Tips: Training

Tips: Training

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Training for the Intermediate Paddler

Thursday, 18 May 2006 13:45 | Written by
The category "intermediate paddler" I take to be the working (5-6days a week) guy, certainly the amateur paddler, not the likes of Hank McGregor and Dawid Mocke etc.  

Downwind Surfski Technique - in depth...

Saturday, 22 April 2006 02:10 | Written by
The purpose of this article is simply to help those struggling with the often frustrating art of downwind paddling. Some of the techniques utilized are counter-intuitive, particularly for those like me who grow up with very little experience on large bodies of water. The principles contained below were gathered from…

Heart Rate Interval Calculator

Saturday, 04 February 2006 18:33 | Written by
(By Rob Mousley)Those without top-of-the-range Heart Rate monitors who would none the less like to train within specific HR ranges will find this Excel Spreadsheet based calculator handy.  The calculator was put together by Shawn Burke of Boston. Shawn may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. it is: Shawn's HR Range Calculator
(First published in SA Paddler Jun/Jul 2005) Going downwind is not as easy as some might make it look.  It takes lots of practice and definitely a fair bit of experience.  Here are a couple of tips to get you on your way.

Long Distance Training Tips from the Champions

Sunday, 08 January 2006 11:09 | Written by
(by Rob Mousley - updated 15/01/2006)  After the 56km 2005 Men’s Health Cape Point Challenge, I asked a couple of the top paddlers how they go about training – for this race and long distance events in general.  Here’s what they had to say…

Surf Techniques - by Dawid Mocke

Wednesday, 21 December 2005 18:16 | Written by
(First published in SA Paddler, April/May 2005) When it comes to ocean racing there are a number of things that one needs to master to get ahead in the game.  One of the biggest challenges facing any paddler is the SURF ZONE….Here are some pointers which can save you from having…
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