I am a late forties kayak racer. My goal is to compete at the World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia in October 2009. I will be racing in ICF sprint kayaks. This blog will be my training diary for the next 2 yrs.

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  • 1st Run WorkoutWell I am off to a slow start. Tonight I decided (stupidly) to go run with the Cardio Core workout group at the track. When Amber said track, I should have clued in, but no. When we got to the track there was only one other person from the group ther...
  • Starting OverWell the past year has been a bit of a bust, as far as paddling and running is concerned. After getting back from Australia, and suffering from "I don't want to paddle in the cold any more", I managed to little or no training what so ever.On top of t...
  • 1st Training Race of 2010Today was the Running Room Resolution 5K race in Burnaby.It was a training race for me, and Amber. The start time was later than normal, to let those people you had late nights to get some sleep. When we arrived, the rain had slowed down from a compl...
  • Climb the Wall 2010I am going to race the "Climb the Wall" this after missing last year. I am on a team this year called South Arm Boot Campers. Which is the boot camp that I go to every morning at 6am Monday thru Friday. Yes, some days it is tough to get up.We have al...
  • Back to Boot CampIt has been three weeks now of Boot Camp, and I am starting to loosen up. After missing more than a month while I was in Australia, things were just not up to speed.This is the base phase for building up for next years race season, both on the water...
  • 1st Spin Class
    on Nov 21, 2009 in Training Spin Class Cycling
    Today I decided to try a spin class.There was much, pain, whining, groaning, and bitching, and once the warm up was over, then the real pain began.There was not a single piece of clothing that was dry by the time I finished a hour later. Even though...
  • iPod Updates
    on Nov 17, 2009
    Today I setup my iPod to make updates. So hopefully I will start up again with what I am doing for training.Italy is less than four years away now, and counting.
  • Life after the Worlds Masters Games
    on Nov 8, 2009
    My race season is finally over for this year.It is time to reflect over the past year, and start planning for the upcoming race season, and beyond.I have started a spreadsheet of all of the races for next year, for all of the sports I seem to be in t...
  • Tenderknee 2009 Trail Race
    on Jun 4, 2009
    I raced in the Tenderknee 12km trail race last weekend, as part of my cross training.I managed to come in 18th overall, and 3rd in my age group. I am very pleased with my placing, and not bad for a kayaker.
  • Long and Hard Paddle.Today was going to be a long technique paddle. Since this would be only my fifth paddle since November of last year, I thought practising technique would be a good thing.When I was packing up the car to go to Deas Island, I knew from the wind and the...
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