Monthly Archives: August 2014

Epic Camp Day 9 (Gary)

Day 9 – really? It feels like forever and if you’ve read the previous blogs then it’ll probably feel worse for you. For this I’m truly very sorry. So last night was “SwimGate” and the fact that today’s conversations right up until dinner continued to revolve around SwimGate just shows how far up your own arse you get in Epic …

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Epic Day 8 (?) (Adam)

Day 8.  Two thirds done.  Trouble is, 4 more days sounds like a helluva a lot.  When we try and put on a mini-camp at home that’s generally it – 4 days.  We start fresh and we generally end up feeling pretty crap at points over a long weekend – usually without as much volume and certainly not as much …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 8 – Jasper (David)

Charlesy (I’ve used a number of different spellings of his name over the days but I’ll try and stick to this one from now), Shannon, Gary and myself were roomies last night. We all get on well and all had an obligatory ‘go’ of Shannon’s Normatec Boots. Here’s Gary showing how cool they are! For those who have no idea …

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Epic Camp Day 8 (Gary)

Jasper – a hiking mecca and stunning venue. Unfortunately also a major line for the monster freight trains, so after another cracking dinner with Molina stories it was time to hit the drugs again and good night Vienna. Another bonus is we’re spending two days here so no loading and unloading of kit which saves a remarkable amount of time. …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 7 – Blue River to Jasper (David)

Today was the big one – a 210km (around 130 miles) bike ride. I’ve never ridden this far before. And certainly not after riding 470 miles in the past six days! Of course we had a few other activities to get through first – namely a swim and run! We have a 12 hour training window given to us by …

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Epic Camp Day 7 (Gary)

Eat, Don’t Sleep, Aaaargh another train!!!!! My blogs seem to concentrate more on sleeping than training but a bad night generally leads to a bad day. Last night we were staying in lovely lodges but unfortunately there was a group holidaying who were outside making a racket (such an old man) until 12:30am then when they buggered off and I …

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Epic Day 7 (Adam)

Over halfway done.  Big ride today to Jasper (2night stop) so the camp minimums were given a little short back and sides.  2k swim at 6am followed straight away by a 7k run.  Swam and ran a bit with Hillo.  Found out something else about him; I don’t like his Garmin as much as I like Johnny Headroom’s.  We’d swum …

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Epic Day Six (Adam)

I woke up for the first time feeling pretty smashed.  Guess that was a pretty solid training day yesterday.  It also gave me a full night’s sleep – which was well overdue.  Felt my age for the first time (which for this year only is the same as my shoe size if you use the European system so when my …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 5 – Clinton to Clearwater (David)

The official plan for today (Saturday), as announced at dinner last night, was a 6:15am group run (10k), followed by breakfast and then ready to roll out at 8:30am for 119 miles (that’s 190k) of cycling to Clearwater, where we would then be able to do our swim! As I’m not getting involved in the competitive points system on offer …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 6 – Clearwater to Blue River (David)

20 odd folk with laptops and free wi-fi at a hotel/lodge/whatever does not work when you’re on Epic Camp. It just grinds to a halt. Every night. Guaranteed. After a reasonable night’s sleep I was up at about 5:45am. Louis (please read his blog from yesterday – it’s lovely), who’s been in this sport for many a year (he raced …

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