You guys are impressive! Very good at many things!
Coach, you and Goose *have* to do this one. The river was beautiful, with birds in full spring call.
It was fun, and we paddled harder than expected with a team hot on our heels. Still, even in the Stock category the winners were in somewhat faster boats with little carbon paddle$ and a high cadence, switching sides constantly. We were a long way back- it's a whole different level of paddling skill and strength.
I'm glad I put the time in on the trainer, but no way could we have gone much faster without some major changes.
It sounds like a great event. I'm not sure I can paddle anything that far any more. Maybe I'll just do the downstream part.
Turns out there was an olympic silver medalist in the winning canoe, and world championship silver medalist in the winning kayak.
Silver medalists. So.... they are beatable ;)