Monday, May 18, 2015

World Cup 1

The first World Cup just finished up in Portugal yesterday afternoon. It was a solid few days of racing with plenty of ups and downs. Overall I think progress was made in both events I competed in. The b-final in the k2 was a tight race while the end result may not have been what we were looking for it felt significantly better then the previous race and we were close to the top in time.
My K1 200m was a lot of fun while I am bummed I missed out on the A final I had the chance at least to line up again in the B-final. My time put me in the mix so I am looking forward to working on a few things this week then getting out there again to race in Duisburg next weekend.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Portugal

We arrived at the Nelo training center in Portugal on Friday night just after dark. Driving in though we could tell it was going to be a fantastic place to train! We were right. We woke up to sunny sky's warm weather and perfect water. The past few days have Ben great training both in the single and double. I Am really looking forward to the races coming up this Fri-sun!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Exercise

Making exercise a priority is good for your overall wellness and your businesses bottom line! Why Exercising Is a Higher Priority Than My Business by Josh Steimle  

US Team Trials

Last weekend the boathouse district hosted the 2015 US national sprint kayak/canoe team trials. I competed in three events the k1 500m, k2 500m and k1 200m . The k1 500m turned into a rough day at the office for me after about 300m but I hung in there for a 2nd place finish. The k2 felt a bit better then the individual race and Maggie and I won with a strong margin. The next day was my favorite event the 200m. The day was sunny and warm with a bit of a head wind verses a strong quartering head wind and doom and cloom in the sky. The final in the 200m went well and I got off the line strong and kept a decent pace throughout the race and came up with the win.
Next week I leave for Europe to start the World Cup season in Portugal.