End of Winter Training

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Wow, these past few months have been great. Coming to Durban was a fantastic idea, as not only did I get to train in the relative warmth of Natal’s Winter (whatever-you guys have no idea what a winter is 🙂 ), but I got to do the Winter Surf Ski Series, which was epic. Managed to win every race I entered, and win the B Grade men’s section as well.

The Downwind’s here are superb, with the best part being that the water is warm. Such a difference, when a wave crashes over your legs, and you don’t lose your breath and get numb feet as a result! Besides training in the sea, managed to get most of my flatwater training in at La Mercy-what a beautiful “secret” spot. Thanks to Barry for joining me in some crazy sessions!

Tomorrow is the National Sprint Trial, good to see such massive changes in the way CSA is handling the sprinters, all-in-all it’s so positive, and great to see a plan being put into action. Then on Saturday and Sunday it’s the SA K4 Champs, held at Shongweni Dam – another amazing Natal spot. Getting most of the Olympic K4 together for this, except for Nikki. Should be fun to paddle again together, as it’s been over a year since we raced in Beijiing…

And then it’s the long drive back to Plett, with a last 2 weeks of training at my home base, then off to Portugal for World Marathon Champs:)

Here are some photo’s of the past few months in sunny Durban.

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