30 minutes of ergo'ing did me the power of good tonight... I really truly got the endorphin rush, what a natural high. I completed 7576m in my 30 minutes of work, though the machine then crashed and left me unable to collect split times and such.
I wasn't far outside of my best at the 5000m mark, so I am fairly happy that I can bring that benchmark down sometime soon if I feel like hitting 5000m hard.
Also, whilst there I was sounded out about a veteran 8 for the Taff Head next spring which was very welcome, having been in the 'feeling left out' doldrums over the new squad regime.