How to rate high in a 1x

Hey guys To give you a little context of what I’m working with I’ll say this: 16m, 6″ 3′, 87kg, 2k: 6:38. Oar length 188.5cm and 88.5cm inboard (Just nearly finished pre-competition block of training) I’m having trouble raising my rate in the single right now 28spm feels like 32spm. I have no trouble holding high rates in the eight like 36spm but 28 feels extremely fast even though it’s not. All my coaches say is get the hands away quicker at the finish but even doing that I still only hit 30spm for a while and go back down.

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