Pro Paddler and instructor Dan Gavere posted recently on Standupzone answering a question on how to do a short (1-2 mile) sprint race. His answer:
"Sprint for one minute and get your heart rate to 85 % of max and then back off 10% put your head down and do another mile until pack shakes out. You will see where you stand who will be near you to draft with. Then you should be able to finish out at 75-85% effort for the rest of race."
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