Training for up-and-coming SUP events and races with a SUP buddy is great. But what happens when you haven’t got a training partner? Somebody to push you to the next level and to make sure you’re getting faster. Well, top Irish racer and SUPboarder team rider Peter Kosinski tells us how he copes with training on his own and using the next best thing, a GPS.
Peter K talks GPS…
Lots of navigation companies have created different personal GPS modules for sport, but I have used some GPS apps which have done pretty much the same thing on a smart phone e.g the mapmyride app. The handy thing with a small GPS module is that you can put it on your board and get real time info.
I always have my average speed and distance covered on display, all of which can be customised. I mainly use a GPS to set targets and goals. For example, a certain distance during a session with a certain average speed. This helps me work out different paces for different distances.
Personally the GPS is like a training buddy for me. Someone who is always faster then I am! I first started to use one because I generally train alone and needed something to tell if I was getting faster or slowing down.
If you are going to invest in a GPS watch, you can’t go wrong with Garmin. Many of the worlds top paddlers use them to train and map their progress.
Their online software – Garmin connect.com has lots of in app features to set goals and targets which are great for the daily grind.
So what are you waiting for? There’s no excuse for not training because you haven’t got a training buddy!
To check out Peters Garmin connect session click here.