Category Archives: Faster Masters

1k Masters Strength Training Program

If you’re looking for some more peak power for your stroke, lower splits, and faster sprints, this is the program for you! Will Ruth, strength coach and author of bestselling Rowperfect e-book “Rowing Stronger,” has designed this 3-month strength training program in tandem with Marlene Royle’s 1k Racing a 3 month program. A strength training […]

Living for the Weekend

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OFFER: 5 for 5! If you and 4 friends from the same rowing club book the same trip, you’ll all get 5% off! It’s a great opportunity to bond and experience two of the best things that life has to offer – rowing and travel! This is a reminder, right now, for those of you […]

Rowing Seat Pad helps back pain on ergo

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Stuart Harrison has done a comprehensive review of the ProW Rowing seat pad. I came across the Citius-Remex ProW seat pads on the internet and went ‘holly cr*p batman’, with postage they are not cheap, brilliant idea though. Then there are two of them, which one is for me? The high seat pad is for […]

Rowing pace charts

Rowing training zones chart

I am reading Jack Daniels Running formula at the moment and I’m very a fan of this training philosophy for endurance work. Do you now if there are comperable tables for rowing, corresponding racepace at different distances and corresponding training Intensities for I-pace, M-pace, E-pace a.s.o?? (Referring to Daniels’ VDOT-tables) Marlene Royle answers: I am very […]

RowingChat: Rowing Technique as you Age

Marlene will talk about how to adapt your rowing and sculling technique so that you can continue to make technical gains while managing physical compromises or injuries. The discussion will address posture, joint protection, range of motion, and a system of body support throughout the stroke cycle. Also, rigging tips to help you maintain effectiveness […]

Do I REALLY need to do long distance training?

Is it tough to really row slow? I call it Aerobic Discipline. If so, find out why those low intensity, long distance sessions are a must for your high performance racing months from now. Today, an e-mail message from a master rower read, “Marlene, I have done that 90-minute piece on the erg three times […]

Praise is OK!

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I have just finished an enjoyable weekend coaching the Tyred Swans, an Auckland Masters rowing group.  Like most Masters they are short on coaching and are always keen to learn and get feedback – thanks guys it makes coaching you a pleasure. It occurred to me that groups like this are often inhibited by the […]

Rowsandall Rowing Data Analysis OFFER

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There is no shortage of training advice for rowers. “Train more”, “Avoid the black hole”, “Train smarter” (whatever that means), “Train like the Danes”, “Avoid junk meters”.  The best research has found that what works best for one rower might not work for another. So what can you do? Plan. Execute. Measure. Adjust. Repeat. Today […]

What is a ‘competitve’ rower?

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Andrea Buch writes I am looking for insights:  How does your club define ‘Competitive Masters’? What does it mean to be ‘a competitor’?  The more mature I get as an athlete, and the more athletes I encounter when I coach, the more intrigued I am by this question. There has been a softening in my […]