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Epic Camp Roundup (Gary)

As I sit at Calgary Airport I thought I’d get this post written whilst things are still hazy in my memory, but fresh in terms of time, so I don’t sugar coat stuff or over think it (ran out of time so there’s a bit from home too). Pre-Camp I was expecting a mixture of people, abilities and personalities but …

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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