What’s Happening – Week Ending Oct 19
PDs shine at the downlightwind Hoe Horo
Festival of Single Craft Racing! In two weeks time we’ve got back to back OC1 and surfski races.
Saturday sees round two of the Ocean Surfski Series at Lion Is. This is traditionally the biggest race of the season and after over 150 entrants at the Dee Why race anything is possible!
On Sunday we’re heading to Newcastle for the fourth Hoe Horo race. The ‘super sprint’ format makes this one ideal for those wanting to do their first OC1 race.
Check out the PD Calendar for details on both of these.
Cold Water Research
What should I be doing?
Free Speed – It’s Despina’s first season on an OC1 and she’s keen to learn all she can… as well as meet some guys. She’s heard that those that went to La Patada gained some free-speed by gradually moving their weight to the right during each and every warm-up. By the end of the warm-up they had their ama nicely skipping the water and could draw a line down the centre of their canoe that would split their body in half. Despina’s decide to give it a go this week as well as ask Fabio on a date.
Not-So-Free Speed – Carmela has been working hard on building her endurance base and realizes with just 7 weeks to go to the Hoe Horo State Titles it’s time to convert some of that base into speed. To get her body to adapt to paddling at a faster speed she needs to paddle at that faster speed. Simple! She now adds one session a week where she lets herself paddle above her normal race pace by building in appropriate rest. This week Carmela tries five sets of 8 minutes at Level 3 with 2 minutes rest in between each. Including the rest means she’s able to do the Level 3 at a much higher speed than if she did 50min continuously at Level 3.
Sign-up for PD single craft training sessions
Estaban has found he just loves the challenge of paddling in the ocean and wants to build on the skills he picked up at La Patada. He’s signed up for this Sunday’s Watsons Bay Ocean Session.
Pablo’s been talking with Carmela and also wants to work on some not-so-free speed. He’s signed up for all the Monday speed and endurance sessions.