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2020 VPL Results – King & Queen of the 1K

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The King & Queen of the 1K race was a very interesting race for the Paddle League in 2020. To recap, here were the rules of the race: The King & Queen of the 1k is a 1k race that requires you to have a good...

2020 VPL Results – Heros of the Half Kilometer

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The Half Kilometer sprint was one of our favorite races for the Paddle League in 2020.  As we mentioned in the 200m post, many of us train and race in longer races, as a result, the idea of all-out for 200 or even 500m...

2020 VPL Results – 200m Sprints

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As we discussed in our master post, the results of the 200M Sprints - The Clash of the 200M Titans - is the first race we're reviewing from our 2020 Virtual Race Series. The 200M sprints were an exciting addition to the Paddle League in...

2020 VPL Results

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The 2020 Virtual Paddle League and Paddle Monster are excited to announce the results of the 2020 Virtual Paddle League Race Series! First and foremost, we want to congratulate all participants for putting in time for the sport they love, committing time for themselves, and...

Leaning Against the Wind

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YETI recently published their mini-documentary about Lauren Spalding the Hawaiian Outrigger canoe and SurfSki living legend. Leaning Against the Wind Conquering a 45-mile stretch of stacked waves, crashing currents, and blistering winds—13 times with just a paddle in hand and 12 times the Molokai solo champion...

Off-Season Paddle Training for Cold and Warm Climates Starts November 9th

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The Paddle Monster Off-Season Programs are designed to build the fitness foundation upon which a successful 2021 racing season can be built. Programs specific to those in warm climates, who have regular access to the water for paddling, and those in cold climates who are...

VPL Checkpoint – September 1, 2020 Leader Jersey Winners

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The 2020 Virtual Paddle League is excited to announce the September 1, 2020 leaderboard!  This leaderboard, which is represented by craft, race, and gender, is quite extensive and represents the fastest currently in each position across these groupings. Each Virtual Paddle League leader will receive...

Paddling Through the Pandemic: Midwest Paddle League Reflects on 2020

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Looking Back Planning started for the 2020 Midwest Paddle League season before the last race of 2019. Looking forward to its second year, the League was determined to avoid the sophomore jinx. The new season promised to be bigger and better than ever. There were...

Key West Paddle Classic – Virtual Version

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This year’s 23rd Annual Key West Paddle Classic will have 2 versions of the event; a live in Key West Race AND a virtual (from where ever you are race!) With so many people unable to travel due to COVID-19, Lazy Dog and Sue Cooper...

Why Your Brain Needs you to Paddle – A Zoom Session with Larry Cain

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Coach Larry Cain will be discussing the impacts of paddling on brain function and development - Thursday, September 3 at 3:00 PM ET This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not members, join All Access coaching or...

Larry Cain interviews Bodie Von Allmen for The Virtual Paddle League

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Bodie Von Allmen, from Lake Oswego, OR, has been surfing since he was three and winning races and surf competitions in the Pacific Northwest and along the west coast since he was 11. He's now 14, itching to race the top pros and tearing...

The 10K Throwdown is LIVE

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The 10k Throwdown is a grueling 10k time trial race! If you’re looking for something longer, a race that you can settle into but still get in a game of golf, this race is for you.  The 10k endurance race is a longer style race...

Haulin’ Half Marathon is LIVE

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The Haulin Half Marathon is a grueling 21km race.  Finally, as we expect people have had some training time, this race is for the distance folks! Settle in and put in a good 21km! This isn't about sprinting, but about the long haul! Settle...

Haulin’ Half Marathon Launches Monday on the Virtual Paddle League

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This race is for the distance folks! Settle in and put in a good 21km! This isn't about sprinting, but about the long haul! Settle in a reach for the fastest 21km time on the planet! Join us for The Haulin Half Marathon! For more...

Coach Larry Cain, Facebook Live on The Cancellation of Chattajack and ongoing Training in 2020

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Paddle Monster Coach Larry Cain discusses the cancellation of Chattajack due to the Pandemic and what we should be training for in 2020. This Facebook Live originally aired August 4, 2020 at 3:00 pm ET. https://virtualpaddleleague.com https://chattajack.com https://paddlemonster.com #sup #racing #paddling #paddle #paddlemonster #pdlmnstr #virtualpaddleleague #2020

The Mental Side of Race Performance Zoom Session with Larry Cain

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Coach Larry Cain will be discussing the mental side of race performance - Thursday, July 30 at 3:00 PM ET This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not members, join All Access coaching or Basic Plan here Members...

M(idwest) 2 Oahu

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M2O a 32-mile race from Molokai to Oahu. It’s 4,000 miles from Molokai to the Midwest. For many, it would be the trip pf a lifetime to fly to Molokai, hire and escort boat, and paddle the M2O race along side the likes of Travis Grant,...

Racing Halfway to The North Pole: 45 North Solstice Paddle Festival

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About 20 degrees latitude north of the equator, you’ll find Hawaii, the epicenter of all things paddle related. However, if you keep heading north halfway to the north pole, at the 45th parallel, you’ll find that paddling is also alive and well. There is...

New Virtual Paddle League (VPL) Race: Clash of the 200 Meter Titans

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The Clash of the 200m Titans is a 200m sprint that is intended to weed out the fast short distance paddler on the planet! This race requires skill in sprinting, starts, technique, and strength and a great connection with the water to find the one person...

Sports Nutrition for Long Distance Races – Zoom Discussion – Monday July 20 at 3:00 PM ET

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Coach Seychelle and Coach Burgess will be discussing sports nutrition for long-distance races - Monday, July 20 at 3:00 PM ET This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not members, join All Access coaching or Basic Plan...

Midwest Paddle Festival Recap

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Is it safe to return to the water? The ubiquitous two note theme song played, but that danger wasn’t a shark fin cutting through the water surface, but rather the far more silent and deadly sickness that has already victimized and torn to shreds...

Catch Drills – With Coach Seychelle – on ZOOM Tuesday July 14 at 3PM EST

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Coach Seychelle will be demonstrating her favorite drills for working on your catch in this live ZOOM session, on the water, on Tuesday, July 14, at 3:00 pm ET. This is available for all Paddle Monster All Access and Basic Members. If you are not...

Virtual Paddle League New Race Starts Today: Heroes of the Half K

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The Heroes of the Half Kilometer - 500m is a 500m sprint gives racers a bit more time to settle into a cadence and reach for a smooth, clean glide to drive you to the fastest time.  Similar to the 200m sprint in intensity,...

Zoom Session Thursday, June 25 at 3PM EST: How to Race 1000M

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Coach Larry Cain will be discussing tactics and strategy for Racing 1000m. If the current Virtual circuits have you asking this question how do I sprint or how are time trials different, this discussion will help!  Join us Thursday, June 25 at 3:00 PM...
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