After such a great paddle season last year I am getting ready to start this years race season soon. Within the next week I will start getting back in the water putting miles on my boards. The first race of the season will be the end of April like last year but I have set some goals to race by. I am going to have a stronger season and focus on all my weaknesses from last year. After some physical therapy over the winter to straighten some things out I had the opportunity to view some video footage of my paddling technique with my therapist. We were able to critique what we saw so that I will be able to get a more effective paddle stoke.
If you combine what I learned about my technique with a structured training plan, recovery exercises and a healthy diet 2014 should be a good season. Hopefully we will see some time disappear off the race clocks and some speed on the water. Mix that with my love of the ocean and you have one great year to look forward to
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