M2’s first big event for the year was a great one. Over 20 athletes took on the Half Iron distance in our .5 FE Training Day, and while the day started off a little chilly, it warmed up nicely for a perfect training day.
Calm waters greeted the group at Aquatic Park, then the sun came out as everyone took on the challenging bike course to Bolinas Lagoon and back. The run along Marina Green, into the Presidio, and Crissy Field was scenic, but also hard. We will look to repeat this event later in the year as athletes prepare for Ironman Canada, Tahoe and Big Kahuna!
Special thanks to our volunteers guarding our bikes, along with our bike course marshals. Muscle Milk came through for our group as well, providing plenty Cytomax and recovery shakes to help fuel us in a long day too! Thank you!
We are looking forward to our next two events in May and June to keep our athletes in prime shape for the long season leading to Ironman Lake Tahoe in September.
More images from the .5 Fe Training Day can be found here.
May 19th – Amgen Tour of California Ride
M2 is currently finalizing plans and staging points for buses after finding the perfect spot right off the race course in Santa Rosa. This north route should bring some new excitement with some spectator friendly loops in downtown Santa Rosa for the finale of the race. Registration site will be up soon so stay tuned!
Ride starts in Sausalito and follows the official route through Stinson, Pt Reyes and north along Tomales Bay, then inland to Santa Rosa after turning on Occidental Rd. After the ride enjoy watching the cyclists complete multiple laps around Santa Rosa as the complete the final stage of the Tour.
Keep up to date by RSVP’ing to the Facebook event page here.
June 20th – 23rd – Ironman Lake Tahoe Training Camp with UltraU Fitness
Join M2 and athletes from across the country to tackle IM Lake Tahoe course, along with other amazing rides and trail runs. Huge highlight is the end to end swim of Donner Lake! All aspects of the camp are taken care of for you. The only thing you have to do is show up. Housing, meals, speakers, routes, everything is prepared to keep our athletes focused on training.
For news and other information you can RSVP to the Facebook event page here
Camp is perfect for:
#1 The Ironman Lake Tahoe athlete – Swim/bike/run the course, feel the effects of altitude, and put in a big training weekend to jump start your training
#2 Any Ironman Athlete – With other races looming on the calendar including Lake Placid, Canada, and European races, the timing is perfect for a big volume weekend with no worries.
#3 Athletes interested in IMLT for 2014 – If you are worried about investing your money in an IM a year in advance without experiencing the course first hand, this is the perfect camp to attend and gain that perspective.