Day 2: 3-4 hour bike + 30 min run
Day 3: 3 hour bike + 60-80 min run
After our team dinner on Saturday evening, Karel and I relaxed in bed at our hotel and we couldn't stop talking about our campers.Over three days of quality and tough training, we heard no complaints and saw a lot of effort and heard no excuses. When discussing the plan for the mock tri on Sunday for the last day of camp, we could tell our campers were tired but smiles that we saw on Thursday, still remained on their faces. The camp was going so well, beyond our expectations and although we knew everyone was tired, we didn't want the camp to end. And what what we could not expect was how well everyone was getting along. There were no competition as to who's the best, fastest or strongest athlete but instead, each athlete pushed each other as comfort zones were stretched. Since Karel and I are all about teamwork, it was a beautiful sight to see friendships being made while bodies were in action.
Once everyone was ready, we went to our two reserved long course lanes to warm-up for 5 minutes.
30 min time trial swim (non-stop) - however many meters you can complete in 30 minutes.
26 mile bike ride (similar route to our Saturday workout so that the athletes were familiar with the route and could practice changing gears and pacing themselves on rolling terrain)
40-50 min run (or 10K) - on trail, which includes rolling terrain
After our swim, we all got our gear ready for the bike and headed out to the trail together as a group.
Just like in a race, there was pacing and passing but we instructed to our athletes "safety first!" Karel rode out ahead of the campers so that he could help the athletes with any traffic on the road and I rode with athletes here and there during the ride - although Karel and I were not racing or training on the bike. We were out there to support our athletes, take pics and cheer them out.
Karel and I look forward to putting on more camps in the near future so if you or your tri club/tri buddies have any interest in us putting on a camp in your area, just let us know.
Also, with much request, we will be placing another Trimarni kit order soon so stay tuned.
Thank you again to the sponsors of the Trimarni camp! We had lots of happy tummies and well-fueled, strong bodies throughout the camp.
Until next time........