7/27 Mental Toughness Thursday
Meg, Zack, Jen and Matt enjoy running in the sunshine.
Today's workout is equal parts mental and physical toughness. Rowing pieces (that's what we Crew nerds call rowing workouts) and running workouts can make us want to vomit, cry, yell, or just plain quit. Don't worry, your coaches won't bat an eye at anything you do today, except quit.
Shane Farmer heads up the CrossFit Rowing specialty training. He has a great website presence through his own Darkhorse Rowing program. He wrote a blog on the mental preparation we should use to make us better rowers. Here's what he says about developing mental toughness on the erg.
"Unless you are a competitive rower, rowing is underutilized in your training. It's understandable since it is one of the hardest sports that exist. Rowing requires skill, power, endurance, and pain tolerance, but it also requires concentration, focus, and willpower. No matter what your experience level is, there is no doubt rowing requires mental toughness.
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