Laying it All on the Table

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I am about to share with you one of the most useful pieces of information that a dragon boat coach would ever want. It is THE key to your crew’s success.

As coaches, we are always setting up our training sessions in order to make our crew more efficient, fitter, stronger but most importantly FASTER.

So let me share with you a table that links stroke rate, length of stroke and race times. With this table you can immediately see where your crew is at and even predict their race times. Measure any two of the three variables (stroke rate, race time, stroke length) and you can immediately see the area you need to work on.

Without further adieu, here is the table for a 500m distance.

Table 1: Length of stroke from Stroke Rate and Time for a 500m distance

What is this table telling me? Well, actually, heaps!!

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