Tag Archives: chris hipgrave

October 11


A bespoke Pyranha 12R in carbon composite, plus high water, allowed me to take the win at the 2021 TVCC Ocoee Race in a new course record time of 27′ 58″. A talented field and tight competition had the top 6 times all within just five seconds of one another in this classic event. Hopefully […]

May 05


My first important surfski race of 2021 had me returning to the Rainbow River in Florida, to line up along side some of Florida’s best for a 12 mile up and back down this magnificently beautiful spring fed river. Most surfski races tend to be a battle of attrition. A lead group would establish early […]

January 14

Florida Training Camp Geekery

Let’s face it … 2020 sucked on so many levels. As a result, I was determined to leap into the new year like it’s going to be the best year ever, and that meant a solid training block over the winter. So a warm weather training camp in glorious Florida came together as my spring […]

November 02

VIDEO | 2020 Lord of the Fork

October 12


July 07


I had an opportunity to sit down with John Chase at the Paddling the Blue Podcast. It was a great conversation that became focused on performance paddling and how to think about skill / knowledge acquisition. Listen below. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/paddling-the-blue-podcast/id1500275843 Google Play: https://podcasts.google.com/?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cucGFkZGxpbmd0aGVibHVlLmNvbS9mZWVkLnhtbA&ved=0CAAQ4aUDahcKEwjwlPjH0-XoAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg&hl=en Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/47v1UkigvMWlpMdpGZilUg

June 28


WHYAbout 60% of the human adult body is water. The brain and heart are 73% water, lungs are about 83% water, the skin 64% and muscles are 79%! Once those hydration levels get out of balance, you’ll start slowing down as the symptoms of dehydration take over your body as it tries to protect itself. […]

June 21


A well researched and practiced nutrition plan for Chattajack is very important, especially so for the later stages of the race where stories of spectacular bonks in the closing miles are too common. However, that plan will be different for everyone. Just because it worked for your buddy, doesn’t mean it will work for you. […]

June 11


It goes without saying, but Chattajack is a paddling race, therefore, paddling should be your primary form of training. If you’re new to paddling endurance events, then the best thing you can do is simply paddle more! But even if you’re a mildly seasoned paddler, you soon realize there is only so much time in […]

May 16

Review | Whoop 3.0 Technology

Wearable health & fitness trackers are everywhere these days and the business is booming with options from Apple, Garmin, Polar and a plethora of others. But most devices track and focus on the fitness or basic health components of our daily lives. So when I found Whoop 3.0 and its focus on the recovery side […]