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Cross training

Posted by thepeteplan on August 9, 2009

I am doing 2 or 3 sessions a week of mixed cardio cross training at the moment. Partly for variety and a change, and partly for a different training stimulus for a while.

Tuesday 4th Aug:

10mins stepper
15mins run
2min erg warm up
4mins = 1285m / 1:33.3 / 34 (1:33.1, 1:34,0, 1:34.3, 1:32.5)
2min erg warm down
10mins cross trainer

Thursday 6th:

Row: 10k = 35:56 / 1:47.8 / 26
Step: 15mins
Swim: Not much, about 10mins

Friday 7th:

25mins treadmill (about 5.5km)
20mins stepper
15mins cross trainer
+ a few abs exercises

Saturday 8th:

60mins = 16109m / 1:51.7 / 24
10min splits:
1:53.8 / 24
1:52.6 / 24
1:51.8 / 24
1:51.1 / 24
1:50.9 / 24
1:49.9 / 24

15mins stepper + a few lengths of the pool.

Sunday 9th:

30min run
10mins bike
10mins stepper
15mins swimming

Technique coaching:

I will add this to the “Coaching” tab on my blog too after I write this. I have had a number of emails in the past from people looking for a technique coaching session on the erg, but who live too far away from me to make it practical. What might be a good idea is for me to slowly compile a list of recommended techique coaching around the country (the world eventually?) so that people can simply look who is in their area and send someone an email to meet up for a coached session or two.

The first man to add to this list is based in London. What can I say about Alister in terms of his credentials to coach you on the erg? A sub 6 2k erger, and twice Australian open champion. Australian national champion in both sweep and scull, represented Australia at the World University Championships, and an olympic triallist from 2004 to 2008. Alister has also coached both masters and school boy rowers to national level. So if you’re a water rower using the erg as a training tool I can’t think of anyone better to get some training advice from!

Take a look on the Pete Plan Coaching tab for Alister’s contact details.

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