Category Archives: Charlottesville kayaker

A good training day

I finally made it back out on the water today during a well-earned day off. I managed to paddle 10 miles in the Thunderbolt-X kayak and took it easy so I only averaged 5.7mph.  It was a cold, breezy day … Continue reading

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Massive workout and some time to reflect on my training and my life

I was out of the country this past week and due to jet lag with disrupted sleep patterns, long work hours, and my own stupidity, I was only able to hit a gym twice last week.  Last Sunday and last … Continue reading

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The Vinnie Tortorich FB Live where he talks about the time change, our upcoming trip, and his training on the kayak ergometer

  Feel free to skip to 26:42 where he starts talking about our trip and the indoor kayak training ergometer I built for him, but I encourage you to watch the whole video. Vinnie is The Man for the No … Continue reading

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Next generation fitness trackers

We’re having a drought here in Central Virginia so I have not done much paddling during a time of year where I typically love being on the water and logging many of my annual kayaking miles. So in the absence … Continue reading

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Good sleep, good workout

I finally got a good night’s sleep and then had the gym all to myself this evening after work. Great bookends to the day, heart rate from 50 to 168. And by the way, the Actofit Wearables fitness tracker that … Continue reading

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Actofit fitness tracker review – follow-up

UPDATE Dec. 9, 2017: After repeatedly reaching out to Actofit, they finally responded and stated, “Over the past few months, we have tried to fix certain things with our assembly line and production control processes based on feedback we have had … Continue reading

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Delivery of the Tortorich Kayak Ergometer

I was very fortunate to be able to personally deliver the Tortorich Kayak Ergometer to Vinnie himself. There was a little bit of shipping damage but a quick trip to the local hardware store and some wooden braces and wood … Continue reading

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