Paddle 2:02:02  8.5 mi (14:21 / mi)
6 NOODLES!!! Yes, on today's paddle, I encountered 6 pool noodles and there was no crying. Actually, they were taped together, so it really looked like 3 bigger noodles. I saw the first floating down the river, so I saved it and put it on the dock while waiting for my GPS to sync. Then, as I was coming back to the dock at the end of the paddle, I saw the other two. Someone lost a lot of noodles.
Feeling much better today - must have been something bad I ate. I am blaming Marty for cross-contaminating the brats or something.
Paddle was 10 steady, 20 faster, repeat the entire time. Still need to stay focused on paddling with the core by twisting at the waist. I feel like my upper body gets tired before I can really get the HR up. Was feeling cold today, so maybe that had something to do with it. Also, it rained off and on the whole paddle, but on for the entire second half.