Friday, October 24, 2008

Water-Venture (Kallang) Course Forecast

November '08 to January '09


1 Star
9th & 16th
16th & 23rd

2 Star
9th, 16th & 23rd

1 Star
6th & 7th
20th & 21st

2 Star
13th, 20th, 27th

January 2009
1 Star
11th & 18th
18th & 25th

2 Star
11th, 18th & 25th

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

1st Anniversary

1 year ago today, I passed my coaching assessment!
How far I've come. And how time flies! Its been an interesting year and hopefully it gets even better in the years to come.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Wonderful day!

All those practice sessions have shown results! I managed to catch up with Sarah and Jason during 2km sprints. Woohoo! No longer lagging behind. Finally got the technique down. Will have to work on my endurance and fitness now.
Really good to see some improvement.

Friday, October 10, 2008

A Chance Meeting

It was a hot, tiring day. The sun was blazing as I did my usual route around Kallang. Experimented a little by go hard and fast in the beginning which turned out to be a bad idea. Was super tired by the time I finished.

Decided to roll to cool off. Unfortunately, it was so hot, the water was warm!!! Rolling didn't really help me cool off much. While I was rolling, I noticed 2 surf skis in the water. They turned out to be Kayakasia's Cher Huey and a friend. Had a quick chat but didn't join him because I didn't want to be stuck in traffic for 20min like on Wednesday. I so need to start commuting by bicycle so these sort of things don't happen!

He's going paddling in Laos during the last week of November, but alas, thats my exam period ):

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Reaching my goals

After all that training, I've finally managed to finish my round Kallang route in under 50 minutes. It is only a small improvement as it'll still take more than 2.5hrs for me to finish the Round Ubin Kayak Race at this rate, but at least I'll come in under 3hrs.
To have any hope of winning anything at all, I need to be able to complete the race below 2 hours and 30 minutes. I'll strive towards that timing. That'll be my target!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Increasing the Tempo

The Round Ubin Kayak Race is approaching and SIM Canoeing Club members who are participating are expected to train 4 times a week! Trainings are on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Unfortunately, trainings are in the mornings when I have lectures. So I'll only be able to join the club on Sunday afternoons.
Lucky for me I can still train by going down to Kallang after lectures. I've made plans to train on the same days as the club, but on my own and in the afternoons after my lectures.