Don’t compare yourself to others
If you want to compare yourself to other rowers, you can go to the log.concept2.com website and look up how other rowers of your age are doing. This is especially useful if you’ve been training hard for a specific distance and want to gauge how you may do in a race.
But be warned, if you’re new to rowing, it can be quite a shock to see how much faster some people may be than you. You’ll see a huge range of results, and even though there will still be a LOT of people who aren’t as fast as you – it can be easy to look at the fastest first and end up de-motivated.
So – use them as inspiration of what CAN be done. Whether you have any desire to row a sub 7 2K etc, that’s up to you – but look at these results as proof that age isn’t a limiting factor.
You just need to concentrate on building up your routine. Make sure you’re exercising enough, and you’re eating right. As long as you do that – and you stay consistent, you’ll see results.
Worry about performance within your own world. As long as YOU are fitter/faster/stronger than YOU were yesterday, that’s all that counts. Just keep on showing up – and share your progress (my Facebook group is a great place to do that).