Canoeing Lake 1:30:00 
ahr:110 shoes: Necky Arluk II
Inland Sea Kayakers Pool Workout--Rolling Practice
10:30 AM; Brooklyn Park Community Pool
Have been wanting to return to an ISK pool workout to start learning to roll my kayak. Today was the day, signed up for the "new to pool" session for new and returning kayakers. I had done one session last year where instructor Pete taught me the cowboy entry, which I successfully practiced with my Arluk II last summer, entering the tight ocean cockpit with the help of a paddle float. Again, Pete was my instructor. He had me start a the edge of the pool to get a feel for the "hip snap" motion by holding my hands at the gutter and going to the final quarter or so of the roll. This was key in sensing what the hip snap actually is. Practicing this while upside down was a different story, It's putting this series of different motions into one coherent sequence which is not evident. While I could clearly feel the hip snap at the edge of the pool, I was somehow unable to even start it while coming up and relied on using my paddle as a crutch. but after working on getting a feel for the hip motion on my own, with kind advice by Renee, a second time with Pete got me almost to complete a full roll. I will have to return for future sessions to practice and learn. Not much of an intensity workout but technique and my shoulders are feeling it!