#EDTCampLanza2017 #Day6

shapeimage_2.pngAs usual most people had earned wild cards to avoid a swim on the final day of camp when everyone is riding either the full Ironman Lanzarote route, or our extended 200km version of it. This meant at 7:55am much of the camp were up and ready in bike kit and waiting outside the hotel restaurant for breakfast to be available. There followed 20 minutes of so of rapid eating to fuel ready for the long day ahead.
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#EDTCampLanza2017 #Day5

shapeimage_2.pngDay 5 of camp is a key day with lots happening and tonnes of logistics for Jo and I to handle. It’s very busy but great fun.
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#EDTCampLanza2017 #Day4

shapeimage_2.pngOn our 4th morning on camp, we make room for the option of a longer more relaxed sea swim – either a lap of the official Ironman course, or an out and back around to the next bay of Playa Chica. After the fast furious sprinting in the aquathlon, everyone was pleased at  being able to swim at a steadier pace and enjoy the lovely clear sea water.
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#EDTCampLanza2017 #Day3

shapeimage_2.pngOne of the most enjoyable events on camp for us as coaches is our mini aquathlon race on day 3, which we use to gather the swim and run times required for handicapping our swim and run points races. With the swim course that we’d used in last year’s race no longer marked with permanent buoys, it was shortened to a single  ~600m out and back lap to the line, – so it’s another year of new course records. The run route, however, has remained unchanged since 2010 (~4.4km) so we have nice collection of records.
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#EDTCampLanza2017 #Day2

shapeimage_2.pngWhat a windy day. Last night Jo and I had long discussions about what to do today as the wind forecast was for very strong winds. 28 knot winds with 34 knot gusts. This pretty much translates to 50 km/h wind with 65 km/h gusts. We decided that we would switch the Day 2 and Day 3 rides around. This gave us more options for cutting the ride short and allowed assessment of the conditions during the early part of the ride with the option to return with the wind if the ride leader decided the conditions weren’t safe.
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#EDTCampLanza2017 #Day1

shapeimage_2.pngThe typical “camp day” starts with a 7am sea swim…and so early on day 1, the sun barely risen as we walk from our hotel, we took the new group of campers over the street to the beach for a half hour ocean swim. As usual ,a little apprehensive as I attempt to convince them that there’s a solid and line of buoy about 300m off shore, which we’ll swim out to…hard to spot from shore unless you know that they’re there!
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Key Swim Training Sessions for Triathlon

shapeimage_2.pngLast week Steven was invited to represent long-term sponsors of EverydayTraining, BlueSeventy, at H2 Events free evening of talks on all things swim -related at the new Giant concept store in St Pauls, London.
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Thoughts on Motivation

shapeimage_2.pngA couple of weeks ago my attention was drawn to an article by Andy Bruce (ACB Coaching) with the title “The Best 30 Day Challenges For Runners” I’d just completed my own 30 Runs in 30 days challenge, which in my view ought be right up there at no.1….   and have blogged about the benefits of that for BlackLine London in 2013.  Andy’s article however focused on a challenge that involved sitting on a wall for increasing lengths of time, arguing that this exercise itself wasn’t especially beneficial for runners in general (you dont say!) but the more psychology and behind taking on and committing to the challenge…and presented this interesting table.          Continue reading

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EDT Camp Lanzarote 2016 – Wrap Up

shapeimage_2.pngThe sixth running of our camp and as usual, on the flight home we’re already chatting about all the ideas that we’ve had between us for next year’s camp! We feel that it’s a special year as we’re “Everyday” Training and it will be the 7th year of this camp and last week’s camp has really filled us with enthusiasm. Continue reading

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EDT Camp Lanzarote 2016 – Day 6

shapeimage_2.pngSince everyone had earned a wild card yesterday morning after the swim race, most of the campers appreciated the extra half hour sleep, and by 8am several were queueing outside the dining room to ensure they had enough time to at least partially digest breakfast before the early starts of the day’s ride. 180km for most, and 200km for the fastest group would require 8-9 hours to allow stops,
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