There is one simple key to a successful SUP training program and competition schedule, yet it is often used improperly. Rest. Rest is the most underrated SUP training tool at your disposal. A common approach from endurance athletes is to think, “more is better.” For example, if paddling four miles is good for me, […]
SUP training tips, programs and information for SUP racers around the world.
Success in your SUP training involves a commitment to excellence and consistency. Focus on your goals and consistently make decisions to help you achieve them. I created the ‘Workout Wednesday’ posts to give you specific SUP training drills that can be completed each week. Use the SUP training sessions to stay focused, improve your […]
The information on SUP technique below will help stand up paddlers of all skill levels. Whether you have never entered a SUP race or are a seasoned SUP elite paddler, the stand up paddle stroke is the most critical part of your paddling experience. There is not one universal stand up paddle technique that […]
I arrived in Germany yesterday to compete in the Lost Mills SUP race for the fourth year in a row. One of my favorite things about SUP racing are the opportunities it has given me to travel throughout the United States and around the world. Summer is usually a time that SUP racers pack […]
The golden buoy, or first buoy turn of a race, is one of the most critical elements of race strategy and course layout in SUP racing. What if I told you that you could be at a significant disadvantage before your SUP race begins because of where this first buoy is placed? So what’s […]
SUP race pacing is as much about mental toughness as it is about physical ability. Follow these guidelines to help reach your goals and avoid burning out during your SUP training and racing. After the start horn goes off, your competition will likely sprint ahead at full speed. Should you follow at […]