By Sam Coxon, GB athlete and Ocean5 rower
The Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge is considered to be the toughest challenge in the world, so the physical training should mirror the feat at hand. Rowing for 30 days + in a 7meter boat with 4 other big blokes will be hugely demanding on our bodies. The other challenge is mentally preparing ourselves. We are going to be isolated, cold, hot, wet, sore, tired, numb at times. This, we can only deal with when it hits us. The main thing is to stick together as a team, work with each other and keep the spirit high every day!