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|Around the Academy:
Four-time Olympic rowing gold medallist Matthew Pinsent talks the Academy through a typical training day.
We meet at the club in Henley at about eight o'clock in the morning and start with a 10-to-15-minute warm up.
That could be stretching or time on the rowing machine or a jog down the tow path - anything that gets the body moving.
The first training session will be on the river and we'll row between 16-20 km, which takes roughly an hour-and-a-half.
There will be a certain intensity that we'll train to - sometimes we have a target heart race while other times we're trying to achieve a boat speed.
But mainly it's endurance training - and there's no short cut to building stamina.
You could say we're a bit like a marathon runners, we all just have to put the miles in!
At around 0930-1000, we'll have a break for about an hour.
At that time, we'll have a drink to rehydrate ourselves and something to eat to replace our energy stores.
The kind of things we'll have are cereal, toast and jam or scrambled eggs.
Porridge is a favourite in the winter!