And now it's his turn.
I truly think Matt's better cut out for endurance events than I am; while I often lose sight of my big picture and burn out on training, Matt never misses a workout and seems to enjoy paddling every time he's out there, no matter what. And he's really good about cross-training.
|Matt and Mark on a training paddle.|
|Land-based starts for SUP races mean that racers run into the water, mount their boards, and paddle away.|
|Matt (in the neon green hat toward the front) competing in a SUP tri - he ran a 5k, then paddled a 5k. He opted out of the swim haha.|
^An in-water start at one of Matt's races.
|A photo of a previous year's start at Chattajack.|
Even if by nature I'm not nearly as easy-going as Matt, I'm really aiming make this weekend all about him and this amazing accomplishment. Needless to say, he's really excited; his bucket list race is finally here!
Have you ever crewed for someone at a big race?
Send Matt and his teammates some good vibes!