Training

Training log 

A trip like this includes physical preparation as well as gear prep.  Here you will find an approximation of my weekly routine for paddling leading up to the trip this summer..

Keep in mind that I have been paddling for over 20 years, so I do not need to build a base from scratch.  I vary the workouts depending upon how I am feeling and what I have time for.  My recovery time is not what it used to be because of my age.  Also with my full  time job and family responsibilities, there are weeks when I will take off 3-4  days in row as needed.

Fall 2011

  1. Body weights 2 x’s week including a Erg rowing warm up 2000 meters. Push ups,
    sit ups, pull ups, squats, tricept and bicept curls.   Reps x 3 or 4.   Jog and strech on days when I am too sore or tired from body weights and kayaking.
  2. Paddling Kayak  5x’s week.  Flatwater K-1 M,T, W, F
    (1-1.5 hours each time.)  Surfski  Saturdays (1.5 – 2 hrs)
  3. Marathon Canoe Sunday mornings. ( 2hrs.)  Take days off as needed.

Weekly averages (8-10 hrs)

Winter 2012

  1. Body  weights 2 x’s week.  Erg  rowing warm up 2000 meters  then stretching. Push ups, sit ups, pull ups, squats, tricept and bicept curls. Super sets x3.
  2. Tae Kwon Do M, W,  (1.5hrs)
  3.  Surfski  Saturdays (1.5 – 2 hrs)
  4. Marathon Canoe Sunday mornings. ( 2hrs.)  Take days  off as needed.
  5. Weekly  averages (6-10hrs)

Spring 2012

  1. Body weights 2-3 x’s week.  Erg rowing warm up 2000 meters.  Push ups,
    sit ups, pull ups, squats, tricept and bicept curls.  Jog and strech only when too sore or tired from weights and kayaking.
  2. Tae Kwon Do  M,  F
  3. Surfski Wednesday  night  and Saturday mornings.
  4. K-1  flatwater T, Thurs. (1hr.)
  5. Marathon Canoe Sunday mornings. (2hrs.)
  6. Add in  longer paddles over 2 hours in sea kayak to prepare my butt.
  7. Take days  off as needed.

Weekly  averages (8-15hrs)

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