Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Dark Ages

Wow, it must be serious Base season now as my blog has seemed
to go silent. The days are just flying by and it doesn’t help that the sunset
is still before 6pm.

We had an amazing Death Valley camp in the past month and
all the athletes seemed to really enjoy the time we spent climbing, swimming, socializing,and eating. I think we are all looking forward to the trip next year again. It didn’t hurt most of the campers were
upgraded to a 2000sq ft. suite in Vegas!

This time of the year is always the hardest for me. It seems
like the races are getting pretty close so you better take your training
seriously, but the days are still cold, and wet, and like I said earlier SHORT.
So you are still doing all your workouts in snowsuits, rain gear and with
headlights, or in the basement with the same shows you have had on your DVR
since last winter. Not only that but it feels like while fitness is within
reach, you just are not there yet and you start to wonder how the hell you are
going to ever feel like you can cover your distance again, let alone fast. All
I can tell you is we have all been there before and in most cases, it all comes
good. Just be patient and do not doubt yourself or think you are alone in these
feelings. If you can grab any time away in a new training environment it can
help so much.

When I was in high school I used to go to Missouri Military
Academy. We lived at the school and would come home on the major holidays.
There is usually always something to look forward to in the fall between:
Parents day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. After winter break. NOTHING of any
significance until Spring Break. So we used to call this time “The Dark Ages”.
At least now I get to see women during that time.

Train safe!