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Goal: I wrote training logs from 1988-1996 and no real log since. As the World Championships approach, I figure it will do me good to have one, and hope you enjoy reading it too. I am starting with a short summary of paddling to date this year.

February 6th, 2007

Over the past two weeks we have had a combo of Brave Wave and the hole. Jay Kincaid arrived last week and has been part of the training group. With Jason Craig, Dane, Emily, Ruth, Stephen, Nick, Jay, and I all training, we decided to break into two groups. My selfish training motives had me break it into Senior Men, and the rest. This way Jay, Stephen, Nick, and I could train together. Clay is still out from his knee surgery.

Today was a 3,000 cfs hole session. We did a variety game where you get three rides at 10 seconds, 20 seconds, 30 seconds, and 45 seconds and the goal is to get as many points as you can (by doing as many high scoring moves as possible). Jay and Nick beat me in the 10, and the 20 second rides today, but I won the 45 second one. Today Jay paddled the 4 fun and really liked that boat in the hole.

Our last session was at the Brave Wave and we did high scoring rides, with no time limit. I hit over 100 points on one ride but was low on the other two.

Last night was a weight session with Jay and Nick. Jay can do the heavy weights, benching 225 12 times with ease on his third set. My heavy weight on that is only 185 and only 10 times on my third set. We did dips, chin ups, bench, curls, overhead presses, abs,and rows. A few days ago we did circuit weights and I overdid it, throwing up after my third set of rows. The way we do the circuit weights pushes the limits of your pain threshold but is great for a fast, hard workout. The main reason for the weights is too cold of weather for a lot of extra paddling, or even two per day sessions. The weights allow us to be ready when the volume increases dramatically, like in a few weeks when I leave for Uganda to train for worlds and film the new 2007 Promo video.

January 1-January 20th:

I have paddled an average of 6 days per week, mostly at the Brave Wave and the hole, with some on the top waves too. Nick and I have been lifting weights semi-consistently. I am getting stronger for sure, able to do more dips and chin ups then before.


  • I am strong with my Helix, Pan-Am, getting stronger with Clean Air-blunts. My McNasty on the Brave Wave isn’t as good as before, but I haven’t been throwing it often. My Blunt/nasty combo isn’t getting a lot of practice either.
  • Stephen has me working on the Flashback and that is starting to feel good. The Brave Wave isn’t the ideal spot for it but it sure does help to practice it there.
  • My weakest area is the right air screw and right entry move. I need to get that down quick!
  • Generally speaking I can do any move at any time under pressure, but my ability to stick on the wave needs to get attention now. When you have no line and you have plenty of time to do your rides, it is easy to let yourself flush when it takes practice to stay on the wave!