I love being on holiday, its a fantastic time of the year to get some good training sessions in and then with few demands on my time I can relax and recover to my hearts content. Of course there is still plenty to do on the socialising front and beer and wine to be consumed with friends in the warm summers evenings…
I also had the opportunity to test a new kayak this week. I had the pleasure of taking out the new Paddling Perfection Adventurer kayak so that I can write a review for a kayaking magazine. I was a bit worried that my skills were a bit rusty after nearly a year out of the cockpit and the first time I headed over the hill to Raglan I arrived and the wind was pretty ferocious and I turned around and headed back home, not the day to be testing a new boat. The next day though was beautifully sunny and calm and the perfect day to test a new boat. I’m not going to give a review here just yet, but getting out in a kayak again reminded me of why I decided on the Coast to Coast, I can take or leave running, I have always enjoyed cycling as a form of transport but I love kayaking and the kayaking section of the race is the bit that I’m looking forward to the most.
Getting out in the Adventurer was great fun, I worked some long neglected muscles and also felt the benefit of my recent training as my aerobic fitness. I played in the rock formations around the coast and then paddled out and surfed the bar at the harbour mouth, excellent fun and a great way to spend the morning.
I also completed week six of the couch to 5k and because of the way that I rejigged my training to fit Christmas and New Years celebrations I also started Week 7.
Tuesday – Run 5k
Wednesday – Paddle 8.25k
Thursday – Run 6k
Saturday – Run 5k
Sunday – Walk 10k