Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Training Summer 2009

Looking for some people to train with?? You can join Munny and I Tues. evenings at 6pm for Tues night trail run clinic. Meet at Escape Route, $5. Last Tues. of every month is a Hash Run.
I participated in my first hash run last month and it was great fun. You basically all run working as a team to find the route that leads to the end or beer. The faster runners take off and let you know if they are on the right or wrong trail by yelling out. The slower runners then know what trail to take when they arrive so everyone basically finishes at the same time.
Thurs. morning Intervals at Lost Lake are free for all Whistler Triathlon Club members, $2 drop in fee for anyone else.
Stay tuned for a long group weekend run and additional local races.
Happy Training!!!

June 2009 What's Up!

June is one busy month not only for all of my athletes but for me as well.
Last weekend I had a great time cheering on my coached athletes as well as many members of the Whistler Triathlon club and freinds from across the province. I was so proud to see everyone out there having a good, bad and super day. As a coach it was really important to me to be out there to see my athletes and freinds in action and support them. It is a different kind of feeling when you have worked with someone to achieve thier goals and then you see them do it!! I have to admit I cried a few times that day!!
Another of my athletes competed in his first 1/2 iron in Kona. I also wish I could have been there for him to help him through a tough, hot day!!! But he persevered through the heat and stomach issues to finish!!!
I also had two athletes who were not able to compete which was very unfortunate.
As for me it is now my turn to put all my hard work, commitment, physical and mental strength on the line at Ironman Coeur D'Alene June 21.
I will go into this race with not only my own determination but the inspiration from all my athletes, family, friends and fellow triathletes. Thanks!!