Gearing up for epic camp!
In preparation for the season, we're meeting some friends this weekend for a crazy training "camp," based on Gordo Byrne's epic training camps. We'll bike 100 miles on Saturday after running for an hour (~7 miles or so), and then wind down the day with an hour in the pool. On Sunday, we get up and do it all again. I'm excited to swim with some really good swimmers (although our swims have been really improving with the volume we've been putting in). The bike work will be really good for us, too, but we have been getting in long rides pretty consistently for the past month and a half or so - we can tell that they've been greatly improving our endurance and climbing/descending skills (since we ride through some of the few mountains Oklahoma has to offer).
I'm very optimistic about the coming season. I think I've struggled to put races together, not so much because I wasn't in shape, but because mentally, I wasn't at the top of my game. I'm making a concerted effort to read up on the mental side of training/racing/triathlon, and I think it will really help me do my best with the sport. I'm excited about the prospects! Training has gone really well; I just got out of the pool after a short workout, but my times have really decreased...I just did 3 x 100's in ~1:10, which I was pretty pleased with! I'll keep at it with the bike, run, mental training, and learning about nutrition, and then...I think I might be able to put together my best season so far!