Jan 24, 2012
May 3, 2010
Whitewater canoe racing season is over... and the results were pretty good. A fourth place, third place and two first places!
I raced the Scantic with my uncle Eric and although I think we were running well, we ended up going over three times and that pushed us off the podium. It was a bit frustrating since if felt as if we made stupid mistakes that cost us. Scantic Results: http://www.necanoe.org/Results-2010/Results2010-00.pdf
For the Hockanum, I raced with Greg and while we had no major mishaps, we fell behind Eric and Nate and ended up taking 3rd place. The Hock tends to get decided by maneuverability and strong paddling and although we had a strong finish it was clearly not enough to catch the 2 boats ahead of us. Hockanum results: http://www.necanoe.org/Results-2010/Results2010-03.htm
The last race was this past weekend, the New England Whitewater Championships and Eric and I were reunited for the 2 events, the 1 mile sprint and the full 5 mile downriver race. The course is more challenging then the other races we've done, but we had a perfect fun for the 1 mile sprint and came close to catching our main competition that started 1 minute ahead of us. The longer 5 mile race started and we again got through most of the first section well, with one mishap were I ended up falling out of the boat. We recovered quickly and then ran an almost flawless race, really hitting the rapids well including the tough Class III section. The final result was first place, beating the next boat by almost 2 minutes. We did get a mention in the Keene Sentinel : http://sentinelsource.com/articles/2010/05/03/sports/local/free/id_399476.txt
You can check out pictures from the first two events here:
Apr 8, 2010
The Hockanum River Race is coming this Sunday and I'm hoping for a slightly better showing than at the Scantic. I'll have a different race partner, as Eric will be racing with his son, but hopefully the results will be better anyway.
Apr 1, 2010
It wasn't pretty, went in 3 times after 3 mistakes through the race and ended up in 4th place. You can see the race pictures here: http://www.lgpics.com/scanticrace/032710index.html
Mar 4, 2010
It's been a very busy and stimulating couple of weeks at work and so I haven't had the opportunity to post. I did finish my month of Paleo pretty strong and have really preferred eating this way so I suspect my eating habits will stay changed for the most part. I do still like sweets and will probably eat them occasionally, but I would guess that on average I will stick to a Paleo approach.
Feb 22, 2010
Feb 16, 2010
It's been 2 weeks since I started my Paleo diet challenge and although I haven't been 100% compliant, I would say it's worked very well for me so far. This morning I weighed in at 212 lbs, but more importantly, I feel really good.
Feb 10, 2010
The second week has started tough, real tough. I'm not feeling great, questioning my eating strategy and not recovering the way I want to from my workouts. Despite that, I've tried to not change too much other than adding a recovery drink with more protein and carbs immediately after my morning workout.
Feb 8, 2010
I'm meeting my goals, averaging 95.6 grams of carbohydrate and I've weighed in at 214 pounds! The one negative is that I'm starting to feel that my workouts are suffering a bit. I have two thoughts, either I don't have enough carbs to fuel ahead of time, or my diet isn't supporting recovery well enough.