Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lifesport Camp - Victoria

Tuesday July 14th
Today is day two at Lifesport Camp in beautiful Victoria British Columbia. I love the opportunity to come to venues like this and train with top flight athletes. In the dog days of summer (especially long in Florida) something like this is just the ticket. Part of the days activities included a run at Thetis Lake with the group. What fun running this type of terrain, it reminded me so much of one of my favorite run spots in Wisconsin – Pike Lake.A change of scenery can really help jumpstart the body – I cant wait to experience what the week has in store for me.

Thursday July 16th
Today we had the most incredible ride. It was some big time climbing, something this Florida Girl gets none of. It becomes a real test for me but I put my head down and go !! I love the opportunity to ride like this and know that it makes me stronger. If going straight up weren’t at times bad enough it was the screaming downhills which buckled me knees. I have never been a fan of it but here in Victoria it hits an all new level. The swimming has been a blast as well - its great to not have to worry about sharks when I hit the water :)

Saturday July 18th
Today we had one of my favorite workouts to do – mile repeats !! To make it more interesting it was done with the gang around Elk Lake. Wow this was a big time hard effort, especially with a great group of athletes like this. Thanks Paul and the whole Lifesport crew !! This week has been challenging but also very rewarding. I wanted to especially thank my terrific homestay family Hillerie and John, they were absolutely fabulous – super accommodating and what great cooks. It helps that they are both athletes so they understand the intensity we are experiencing daily. John works for Lifesport so he knows better than anyone the fun we are having out there.

Part of the Lifesport Gang !

Let the real games begin !!

Here's to new friends and great food !!

COLD TUB :) So Much Fun !!


  1. We're stopping in Victoria on a cruise in August. I've never been there and I'm looking forward to it. Lifesport Camp looks like fun too!

  2. I'm looking at that view behind you guys playing crochet (sp?), incredible. I've heard it is stunning there. Must go one day.

    Looks like some very hard training going on, balanced out with some good fun!

  3. oh my gosh, you updated this thing! Glad you are having fun and hanging on, I miss everyone and those training sessions a bunch... however there is nothing like returning to the love of a child (you understand). Take care Heather and keep at it! OH, thanks for that day during the time trial when my bike was busted up and you told me- "I know its frustrating but keep going". That rung in my head so much, I told coach you kept me going when I was pretty bummed!