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Planning your fall rowing season

After the summer racing regattas end, it’s time to rest, reflect and plan the long distance races you want to do.

This episode explains how to organise the 3-4 month training block to suit your peak event and the training you need to do.

Timestamps

02:30 This Past Week – we had an article published on Ludum
https://ludum.com/blog/athlete-health-fitness/managing-your-training-in-masters-rowing/

06:00 Planning your fall season.

First take the calendar and find the events you’d like to do. Select your peak event first – the big one. Your first race should be something local to where you live / train. You can row twice in one day and it should be low key and easy to travel to logistically.
14:00 Choosing your first race. The night before the race you may be nervous or excited. Practice sessions may be race simulations but they don’t create this tension. Get your checklists sorted.
16:00 Spacing between races. Get 2-3 weeks between each race. Try to pick ones which dob’t involve a lot of travel. Some people like to race the weekend before the peak event to kick off their training taper.
19:30 You can choose to race not at the peak event intensity e.g. rate limit your last race before the peak event.
23:00 How peaking works. The goal is to be fully rested before you race.
Super compensation is the principle of accumulated tiredness from a training period or block. The Taper period is reducing the volume of training. Maintain the frequency of training. The duration of sessions decreases over time. Your muscles start to recovery and replace muscle glycogen.
27:00 To tolerate pain you must be rested.

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