A Day in the Life of an Elite Paddler
In follow-up to our sit down with Mark Oldershaw, we were able to get a snapshot into a day in his life, from sun up to sun down. Here it is:
Wake up with my daughter.
Make food for my daughter and then eat… Made With Local oatmeal or a bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
First Training Session - warm-up: onland exercises, 2 km of easy paddling with drills to get ready, then 6 by 10 minute pieces on the water. This is for basic fitness and paddling technique.
Snack post workout - Eggs, potatoes, and toast.
Work at RBC with the Olympians Program.
Eat lunch. Try and pack leftovers from the night before, leftover spaghetti with added veggies, or rice and meat are common choices.
Snack- fruit + yogurt.
Train again at canoe club. More intense, with similar warm-up - 6 times 2 minutes pieces, 6 times 1 minute, 6 times 30 seconds. Goal of this workout is to do an all-out effort. Cranking up the intensity helps to break up longer workout routines.
Sleep + read