Is self compassion when training being “soft”?

 In Faster Masters Rowing Radio

Is having self-compassion “giving up”? | Faster Masters Rowing the podcast for masters rowers.
01:00 Tune in to your feelings and know the ‘big picture’ of training.
Be your own best friend – look out for yourself.
Energy fluctuates – what’s your energy level? Sometimes the programmed workout doesn’t align with your energy levels.
02:30 Most rowers are not lazy.
It’s not the same as laziness.
Steven Seiler says masters do 200 – 250 workouts a year. If you take time out it will recharge your batteries and quality of life.
04:30 When tired, your judgement is impaired.
A fatigue state is not calm. If you miss one or two sessions, carry on training.
If you miss more than a week, review your physical state and you may need to repeat the missed sessions, or build back gradually.
07:00 Learn to work hard in long training.
A well designed plan will build up to this point.
It can be scary the first time. Repeat workouts to get better at this session. Get confident.
Give an honest effort.
10:00 Learn to watch puddle size. Get grip on the water by picking up speed roiwng one at a time or in pairs and join in the rest of the crew.
Learn to move quicker to keep the grip on the water.
Erg sessions teach you consistency and efficiency. Learn to row harder and increase the meters rowed.
Mental toughness.
Keep your workouts challenging but not impossible.
14:30 Question about testing and drag factor on the erg. This load (gearing) should match the gearing of your boat.
23:00 Book of the month
Warriors by Danielle Brittain – the team doctor for the South African Rowing Team and mother to four rowers reviewed by Jess di Carlo.

Want easy live streams like this? Instant broadcasts to Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn. Faster Masters uses StreamYard: https://streamyard.com/pal/5694205242376192

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Please select all the ways you would like to hear from RowingChat:
You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.
We use MailChimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to MailChimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.
Recent Posts

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Start typing and press Enter to search