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Is it time to consider a change in your training aim?

When we are training as high level athletes, there are certain protocols we follow. First of all, the year should be divided into four sections.

1. The transition period is normally the four weeks following the main event of the year.

2. Pre-competition are the nine weeks leading up to the competition period.

3. Competition is the 12 weeks leading up to and including the main competition.

4. Preparation makes up the rest of the year.

Training theory dictates you train from non-specific to specific. So the preparation period is predominantly aerobic work, or non-specific, to build a sound aerobic base. The pre-competition period sees the introduction of some specific race training while the competition period is dominated by specific race training.

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Welcome to Row360, the world’s only global, independent rowing magazine. Row360 brings you features from around the world, profiling the best athletes, coaches, and others from the whole rowing community – Olympic, Paralympic, college, club, ocean, and more. Highlights this month: - The World's Fastest Woman: New Zealand's Emma Twigg profiled - From Bled to Aiguebelette: The World Cup Reviews - Danish Determination: Henrik Stephansen’s remarkable recovery - Husky Power: Michael Callahan and the University of Washington