MELBOURNE BEACH, Florida - Welcome to our new Athlete Training Program series. We are chatting with some of the fastest, strongest, and most fit SUP athletes in the world to find out what feeds their paddle engines. From their paddle routines and cross-training habits to diet regimens, recipes, and more, these athletes share the details of their daily grind. Next up, we have SIC Maui athlete and endurance paddler Seychelle Webster.
- Age: 31
- Residence: Melbourne Beach, FL
- Expertise: Sprints and Ultra Endurance Paddling
- Sponsor: SIC Maui
Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Seychelle grew up right by the ocean, finding a deep connection to the water from a young age. From sailing and surfing, to stand up paddle and SUP yoga instructing, Seychelle has tried her hand in many different ocean disciplines. After sailing around the world as a professional yachtsman for some time, Seychelle discovered stand up paddle and decided to pursue a career in the sport.
On the recreational side, she is a registered SUP yoga instructor and certified personal trainer and teaches SUP yoga and fitness classes in her hometown. Within the competitive racing scene, she is a SIC Maui Global Athlete, Guinness World Record holder, and top 10 world ranked athlete. With numerous titles and championship victories under her belt, Seychelle continues to propel herself and the sport forward with her dedication to push the limits. This past year Seychelle broke the 2017 Chattajack 31 Women's 14' course record in near-freezing conditions and most recently announced her decision to join the Paddle Monster coaching squad. Find out what Seychelle had to say about her excersice and diet plan below.
Seychelle exploring her namesake island, the Seychelles. | Photo courtesy: Seychelle
I currently train with and coach for Paddle Monster. Paddle Monster is an subscription based online training platform and mobile app that delivers weekly programing for paddle sports athletes. There are different levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced. I work closely with founder Larry Cain and follow a customized version of the advanced program.
|Exercise 1||Interval||Strength||Interval||Interval||Cardio Cross Training||Interval||Strength|
|Exercise 2||Cardio Cross Training||Recovery Session||Surf||Strength||Recovery Session||Recovery Session||Surf|
|Exercise 3||Recovery Session||Recovery Session||Recovery Session||Recovery Session|
*This is an example week-long workout routine based off of the athlete's typical routine and exercise patterns.
Seychelle paddling with her pup Oscar in the Florida Keys | Photo courtesy: Seychelle
About once a week I try and get out on my OC1. The intensity and objectives of interval and strength sessions changes depending on what stage in my training period I am currently in (ie, how soon till the next big race). I get out and surf whenever I can. Usually 2-3 times a week for an hour. As race season gets closer, this becomes part of my training sessions.
Seychelle cross training on her OC1 (left) and doing yoga (right). | Photo courtesy: Seychelle
Clean, plant-based vegan diet, fruit and vegetable heavy.
- Protein Smoothies
- Leafy Vegetables
- Whole Grains
- Nuts and Seeds
People often ask how I get enough protein and how many calories I eat. The answer is, I eat A LOT. about 3,000 calories a day. I get protein from whole grains, leafy vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, seitan, (wheat) and pea protein supplement. I also drink lots of water.
We will be sharing more in-depth details on Seychelle's paddle plan, cross training habits, and diet principles soon!
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