With all things it takes a little practice and patience. I just started paddleboarding and each time I get out, I'm faster and more stable. Most adventure races are more legs than arms. This race seemed to have a lot more paddling than normal. Some races really required skilled navigation and that s usually where the race is won. I've seen some old and not hyper fit teams win before, because they are savvy navigators and know how to conserve energy and pace themselves. You saw in 1st episodes what can happen if you go out too fast. I literally binge watched the whole season last night. Seeing guys like Mark Macy and his old teammates giving it a go in their 70's was awesome. They are legendary in the sport. What's crazy is they were literally my age when they were at the top of the sport. No chance could I compete at that level of speed today. So sad to see Mark starting to battle alzheimers. They were going so strong - I really thought they would finish in top half. Nathan Fa'avae & the New Zealand teams have dominated the sport for decades - no surprise on the finishing order. Lenhart was typical Lenhart. They gave it a good go being completely inexperienced. I'm totally inspired once again. I will try to ramp up my adventures in length and intensity to see if maybe I can get back to some semblance of racing shape. Who knows, maybe I can have another go in the sport - but not likely one involving racing for podiums - just finishing.