or see http://video.competitor.com/2010/11/triathlon/gotribal-conference-retreat
In mid-October, my friend Amy and I flew to San Diego for a fun-filled weekend doing so many of the things I love:
- exploring new cities and neighborhoods (Ocean Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla, Old Town, Gaslamp and more.)
- trying new things (it was Amy's first-time snorkeling! Pictures to come.)
- wandering around, shopping, and enjoying the gift of weekend away.
I also met with my friends at active.com. I've volunteered with them for 2.5 years in the tri community. More info to come. And Amy and I attended GOTRIbal's annual conference & retreat at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay. The conference had 20 clinics to choose from - I attended:
- Amber England's "Sweat It Out" bootcamp
- welcome & breakfast (excellent food)
- Racing Weight: How to get lean for peak performance with Matt Fitzgerald
- Run clinic with Darcy Eaton, a GOTRIbal expert coach
- Run clinic with Paul Greer. Read my article based on Paul's clinic "3 Easy Ways to Relax Your Run" at active.com here.
- Lunch and athlete panel interview (again excellent food and an entertaining panel discussion among a variety of women).
- Getting the perfect bike fit with J.T. Lyons from Moment Cycle Sport
- Strength conditioning for a powerful and fast bike and run with Diana Lovejoy, a GOTRIbal expert coach
- Swim clinic presented by Xterra wetsuits, led by Tanya, GOTRIbal founder. Read her thoughts on the conference at http://www.gotribalnow.com/articles/gotribal-conference-and-reflection.
I'm excited to share more ideas, pictures and resources from the weekend.
GOTRIbal is offering a special training program starting later this month.
16 Week San Diego Olympic Distance Training Program (Includes 1 week recovery after race)
Olympic Distance- 1,500 meter swim/40km Bike/10K Run
Program Timeline: November 29 - First day of Program March 18 - Last day of Program
$79, or $67 for premium members
Prerequisites from Coach Darcy: This program is designed for the female athlete who has successfully completed a sprint triathlon. You are in good health, have been training at least 5 hours per week and can handle a beginning volume of 7 hours per week. You have between 7-10 hours per week to train. (Your longest week being 10 hours. ) I highly recommend you have one year of training
Questions for You:
- We got many suggestions from our hotel & friends on what and where to explore in San Diego. When you're in a new city, what resources do you use? What's the best place or experience you've discovered by accident?