Faster Masters Rowing Radio 29 April 2021
Faster Masters Rowing Radio – the podcast for masters rowers. Training programs & plans aren’t as straightforward as they may seem. Traps abound.
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05:28 This Past Week – what we do to advocate for masters rowing.
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Marlene’s article on the oarlocks open drill is published in Rowing News Magazine
15:30 Rowing into a headwind with lumpy water is it better to keep the rate up to maintain boat speed or stay long and row slower?
Hold onto your finishes – know why you make your compromise.
23:00 Guidance on painting blades. Clean / Sand / Prime / Paint one colour.
masking tape skill is essential. Pull it off immediately you’ve painted. Paint the other side of the oar the next day.
29:00 How to follow a training program or training plan.
You need structure to your week. Map your days and align to your training phases.
A plan is organised to build progressively – skills, fitness and mental skills.
What is the plan is set to achieve? Strengths, weaknesses or a race event and a peak?
35:30 General preparation times of year are different from specific preparation. More flexibility is possible. But stick to the sequence.
37:00 Varying the plan (how and when). We keep sessions to 60 minutes in the Faster Masters Rowing training plan so consider your days. If you are tired or under-recovered you should vary the plan.
39:30 What to do when life or the weather gets in the way of your plan. Wait a day. If you are injured or sick, be conservative and rest.
42:00 When it’s NOT OK to vary the training plan. coming into a peak event, the taper is designed to restore your muscle glycogen to its full levels. This takes 7 – 10 days. Too much work will hinder this and you won’t get a peak performance.
45:00 What to do when your crew is on a different program. don’t overdo the intensity if you combine programmes. Can you blend the club team boats into your programme?