This plan assumes a consistent level of rowing previously of about 3-5 sessions per week. It is not suitable for beginners, but is designed to fit into normal life. If you feel you need more metres under your belt, then there are other FM plans available to prepare you including a 13 week marathon plan.
The ultimate marathon pace guide depends very much on your rowing history and your individual sprint/endurance bias. Metres really do count for a more pleasurable journey. If you are a performance based athlete or a general rowing hobbyist then this plan will suit you. The plan is set out in weeks with progression and also variety built in over those weeks that will lead you right up to your marathon test.
Written by champion indoor rower Sam Blythe.