I'm still new to kayaking, recently upgraded to a Tahe Marine Midi and going longer distances. I'm not entirely sure how to figure out how much energy I'm putting out but want to learn so I can maximize my time on the water without bonking. I cycle and run so I have a better estimate for what my energy needs are for these activities.
For instance today I did 3 hours on a calm river out and back with a mild head wind after subtracting stop times. I took one energy gel when I was feeling like I needed it. I think I covered about 13 or so miles in this time. I'm wondering how I can calculate an actual reasonable caloric expenditure.
For longer times on the water I'm curious to know what you guys do for energy intake.
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You need to take nurishment before |
Posted by: JackL on Sep-03-13 6:21 PM (EST)
you feel you need it.
Recipe for her energy bars?|
Posted by: gingernc on Sep-04-13 12:23 PM (EST)
Jack, can you post your wife's recipe for those energy bars? Love to have it. Thanks.
Here you go|
Posted by: jackl on Sep-04-13 7:08 PM (EST)
Posted by: nickjc on Sep-03-13 7:26 PM (EST)
I carry gels for longer (3-4 hr) workout paddles and take 1 per hour. 1 gel=100 cals.
I'm 190 pounds.....|
Posted by: chodups on Sep-03-13 8:07 PM (EST)
Current issue of SeaKayaker . . .|
Posted by: gingernc on Sep-04-13 12:22 PM (EST)
has an article on exactly this topic.