TRANING AND LIFESTYLE
Preparing to row the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge takes a huge amount of dedication.
Below is a glimpse of the daily routine of a rower, Nick Rees from Breakthrough Atlantic (2013 race):
06:00 Wake up, grab gym bag and jump in the car.
07:00 Depending on how I’m feeling, drop the car 4km from work and run the rest of the way.
07:30 Arrive at the office, grab towel and water and head to the gym next door. If it’s early in the week, I’ll do an aerobic workout, typically 40-60 minutes on the rowing machine. I aim to travel 7km in 30 mins and 14km in 60. It’s doable at a steady rate of 24 stroke per minute – but I’m knackered by the end of it. On Thursday’s it’s a ‘beasting’ session with my personal trainer – circuit training is easier with a bit of motivation.
08:30 Get to my desk and have a big bowel of porridge or cereal.
10:00 Have a protein shake. I need to bulk up, I’m probably going to lose about 20% of my body weight during the row.
18:00 Head home, have dinner, work on organising meetings with potential corporate sponsors and plan fundraising events.
22:00 Head to bed. Shattered.