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James River Rundown 2017

This year’s James River Rundown had 4 different variants, a 120-mile race, a 50-miler, a 25-miler and a 5 mile fun float.  I paddled in the 120-miler, beginning at 6am (yikes!) across the river from downtown Lynchburg, VA. I cashed … Continue reading

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Run-up to the James River Rundown

As I give my body time to recover from my recent months of training in the gym and on the water, my mind is busy thinking about the James River Rundown coming up in less than two weeks. Race organizers … 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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Starting to review my year in paddling

The kayak races that immediately pop into my mind as the most memorable in 2016 were two completely new ones to me, and the James River Rundown 100-miler (I did the 40-mile version last year.) I enjoyed and amazing year … Continue reading

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James River Rundown: My experience at the 2016 James River Rundown 100-mile race

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Paddling the Rivanna River –the whole thing

I hate the phrase “bucket list,” but yesterday I was able to check off an item that has been on my bucket list for a couple years. Paddling buddy Dave and I jumped in our kayaks and paddled the entire … Continue reading

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The Prijon Beluga kayak

I’ve been searching for a boat for the past six months that would be a bit better suited to the upcoming 100-mile James River Rundown.  My ocean kayak is a bit slow and heavy and my faster boats, such as … Continue reading

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