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Archive for February, 2008

Penticton Training Camp, April 19th-25th, 2008

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

Two Ironman athletes and brilliant coaches Sara Gross and Christopher Brown are putting on a training camp in Penticton April 19th to April 25th, 2008.  I’ve referred a few athletes to Sara and Chris for coaching this year,…and all I hear about is just how wonderful they are.  Their athletes are sooooooo happy.  I can only imagine this camp is going to be incredible.   To download a PDF with more info, click here.


itchy skin

Monday, February 4th, 2008

I’m back in the water more now – it’s good to be back swimming with the Dinos.  That also means the body lotion is out in full force.  Swimming coupled with dryness in Calgary can be deadly.  Today I hopped into the distance swimmer’s lane. The set was:

5x400m (mix of free and back) on 6:00, 5x[3×100 band only on 1:30, 2×200 pull (one on 2:30, second on 3:30)], descending 10x150m on 1:55

I cheated with choosing not to do band-only, and swimming the first 200 pull as 150 pull,…and 10×100 rather than 150s. I’m determined to improve this year. In races, I was pretty disappointed with my swimming last year. Being around the sport long enough, I realize that it’s just a matter of time before things start clicking again. Staying positive and consistent with training is really important.

I just visited Jonathan Caron’s blog and watched a video of him giving a tour of his pad in Las Cruces,…I always get a kick out of him.