...well we need to practice a bit of determined sprinting for our visit to the Scillies.
I have measured the distance of the 2 courses we will use in the Scilllies. One is from Langstone to the post at the Emsworth turn. The other from the Emsworth turn to Verner. Each one is around 18-22 minutes depending on the tide.
Can the crews be prepared to come out rowing on Sunday afternoons over the next few weeks - starting on Sunday 10th March?
I suggest we schedule an hour and do 15 minute warm up/2 x sprint circuits and 10 minute cool down.
I think we are likely to start at around 14.30-15.30 depending on the club rowing diary.
I'm not part of the Scillies team, but I think this info is useful for any of us out practising our gig rowing too. Can I ask what other things we could do in our normal rowing sessions please? i.e. should we all practice feathering? Do we still do the 10/20 etc firm rowing or should we practise doing firm rowing for periods of time, building up to 20 mins? What stroke rates we should be aiming for? etc.
Have booked the next block of Sunday afternoons for this. Welcome the opportunity to improve technique and agree with Alans comments on decisions about feathering,pyramids v endurance etc. Would be good to know what is best to be working on.
Hi Mike - I think I can do 10th, 17th & 31st. Have a match on 24th in Winchester starting at 11.30 - norm is 3 hours max ( could be less) so leaving Winchester at 2.30pm and not with you until 3pm - so 24th a maybe!