More of an exercise in stability rather than technique improvement as despite being a beautiful sunny day the derwent had a northerly blowing down it so I spent most of the time side on to the white-tipped waves. was good practise though.
took a demo bike out for a spin while jon did his 8 hour race. only to avoid having to go to the gym when I get home but had fun -especially as I was fresh and everyone around me had been riding for 4+ hours. ha.
Huon challenge course again. Turned at 38:30 something and came back in 34:23. I think I had the tide on my side coming back though. Six minutes faster than last time but I did push a bit harder for last 15 minutes and the conditions were much glassier.
test driving 2 skis.
Custom Horizon (felt a bit tooo stable)
Fenn XT (much more challenging - probably the right level but had a raised leg arch which felt a bit weird. Putting Epic brand to test next week.
Poor guy I was with spent the entire time trying to get INTO a ski - it was his first time. and a 7am on kingston beach it was cold. brrr.
My 2nd technique session with kakaying coach. Spent 1 of the 2 hours on actual kayaking technique, then lots of the rest practising 'rescues' which resulted in us both agreeing the best bet would be to just try to swim-to-shore as fast as possible before hypthermia kicks in!
Was happy with my improved technique - coach didn't once suggest we needed to go out in double-ski-for-kayakers-with-a-disability. YAY