Thursday, October 8, 2009

What is Fem doing?

Posts have been lacking so far this month. What have I been doing?

Well, I've been easing in to my training load by increasing my hours week by week (next week I'll be up to normal fall training-- which is between 16-30 hours per week). We're able to get on the water now, so I'll be paddling 3-4 times per week from now on. I've also started swimming a few times per week, lifting 4 times a week, yoga at least twice per week, and a lot more biking than I've done in the past. On top of that, I am taking 5 classes at University of California- San Diego this semester, so I have plenty of work to keep me occupied when I'm not out training.

My college career, if you were curious, is a bit unorthodox. Unfortunately, kayaking is not yet a collegiate sport, so most of us have had to choose between school and paddling. I'm a sophomore, credit-wise, and for the past 3 years I've been going to college intermittently. When I get all my ducks in a row, I would like to study music.

It's often frustrating to be on the "8 year undergrad" plan (as my teammates and I fondly refer to our educational journeys) especially since those with whom I graduated high school are graduating from college this summer. (WOAH.) However, I'm the one who has made kayaking a priority, knowing that I would never be satisfied unless I knew I gave Olympic gold my best shot!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for training. That is a lot of training! Would love to hear more about how to fit that all into a schedule for a typical week. Do you lift weights in the morning and kayak in the afternoon, then bike in the evening? Sounds harder than going to school!

Anonymous said...

i meant thanks for sharing about your training. Missing some key words there =P

But yea thanks for training too - make America proud of its highly skilled and talented athletes

Justin said...

Hmm, looks to me like there is a serious gap in your training. There doesn't seem to be any skiing or chilli eating.