Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Training Camp details

The itinerary for my upcoming IRONMAN training camp came in the mail yesterday. I sure am looking forward to this, it will be a great chance to ride and preview the course, check my fitness levels and get in some great training as well.

I will drive from Bellingham on Saturday May 12 to Spokane for a visit with Aunt Pam and Uncle Pat before heading onto Post Falls for the first group dinner and to meet everyone. There is a chance I can get my Lactate Threshold tested that night too.

Sunday May 13

  • 7:30am: Coached Swim Session until 9:00 (Maybe Open Water swim in Liberty Lake)
  • 9.45am: Breakfast and Meeting at the Templins
  • 11.00am: 3 hour bike ride on Hilly section of Old Bike Course
  • 2:30pm: Transport to Run Course
  • 3.00pm: Run 90 minutes Mile Repeats 8-10 X 1 mile on run course with2' rest
  • 5.00pm: Group Dinner
  • 7.00pm: Evening presentation - Luke Way - Bike Fitting / Calvin Zaryski Final Physiological Preparation for the Ironman Race

Monday May 14
  • 7.30am: Breakfast at Templins
  • 9:00am: Bike IM Course One Loop
  • 1:00pm: Lunch at Templin's or nearby
  • 2:30pm: Bike another 2 hours Hill Climb Intervals
  • 6:00pm: Group Dinner
  • 7.00pm: Evening activity: Swim Stroke Review: Common Mistakes and Bike maintenance and changing a flat tire!!

Tuesday May 15
  • 7:00am: Breakfast at Templins Hotel
  • 8:15am: Drive to Pool/Lake Swim Session until 10:00
  • 10:30am: Drive Back to Templins Hotel
  • 11:00am: Small Lunch then transport to Run start
  • 1:00am: Long Run on Course (2-3 hours)
  • 4.30pm: Group Dinner
  • 7.30pm: Evening Presentation: Dr. PZ Pearce will outline some of the medical implications when racing the Ironman. As the Medical Director of the Ironman, he will outline some case studies from previous races and present some solutions so you are ready for anything on race day.

Wednesday May 16
  • 7:30am: Breakfast at the Templins Hotel
  • 8:30am: Meet with run gear ready for bike/run transition
  • 9:00am Ride Ironman Bike Course (180km), Transition into 5km run,start of Ironman Run Course.... long day!!
  • 6:00pm: Group Dinner
  • 7:30pm: Evening Seminar - Final preparations before race day and some details of what to do on 'Ironman Day'
  • 8.00pm: Questions and Wrap Up

Depending on how I feel after the long ride/run on Wednesday I may head home after a quick shower to be able to get back to work on Thursday, but as you can see this is quite a bit of training and I may just want to sleep and relax and just get up early Thursday for the drive home.

Keep checking back all week as I hope to have Internet access at the hotel and want to post pictures and my thoughts each day of camp.

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