Training is going great and the spirits here are high despite some fatigue all around I'm sure. We are having to say goodbye to a few of the guys and gals who have to leave training paradise here in Clermont. They will be sorely missed as there contributions were all positive.
The last bit of training has been great with some good work in the pool, in the saddle and in the sneakers. The Team TT was an awesome workout for everyone from what I could tell. It gave everyone an exciting little race to give our adrenaline addictions a fix. Teams were made the day before based on ranking the times etc. We were also given the opportunity to take off 5, 15 or 30 seconds (divided by the number of members on the TT team) from our TT time, based off how fast we chose to swim the two sets of 12x100's. This added a little fun into the mix and made the swim a bit faster too (awesome idea CT!)
The teams were given a time, which was derived from the average of the team members previous TT times. The goal was to smash this time by as much as you could now that you were working with the others around your speed. In order of time improvement (total time improvement divided by # of riders in the team)... including swim time bonus
1. Team International/Gryffindor (Christin, Wilson, Stewart) 0:58"2. Team BC/Ravenclaw (Sharpe, Powell, Foreman, Thomas) 0:45"3. Team ON1/Slytherin (Jamnicky, Quick, Lokody) 0:43"4. Team ON2/Hufflepuff (Donald, Hinton, Woodfine, Vierula, Brown, Bredschnieder) 0:37"
Pictures and data courtesy of coach Craig Taylor, huge props!
Times and data -
Pics from the swim -
Pic from the ride -
Team international/Gryffindor ready to crush! (all business ;) ) -