Multisport Skills Retreat with Steve Gurney in Queenstown
3 day Multisport Skills Retreat with Steve Gurney in Queenstown. If you are a first time Coast to Coaster or wanting to improve your times then this will be your secret weapon! Limited to 12 participants only. Below is an outline of how the days will look however we will specifically tailor the retreat to what you need to work on and improve.
Start your day right with a ‘yoga for athletes’ session to limber up the body, find any imbalances and prepare the body for the next few days of activity.
You will then enjoy a nutritionally dense wholefoods breakfast to fuel you for action.
On day one we will be covering the following specific skills:
- Rock running components with practical application
- Bunch riding components and etiquette
- Kayak skills and drills to become more stable and effective in your boat
- Kayak rolling session in the pool
We will share a wholesome dinner together while discussing specific diet and nutrition aspects of training and racing.
You will have the option of a massage before bed to promote a restful sleep and in preparation for the following day.
An early nutritious breakfast will be enjoyed before a drive out towards Glenorchy where we will cover the following skills:
The art of bunch riding with a 2 hour ride, practicing both safety of riding in a group and how to get the most benefit from riding in a bunch
Rock running time trials up a great creek that simulates the race route, (Deception–Mingha), to hone our skills from the previous day and see how much quicker we can move over rough terrain.
Kayaking the Dart river which simulates the braids of the Waimakariri. You’ll learn Gurney’s 6 rules for braids to keep you in the fastest line.
You will enjoy a picnic lunch in a beautiful outdoor setting and dinner in Glenorchy with an information session on mental motivation techniques before we travel back to Queenstown.
We will start day three with another ‘yoga for athletes’ session to stretch out all those muscles we’ve used over the past few days and look at how we can use yoga/stretching for injury prevention.
After another hearty and nutritious breakfast we will cover the following:
Kayak skills and drills to become a faster more efficient paddler
Rock running time trials to practice and improve our technique and times
Kayak rolling practice to get you on your way to a bullet-proof roll!
Session on training:
- training ideas
- specific gear
- maintenance of your bike and kayak
Session on race-day tricks and tips from Gurney the master:
- support crew
- lightening transitions
And of course there will be a Q and A session.
We will finish our day around 4pm.
Two nights accommodation at Sherwood Eco Lodge
All meals over the three days
Kayak drills and stability
Diet / nutrition for training and race day
Stretching and injury prevention (specific)
Mental motivation techniques (intrinsic and extrinsic)
Equipment choice and maintenance
Race-day organisation of gear and crew