Get outdoors as often as possible to give yourself a break from the erg.
Another racing move you might practice on the erg is the fast 10. Have your partner take 10 hard strokes with you rowing alongside her. When she takes the fifth stoke, start your 10 faster than her so that you leapfrog ahead. Learn various drills on the erg so that you don’t waste valuable time on the water having to get up to speed. Finally, get outdoors as often as possible to give yourself a break from the erg. Running, snow-shoeing, and cross-country skiing, are all great ways to strengthen your rowing while diminishing your cabin fever.
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