Which gives you the fastest and how long can you hold it?
For a proper paddling stoke see:
As an old canoe paddler (OC-1/6) seems like I burn a lot more glycogen paddling than when I
Man it seems like I can hold 3 knots forever. Low heart rate just burning fats no glycogen(carbos- your body is limited here to~2 hours why marathon runners "hit the wall".) But see A & B below.
Or can you go faster combing these two techniques,
For how long?
How do you combine these two techniques cordination wise (I have a hard tme walking & chewing gum) ? What happens when you do? How do you coordinate them? Optimize for a fishing trip for example.
For those not familiar with the biology the body can move stored glycogen around to different parts (arms, legs, middle muscular, etc) but the total supply is is limited to ~ 2 hours.(For a thorough discussion see Noakes " Lore of Running".)
You can thus expend energy faster using glycogen, but OTOH with fats you can go very LOOOOOOOONG at lower rates. This does not imply pedaling is better than paddling. Consider the effects of:
A. Decreasing your stroke rate when paddling
B. Increasing your pedaling rate.
Then we also have to remember to crank the mind able compute wind power (sailing) into the trip equation . But that's another subject after we get through this one.
What is your opinion based on your own experience?