These guys rode the Spine of America from Alaska to Tuera del Fuego if I recall right.
Really nice video – nice film effect setting up at beginning.
Any breaking wave over approximately two feet requires that you duck under the wave rather than attempt to paddle over it. ” Honestly, duck-diving wasn’t something I learned until I had surfed for a couple of months.
As you approach an oncoming wave while paddling, try to have as much speed as possible. About 4 foot before making contact with the white water, grab both rails (side edges of board) halfway between the nose and midpoint of your board. Push all your upper body weight onto your hands and arms until you feel the nose begin to go under. Point your head down and let your body follow.
Once your body is just below the surface, push down with knee (or foot if a longer board) to push the tail under the water also. Your momentum should thrust you under the quickly passing wave and only require you to be under water for a short time. As the wave passes let the flotation of your board lift you to the surface. If you get it right you pass through the wave – if you get it wrong you feel it sucking you backwards to the beach.
Now you have the skill to paddle to the lineup or to the next wave and duck under it.
There’s a 10km race next week the day I fly out of this dustbowl – 6am start and I think I have to leave for airport at 9am so that should give me enough time to travel, run, shower and eat before I leave. 10km run and haven’t done one for a while so this morning I set my alarm for 6am (after a late night watching the USA-Ghana game)
Not so hot today but was already 30 degrees …. never went quickly just put the miles under my belt. Wasn’t really looking at the Garmin HRM as I ran only afterwards – my lap times pretty consistent (after the first one where I was still waking up) so I guess I was definitely in my cardio zone groove.
Might hit the gym tonight – trying to make sure I do an hour a day on the bike in preperation for my 10hr marathon mtb race relay next week. Should be good fun.
‘The good news is that it’s a lovely day, the bad news is that the temp is already 94F …’ this was at 6:40am and the race was due to start at 7am. Started my watch 100m in so left it running for 15 sec at the end – prob a bit more on distance.
Today was hot and I struggled around the normal 5km course (which included a finish running up the hill – OUCH thats got to hurt)
Apart from a loose shoelace and about 10 seconds lost retying it – the race went well. That last hill was bad passed 3 on that bit alone and came in 19th – one of the chaps that I passed was about to ‘chunky chuckle’ – he didn’t look very happy.
Sportypal has a nice 3D view
What is interesting about the data it feedbacks is that you can swipe the map left or right – which doesnt change the map but rather the stats shown. There are 3 stat screens which overlay ….. here is one showing elapsed time calories and elevation.
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5am out of bed … why do I do this. Grabbed a small bite to eat and glugged some water then went over to Liberty Base. Today is hot, far hotter than I like. Nearly 7am (the start) and the temp is already mid 30’s C
We started and I was leading for all of 500m – very strange for me not to see people in front of me … didn’t last that long and by 2km in I was down to to the 20’s in position. My pace was slowing quick so I started ticking off the things that could be slowing me down …. jetlag … heat …. slight cold hanging on ….. no running for the past 3 weeks …. all bad.
Half way through I took some water at the feed station and threw the rest of the water on my head – that felt a lot better.
Sped up towards the end and passed a few that were burnt out and cramped.
Not the best run but still better than being pistol whipped by the Mujihadeen.
too busy having fun to write but photos here