I had an interesting experience on the water lately. Mentally I was fried, and I was generally feeling slow. I went out in my single with the intent of doing 4 x 1000m race rehearsal pieces at a solid base rating to groove in cadence and technique. I was finding it hard to focus and … More Should You Ever “Test Out” of a Workout?
I read an interesting post on RowingRelated the other day on how to balance high-intensity vs. aerobic base training in rowing. I asked a question that I have posed on this blog before about whether masters rowers should focus more on speed/power training given their shorter 1K race distances in the sprint season. I think … More Thanks to RowingRelated For a Detailed Recommendation on Training for Masters Racing!
I learn things every day. One of the most challenging things I’ve learned in Crossfit is the snatch. I hate them. I dread them. I stink at them. They hurt my shoulders and forearms. I used to cherry pick snatch WODs, I admit it. They have nothing to do with rowing, so why should I … More Snatches are for lifters, not rowers, right?
Now that CRASH-Bs are over and we are hopefully in the run-up to getting back on the water in the eastern USA, I can’t help but question conventional wisdom on Concept2 ergometer testing for masters athletes. I’m sure I will get many comments on both sides of the issue. I am intentionally being provocative. For … More Questioning Conventional Wisdom on Erg Testing for Masters Athletes