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This is where Canadian Athletes will be posting as they train and prepare to represent Canada on the World Stage! Keep up to date on when and where our athletes are training and competing!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

JOHN HASTINGS - Canoe/Kayak Slalom

The period between fall and winter is the worst time of year for any paddle sport athlete.  It’s too cold to really benefit from on-water training, and it is either not cold enough, or there is not enough snow for the off-season cross-training (eg. Cross-Country) to really kick-off.  Thanks to CAN Fund, I was able to avoid this time year in Ottawa and fund a three-week training camp down to Charlotte, NC where conditions are much warmer!  Timing could not have been better; the Americans are currently engaged in a week-long training camp here also, which is creating a very competitive training environment. It’s great!

So, it’s another two-weeks down here for me, and then I am back to Ottawa for 6-weeks, before travels to Mexico, Australia for the winter months begin!  It’s exciting times, only 614 days left to start of the Games!  I can hardly wait.

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