Improve your Down Wind paddling skills
Training Tips for crossing the Molokai Channel Training for any paddling event will require specific training Intensities and being capable of covering a similar volume to that race distance at some time in your training Plan. Now the first thing you need to do is design a Training Plan. Find a start date and know […]
Finding your Training Pace
I really enjoy training in my training group I learn so much about what are the benefits from training in the correct Training zones. If I was to take an average of the paddlers that I have trained with, I can say that most try too hard in the Intervals below their one hour paddling […]
32 minutes: 32 Miles
32 Minutes: 32 miles High Intensity Training to Paddle 32 Miles Physiologically, to hold threshold pace for 32 miles a trainer needs a high level of stamina. Sports science experts have varying opinions on how best to achieve the highest level of endurance to compete for 3 – 8 hours. But they all agree that […]
Feeling Pace and Exertion
Feeling Pace and Exertion Whatever training intensity measure you may be using, we are all chasing improved speed and economy. It can all get a little confusing with (how hard to go) for (how long) and how much (Rest) or should it be (active recovery). 3 key contributions to Adaption are INTENSITY (how hard to […]
Periodization is key to “Aerobic Power” in your final push across that channel.
Periodization is key to “Aerobic Power” in your final push across that channel. So much can change when you set out to paddling/racing 32 miles across an open ocean channel – currents, swell, wind, heat or tides, but it’s still 32 miles. So, plan for the worst and hope for the best. Planning […]
How do you Rate your Training Exertion?
How do you Rate your Training Exertion? How we perceive our Training regime will differ from everyone else and in these trying times of Isolation due to Covid-19, the disruption to group training has weakened the resolve of many trainers. Those still training may find themselves taking their foot off the accelerator and underachieving in […]
Mastering Training to Become A Successful Master Paddler
Mastering Training to Become A Successful Master Paddler For many of us Ocean Paddling is a way of life and something we have done all our lives, handed down to us through family and continued today through Respect of family and the Ocean. But to honour our respect to family and our daily ritual of […]
40/20 Interval Training
40/20 training Our goal at Just Paddling is to continue to improve FTP (functional threshold pace) for paddling longer distances at higher speeds and as always, explain how. By using a combination of different intensities and lengths of Intervals to stress/rest the body’s energy systems to allow it to adapt to higher workloads which in […]
It’s you Versus you
It’s You Versus You Before we could run we had to learn to walk, and no one really said to me come on stand up and walk like this when I was 11 month old, I worked it out myself. Just like in the learning to walk example, my training programs are not telling […]
Opening the door to a successful 2019 season.
Finding the keys to opening the door of a successful season in 2019. The off-season months of December and January, is my chance to review and reflect on my season and that of the Athletes that consistently followed my programs. I find it’s really a perfect time to reflect on what went well during the […]