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  Kayak training plan
  Posted by: old_user on Sep-18-13 5:25 PM (EST)
   Category: Whitewater 

-- Last Updated: Sep-18-13 5:25 PM EST --

There isn't a lot of good training plans out there for kayak racing, so I decided to create one. Find it here:

Keep in mind this is geared towards the more advanced crowd, but I'm currently working on an entry-level plan. The site itself is also new, so check back regularly because we'll be adding content daily.

Feedback is always welcome and encouraged!

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  Good work, Finney.
  Posted by: ezwater on Sep-22-13 3:09 PM (EST)
I'd seen your post on boatertalk. I remember from my rowing and sculling days back in the 60s, that there was almost a complete lack of training schedules and methods in print, and while sculling, I couldn't afford coaching.
  Oscar Chalupsky Training
  Posted by: willi_h2o on Sep-22-13 3:51 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Sep-22-13 3:57 PM EST --

Check the surfski blogs and such

  this is just for whitewater, right?
  Posted by: nickjc on Sep-23-13 12:50 PM (EST)
In flat water/surf ski/sea kayak racing there's much more emphasis on paddling, intervals, technique and less on weight training.
As a mid pack surf ski paddler I get out 4-5 days a week for a total of 7-10 hours. The advanced paddlers I know train 2x a day, 6 days a week at peak season.
A typical week for a mid pack guys is: 1 long, 1 tempo or time trial, 2 technique, 1 interval, 1-2 weight sessions.
  Go FartLek :-)
  Posted by: willi_h2o on Sep-23-13 3:45 PM (EST)
-- Last Updated: Sep-23-13 3:47 PM EST --

No it's not a dirty word, it all about
training to withstand the lactic acid build up.

A fartlek is a type of outdoor training
that means "speed play" in Swedish.



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