Sunday, 23 May 2010

The May Camp

3 weeks into training and now i can truly say training has begun.
In the British team it is traditional that we have a camp in May with high hours of training at easy intensity. And this year didn't disappoint. We trained 10 hours in 2 days.
So the first day started lightly with an hour roller ski, real easy. Then on for the hour and a half bike ride from the Training centre to the beach. Then a run along the beach for 1.5 hours then a back to the bikes and ride home again. Sounds easy... but at 25 degrees C for us scots that feels like a sauna and makes it almost impossible to move. Most of the guys ran topless and have now go interesting burn marks on their back from their heart rate monitors and also nice burn marks from their bike tops. It is kind of our own fault though as none of us put on any sun tan lotion. The evening we had a meal cooked for us by one of the athletes parents... it was greta meal and good to have the whole team together... we did a bit of planning for next season and some goal setting as a group. Unfortunately this preoccupied us and we couldn't watch the champions league final to some peoples disgust.
The 2nd day was slightly easier and we had all learned from our tanning disasters from yesterday. The morning was a gym session but outside because of the heat again. A bit of an unusual session but fun non the less. The afternoon was taken up with the Gordon Way run, it took us almost 3 hours to do with poles and had some great views.
It was great to do some long distance work with a group it definitely helps with the boredom of long workouts and keeps you motivated . Now though i have to say my legs and my feet are really feeling all the running from the weekend, time to put my feet up in front of the TV i think...

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