My 10k time in Dec was 41 mins (41.10) but having done two efforts this year I'm off that for now, but it will come back quick enough. I hope. It isn't much fun but I quite like the countdown from 10,000 and just seem to while away the time hoping the time is going quicker than it is! I don't even have any headphones at the moment for it. I'm going to buy a C2 when we move house. So not until next year then! I'm pulling under 40 mins for over half of the effort but the last 3k beats me. Plus the machines at my gym have worn footstraps so I have to keep tightening them, although it seems real rowers don't even need them! Concept2 website forum is good for tips.
Mook, after my Devizes to Westminster race I fancied the coast to coast, but then got married and have two young kids so it went onto the backburner. Quite fancy giving it a go though. My current job won't let me train consistently without sacrificing time with the kids and that is more important.
Mike, great work. Stick at it. Small gains equal big gains with consistency. Oh, and try Becks Blue. I drink it all the time now and I'm quite satisfied with a few of them at the weekend. And I LOVE boozing but decided far too much so cut back hugely. Last year I probably cut my booze consumption by 75% and lost about half a stone without changing any other dietary factor.
It is tough with work though. I'm up at 04:30 tomoorow for 2 days in Sheffield, followed by Leeds for a day. Then next week Chicago for a day then the next week Dublin then London for the following week. You can train, but not consistently. And diet is a bit rubbish eating away from home too!