8 Month Olympic Rowing Training Plan

RowingThis training programme was created by three times Olympic rowing coach Terry O’Neill. It covers an eight-month period and is subdivided into three eight-week training blocks. Each block has a specific training aim.

The high-intensity programme is ideal for veterans (masters) as their race distance is 1000m – a distance that takes between three and four minutes. It is also suitable for rowers (of 2000m) with limited training time and for clubs who normally race over distances less than 2000m. The training programme should be seen primarily as a guide: you may find it useful as it is but may have to adapt it to suit your needs.