Week 27 – 9-weeks to target race What was a recovery week turned into a recovery and repair week, as I’ve been dealing with a few niggling issues. This is why recovery weeks are so important. Important to let the body recover from the progressive load, in order to recover, get stronger, and lose some…

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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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Hi there, Thanks for all the great questions and feedback from my recent post on how always training in the middle can be costly. I have summarised most of the questions and feedback below. Thanks to all that have enrolled and completed the course on ‘how to create your heart rate zones for rowing.’ Please…

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Going onto the water

Dedicated course for Masters Rowers Rowing has given me so much over my life, and I’d like to pay it forward to all that enjoy our wonderful sport.I’ve created a short course on ‘How to set up your heart rate zones’ using the polarised training approach. It will help you to avoid some of the…

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It’s so important to stay below the stress radar when everyone around is not feeling well and you are training. Train smart and accumulate enough time in zone 2 to continue to build the aerobic base yet not create too much stress signalling. Keep your immune system strong and use this time to invest in…

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Insights and Inspirations from how Sir Dave Brailsford led the INEOS 1:59 Team to break the 2-hour marathon One of running’s three great barriers On the 12th of October 2019, on a misty Saturday morning in Vienna, an athletic spectacle of historic proportions was about to unfold. Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran 26.2 miles in a once-inconceivable…

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This is a great meal to fuel a training session up to 90 minutes long. Full of natural superfoods and slow release carbohydrates to power you along. Enjoy. 1 ½ cups of rolled oats tablespoon of chia seeds small handful of walnuts ½ cup of blackberries & raspberries (frozen work well) 1 medium sized banana…

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Being fresh with good form before a race is important – you need to get your mind and body primed and ready to race. The primary goal in the final day before a race is to prime the body to perform at its peak level. Making sure all the body’s interconnected systems are functioning as…

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