Now that I’ve been training through the winter and early spring, with plenty of long aerobic base foundation work, I’m turning my attention towards introducing some longer threshold intervals, and later on, introducing some high intensity intervals. I’m especially looking forward to the shorter, higher intensity work, as these kinds of sessions are fast, and…

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How to START hydrated and why that’s so important. Sharing original article from Andy Blow, Precision Hydration.  Medically reviewed by Dr Tamara Hew-Butler. Precision Hydration support our newsletter subscribers with 10% off all purchases, when you use the discount code; Faster10 at checkout. www.precisionhydration.com The benefits of starting exercise hydrated Much of the literature on hydration has focused on…

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Many of us will be doing a lot of training on the rowing machine in these coming weeks, and it’s important to understand the impact of sweat and proper hydration. This article by Andy Blow, provides good insights and tips for all of us using the Concept2 to train indoors. Original article by Andy Blow,…

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Many of us are lucky enough to be able to train on the ergo during lockdown, yet often training indoors can be a hot and sweaty event. It’s especially important to make sure your hydrated appropriately. The following article from Abby Coleman, explains more about the importance of sodium in your hydration strategy. I personally…

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Every year I take a look at a few things to experiment with. All with the aim of improving my personal performance. In this post I’m sharing what I’m experimenting with for rowing, across different aspects, and over the coming months, I will share updates in my newsletter. New Carbon Pack from Filippi I’ll be…

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Sharing an interesting article on why sodium is important for Masters Rowers to perform at our best. Original article by Andy Blow and medically reviewed by Dr Tamara Hew-Butler. Disclosure: Precision Hydration support subscribers to the Faster newsletter with 10% off all purchases. Why sodium is important Sodium plays a key role in how your…

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This is a repost of an interesting article on why athletes suffer from cramp, by Andy Blow. Medically reviewed by Dr Tamara Hew-Butler. Original article can be found at precision hydration.com The causes of muscle cramp in athletes remain a contentious issue in the scientific world. We’ve taken a look at the competing theories of…

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Podcast interview with Andy Blow from Precision Hydration. In this episode, Andy and I cover the topics related to hydration for masters rowing, and answer questions from the Facebook Masters Rowing Group. Click here to join the Masters Rowing Group on Facebook. How does hydration affect cramping What to drink, how much and when What…

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Last week, was the start of my taper for the Swiss Champs. Good solid week of volume and intensity. The club moved to a small lake, for the final preparation days. We are so lucky to have this lake so close by. It’s sheltered and ideal for race training. Introducing more and more race like…

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