This weekend was the first of the summer England camps at Nottingham. It was the first time I’ve paddled there in about two weeks due to the rain flooding the course out.
To begin with on saturday we had a psychology talk in which we covered goals, commitment to training and how to cope with good and poor race results. We then went onto the white water for a paddling session, after this we went into the gym with a proffessional strength and conditioning coach, we just went over the different lifts we do in our program and made sure we are doing them right. our last session was another paddling session on the white water.
On sunday we started off by creating a racing atmosphere. we set up a start list, we all wore our bibs and we had timing and video reveiw. This really helped to keep me in check with what racing feels like in this long summer break. We then had a prehab session with big foam rollers, some of it was a little painful, but I think it will be really useful for future use. Our last session was a white water paddle and after that a wrap up.
I’m looking forward to the rest of the camps and the England race I have next weekend.