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Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25, Tucson Camp

Last day of the Tucson Camp.   Weather has come around nicely.  We'll miss the sun and warmth of Arizona.   Everyone has worked very hard.  Time to let the body regenerate for a few days.

a.m. Last swim at the beautiful U of Arizona pool followed by noon run then some power shopping before our final team dinner.

Congratulations to all the athletes and big high five to Austin achieving the Triathlon Canada WC swim standard.  Especially well done since he did this on day 13 of the camp.

A few pics of the past few days.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 21, Tucson Camp

For the first week in Tucson we had some fantastic weather with temps well into the 20's however it's cooled off with some recent rain and cloud.   Training continues to roll along quite well.  Today was a lower intensity day, though the athletes might argue that the regeneration swim wasn't much of recovery with the volume being at 5.5km (all easy, technical stuff)  :)

Tomorrow we'll swim in the morning at the university pool then head to a loop at the base of Mt. Lemmon for some bike run intervals in the afternoon.

Everyone is in good spirits, though we had some disappointment today with the loss to the US in men's Olympic hockey :(    Maybe a good wake up call for the boys.  I'm sure they'll come out stronger next game.

Pics from the past few days.

Run at Sabino Canyon
U of Arizona Pool. Marc attempts to  swim the gauntlet on his bday. We love Marc Antoine. Ice cold water in Tucson. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Day 4, Tucson Camp

Good day out there under the beautiful Tucson sun.

a.m.  Gates Pass, 20' intervals on McCain loop.. strong climb back up Gates.

p.m  Recovery swim at U of A.

p.m.  Run - speed session along the river bank.

Regeneration day tomorrow.. then Mt. Lemmon!!

A few pics of today.

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Road Ahead (homework in Tucson)

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Time: 9:20 pm

Marc: Mes amis I have to write le poem and send it in for tomorrow morning!
AP: Alright team poem session!
Others: LETS DO IT!

The Road Ahead

The desert sun burning my skin.
Open roads with clean fresh air.
The grinding hill,
Eroding away at my will.

Enduring pain with my comrads, my kin.
We crest the peak with no time to spare.
The cactai strong and true, my faithful fans
They feel my pain, they know my plan

Frustration, suffering, reward,

Finish 9:29 pm

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day video from the NTC ft. Kiki & AP

Day 2 Tucson Training Camp.

Day Two in Tucson:  very good training day.

8 a.m. 2.5 hour hilly ride Gates Pass and through Tucson Mountain Park.

12:00 noon  5k swim at U of A. short course yards on a warm, sunny day. 22c in Tucson.

4:30 p.m. 50-75' run w/tempo along the river bank nearby.

Everyone is doing well.

A few pics of Day Two below:

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Day 1 Tucson Training Camp.

Tucson Training Camp is underway.  Everyone has arrived except for Paula (arriving tomorrow due to delayed flights).

Athletes: Kirsten Sweetland, Paula Findlay, Alison Hooper, Kyla Coates, Alex Coates, Rachael Edwards,  Andre Paul Baillargeon Smith, Austin Horn, Jeff Phillips, Matt Sharpe, Aaron Thomas, Cole Stewart, Marc Antoine Christin.

Day 1:  eased into training today - 40-50' base run in the morning along the riverbank, 5.5k technical swim at the University of Arizona Pool and a 75-90' easy spin along the Catalina Mountains Foothills.

A few pics of day 1:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tucson, Arizona here we come! :) A few pics from the 2009 camp.

We're off to sunny and warm Tucson for a two week training camp.  Weather is forecast to be 20-22c this weekend and next week with nothing but pure SUN!!

Some hard work ahead for the athletes and I know they are up for it and ready to get at it.

Posts from Tucson to follow.

Below are a few pics from the 2009 Tucson camp.

2010 Winter Olympics - Go CANADA!!!