Do your legs cramp at mile 3, 5 or 20 when you paddle?Are you slow off the start of every race? Are you constantly dealing with your feet falling asleep at a certain mile point during a distance race our long exploring adventure
Whether your a touring pro or average Jane or Joe, how many of you reading this article right now could admit that sometimes, YOU are your biggest obstacle
Remember, preparing for a SUP race, your first or 20th; requires mental preparation, a mental course map, clarity, having a plan for the unexpected and so much more.
At the starting line, my anxiety and fears eased because there was no going back. I started to be nicer to myself and take the pressure off my performance—I just wanted to finish.
I was the WEAK Whale! I had fallen behind and I was going to be a shark snack! Wow, I was really beginning to not feel well. Alone. Falling off my board being pounded by wind and waves. My body dangling into the water, I anticipated JAWS!