing perhaps. There were a couple of boys in my daughter' club who used to kayak/canoe competitively before they started rowing at the college.
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    You'd need to eat something beforehand if you don't want to faint during training.....
    Hmm I always have breakfast after a 5k run in the mornings. I do always have a glass of water as soon as I wake up tho.
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    Would you not have breakfast after training tho? I think waking up at around half 5 and then doing a 20 minute run ending up at the boat house would be a nice warm up.
    Haha, but then you have to run back after training 😛

    I cycle back from rowing atm and live up a hill, sometimes I regret my life choices halfway up lmao
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    If it was me, I'd probably have a snack before training so I didn't get low blood sugar but then have something more substantial afterwards.

    Does anyone know if training for college teams is like every day or what?
    I asked Selwyn boat club and they gave me the following response:
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    (Original post by vincrows)
    Rowing machine experience is not quite same as actual rowing on water, though.....
    You can try college rowing perhaps. There were a couple of boys in my daughter' club who used to kayak/canoe competitively before they started rowing at the college.
    No I know it isn't, if my local club was a bit easier for me to get to I would have started a while ago. I'm going to start at college level and see if I can move up later on


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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Haha, but then you have to run back after training 😛

    I cycle back from rowing atm and live up a hill, sometimes I regret my life choices halfway up lmao


    I asked Selwyn boat club and they gave me the following response:
    Thanks for this - so my understanding would be most days then if you're in the college first team?


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    Thanks for this - so my understanding would be most days then if you're in the college first team?


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    I think so yeah, although I'm not sure if they'd do double outings at the weekend to save time. 😊

    That being said it is dependent on college of course
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    (Original post by Steliata)
    Haha, but then you have to run back after training 😛

    I cycle back from rowing atm and live up a hill, sometimes I regret my life choices halfway up lmao
    I don't see an issue with that. The more exercise the better
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    I don't see an issue with that. The more exercise the better
    Come back once you've done a land session at a rowing club 😉
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    lool I'm 100% certain my sleep schedule will never recover from this gap year enough for me to get into rowing..
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    For those interested, the Boat Race is still ON - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39472672

    COME ON THE CAMBRIDGE BOATS

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    (Especially #3 in Goldie )
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    For those interested, the Boat Race is still ON - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39472672

    COME ON THE CAMBRIDGE BOATS

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    (Especially #3 in Goldie )
    Yay! I'm glad, I shall be watching!
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    (Original post by k.russell)
    lool I'm 100% certain my sleep schedule will never recover from this gap year enough for me to get into rowing..
    I'll just start going to bed insanely early 😂😂


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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    For those interested, the Boat Race is still ON - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39472672

    COME ON THE CAMBRIDGE BOATS

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:

    (Especially #3 in Goldie )
    I'm assuming you know Goldie no.3?? 😂😂 COME ON CAMBRIDGE!!


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    I'm assuming you know Goldie no.3?? 😂😂 COME ON CAMBRIDGE!!


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    Yup. Was a TSR applicant last year.

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    Yup. Was a TSR applicant last year.

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    That's so cool!


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    Come on Cambridge!!!! Not long now
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    (Original post by SteamboatMickey)
    Come on Cambridge!!!! Not long now
    Two light blue wins would be brilliant!! I can't even spare the whole time to go and watch it so I'm going down just to watch the two races 😂😂


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    (Original post by rayofsunshine98)
    Two light blue wins would be brilliant!! I can't even spare the whole time to go and watch it so I'm going down just to watch the two races 😂😂


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    I'm taking a break to watch it 😂😂😂😂
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    My mum just asked if I was cheering for Oxford or Cambridge :lol:
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    Currently standing on Hammersmith Bridge....

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