Monthly Archives: May 2017

Moving on from ‘Let’s Move’

I’d like to take a moment to direct your attention to an article in today’s Washington Examiner, “Moving on from ‘Let’s Move,’” penned by my fitness trainer, Vinnie Tortorich. I congratulate Vinnie on this accomplishment. You see, in my real … Continue reading

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James River Rundown practice run

If you would have told me a few years ago that I would paddle an ultra-marathon in a kayak I would have told you you were crazy. If you would have told me that I’d paddle an ultra as a … Continue reading

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Training run tomorrow

Paddling Buddy Dave and I are doing a training run tomorrow.  We’ll be running the full length of the Rivanna River from Charlottesville to Columbia and then down the James to Cartersville. We believe it to be the longest single … Continue reading

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What training looks like during a race week

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The Nelson Downriver Race 2017

The Nelson Downriver race, or locally known as “The Tye River Race,” is normally held the first Saturday in May each year.  It is also typically my first race of the year, one week before my local Rivanna River race … Continue reading

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Rivanna River Regatta Race 2017

Ahhhhh, my local river race. The one for local bragging rights. The one I don’t have to drive a ridiculous number of miles to get to. I woke up at 6am Saturday morning, 40 minutes before my alarm, fully awake … Continue reading

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A little leg work

Between paddling a 19.5 mile race last Saturday, 5 miles last evening to stay loose, and with an 8.5 mile race coming up this Saturday, I decided to work my lower body tonight and give my arms, chest and lats … Continue reading

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