What It Takes to Row Across an Ocean

A new study gathers insights from 71 trans-ocean rowers who (mostly) made it to the other side. Sharing original article by Alex Hutchinson, Sweat Science 9 February 2022 Last year, while reporting an article on learning how to suffer better, I interviewed transatlantic rower Bryce Carlson. His stories about dodging hurricanes during his record-setting 38-day row…

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To wax or not to wax? Which is faster?

To be clear, I’m referring to waxing a boat hull, and not your legs for cycling;-) To wax or not to wax? I’m not sure I know for certain, which makes for a faster boat hull. I have always, been taught, to have a clean hull. Always washed and dried my boat after training and…

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How Beet Juice may improve athletic performance.

Extract of article published on Verywellfit.com July 25, 2019. Beets can provide a competitive edge for athletes and can improve performance by almost 16% according to a 2014 study by the University of Exeter. Athletes and active adults are leaning more towards nutrient-dense foods to improve athletic performance. Diets rich in vegetables like beets are…

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Team Australia should start rowing together towards 2032 Games

Our Olympic medallists’ support teams are a reminder of what Australians can achieve on the world stage when we are all in this together. Opinion piece from Rob Scott, Chairman of Rowing Australia. A dual Olympian in rowing and a silver medallist from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Published 1 August 2021 Australian Financial Review. Last Wednesday,…

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Keeping Faith & Keeping It Real. The Stockdale Paradox

As all around the world, lives are turned upside down by Corona Virus, and as families around the world are hunkering down to stand-firm in the face of the second wave, I was reminded of the mindset, and approach of Admiral Stockdale. Brilliantly codified and shared by Jim Collins in his best seller, From Good…

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What’s Your Role In Meetings?

Timely lessons from the CEO of Spotify, Daniel Ek, on how to be a more effective leader in meetings. As I am spending more time in virtual meetings, I’m reflecting on how this time can be spent more effectively. I recently listened to the conversation Tim Ferriss had with Daniel Ek, COE Spotify, where Daniel…

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Faster Podcast – Conversation with John Boultbee AM

Former FISA Secretary General, Director of Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and CEO of the Australian Sports Tribunal shares his thoughts on what rowing needs to do to stay relevant. Mr John Boultbee AM is a lawyer and leading sport administrator with over 20 years’ experience as a judge of…

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“Nobody Cares. Work Harder.”

Sharing Lockdown Lessons from inspiring teams and athletes in different sports from around the world. “Nobody Cares. Work Harder.” The mantra pushing the one team to grand final glory. Original article by Adrian Proszenko, Chief Rugby League Reporter for the Sydney Morning Herald October 2020. Of all of the inspirational quotes that adorned the makeshift…

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