Welcome to the Dirty T

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Welcome to the Dirty T

It’s hard to believe this is the end of my third day here in Tucson already! I am so lucky to have a coach willing to take in some athletes for a training camp early season and disrupt her life and routine. Being in Tucson has spoiled me a bit with winter weather.  You can see that had I been training in Baltimore the past few days life would have been a little different – or at least I would have been wearing more layers!

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So far we have been hitting all of the highlights here for Tucson training:

-A climb up Madera Canyon on Saturday – The last few miles here reminded me of the climb up to Skyline Drive – loved it!!

-100×100 in the University of Arizona pool! It was a very special day to get to do this with Hillary in attendance, PLUS a special guest Sam McGlone! They may or may not have swum their own intervals…….small details.

-A Reid Park long run! At just under 3 miles per loop, this park serves as  a great spot for controlled efforts during a long run. AND proved to be a great day to also get some much needed sun on my pale face.

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In addition to all the training, my training partners are also straightening my style out…..within minutes of touchdown they determined I needed an upgrade and we were shopping within the first hour. There is also a lot of recovery time going on in this house – boots, waffles, and quality time with the puppy:

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More updates from camp later this week!