Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Last session at the old pool?

hang time
 This winter I have had a bit less warm water time in the Tahe and so sometimes last year's gains feel as if they are slipping away... By the time I see Cheri and Turner again will I be back to where I was the previous year? That is the pattern over the winter, then improvement over the summer working away on my own. Small improvements made year on year.
Where my nose goes.
  The old pool is about to close.
Maybe one more session before it does?
No matter how clunky my rolls might be the boat still looks beautiful at the end of the night.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Aqua kayumba

Throughout the winter I go to a class that is a mixture of yoga, tai chi and pilates. There is no doubt that this keeps me flexible for rolling. Today at the pool I felt as if I had developed a new alternative to the very popular aqua zumba! Working on elbow rolls is hard work... Glad I stretched first.

Forward finish drills - note the solo nature of my endeavours with all 'normally attired' paddlers in the background.

Core workout.

Exercise machine disguised as boat.