Killer 8s

It looks like a bunch of squiggles on the GPS track, but it is actually 4 runs of the Killer 8s session. The original Killer Islands sess is a simple one, start on either Bangor shore or Anglesey shore, round the island (Gored Goch – GG) and return to the start point – paddle hard …

Windy Squares

This was a training session we paddled at Broadford on the Isle of Skye as we waited for a gap in the weather for my Skye Circumnav attempt in 2021. As the wind was determined not to give us a break, we thought we might as well get into the spirit of things – it …

Bridge Farts.

Back on the canal today, for one of the sessions I enjoy – Bridge Fa(h)rts. This stretch of the Lancaster Canal lends itself nicely to this session – basically paddle a mixed intervals session, using the gaps between the bridges to dictate the work/rest periods. So the format here: Paddle out for an extended 30′ …

8 min on 2 min off

Decisions, decisions… Conditions made for a few distractions tonight. The training plan was for: 5 x 8′ on – 2′ off or A bit of fun in the Wind Over tide (WOT) below the bridge. Better still, do 8′ on 2′ off in the waves, paddling hard, pushing through the waves and chasing the packets. …

Brittania Bridge Loops

This week’s group session was working down at Brittania Bridge for a bit of a change. Warm-Up Paddle down from Menai Bridge slip to Gored Goch for initial warm-up (WU) and then 2nd WU from GG to the Brittania Bridge (BB) Orange buoy (Anglesey shore) – 2 min on 1′ off at ‘fast-cruise’ pace. Any …