Monday, June 20, 2011

Blue Ridge / Boone camp 2011

We hosted our 2nd Blue Ridge training camp over the weekend and it was a lot of fun.  This is an essentially unadvertised camp that Bri and I put together for our athletes, friends and training partners and it is billed as a train and have fun camp, not a train and then talk more about training and sit for lectures on training then go to sleep so you can train more camp, which also have their time and place, just not here. 

We rent a large house on the side of a mountain and then fill it up with food, people, and adult beverages.

Thursday ride - 47 miles with 4,000 feet elevation gain + The Viaduct

Thursday run - 5 miles flat on Boone Greeneways (these are nice if you're ever in the area)

Friday ride - ~40 miles, with washout bridge crossing, 3,500 feet elevation + Shoals Mill pass

Friday swim - between 3,000 to 5,000 meters

Saturday run - up from Bass Lake to Moses Cone Park to the Firetower - 1,100 feet elevation gain in ~5 mile climb

Saturday swim - stormed out, we did try to get this in but not too many complaints

Saturday night - brawling with the Roller Derby girls (here is one happy camper before he was tackled to the ground by seven sweaty roller girls)

Sunday morning - ride rained out, 2.4 or 4.6 mile flat run around Julian Price Lake just off mile 296 on the Blue Ridge

Sunday cleared out by 11am

The end!  Recovering from the effort this week and then the Kure Beach double sprint this weekend.

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