Triathlon Camp Reports: Asheville 2013

Asheville Day 9: Welcome to Triathlon Camp. Start Climbing!

by Mike Mahoney Day 9 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013 “Okay.” The Welcome Ride is always a fun start to a week of camp. After an instructional pool swim and something to eat, Michelle meets us at Trail’s End and we head out. Once through the Arboretum, we ride Brevard Road along the French […]

Asheville Day 8: Finally.

by Mike Mahoney Day 8 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! James: “Holy $#!+! I Got Into Kona!” Camp starts with the Arboretum Ride, a skills loop in the North Carolina Arboretum that serves to practice skills and check out bikes for mechanical fitness after travel. It also gives the coaches a chance to get […]

Asheville Camp: Day 7

by Mike Mahoney Day 7 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! “There’s a #&%$@ Pee Break?!?“ “What Part Of Your Bike Is Missing?” Race morning. The weatherman has been calling for rainy nasty cold all week. The locals tell us that weather from the north hits the mountains and won’t be a problem. The locals […]

Triathlon Camp: Day 6

by Mike Mahoney Day 6 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! “There Are A Lot Of Canadians Around Here!” First, I’d like to apologize for not posting every day the way I said I would. No excuse, but the reason is that training camp turns out to be tiring. I have been faithfully taking photos […]

Tri Camp: Day 5

by Mike Mahoney Day 5 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013 “Look! It’s My Friends in Latex!” Day five. The Pisgah ride. The big day of tri camp is a ride and run to summit Mount Pisgah – 5,721 ft (1,744 m). It’s usually the longest day of training. The Pisgah ride is 40 km […]

Triathlon Training Camp Report: Day 4

by Mike Mahoney Day 4 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013 “The Tour Rolls On” Day four, and Carol’s leaving us, but not before we swim “The Carol Set.” The Carol Set is a modified swim set Carol suggested to Coach Mike. It involves swimming multiple sets as follows: swim, get out of the pool, […]

Camp Report – Day 3

by Mike Mahoney Day 3 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013 “Help The Helmet Help You.” I’m sorry to report that Carol crashed and broke her collarbone on the Ox Creek ride. I was riding behind her and saw her go down. There was a huge branch on the road, all the way across the […]

DZ Destination Triathlon Camp Reports – Day 2

by Mike Mahoney Day 2 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! Every Triathlete Needs a Hero Shot. Day two, and it’s time to up the training load. It’s best to have one’s swim gear staged and ready, because roll out for the pool is at 08:00. The water was on the cool side, but dryland […]

DZ Destination Camp Reports: Day 1

by Mike Mahoney Day 1 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! “If I Die, Make Sure To Upload My Garmin Data.” Carol looked around the table. Tired athletes laughing, after a long pause brought about by the effects of a day of training, a very hearty meal, and a number of North Carolina micro brews. […]

DZ Destination Triathlon Camp Reports: Day 0

by Mike Mahoney Day 0 at asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! Travel, Everyone Arrives Early, And Coughlin Finally Finishes That Beer “We’ll get an early start and drive the whole thing in a straight shot.” It’s about a twelve hour drive to Trail’s End from Guelph, which meant that Geri was at my door at […]

Daily Reports from DZ Spring Training

by Mike Mahoney Welcome to the DZ Destination Triathlon Camp Reports page for asheville-spring-2013/#top1″>Asheville Spring Training Camp 2013! This is a first for me, committing to daily posts for the entire two weeks of a DZ destination triathlon camp. I admit, this is a bit of a commitment device: announce that there will be daily […]