In Honor of Navy ET1 (SEAL) Jeffrey A Lucas

This training session is dedicated to Navy ET1 (SEAL) Jeffrey A Lucas who lost his life in Afghanistan in 2005. Today’s training was a long distance paddle. Started out early and the weather was perfect. There was very little wind, the sun rise was beautiful, and the temperature was cool until the last two hours. Ended up covering 25.6 miles in 6 hours and 15 minutes with an average speed of 4.1 MPH.  Felt pretty good and the fueling protocol worked very well. In comparing how I felt at the end of this long distance paddle versus last Saturday I would say I pushed this one a little too hard. There is a balance between pushing to get the maximum benefit from the training session and pushing so hard that it will take more than a day to recover. It was a long day and long week of training but it is over and tomorrow will be a rest day.  For the family of ET1 (SEAL) Jeffrey A Lucas, that included one son, there are no easy days without him. A donation to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation will make it easier for his child to get a college education.