Get Ready for Race Season with a Training Camp
by Marilyn McDonald
You've made it through the winter, or at least the worst of it. You can almost see spring and the idea of getting out on the road is a motivating one. Some early season races are approaching -- your race season may even be starting in the next few months.
What's one of the best things you can do to get yourself ready? A training camp!
As long as I can remember doing this sport I have been going to training camps. Plain and simple, camps are good! Everybody gets something different from them, but everybody gets something. I find that camps are one of the most important pieces in developing an athlete.
I have always approached camps with the attitude to learn as much as possible. Learn about myself, my limitations and to really take the opportunity to push myself in some way.
I was the very first female to attend Epic Camp. I think Gordo thought Scott was nuts when he invited me. And I can honestly say I have never been as tired again in my life. But I did win my first ironman after attending that camp.
Camps are an opportunity to:
And here's some advice for going into a camp:
I promise that you'll walk away with new friends, new perspectives and a new motivation towards your season.
Go discover yourself.
Marilyn will be hosting Endurance Corner's Women's Camp in Boulder, Colorado, July 27-31, 2011. You can learn more and sign-up here.