Day1- Angela arrives. KBM swim practice. Angela is surprisingly healthy. Not sick.
Day2- Limestone Mile. In one of the grittier performances ever performed on limestone stone, Alexander destroyed the field in the high school mile, cruising to victory in 4:42. He decided that he would run 20 minutes later in the elite men's mile, finishing 5th with a 4:40, feeling the glycogen depletion at this point. Dorelle was 2nd, I guess. More workouts that day, Angela and Alexander lost Dorelle at a stop light while cycling...and Alexander won the open water swim. Angela and Dorelle were not racing him.
Day3- Ian arrives. He misses the swim workout of 6x100desc, 5x100desc, 4x100desc straight through, also known as 15x100 on 1:30. Alexander wins warm-up, but finds difficulty in descending properly. He wins the set, but not in average time.
A TT to follow, a windy 15km out Middle Road for jokes. On the way home, a nice biker man pulled them. His beard was cute. Alexander and Ian push a hard 2k run off the bike, 6:15, legit. No one knows where Dorelle and Angela ran, could've been 7min. k's, who knows.
Day4- A rest day for Dorelle and Angela. This included 0 workouts, cake and KFC at the mall. They received well-deserved chirps from Ian and Alexander for placing an OFF day in the middle of a 4 day camp.
On the flip side, Ian and Alexander found themselves alone as cyclists are wimps when a single drop of rain falls from the sky. They rode. It was nice. Then they swam 3.4k in an hour, sharing a lane less pool with several senior women. Sidestroke was the common drill, as well as head-up breaststroke. Alexander did his civil duty and did hard labour from 2-9, earning a healthy 60 dollars in the process.
Tomorrow is a group ride, as long as moisture doesn't descend from the heavens, as well as a hard track session and a flush swim (open water?)
"Do you want fair, or do you want performance?" -CT
OAT's Provincial Triathlon Centre (PTC) is located at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, Ontario. Program changes are currently underway (Spring 2010). The full time triathlon squad program is now RTC-Guelph.
"All coaches teach. Great coaches teach the details. All coaches communicate. Great coaches communicate honestly. All coaches prepare. Great coaches prepare meticulously. All coaches develop expectations. Great coaches develop high expectations and do everything in their power to help athletes achieve them." A. Becker (2009). It's not what they do, it's how they do it: Athlete experiences of Great Coaching. Int. J. Sport. Sci & Coaching, 4(1), 93-119.