Watch out Greenville - tomorrow you'll be meeting some new, crazy athletes!
It's training camp time... and since G'vegas, SC is the best place in the world - my friends will be coming here. That's right: we've got ladies coming from Illinois, New York, Florida, North Carolina, and Kansas. All very accomplished athletes and downright cool chicks.
The twist: they're all sleeping at my house.
This could provide for good blog stories. Especially since we now know that Jen Harrison runs around her house naked.
It's going to be one big slumber-party: complete with bikes, bike boxes, bags, towels, running shoes, water bottles, helmets, cycling shoes, bike tools, food - and more food. Let's get cozy!
Here's what we've got scheduled:
Thursday: 6:00pm they arrive (flying into Charlotte, renting van, driving down),
Unload at my house, go somewhere downtown for dinner.
Friday: 8:30am - 4000 meter swim at the Middle Tyger YMCA, from there we'll leave on our bikes for a 4 hour ride. Short brick run. Again somewhere downtown for dinner (no way will my kitchen accommodate 6 women after 6 hours of training... hum, that makes me wonder what restaurant will be able to handle us?!)
Saturday: Possibly watch the Road Race downtown in the am. Today will be all about climbing. We've got "Master Dustan" leading the way... 4 hours of suffering in the hills. Brick run. Shopping (including a stop at Run-In) Those left alive will eat... at this point, I might just go for an IV.
Sunday: 8:00am - long trail run (or walk/hike) on Paris Mountain. I did some reconnaissance on the trails last weekend (averaged 10:30 miles)... oh boy, after Friday and Saturday - this "run" could get nasty. Coffee at the Atlanta Bread Co. to follow. Then, we'll be swimming at the Middle Tyger Y at 1:00 that afternoon.
So, People of Greenville - Get Ready! Most of these girls have been cooped up for months: covered in snow, freezing in sub-0 temps, forced to complete 20 hr training weeks totally INSIDE... they are ready to hit the roads & trails.
If you happen to catch us out and about, just shout "HTFU"
Stories to follow, if I survive the weekend (and my house is still standing)