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23rd May 2008

The Flight Deck Isn’t Just for a Helo!

15 people rate this

You may think that the flight deck is just a place for the helo to land and take off.  That is obviously its main role but it also has another purpose.  It’s where matelots relax and have some well earned fun in the sun!

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This is one of my many `different` Rigs, this time at the Tug of War event on the flight deck.  It was awesome; everyone totally put 110% effort in, the two phots you can see on the right are from when the whole girls’ mess went against 5 of the Chiefs’ mess.  It was definitely a challenge the Chiefs won’t forget in a hurry.

4th January 2008

The Depths of Winter

8 people rate this

I’ve had a great winter so far and I can be really proud of myself. We all get tested against our previous times and against each other on the rowing machines, lifting weights and in boats and I have been at the top of the team in a very competitive year. The most important thing is that I am performing better than last year across the board.

 

Although we still have 8 months, there is a lot to do. Improving our strength and fitness is at the top of the list, but technique, boat work, speed work, selection and race preparation is still to come.

 

 PeteReedMunich2007 PeteReedCasual

4th September 2007

Start of the Olympic Season

9 people rate this

I train between 1 and 2 hours at a time, 3 times a day, everyday of the week for 4 or 5 weeks before we get a single day off, for 49 weeks for the year.

 

At the end of the season we race the World Championships and after that we get 3 weeks away from the usual training venue (for an ‘active’ holiday) to let out bodies physically recover from that annual trauma. Now that 3 weeks has already disappeared!