Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Macclesfield Canal - 28th July 2009

Clarke Lane <-> Higher Poynton Marina.
Experimented with different paddle "feather" to try and reduce the numbness then pain in my left wrist.

On the way out I tried 0, about 30, and also RH feather of about 45 degrees (I normally paddle about 60% LH feather). The zero feather seemed to be the most comfortable, so I paddled all the way back that way.

Instinctively it didn't feel that different, and watching my wrists the left hand was not flexing as much as before as would be expected. Not sure if the zero feather is less efficient than the 45-80 degree feather that most racing kayakers use. My time was a bit slow - about an hour on the return, but I put that down to being a bit reserved trying the different paddle configuration and protecting my wrist.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Macclesfield Canal - 25th July 2009

Clarke Lane <-> Higher Poynton Marina. Out in 54.20 with one boat delay, so not too bad. Left wrist was starting to hurt... hand was going a bit numb, so I took it a lot easier on the return (~63 minutes). Can still feel the wrist now, typing this a day later. May try to alter paddle feather or switch to RH control for a while.

PS - saw a kingfisher today. First time I've seen one on the canal.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Macclesfield Canal - 19th July 2009

Clarke lane <-> Adlington marina. Steady/touring pace, on the water for about 1hr 45min. Taking it easy because my left wrist has been playing up a bit... suffering from too much training/racing.

Friday, 10 July 2009

Macclesfield Canal - 10th July 2009

Training paddle. Clarke Lane <-> Higher Poynton Marina.
Out in 53.11, which is a new PB. Was returning at a reasonable pace too, but stopped to chat with MADCC members at Adelphi Mill.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Macclesfield Canal - 6th July 2009

Training paddle - Clarke Lane <-> Adlington Marina (bit short of time!)
On water for about 1hr 15min, about 2/3rds of which was at a reasonable pace.

Friday, 3 July 2009

Macclesfield Canal - 3rd July 2009

Training paddle - Clarke Lane <-> High Poynton Marina.
Out in 53.50, back in 54.50. Calm and sunny. Nice to not have the threat of a thunderstorm or downpour! Seem to be getting fairly consistent times. Just need to work out what to change to get the next time improvement!... perhaps some fartlek might be appropriate.