Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community


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It was great to see so many potential rowers and their parents at the meeting last night–it bodes well for a successful season!
Here is the training program for the first two and a half weeks. It may change slightly on a day-to-day basis, but expect that this first block and also the second three-week block will have a lot of similar aerobic-based training, which is normal for this time of year.
I anticipate numerous novices, so experienced rowers likely won’t see the erg as much in the early going (stifle those smiles!). It will be important for experienced rowers to make the most of the erg sessions you ARE scheduled to be on them. Novices will be rotated through the ergs.
We’ll be trying to get outside on the track as much as possible this Fall. Most outdoor sessions will involve 30 minutes of running followed by 30 minutes of Ultimate Frisbee. The idea is for you to run around as much as you can and KEEP MOVING! A 30-minute run is not “run for 5 minutes, walk for 2 minutes, run for 5 minutes, walk for 2 minutes….” It is to “Run for 30-minutes at a pace you can sustain for 30 minutes”.
We will likely not be doing much, if any, weights this Fall. Ms. Gittings runs a morning class in the Middle Gym and Mr. Walters is in there as well, so we’ll be mostly using the halls and the outside for those not erging. Those who aren’t able to run can use the indoor equipment.
Any questions, please text me at 289-527-5800!

Westdale Training Program CYCLE 1 NOV 1-Nov 18

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