Faster Masters Rowing Radio 1 September 2020

 In Faster Masters Rowing Radio

Marlene and Rebecca discuss
– when to breathe in the rowing stroke
– finding like-minded people to socialize with
– rowing with macon blades
– World Masters virtual Regatta

Faster Masters Magazine membership is $15 and gives you a monthly Technique video (Rhythm and Run), Performance article (breathing when rowing), Rowing Lifestyle advice (Sleep checklist) and a bonus (Interview with KaBoomer author on athlete aging). From coaches who both row and coach masters – we understand what masters need from rowing.

05:00 Would you race for fun? What is the appeal of racing and rowing?
11:30 The Goddess Coach
18:00 Socializing at the rowing club. We started the club and agree that NOT chatting in the boat is important. But when you are training at Category VI you should be able to talk while rowing.
22:00 Does it matter if training groups don’t overlap and meet at the club. Every Tuesday night we have picnic dinners on the grass.
25:00 Macons. Because the surface area is smaller you get more slip in the stroke. They won’t do te work for you. You have to enter and release very precisely.
28:00 Rowing technique changed with cleaver blades and rig changed too. Open water rowers may prefer macons
33:00 Breathing in the rowing stroke. Mark Novak suggests you inhale on exertion and exhale on the recovery. He’s the physical therapist for the US national team. Focus your breathing on land. The main purpose of breathing is to blow out carbon dioxide. That will bind you up if it accumulates. Make breathing part of your rhythm.
39:30 Breathing can calm you down before the start of a race – Rebecca explains nose breathing.
Warming up for your training session can be enhanced with nose breathing.
47:00 Virtual regattas – are they appealing to you? Especially if they are on the erg.
53:00 Racing is about YOU – Your performance. Did you come away satisfied with your performance afterwards?

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