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 …

Frustration Loop

Frustration Loop. The session was a dozen laps of Ynys Gored Goch in the Swellies. Paddling on the flood, each lap of the island is around the 4 mins mark and means a challenging climb against the flood tide at the top of each lap. Today the stiff W wind also complicated the climbs somewhat. …