Monthly Archives: August 2014

Epic Camp Day 6 (Gary)

6:05 and the alarm goes off – hold on, this is new!!! The first decent sleep of camp – I could jump into the lake for a 6km celebratory swim but I might just snooze and do the 3km at 7am. We were staying right on Dutch Lake which has some lovely pink lilies in bloom but also lots of …

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Epic Camp Day 5 (Gary)

Day eeerm of the month… hmmm 19 or is it 20 something or other? Time has taken on a new dimension and to think this is only Day 5 is frankly unbelievable to anyone in the camp. Even on Day 3, Day 1 seemed like a week ago and as I write this blog a day late I’m struggling to …

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Epic Day Five (Adam)

Jees – I can’t believe I’m knocking these out every day for a 12th of a freaking point just to promote Johnbo’s business. If you blog every day you get a point.  It would be a lot less hassle to jump in a lake to die for and swim 3k for a point.  Over and done with in under an …

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Epic Day Four (Adam)

Didn’t feel like I’d earnt breakfast today.  For starters it wasn’t until 745, I hadn’t done a solid training day beforehand and for the first time since arriving I actually got a decent night’s sleep.  But boy did we earn lunch.  The First International Kelly Lake Triathlon, as Molina named it, was the main event of the day.  Cycle 10-ish …

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Epic Camp – Day 4 (Gary)

After what can only be described as the highlight of the camp so far (sitting on a carved bench eating ice-cream and watching trucks roll through town) it was an early night and later start, just what the body needs. Before hitting the sack at 9:30 we’d strolled through Clinton. I was looking for shower gel and maybe something to …

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Epic Camp Day 3 (Gary)

Sleep last night was better again. I crashed at 10:30 after a family sized lasagne for dinner but woke up at 11:15. I nearly wept on my pillow – the room was too hot and all bed clothes were discarded and I got back to sleep about 12. When I awoke I read through everyone’s blogs – I just didn’t …

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Epic Day Three (Adam)

Another bog standard day in paradise.  Just a 6k swim and 10k run before breakfast.  Hardly seemed worth getting up for but these recovery days are important.  Camp completion minimum today was 3k swim, 10k run and then just 105k to Clinton where we stop for a couple of nights.  Johnbo announced at the briefing before the ride ‘you might …

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Epic Camp 2014 – Day 3 – Lillooet to Clinton (David)

Thursday’s plan was for a 3k lake swim, a 10k run and a 106k (66 mile) bike ride – and a rather hilly one at that. The run needed to be done at some point, either after the swim or after the bike ride. I was rooming with Adam K. and he suggested getting on the early ‘bus’ to the …

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Epic Camp Day 2 (Gary)

Camp today was an 8k cycle to the lake where IM Whistler is held for an aquathon, then a 160k ride with the steepest climb of the camp lasting around 13km, finishing with a stunning descent, another steep bump and some more descending. The ride to the lake was pretty pedestrian with today’s big climbs playing on people’s mind. I …

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