Last week we talked about your initial journey from zero experience to getting 3 months into your rowing career. This week we’re looking to take you from that 12 week mark to your next big step of training more specifically and becoming more structured with your approach to your time on the erg.
Strap in we’re going long today!!
Your First Six Months
After improving basic endurance fitness through volume and fundamental aerobic and lactate threshold intervals, it’s time to make your training more specific to the goal you’re trying to achieve. If you’re preparing for a Sprint event, you’ll want to make your training more specific to shorter higher intensity pieces. If you’re preparing for a marathon event, you’ll want to work on endurance and conserving energy.
By 3-6 months, most rowers with career and family priorities have reached the maximum number of weekly training hours their schedule will reasonably sustain. At this point varying combinations of interval and endurance workouts are necessary to generate the workload necessary to improve performance. While the specifics of individual training plans are beyond the scope of this guide, here are some of the common mistakes athletes make during this timeframe:
Moving From Beginner Rower To Intermediate
Ideally, the experience of getting started with training inspires you to continue developing fitness and participating in challenging rowing events. While you can certainly continue to make progress directing your own training or absorbing information from the rowing community, here are some recommended ways to take your rowing performance to the next level:
Now you’re ready for the big league!! At this point you have officially started your rowing journey and the lessons you have learnt will guide you through your journey as long as you row. Be sure to check technique and form frequently and work on the fundamentals of rowing and most importantly, enjoy the process!!
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Yours in Fitness, education and the path to mastery!