Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Seasons of Training - Periods of Training - Subphased - Mesocycles - Microcycles
To make it simple
Base One - Pre Season General Prep
Working On Technique / Endurance
Base Two - Still Pre Season Specific Prep
Endurance / moving into Strength / Endurance
Speed - Pre Comp
In Season - Competitive Racing / Surfing
With this in mind I set on my training programme diary 16 weeks out from
MOLOKAI 2 OAHU.
I am in the last 3 weeks of my Molokai 2 Oahu Training Programme. Intensity has increase and endurance has decrease every training session is short and sweet with the odd long session too still have the endurance base. I am luck that I can do a couple of Outrigger Canoe Session as well and surf sessions which helps with the explosive component of my programme. I am a firm believer that what the day brings is how you train and living on the Sunshine Coast we get a good amount of both Surf & Down wind condition.
I have mixed my weeks up with Biking, swimming, gym workouts, outrigger OC1 paddling, OC4 Surfing Canoe & SUP. This helps make it interesting and also I get to spend time with my family.
Posted by The Ocean Athlete at 9:22 PM
Ka’iwi Channel – translation: the channel of bones, aka: Molokai Channel.
The Ka’iwi, or Molokai, Channel has a centuries old reputation for being a treacherous body of water that has claimed the lives of many, from ancient canoe fleets, to fisherman and watermen.
The Challenge: 32 Miles of Open Ocean
Posted by The Ocean Athlete at 9:06 PM
Monday, June 28, 2010
Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia are adding to their range of paddles and canoes & looking at ways to help protect your prize processions with Canoe & Paddle Covers.
Our focus is on protection from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays which are damaging to epoxy, gelcoat, wood & our skin. Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia are offering the best paddle gear, UV/Water protective covers, canvas and Stretch Cover bags.
Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia have continuously research and updated our canoe & paddling equipment now we are doing the same in Canoe & Paddle accessories. This information will give you the best products and most current information for care and use of your outrigger equipment.
Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia have worked close with our Hawaiian Manufacturer as well as with local canoe builders, clubs & paddlers and have listen to your needs recommendations, complaints and suggestions in order to give you the absolute best product for your needs.Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia strive to provide the Paddling Community with the highest quality accessories made!
Kia Kaha Canoes & paddles Australia is dedicated to the education, preservation and enhancement of outrigger canoe sport.
Why protect your Canoes?
OC1 / OC2 are most commonly made from Epoxy Fibre Glass or Carbon Fibre. Although these products are durable and long-lasting, they are also fragile. OC1/OC2 canoes are painted with "Gel Coat" that will bubble if left in the Sun & standing water for extended periods of time.
UV radiation (sun exposure) dries out the Epoxy or Carbon Fibre causing it to fade and become brittle. Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia recommend keeping your canoe covered in a UV protected bag or area, stored upside down in a dry environment.
Kia Kaha Canoes & Paddles Australia covers are custom designed to fit your canoe! Each Cover is hand made to order so please allow two to three weeks for delivery.
Isn't your canoe worth the best possible protection?
Posted by The Ocean Athlete at 7:29 PM