The Spring Base Program launches March 9 and is designed to help those Northern Hemisphere paddlers that haven’t been able to paddle consistently through the winter a chance to get back on the water and begin preparation for the summer competitive season in a safe and sequential fashion.
Periodized work is introduced in a way that develops specific (on-water) aerobic base in a manner that minimizes the risk of injury and maximizes opportunities to develop effective technique. Once a moderate base has been established those racing in major Spring events like the Carolina Cup or the Key West Classic will be provided with appropriately intense work that will help them get optimally prepared for these events.
Those in climates that are still in the grips of winter will be provided with land-based training options until they have regular access to open water, and appropriate on-water work once they are able to paddle.
If you are ready to join Paddle Monster and begin training, go here
About Coach Larry Cain
SUP and OC Coach, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist
Paddle Monster Co-Founder and Head Coach
Undoubtedly the best thing to ever happen to me was finding my way to the Burloak Canoe Club (then the Oakville Racing Canoe Club) at the age of 11 in 1974. My first visit to the club has resulted in more than 40 years of paddling enjoyment, self-discovery, health promoting training, challenging racing and satisfying coaching that I still enjoy today.
In 1976 I remember watching John Wood win a silver medal for Canada in the C1 500m at the Olympic Games in Montreal. I turned to my parents and told them “that is what I want to do”. With excellent direction from coaches and role models and lots of hard work I was able to make that dream come true in 1984 in Los Angeles when I won Olympic gold and silver medals in the C1 500m and C1 1000m…