Training Weekend Report

Last weekend was our annual training weekend and what a weekend it was!

17 amazing women and one amazing man, our coach Tony, gathered at UNE in Biddeford, ME for three days of training.  We could not have asked for better weather or a more awesome group of women.

The weekend started  with a bike maintenance clinic and  a great ride in the area to stretch out those legs after a long jaunt from Boston. We had amazing homemade pizza and salad for dinner. The rest of the evening was spent chatting and laughing. Saturday morning started nice and early with an hour workout in the beautiful UNE pool.  A few ladies got up extra early for a 3 mile run prior to swim.  After breakfast and a transition clinic (Tony taught us the flying squirrel!) we all headed out for a gorgeous 25 mile ride that brought us along the coast and thru Kennebunk. There was a fall or two, pictures were taken, and bottle passing was practiced.

Later that day we were all treated to a spectacular run form lecture from Tony. While waiting for a tech person to repair the projector a few of us did some planks….always opportunity to train! The training portion of the day ended with a 3 mile run by the water, which culminated with a dive into the ocean followed by a beer with a bunch of strangers from MA. Ask us to tell you the story…its a good one! Finally, we all gathered outside to grill and mingle. Jenn gave a wonderful presentation on Race Day nutrition! We followed that up with some sundaes.

Somehow we all managed to get up Sunday morning for a pool work out. Tony kicked our butts again! The last event for the weekend was a brick workout. We all rode 15 miles and then ran 2.5-3 miles on the beach.  As each one of us got back we jumped into the ocean….wow was it chilly!!! After eating lunch it was, regrettably, time to pack up and head back to Boston.

Many thanks to Whole Foods for the generous donation! We could not have eaten quite as well without it! This weekend was filled with challenges and amazing experiences. A member learned to ride with clips, a turtle was rescued, bricks were done for the first time, swimming for the first time in 20 years, bodies pushed, and friends made.

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