It’s been camping season for Linsey - I’ve been enjoying time in Texas, Arizona & now I am in Florida!
One of my favorite parts of being a professional athlete is sharing experiences with other triathletes. I love the infectious energy of other endurance athletes, I love sharing stories that we can all relate to, I love pushing limits and seeing people achieve things they didn’t see possible. I also enjoy helping out where I can through my experiences as an elite triathlete.
This winter I have been busy with a few age-group camps and I am finishing it up with a personal “me” camp for the next 3 weeks.
First up was a weekend in Dallas at Equinox Fitness. I was lucky to meet VPO Griff Long at a 70.3 event and he invited myself & Leanda Cave to be special guests at an indoor triathlon weekend. Campers participated in clinics, strength sessions, a grueling treadmill set, a killer bike workout and had the opportunity to meet other endurance athletes from the Texas community. The camp was only a weekend long, but it was a great opportunity to see everyone gain confidence and excitement about our sport in 2 quick days.
Next up I was off to sunny Arizona to spend the week at The Cycling House Linsey Corbin camp. This was the 4th annual time we have done this camp and it’s a highlight of the year. It’s great to see returning friends that come year after year as well as meet new faces,. As per usual, the camp did not disappoint. Chef Zander cooked up amazing eats, we were blessed with incredible weather, new rides challenged the crew and we hit up a few staples, we had some epic swim relays, a competitive duathlon + team TT competition, and capped things off with an adventure trail run. The Cycling House has camp dialed and I hope anyone that is considering a winter training destination hooks up with the TCH crew!
From AZ it was a whirlwind trek out to NYC. I had the opportunity to represent my wonderful sponsor, Kamut. I was thankful to talk to many publications about Kamut, being a female professional athlete, Ironman, triathlon, challenging personal limits and trying new things. I also got a chance to check out the TYR show room, right in Times Square.
As per my last update, we did move to Bend, Oregon and I have had a few great weeks at home. Thanks to my one, of many, wing-men: Jay Dicharry, my body is slowly returning to that of an elite athlete. I have been spending 2 hours a day at the REP Lab doing strength work and making sure my chassis is ready to go fast/strong/long this season. Thanks to these guys for helping me enjoy my job! Here’s a great article from Lava Magazine about some of our work together.
This brings me to now - where its time to batten down the hatches and get to business. I have been in Clermont, Florida for a few days now attending the QT2 Systems camp for professional athletes. This is my first experience at the National Training Center and it’s a treat! So far, I’ve been getting challenged daily and I wake up sore every morning thinking I can’t possibly swim, bike or run. Thankfully my body keeps producing. Nightly routine consists of sitting in the NormaTecs and enjoying the Olympics - which are a true inspiration! This will be a great few weeks to get to know my new coach (Jesse), dial in some early season fitness, enjoy riding a bike outside and hopefully set the stage for what will be a blazing 2014.
If you’ve made it this far, you get a bonus: my Pandora station of late: Lord Huron. Enjoy!
The Boys in the Boat
My first race of the season will be Ironman Los Cabos at the end of March. A new event for me.
That’s all for now! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tales from the road.