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Rowing and death

When our rowing friends or coaches die, what can we do? We discuss ways to memorialize rowers. And what we can do to support and celebrate with rowers facing end of life. Timestamps 02:00 Rowing and death. Iconic coaches are passing away. Makes you think about who influenced you and who you worked with. 03:30 […]

Types of training plan for masters rowing

We discuss the different types of masters training programs – for elite racers, for club racers, for fitness rowers, for return-to rowing. Benefits of ‘cross fit’ versus the more traditional ‘miles make champions’ approach. Timestamps 01:00 Types of training though year 01:30 The new “Spacer Placer” rowing Tool for pushing out spacer washers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvkCApr2-l8 04:45 […]

Balance in rowing

Balance is lost as we age. How can rowers learn balance – in the boat, in life and physical balance? How to balance a quad scull. Timestamps 03:00 Balance as you age. Typically it changes around age 50. There is a loss of muscle mass – it affects co-ordination like walking and neuro-muscular aspects like […]


“It’s focused on Masters, respectful of and relevant for older Masters 60+, useful accessible tools for training & improvement. The positive and lighthearted attitudes of the hosts combined with seriously good content.”

“Great information! Knowledge and warm interaction of the hosts.”

“The knowledge and perspectives of the hosts. They are very relatable, natural and down to earth.”

“A vast array of content / topics, knowledgeable hosts.”

“I like the quality of guests, depth of interviews.”

“Very insightful interviews from top-level coaches and athletes that are not available anywhere else. Rebecca is a great presenter for the program.”

“I like the ability to hear the expertise of elite coaches, athletes, and others in the sport of rowing that I cab learn from as a masters athlete. I aim to be what Marlene Royle calls an elite master.”

“The Faster Masters hosts: two experienced female rowers as hosts (go women!) who speak well and keep a friendly, relaxed flow of conversation and information.  The global reach: A Brit and a Canadian coming with different aspects and training and race situations. The different formats: interviews, listeners’ questions, seasonal topics – always relevant for me.”

“Some Masters info sources (like US Rowing magazine masters corner) remind us to wear sunscreen or drink enough water or suggest we remember to warm up before exertion. These are important for sure…. but really?

Marlene takes serious masters rowers seriously, and knows about striving and excellence in masters rowing, and helps us achieve our goals through smart training and hard work. I like very much the specifics, like descriptions of training categories, how to pace a 1k erg race, and other info that we can really put into practice that makes a difference.”

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