Sunday, February 28, 2010

Making Progress - Glacier Breaker

The Glacier Breaker Race and Training Camp was a great early season test. It was great to race and train with my friends on the Nanty!!!!!

WOW, what a difference a few more weeks of training and getting back in the boat makes. While my shoulder is still rather tender at times, and does not respond well to erratic movements, it is becoming increasingly functional and as a result I am closing the gap fairly quickly on getting back to where I was in 2006-2008. It will be intersting to see how well I can do at Team Trials.

While I still want to do much more both on and off the water, the exciting news for me is that I’ve pulled within 3-5% of where I normally am this time of year. Here are the results:

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pushing up my TIB (Time in Boat)

The Chute the Hooch Training Camp went really well overall. Here's a link:

On the surface, my results were very solid. But for me, the writing is on the wall. I'm experiencing the same challenges as everyone else I have observed that had shoulder surgery and is coming through rehab. My stroke is a half foot shorter on the front end when I'm on my left (rehabbing) side and I'm tippy in the boat. Even worse for me, I'm shaky in whitewater.

Time In the Boat will will tell how soon and how far I will get this year. The next test is the Glacier Breaker on the Nanty (last weekend in Feb)