|SIC X12'6 PRO Lite and me wearing my Season Five with Werner Paddle... getting ready to get on the water|
California Coastal Relay
Last weekend Braly Joy and I participated in the California Coastal Relay Race. What a cool concept... relay along the coast and use our cars to transport each other along the course. Everyone was in good spirits and the vibe was just full of stoke and good times. You could feel the comraderie among the spectators and racers. We raced on a SIC X14 PRO. It was the right choice for the conditions we had on Saturday. The conditions ended up being a mix of everything from flatwater to head wind to side chop, tail wind, and some good 'ol churned up crazy water... We used an SIC 9.9 inflatable to get us out to the on water exchange points. This was also a great choice as we didn't have to worry about banging it around with the other boards and could chuck it in the truck quickly to get a move on to the next exchange point. We finished in 4th overall and 1st in our category! woohoo! The after party was held a Henesseeys in Dana Point! I used Vitargo before and between the exhchanges as well as Nuun. I felt great throughout the race! My Werner Grand Prix paddle also proved to be quick and comfortable.
|before the race start photo Onit Pro|
|Exchange during race photo Mike Muir|
|me stoked in my Season Five tank photo OnIt Pro|
|Awards: 1st place! photo Mike Muir|
Last week I also got the fine pleasure to meet Ryan from Foundation. He is currently Braly's trainer and I am getting to jump into his magic while here in California. I love love love the concept of his gym. Adults get to play while working hard, and getting fit. Ryan has put us through some awesome interval circuits with movements that will aid us in our SUP goals.
I have decided that I am going to spend the end of every SUP work out with some pivot turn training. Lucky me SIC is hanging out with Mike Eisert who has a killer set up for interval training... beach runs, pivot turns, sprints all included!
|actually from florida but it is a pivot turn!|
|Pilates work out with Sarah Joy|
|San O with Jaecey!|
Vancouver news: Vancouverites killed it at the Gig Harbour race last weekend. Way to go boys... looking forward to some battles (if I can keep up ) when I return!
live, love, laugh,..DREAM!