When Alexa was training hard, one of the things she always said was if you don't look forward to your rest day, and claim it hard you have not trained hard enough that week.
So on Mondays you should be claiming it, this last Monday it was very easy to claim in Cape Town as we were hit by a monster storm on Sunday night and Monday morning.

Kalk Bay Harbour  Monday morning.

Kalk Bay Reef Monday evening when the wind finally died.(Spanner Boy had inside line on this one but chickened out).

Before I get onto week 8 Sunday looks great for Race 3 ( Fish Hoek Surf Challenge), after the flat of Langebaan we are back on the sea with a good South Easterly blowing and a great opportunity to get in some great racing. Tomorrow is also top for your long sea paddle get in at Fish Hoek, and paddle via Simons Town to Millers turn and catch runs home...Solid, and a good warm up for next weeks Fish Hoek Qualifier on Sunday. Paddle with a friend and make sure all your safety is in order(leash, PFD and tied in)
Week 8
Monday 2 Nov : REST should be well earned.
Tues 3 Nov : Time Trial, try to fit in a steady 5km before hand.
Wed 4 Nov : Warm Up, 3 x 8min, 3 x 4min, 3 x 2min ( 1 min rest between intervals 2min between sets)
Thur 5 Nov : Warm up, 6 x 2000m ( good rest between)
Friday 6 Nov : 10 km easy or Sea Dog series, Fish Hoek 6pm... you dont have to race.
Sat 7 Nov : Race 4 Discovery Down wind 20 km ( Good One)
Sun 8 Nov : Cape point Qualifier Fish Hoek.
This is a big week, the next one will taiper down before the Knysna Sedgefield race before the final push to the Cape Point.
A few picks of the Orka paddlers at Langebaan.

Sean and Tom (Super Flex)                                           Steve ( Orka Inner)

Jackie ( Orka Inner)
Catch you on the water.