I got into rowing in 2005 when my children were attending Brentwood College School. I was fascinated by the commitment of the school to rowing and the long hours they spent training. The school finished second at the Henley last year in what was billed in rowing magazine as “The Race of the Year.” I noticed that they used an erg as part of their training program, and I decided to give it a try. I have never looked back. I find the erg a great way to exercise and find I am in much better cardiovascular shape from erging than I ever was with running.