Wednesday, February 7, 2007
When the kayaks are up in slings
The best decription for this time of the year, not on the water for kayakers - is a preparation period. Dealing with or managing this time is critical - one way is to immerse yourself in cross training endeavours. That way you retain or better your level of fitness, hasten any recovery or healing needing to be done and arrive at the first kayak retreat prepared for the season. Last year I hiked and snowshoed - this year I have been cross country skiing - more specifically skate skiing. I now believe it to be one of the most physically demanding sports,at least from an aerobic standpoint. If you have skis, dust them off and head off to a course or trail. The time before the next kayak launch will seem much shorter.