Chris Laughlin has interviewed Sean Rice, Dawid Mocke and Michele Eray about surfski training, training with the Pros.
Do surfski paddlers ever stop thinking about their training? Fitness and racing is such an integral part of the sport that many ski paddlers, never mind their rank, eagerly succumb to the lifestyle of “amateur athletes.”.
Training is a particularly interesting topic. The paddler who puts in the most time, and works the hardest in their training, will be best prepared come race day. Equipment choices are vital to each individual, but it’s the work we do on the water that produces the results.
Chris ask all of them questions about how much focus and time they spend on training. The impact of having a coach. How much time the spend on the water. What kind of training they do. What kind of cross-training activities they are into. Quality vs quantity etc etc. It is really interesting reading. After reading their most important advices for paddlers looking to increase their paddling fitness I realize I want to spend more time in my surfski.
Read the full article at Think kayak!
A big thanks to Sean Rice for the tip about the article.