The first few days of training have quickly passed. I started of strong but then had to slow down due to a over used lat muscle. I now have rested my lat and I have done a lot of treatment such as massage, chiropractor and electro therapy. I also slowed down the work on the water and did more with my legs. Also a little bit of swimming to take of workload from my back. Now it feels better again and I hope to make next week fully as planed. It’s really nice being here and already there is a lot of people here training, more than ever I think. The water is really bussiy in the mornings when everybody tends to like to go at around 7.30-9 or so. Good practice though and inspiring to see everyone out there working hard.
Day two of many more to come in Florida. After a ok, trip I made it across the Atlantic to what you could call my second home – Indian Harbour Beach, Florida. It’s about a full days traveling to get here, I left my home at 8 and was here at 8 so … 18 hours. The reason I come back again and again is apart from great weather all the people training here. So many fun and fast people ready to train hard every day – I love it. I’m taking it sort of easy the first few days to get back into paddling a lot again. Tonight my coach Martin Hunter gets in and I’m sure he will point out a few things I need to work on.
2012-01-22 One more week of training in Sweden for this winter. It’s always great to be home even though I’m not a big fan of winter. This time of year its the usual training, a bit of wights a bit of swimming and some paddling both indoors and outdoors. The later one comes with some very frosty hands and feets. I paddle barefoot since I hate having socks on when I paddle. So ya, it gets pretty chilly sitting with only a couple millimeters of carbon fiber in-between you and the near freezing cold water. I have had a lot of fun being home and also some new sponsors as joined my team. Last week was Swedish Sports Awards a big TV-production and show with good food, music and some nice prices being handed out. I didn’t get any price but had a great night together with some of the best athletes in sweden. It’s not cold enough to ski, or enough snow I should day – it is cold. I was looking fwd to do some skiing and my team has ski-camps up north that I can go to. But I prefer to stay at home when I’m home so it looks like it will only be one ski this winter – weird for me.
2012-01-03 I went straight to Canada from Florida. I was looking forward to the great contrast from paddling in the warm to hopefully do some skiing in the cold.
I landed in a snowstorm in Montreal and quite quickly forgot why I wanted to bee in the snow. But when I stood on my cx-skiis I remembered what is so great about the winter and snow. But unfortunately there was not that much snow but just enough for skiing. Another great contrast that I enjoy is how I changed from Indian Harbour Beach that is a really small town to the buissy streets of Montreal. Not saying that any of the two is better but the change is enjoyable.
2011-12-18 As usual my fall training is mostly about hunting down the kilometers. A great week is around 200km and that always makes me super tired. Especially when I’m paddling with Adam, who always seems to be pushing the pace. Well I guess he is the world champ so who better to push it? There is really not that many options where you can paddle here. I guess it is, with two rivers and a canal. But if you like me prefer perfectly flat water and no boats. You are limited to a 7km long stretch of canal. It is pretty much perfect and it’s no coincidence that many workouts are 14km.