Join Us!

We’re just getting started here, but if you would like to give sprint canoe a try, please contact us.  We’ve got a fair number of boats today.  If you are interested now, we’ll get you in one of our boats or help you acquire one, too.   Over the next couple of years, we intend to build our inventory and facility.

Our coaches are always training and looking for others to join in.  If you choose to join us, you’ll need to review our club Bylaws and rules, and complete the Membership application.

Our Training Plan

We create a training plan with a goal of peaking at the Nationals in August, and perhaps one other race during the year.  (For anyone not familiar with mesocycles and microcycles in training, there are many articles on the web such as this one that will give you an overview.)  This plan is also targetted at older athletes.  When our club has younger athletes, an additional training plan will be provided.  (There’s also more about our training and coaching in the News & Noise section of this site.)

The grid below gives you an idea of how we define our training phases:

PhaseSets and RepsWorkout Characteristics
Hypertrophy3-4 x10Base and endurance loading
Basic Strength3-4 x 5Technique and some endurance
Strength/Power3-5 x 2 or 3Intervals – technique and speed
Peaking2-3 x 1 to 3High intensive training – speed, speed, speed
UnloadActive RestRace and recovery

Workout Calendar

Mouse over an event’s start time.  Paddling workouts start in the Ventura Marina.  Note there are different workouts for different paddling levels:

Level 1: Beginners and paddlers under 16 years old.
Level 2: Racing team members age 16 and up
Level 3: Elite team members training for the World Championships and Olympics
Masters: Paddlers age 35 and up

Coaches will provide individual training plans to all club members, and details regarding technique and specifics for all workouts in the framework provided below.

July 2019

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 2 x 10-40-10s pyramids
2
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run for 60-90min
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
3
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • 10 x 30s buildups
4
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run; variable tempos, working on endurance
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
5
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 8 x 250M on 4'
6
  • Strength/Power
  • Masters: Long Distance Alt Workout; L1-3 - Paddle 90min
7
  • Strength/Power
  • Beginner's Workout
8
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 6 x 500M on 5'
9
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run for 60-90min
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
10
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • 4 x 1000m on 8'
11
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run; variable tempos, working on endurance
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
12
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 4 x 250M, 4 x 500M w/long rest
13
  • Strength/Power
  • Masters: Long Distance Alt Workout; L1-3 - Paddle 90min
14
  • Strength/Power
  • Beginner's Workout
15
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 6 x 250M on 3'
16
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run for 60-90min
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
17
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • 5K for time
18
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run; variable tempos, working on endurance
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
19
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 8 x 250M on 4'
20
  • Strength/Power
  • Masters: Long Distance Alt Workout; L1-3 - Paddle 90min
21
  • Strength/Power
  • Beginner's Workout
22
  • Strength/Power
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 6 x 500M on 5'
23
  • Strength/Power
  • Cycle/Swim/Run for 60-90min
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
24
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • 4 x 500M @ race pace
25
  • Peaking
  • Cycle/Swim/Run; variable tempos, working on endurance
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
26
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Medium)
  • 3 x 1000M @ race pace
27
  • Peaking
  • Masters: Long Distance Alt Workout; L1-3 - Paddle 90min
28
  • Peaking
  • Beginner's Workout
29
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Heavy)
  • 6 x 250M @ race pace
30
  • Peaking
  • Cycle/Swim/Run for 60-90min
  • Paddle - Pool or Erg Training; 45min
31
  • Peaking
  • Weight Lifting (Light)
  • 12 x 15s starts