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The Ocean Sheroes: Rowing the Pacific
Episode 7612th May 2021 • Inside Tri Show • Helen Murray
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We go beyond triathlon this week and dive into the world of ocean rowing, with Bella Collins and Purusha Gordon who are part of the 4 woman Ocean Sheroes Crew, competing in the Great Pacific Rowing Race. Bella has done an Ocean row before, but for Purusha, who is a mum of two young boys, it's a completely new challenge. But just like marathon running and triathlon, there are similarities about leaving the complexities of every day life behind, the importance of training, eating and sleeping well and saying YES when an opportunity comes your way.

You'll hear:

06:38 Why you don't need to be a celebrity or an extreme endurance athlete to do an ocean row

16:45 The appeal of being in the middle of an ocean and taking part in an ocean row

22:32 Some of the mental struggles and why a positive mindset is going to be key, especially when one crew member struggles with sea sickness

27:19 What do you eat on an ocean row?

30:55 The art of bucket and chuck it (also known as going to the toilet)

32:40 Preparing for sleep deprivation when you're going to be doing 2 hours on, 2 hours off for 50 days.

40:00 It's just an opportunity to say YES and figure out how to do it along the way

Find out more about this week's guests

Ocean Sheroes website

Ocean Sheroes Instagram

Fundraising page for the Seabin project

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