For a week in July I got to spend my time in beautiful Lake Tahoe. Every summer the HS team I volunteer at, goes to Camp Richardson in Lake Tahoe. It's a time to get in some great training, a ton of team bonding and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. For me, I get to experience a different side of coaching, as I get to know the kids better and get more one on one coaching talks with my coach. This past camp trip was eventful. Thirty-Three athletes embarked on the trip this year and to my surprise there were no problems (minus the day we got rained on and had to spend two hours at a laundry mat). The kids were well behaved, the parent volunteers were super helpful, and the coaching staff, we had a ton of fun.
Camp these last two years has been a turning point for me in my training. This year I have learned that fitness will come when the time right and my confidence will come with it. Camp brings back a connection to running that I lost during the spring season. Falling back in love with running at this point in my season is my main goal. My track season is long, stressful and I tend to lose sight in my love for running.
I'm excited to go back next year and see what's in store. If you ever get a chance to visit Lake Tahoe, be sure to grab your tents and get a site down at Camp Richardson.