Here’s a post before my long, weekend paddle. I’m returning to the San Juaquin River tomorrow to paddle a new section, solo. Sixteen and-a-half miles down river; Two Rivers to Mossdale County Park. My partner’s taking me back to the beginning, and I’ll be starting over for a total of 33 miles. I want to continue training in rivers and I can’t even think about going against the current for that long of a time. Even though last weekend was down river (43 miles), we were slowed by so many trees in the water. I wanted to get a better feel for trying to keep a sort of, “race pace.” I’m suppose to do more mileage, but next weekend will be 45 to 50, so I feel OK about taking it a little easy this weekend.
It’s starting to get exciting (and anxious; it’s friggin’ far). A couple of people who read my blog sent me good wishes for the race. Today I received a package in the mail from a friend; a nice T-shirt and some stickers.
Then this afternoon I started some preparations for my kayak. I put one inch letters to add my name to my boat.
And because I paddle for all 28 million cancer survivors, I paddle for two special friends. One long-time friend has a sticker with her name on it.
eat well, sleep well………paddle fast! Training miles: hundreds