With the new year comes a new season of racing. The Holiday Burn Off race hosted by Pa’a officially starts off the Honolulu race scene on January 8th. (For a complete list of Hawaii races along with races around the world, check out www.allsupraces.com).
For may people, the races are intimidating. We get a lot of people coming in to the shop saying that they are afraid to do the races because they feel they aren’t ready to paddle out that far, aren’t fast enough, or fit enough. In a effort to get everyone ready to have a safe and fun race season, Wet Feet has put together a few training groups to get everyone ready to get out there and paddle.
Spring Training Group:
January 8 – March 5, 2011
8 weeks: 3 one hour sessions per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to prepare for the upcoming race season.
*Stretching and flexibility on land
*Strength and conditioning for SUP
*Race practice and paddling technique
Race Season Readiness Training Group
March 5- May 29, 2011
12 Weeks, 3 one hour sessions per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays to get into shape for the race season
Training programs include:
*Weekly workout schedules provided via e-mail
*Emphasis on speed, agility, technique and endurance
*Workouts will get longer and more intensive each week leading up to a taper for the Battle of the Paddle Hawaii
*Ultimate goal is to be race ready
Program will feature:
*Speed: Pairing up with people of like speed to add friendly competition to the training program. Learn what it feels like to race instead of just paddling hard.
*Strength and Flexibility: Dryland training to strengthen muscles used in padding and flexibility for warm up and recovery
*Agility: Board handling work including turns, bumps, and crowds.
*Technique: Paddling technique for efficiency, turning technique and footwork
*Endurance: Long weekend paddles to increase endurance
Give us a call at the shop 808-373-7873 for pricing and more information