Monthly Archives: August 2014

Epic Camp Day 12 (Gary)

Last day of Epic Camp – who’d have thunked it? Today Adam was getting up at silly o’clock to secure the yellow, but I was doing the minimum  to survive so rather than joining the others for a picturesque trail run up to a tea house on the lake, I chose to run a mind-numbingly slow 10km around the roads …

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Epic Day 12 (Adam)

So we’re done.  It’s just kind of hit home.  David, Gary and I have only gone and completed Epic Camp.  It’s not so much that it’s a bucket load of training in a far off land, it’s that it’s that THING.  That THING that you’ve heard of, dreamt of, wondered about and then BAM, you’ve done it.  Really?  Three knobbers …

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Epic Camp Day 11 (Gary)

This morning I had an email from my trainingpeaks account, it was an automatic one usually outlining my training for the next two days. John N hasn’t yet moved the Epic Camp schedule to TP but I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. Anyhow, this was a reminder from the coach that Epic Camp was about to finish. So only …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 11 – Lake Louise (David)

Today was billed as an easy day. This means that the camp minimums aren’t too bad, but there’s plenty of scope for others to tack on extra miles on the bike or do some running. The lakes round here are too cold for anything that resembles swimming so it’s just running and cycling for us today. We’re staying in Lake …

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Epic Day 11 (Adam)

Nearly there.  Another solid day. One of my goals before arrival (after hearing the tales from camps previous) was to see how much training I could fit in. So, as we were meeting for breakfast a little later (at 8am) and as I was pretty sure I was going to be awake before that (and the trumpet involuntary from first …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 10 – Sunwapta Falls to Lake Louise (David)

As last night’s thunderstorm rolled through we woke up to a bit of drizzle. This open water lake swimming that I’ve been doing has given me a bit of a nasal infection (I’ve had it before a few times) so I’ve just started on some antibiotics. It’ll be cleared up no doubt by the time I get home. The box …

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Epic Day 10 (Adam)

Hellfire.  What a day.  Redefining the meaning of Epic once again.  180ks, crazy pace, 2 big KOMS and several bucketloads of rain at over 6000ft. What’s not to like about Day 10? Firstly the good news.  The swimming’s out of the way.  Too cold here in Lake Louise so Honeymoon Lake was our last swim.  Nearly as cold as yesterday …

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Epic Camp Day 10 (Gary)

Day 10 – that’s a lot of training under the bridge. How much? – not sure, but it’s lots! Today the weather was crap. We started with a run up to Honeymoon lake – sadly there were no honeymooners, weddings or even a chapel; there were a few tents and an RV or two but love was certainly not in …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 9 – Jasper to Sunwapta Falls (David)

I think I finished last night’s blog talking about our Bucanneer Race Team dinner. Well, we were spotted scoffing our KFC on a bench by quite a few of the others. Reading Scott’s blog he and a few others drank beer and were entertained by a hot looking waitress at a restaurant. And there we were, with Adam wearing his …

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Epic Camp Day 9 (Adam)

Rollercoaster of a day today.  Before coming out here I was pretty sure if I embraced the full Epic experience and pushed myself I’d get the full gamut of emotions for my money.  Today was proof of that.  My mojo was up and down like a tart’s drawers.  I felt a lot better than yesterday – which to be honest …

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