Our first triathlon camp of the season, which was a full on day camp was held last week and was a great success. The camp sold out quickly, and we are looking to have more of these day camps throughout the season. Big thanks to Hickory Tri Club for their participation. View more camp photos under gallery on the website.
|Rich doing his thing...|
|Me doing mine...|
On the race front---Rich decided not to race New Orleans because of our busy travel schedule coming up and boy are we glad he decided not to! The swim was cancelled for Ironman New Orleans 70.3 and well, triathletes like to compete in triathlon not duathlon. So glad we did not make that journey for a duathlon. Most of the athletes were upset! Ironman is a tough sport and in my opinion people need to 'man up' when it comes to weather sometimes. Anyway, makes it especially tough for the pro's and if you want to see how TJ Tollakson felt about it...read his blog! Makes sense and I certainly understand the way he feels. We felt the same pain last year at Steelhead when they cancelled the swim.
On the travel front---WHOA! It's just starting. We jet off to England for a few days to see the family next week and from there we will go to Greece where we'll be coaching athletes for 8 days at our popular RnR Triathlon Camp in Sivota Greece. Weather in Greece looks to be fab as always...England weather, not so much! Our Greece camp sold out this year and we are looking forward to a great time as always with lots of athletes. Remember to check out our other camps in great destinations such as Florida, Abu Dhabi, Lanzarote Spain, and the ever popular Sivota Greece. Our camps are great for beginners and experienced Ironman athletes alike and so much fun!!! After we get back from Greece, we will rest up and then head off to Connecticut for Rev3 Quassy which is one of Rich's faves. It will be a huge race as always with lots of great athletes, so he's really looking forward to it and I can't wait to finally see some of my Rev3 Fam :)
|Two of my besties holding the bump :)|
|Finally able to buy the first things for baby|
Lastly, yep, I'm already making race plans for after baby and for 2013! I'm excited to get back into the sport I so dearly love! My goal is to hopefully do my first Ultra in either December or early Jan and then get back to my Ironman training in late Jan/Feb. I will definitely be doing 2 Ironman races next year...IMKY and IMFL and hopefully a few other great races in between. Setting these goals for myself is important. Triathlon is such a huge part of my life and can't wait to get back to it with the new baby along for the ride :)
|Caleb's in training already too ;)|