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September 1, 2018

Take a minute to read this inspiring trip report that John P. Batson put together describing his experience in the 2017 Chattajack. Physical and mental fortitude at its finest! (Side Note: John made a commitment in 2017 to train hard in standup paddling. He logged over...

Of course being able to execute a strategy like this over a 5-8 hour race is easier said than done.  We all know that completing a race like Chattajack requires a commitment to training.  However the type of training you do is important and in the end, no matter what t...

Thursday, July 20th (TODAY!) marks 100 days until Chattajack.  It seems like a long time on one hand yet on the other it seems rather short, especially since it will also mark 81 days since registration.  You might find yourself asking, “What have I done with the last...

Obviously if you’ve made the commitment to do a long race like Chattajack this year, you know you’re in for a lot of paddling.  The race alone is 31 miles long which is going to take anywhere from 5 to 8 ½ hours to complete on a SUP.  That’s a lot of time on your board...

If you’re competing seriously in any sport you should be following a training program of some sort.  And if that program is going to lead to successful performances, particularly in high-level endurance sports that also involve a lot of power (like SUP, kayak, surfski...

Earlier this year I put this post up on Paddle Monster for our All-Access members.  I think it is worth reusing here for those preparing for Chattajack.  

Last year Chattajack was a challenge above and beyond the usual associated with 31 miles down the Tennessee Ri...

November 29, 2016

“It’s mind over matter once you get out there and that’s how I felt,” Allison said. “It would have been easy to fold, but I didn’t come to fold.”

Mark Allison signed up for Chattajack on May 1 just like most everyone else. The only difference is, 38 days later, he had a...

September 29, 2016

The heaviest hardware to be earned by a Chattajack participant since the inception of the event: the 5-year belt buckle. Chattajack has seen 8 racers toe the line 5 consecutive years, submit to Mother Nature’s gauntlet, and complete the course (assuming all goes well f...

September 22, 2014

Nutrition is one of the more important roles in forming a fast strategy for the 31-mile Tennessee River Gorge race. It’s so easy to get caught in the moment, hammering away, and falsely convince ourselves we can maintain a certain output level while sacrifice our nutri...

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