16 episodes

This podcast explores ultra-distance paddle racing and adventuring. We talk story with ultra endurance athletes to find out what it takes physically and mentally to make it to the finish line. Support the show by click the link at the bottom of each show description. Every dollar helps keep it going and we appreciate it!

90% Mental-Ultra Distance Paddling Adventures Jennifer Fratzke

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    • 5.0 • 21 Ratings

This podcast explores ultra-distance paddle racing and adventuring. We talk story with ultra endurance athletes to find out what it takes physically and mentally to make it to the finish line. Support the show by click the link at the bottom of each show description. Every dollar helps keep it going and we appreciate it!

    Adventure-Roam Projects: Last Paddler Standing

    Adventure-Roam Projects: Last Paddler Standing

    In this episode, I talk story with Greg Wingo, owner of Roam Projects about the 2022 Alabama 650  recap and the first inaugural Last Paddler Standing, a new SUP endurance race event in Sarasota Florida at Benderson Park.

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    • 45 min
    A Mid-Pacific Crossing with Cyril Derreumaux (Part 2)

    A Mid-Pacific Crossing with Cyril Derreumaux (Part 2)

     On September 20, 2022, after 91 days and 9 hours, Cyril Derreumaux completed 2,544 nautical miles from California to Hawaii. in fact, he is only the second solo kayaker to accomplish this. This is a recap of his inspirational journey through grit and determination. Make sure you check out Season 1, Episode 7 to hear our pre-crossing chat. 

    BLOG https://www.cyrilderreumaux.com/blog

    PODCAST https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-really-want-to-do-this/id1574971421
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Adventure: Adam Shoalts-A Modern Day Explorer

    Adventure: Adam Shoalts-A Modern Day Explorer

    Adam Shoalts is a Modern Day Explorer who grew up in the Canadian forest. His father was a woodworker, and taught him how to build canoes and paddles from a young age. He still resides in Canada where he is the Explorer-in-Residence of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. 
    Adam is best known for his 2017,  4,000 km solo journey across Canada’s Arctic. In this episode, we talk all things canoeing. From exploring unknown waterways, portaging through black fly infested musk egg, canoeing off of unforeseen waterfalls to coming face to face with polar bears, black bears, grizzly bears and giant musk ox, his stories will leave you captivated.


    Follow his adventures on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/adam_shoalts/?hl=en

    Books:
    https://adamshoalts.com/literature/
    Website:
    https://adamshoalts.com
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Adventure Racing & Yukon 1000 with Bend Racing

    Adventure Racing & Yukon 1000 with Bend Racing

    In this episode we talk story with Jason Magness and Daniel Staudigel of Bend Racing. These two just set a new record for fastest time racing in the Yukon 1000, completing the course in just 5 days, 11 hours and 48 minutes. The prior record was 6 days 2 hours and 11 minutes in 2009.

    Jason and Dan are no strangers to adventure racing. In fact, they are part of Team Bend Racing, located in Bend Oregon. While we talked story about their experience at the Yukon 1000, the conversations free flowed into everything adventure racing. We learned about what it takes to enter these kinds of races, how to train, what to eat and more. It really made me want to enter one! 

    Here are just a few of the most recent adventure races they have competed in:

    2nd  -Americas Toughest Race  | Bend, OR  | May 2021
    1st  -WA 360 Race  |   June 2021
    1st  - Wembo 24 hour Nationals  |   July 2021
    4th & 5th  -USARA Nationals  |  Sept 2021                     
    1st  -Expedition Canada  |   Oct 2021
    24th -Top American Team  | World Championships  |  Oct 2021


    Check the Team out at  http:\\www.bendracing.com



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    • 1 hr 18 min
    The Arctic Cowboys-Northwest Passage Part 1

    The Arctic Cowboys-Northwest Passage Part 1

    In this episode, we talk story with the Arctic Cowboys, a team of experienced paddlers from Texas who are about to embark on a expedition of a lifetime. They will traverse through an area known as the Northwest Passage. Although this route has been attempted by other kayakers with various degrees of success and failure, this team will be the most experienced group of kayakers to attempt the passage via a strictly water route.

    To learn more and follow their journey, check out http:\\www.westhansen.com

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    Team Sponsors: 
    The North Face  https://www.thenorthface.com/
    Templar Knives https://www.templar-knives.com/
    Epic Kayaks https://www.epickayaks.com/
    Resistol (cowboy hats)  https://resistol.com/


    Books
    The Amazon from Source to Sea (get it on Amazon)
    The Amazon from Source to Sea: The Farthest Journey Down the World's Longest River: Hansen, West: 9780578509730: Amazon.com: Books


    Mentions:
    Robert Youens
    Inuit People 

     
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    Brian Sheridan takes on the The Everglades Challenge-Part 2

    Brian Sheridan takes on the The Everglades Challenge-Part 2

    We all know that there is a lot of time and planning spent preparing for ultra endurance races, so having to grab a DNF before reaching the finish line is a hard pill to swallow. It happens to all of us at some point for several different reasons. I've been there when I have to pull out of the California River Quest due to a few poor decisions early on in the race that definitely could have been avoided. But we paddle, we learn, and we paddle again.  Weather its an issue this gear, equipment, nutrition and hydration, so many moving parts can fall apart.

    This is a story of Brian´s journey through the Everglades Challenge in which he had to pull out of the 2020 race, but went back and kicked some serious tail in 2022.

    This journey comes in 2 parts, so make sure you listen to Part 1 first. If you have every felt defeated because you had to pull out of a race, Brian´s positive outlook and perseverance will motivate you to go back and make it to the finish line.

    Join the tribe at https://watertribe.com/ and claim your tribe name. I wonder what mine would be?!

    Stay safe out there with an emergency position-indicating radio beacon (EPIRB)
    The Best EPIRB for 2022 (boatsafe.com)

    Check out Jensen Canoes https://www.jensencanoes.com/
    Get your sail on with Falcon Sails https://www.falconsails.com/


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Eked rye ,

Great listen

Great job preparing and recounting the race. Really nice to hear the experience in detail.

SamuraixJack ,

Awesome content!

When is the next one?

Sojournher ,

Good stuff!

Can’t wait to hear more!

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