Thursday, July 21, 2011

OTC Collegiate Recruitment Camp

Barb Lindquist, head of the usat collegiate recruitment program, incited myself and 12 other collegiate swimmer/runners from across the country for a week long camp of triathlon training, skills, and learning. I'm posting this on Thursday of the week, and training has really begun to kick up! Our mileage figures have not been that high, but everything has been done with intensity and it has been a great learning experience! This morning, we went to the cappy crit course (a 1km loop course with several s turns, and a good mix of hills). There, after a warm up, we went into 3 sets of 5km bike (draft legal), 2km tough run. This was a really hard workout done near race intensity. My runs were right around 5:08-5:10 pace, and the bikes were all above 23.5 mph. Following this workout, we had lunch, then off to Colorado Country Club to do some open water swimming practice. Unfornately, thunder/lightning got the best of us and we had to resume open water practice at the pool at otc with 4 bouys and no lane lines. This swim lasted about an hour, and included some turn work, fartlek swimming, and diving into beginning of race work. Everybody is pretty spent this afternoon, and it appears we have some time off before dinner and a guest speaker.

Here is a final schedule for the week. Good training+meeting other driven triathletes=success.

Time/Day Sat 7/16 Sun 7/17 Mon 7/18 Tue 7/19 Wed 7/20 Thu 7/21 Fri 7/22 Sat 7/23
6:30 a.m. Swim
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Run Technique w/Bobby McGee   Group Ride or Coaches Lecture w/Scott
8:30 a.m. Bike Skills Assessment + Transition Skills at Prospect Park Bike w/Neal- 2hrs lecture, 2 hrs skills @ Prospect Park Bike w/Neal- Crit Course Bike/Run Brick at Crit Course
9:00 a.m. Swim/Bike Brick at Pool
9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. Start RETUL fits
10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. Lunch   Lunch Lunch Bike Maintenance over Lunch Lunch
12:00 p.m. Lunch Lunch
12:30 p.m. Video w/Dr.G (second half of group) Open Water @Country Club (12:30) or LCM 1-2:30
1:00 p.m. Mental Skills w/Bobby Swim Technique w/Barb Swim Technique w/Susan Trail Run at Woodman Trail
1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. Bike check 2-6 Dr. G Lecture 2-4pm 1:1 w/Bobby, 1:1 w/Barb, or TP Therapy Demo Run w/Barb- bounds, 100's
2:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. Video w/Dr.G (first half of group) Group Ride w/Neal to Garden of the Gods Strengthwork
3:30 p.m. B/R Transition Skills Practice Bike Packing Party
4:00 p.m. Surgical Tubing  
4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Intro Talk + Icebreakers Free night or  1:1's w/Barb Dinner USADA Katie Talk on ITU Free Night! Wrap Up Survey + End Talk
6:30 p.m. Watch Bobby's Run Video
7:00 p.m. Susan Pep Talk
7:30 p.m.

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