Today we welcomed Kim Brennan to RowingChat for an in-depth dive into her personal training philosophy and motivations.
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01.00 Kim introduces herself and her background in rowing and sport
05:00 On being told my career in track and field was over aged 19
09:00 Rowing physiques and how to change them
11:00 My first rowing lesson
14:00 Training alone or as part of a team
16:00 How the boat moves through the water and favourite drills – “Stuff the duck” and Blade Drill Races
25:00 Motivation while training alone
27:00 Lyall McCarthy is your only coach – why?
38:00 Training programmes
42:00 Tapering and preparing to race
48:00 Changing my technique after London 2012 Olympics – fingertip sculling, 1 finger rollups
51:00 Oar and boat preferences
55:00 My rigging numbers
Connect with Kim on Twitter @kimmyjcrow