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Fish

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Catalina Classic 2008?
« on: October 12, 2007, 12:32:23 PM »
I am very intrigued by the Catalina Classic and the prospect of competing on a SUB. 

I saw that a few guys did it this year as a team. 

Anybody out there have an interest in training for/participating in next year's event? 

If so, I'd love to explore further with whomever may be interested.   

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Re: Catalina Classic 2008?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 12:53:58 PM »
I'll be doing the Cat. Challenge again. Little mo' longer and hopefully solid down wind/swell. You should check it out, it's a fun one!

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Re: Catalina Classic 2008?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 01:21:31 PM »
Allan - Thanks for your reply. I saw your overview of the 2007 challenge.  Quite impressive (and inspiring)!  And that yellow beast of a craft just looks awesome.

I'm wondering what kind of training program would make the most sense to be prepared for event like this.
Having trained for marathons before, I wonder if same training principles would apply.

Did you do anything special to get ready for it?   Before the event, what were the longest paddles you were doing? 

Any input/advice you may have would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Catalina Classic 2008?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 09:47:40 PM »
I had a program put together by my personal trainer (aka Jami, my fiancee). She's a big tri-athlete and marathoner, who structured a tapering program that worked pretty good. I would focus on shorter weekday paddles focusing on stroke dynamics and pacing, then long weekend paddles.

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Re: Catalina Classic 2008?
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2007, 04:41:12 PM »
What is the date on this?  How many miles?  What is the wind angle, is it downwind? I may do it. 

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Re: Catalina Classic 2008?
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 02:56:42 PM »
32 miles.  Held over the summer. 2007's was in July. Not sure if same month every year, but expect summer of 2008 for next race.  My understanding is that winds are a total crapshoot.

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