I follow and respect Laird Hamilton, not only because he is a stand-up paddling pioneer, but also because he’s a guy around my age who looks great, is at the top of his game, and clearly puts his family first. I like his recent post about nutrition – it’s less than one page long, summarizes … More Sage Advice from Laird Hamilton–With a Dose of Reality
During the early fall, there is an opportunity to reduce the focus on sport-specific training for rowing and work on cross-training and rebuilding parts of the body that have suffered over the high-intensity summer racing season. For CrossFitters and rowers alike, there is also an opportunity to do some injury-proofing before changing over to indoor … More Core Stability for Indoor and Outdoor Rowing
I’ve recently switched over to wearing Zem shoes for rowing, and I think they are perfect. They were originally designed as beach volleyball shoes, so they look weird but function well. They are essentially ankle-height neoprene booties with reinforcing bands and a split toe for mobility. They are also great for SUP. They are sturdy … More Review: Zem Shoes for Rowing
Today was a glorious 50-degree day in New Jersey, which is highly unusual for January. I had to break out the Kahuna Big Stick land paddle and longboard and go for a skate! Unfortunately everyone else had the same idea. I was coming down the biggest hill in Saddle River County Park, ripping fast, lining up … More Durability Test for Kahuna Big Stick Land Paddle (and Paddler) !
I’ve been getting in some practice land paddling with my Kahuna Big Stick. It’s great for stress relief because it’s crazy fun, possibly more fun than actual stand-up paddling because I can keep the gear in the trunk and do it anywhere with no setup. I’ve also found that as I’ve gotten better, I can … More Land Paddling on the Goofy Side
Today my project is rebuilding all the storage in my garage. How boring. So while eating an awesome “accidentally paleo” lunch of ground turkey, onions, and collard greens from my Purple Dragon CSA box, I took a look at the Battle of the Paddle, which I guess is like the Head of the Charles of … More Check out the Battle of the Paddle
Well for only the 2nd time in 26 years, I flipped my single. Shows it can happen to anyone. I was doing the Crossfit Endurance workout of 8 x 2:00 on, 2:00 off, when on the 2nd piece something underwater hooked my left blade and held it just long enough. At steady state I would … More Took a dip in the Passaic…