Greetings fans -
The Boulder Summer Camp is underway and I want to share a few photos of all the action. Click on our Flickr Photostream to the right for the complete set.
The Camp got underway on Wednesday afternoon with VO2 Max Testing & Bike fitting. On Thursday after more testing and bike fitting, nutritionist Meg Forbes gave an excellent talk about “Nutrition for Optimal Recovery”. Meg shared a Recovery Shake with us that she has recently developed with Dr. Allen Lim for Lance Armstrong and Team Radio Shack. She went on to explain the benefits of the shake and how campers could optimize their nutrition to facilate their recovery.
On Friday morning, Meg joined us for our ride but also gave an excellent presentation on pre/during/post exercise nutrition. After our 4 hour ride in the mountains, Physical Therapist and FasCat biomechanist, Ann Trombley lead us thru a foam roller & stretching routine that would also help us recover better following our training and races.
And why do we want to recover more? So we can train more! And why do we want to be able to train better at a higher quality? So we can go faster!
Before dinner, we met back up at the Performance Center to hear Krista Schultz explain what our physiological data meant. More importantly how we were going to use it moving forward to improve our performance. Krista gave a great talk and I’m extremely excited to be able to our this service to the FasCat athletes – and any athlete for that matter.
Saturday morning began with some unseasonable rain so we watched the Alpe D’Huez stage of the Dauphine while we waited for a window of favorable weather. We missed out on the crown jewel ride to Estes Park because it was probably snowing there! There’s still hope for tomorrow.
Stay tuned we’ll post more as it happens, thanks for reading,
P.S. Don’t forget to check out all the photos on our Flickr Photostream to the right!