Tucson Bound….!

As I mentioned last week, I’d be prepping for my trip to Tucson tonight and as I promised, I am!  I’m packed, trained, treated by Dr. Greenapple, and ready to go bright and early!  

For a lot of the girls who will be there, this camp might not be a “big deal” because I don’t believe many of them work full time at “non-triathlon” related jobs and I believe some may even train full time.  I would venture to say most, if not all, have had the opportunity to attend such a camp at some point in their lives prior.  (I could be wrong though).  Nonetheless, it’s a first time for me!  

Many people think taking a week off work to go bury yourself swimming, biking and running doesn’t sound like much of a vacation.  No, it’s not a “vacation” but I will probably be more relaxed on this vacation than I would be by the end of any week long trip laying on the beach doing nothing.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a few days on a beach chilling out, sleeping in as much as I can, and having no responsibilities of dogs, work, coaching, etc.  That said, I find my (secret) anxiety building more and more as relaxing vacations press on.  I am always ok the first few days, and will continue to do my workouts, but I still start to “crave” my routine and my normal life after day 3 or 4.  

So, this trip is gonna be the best of both worlds for me.  Being surrounded by a group of girls that all have a passion for this sport is going to be great.  I spend much of my time training with men and I’m excited to be in the company of other ladies!  I hope to come home with a few new friends and training buddies.    

I leave tomorrow.  I will do the best I can to update my blog in my downtime!  Our schedule is as follows: 

Wednesday

7:30 – 9:00 –  swim

11:00 – 4:00 – ride Mt. Lemmon

5:00 – 30 min run 

Thursday:  

7:30 – 9:00 –  swim

12:00 – either a trail run at Sabino or tempo type run at river trail

4:00 – 90 min ride

Friday:  

7:30 – 9:00 – swim

12:00 – 3 hour ride up the first +/- 8 miles of Mt. Lemmon

Run optional later in day

Saturday

Run for Sally 5k.  

Sally Meyerhoff was a friend of some of the girls that will be at camp and is the main reason this camp has been organized.  Sally was tragically killed earlier this year in a bike accident (click her to read about Sally) and her friends have committed to running a 5k in every state in her honor.  Sally was on path for the 2012 Olympic Marathon team as well as a phenomenal triathlete and person.  I’m sad that I never had the opportunity to meet her as I’ve spent quite some time researching what an amazing all-around girl she was.  

I’m honored to be able to participate in the Run for Sally 5k and I will be certainly be donning my leopard running pants, my hot pink compression socks and some pigtails in her honor!  

Here I come Tucson!

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