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Trimarni Greenville Camp - Day 2 recap

"Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing."

Unless you live by, in, on or near the mountains, it's not every day that you can get on your bike from your front doorstep and ride up and down a mountain. 
Karel and I consider ourselves really lucky in that we can ride from our house and within 10 minutes we can climb Paris Mountain. In less than 2 miles, we are on bike-friendly, country roads with endless options for riding.

Although we do not do the long mountain climbs very often in our training, it is a nice treat to know that we can climb a mountain anytime we want without having to drive our bikes anywhere.
And if you haven't figured it out yet, Karel and I love to climb!
It was a no-brainer that we would give our campers an opportunity to climb a mountain (or two) during camp. Not only would it provide great stress on the body for our campers to climb (without stopping) for up to an hour but it would also force our athletes to dig deep and to disco…

Trimarni Greenville camp - Day 1

There's no way to explain how our campers feel on day 1 of Trimarni camp. Excitement, nerves, anticipation, joy, fears......just like race day, there are a lot of unknowns and a lot to look forward to so Karel and I enjoy keeping our athletes super busy on the first day of camp. 


Day 1 started at 7:15am at the Swamp Rabbit Lodge (where our  campers were staying). We had four extra guests for Thursday - Kelly and Meghan Fillnow and Dana and Kelly (local triathletes) as well as our 10 campers. 
Karel and I spoke to the group on Wednesday evening, preparing everyone for the planned ride over Callahan Mountain which included a SAG stop at Hotel Domestique. Several of our campers did not have a lot of experience climbing/descending so day 1 was all about skills. Although we like to load our athletes with volume at our endurance focused camps, fitness can only take an athlete so far on race day. Without proper skills, it's hard to put all that good training to good use on race day. 

I…