Akuna Bay Cruising Club

Kim's Diary - Week 10

Wednesday 18 July, 2007

Monday 9 July 2007
Dee Why Fitness First
20 mins on the treadmill at varying speeds up to 13 kph. Then to boxing with my buddy, Bow. We had a new instructor who was about our vintage (Wot! That old!) and he kept it simple but plenty of cardio. Bow and I loved his choice of music... pure, unadultered AC/DC!! Let there be ROCK! Very cool indeed. We loved it.

Tuesday 10 July 2007
6.30pm Pyrmont
Mixed boats x 3. We always seem to have a good turn-up despite the weather being very cold. I had to "double-beanie" tonight. We were required to paddle a 12 minute pyramid x 2. Then 24 minutes at 60 strokes per minute at level 4 (you may remember I explained earlier that level 4 means "almost" everything you've got- but not quite) with changeovers on the run. Then off the water.

Wednesday 11 July 2007
6.30am Dee Why Fitness First
Mistress Penny and Bow for an hour of weights and then into the pool. I still reckon Penny is going soft as her pregnancy advances. She is really showing now, due at the end of Sept, early Oct.
OK, here's an update the countries coming to Penrith for the World Titles: Canada, Chile, China, Taiwan, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, New Zealand, Phillipines, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Ukraine and USA.

Thursday 12 July 2007
6.30pm Pyrmont
I'm heading down early today so that my friend, Sue and I can have a practice on the "erg" again. By the end of the first week of August, we have to lodge a time for doing 1000 metres on the 'erg' and we want to start now.
Well, Sue and I logged a time of 6: 19 and 6: 09 respectively for 1000m. Now to whittle that down to sub 6 minutes?! Training was very cold and a stiff breeze blowing. The coaches used the sea anchor to create drag/resistance and we paddled for 6 minutes on each side with and without that drag. Hard session again with three mixed gender boats. And for the latest pushup details.. I can now do 10 fairly ordinary push ups on my toes, that's up from 5 fairly ordinary ones!

Saturday 14 July 2007
7.30am Rose Bay
It was FREEZING but a clear sunny morning. We spent two hours doing exercises to help improve our technique and practiced some more starts. Back up to Akuna Bay where a couple of us checked out a new Bavaria 50' Vision for Steve Smith. We gave it our approval and retired to our boats for an overnight stay in Refuge Bay.