The Western Carolina Paddlers is based in Asheville, NC. Our membership is comprised of paddlers of all types. Members kayak, canoe and raft down rivers, on lakes and oceans throughout Western Carolina and beyond. We are active in river conservation, access issues and local events.
Below is a partial list of some of
the upcoming Stand Up Paddle (SUP), Canoe, Kayak and Outrigger Canoe events. To find
additional events or publish new events use the links below
Hydration: The Key to Optimum Performance with Energy Gels
Water is the key to proper gel usage, because gels are absorbed in your small intestine and water is the transport vehicle that allows this to occur. If you fall behind on your water intake during longer workouts, you run the risk of dehydration, delayed benefits from the gel and possible stomach irritation.
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