Sunday, January 24, 2010

Triathlon Virtual Training Team

Introducing a 5-month Group Training Program for a July Sprint or Olympic Distance Triathlon of your choice.

Start Date: 15 Feb 2010
Duration: 5 months, concluding 31 July 2010
Race: Your local triathlon. You'll pick a race, then train alongside other athletes from all over the country. There are over 200 races across the country at the end of July, so find one that suits your schedule.
Details: Daily swim, bike, and run workouts provided and based on your ability. Monthly strength training program to supplement your training also provided. Access to newsletter, video feed, photos, and other online support to prep you for your race day.
Interaction: Coach Cami will be available via the blog and facebook group, where you can post questions about training and racing. Technique, drill, and skills will be addressed and posted online as well.
Cost: $150 for entire program (less than $30/month)
Questions? See details and FAQs at, or contact Cami at
Grab a friend, set a goal, and sign up!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Where Does the Time Go?

Wow--it has been forever since I've written on here. With my Facebook team page and website, I feel a little over-teched these days and have enjoyed good 'ol fashioned phone calls/meetings with my athletes. Let's catch up a bit, though, shall we?
What a summer! What a season! I wax sentimental this time of year, reflecting on athlete accomplishments. It is by far MUCH more fun to watch my athletes progress than to race myself...and I think a combo of both is just perfect.
So, where to start. Let me list a few highlights:
First Triathlon Finishers: 2
First Marathon Finishers: 4
70.3 Finishers: 6
First Ironman finishers: 3 (two of these were actually ironwomen :))
Open Water: 2-English Channel finisher, 3+ mi swim finisher (no wetsuits, kids!)
Boston Marathon Qualifiers: 2
Biggest Weight Loss: 23lbs
Biggest PR (personal record) improvement: 1 hour, in an Olympic Distance Triathlon
National Tri Qualifier: 1
It has been an absolutely incredible season to be a part of, and I am honored to be a part of my athletes' lives. Next season is already exciting, as a lot of my athletes have HUGE goals for next season. I have several Ironman entrants, half marathons over the winter, a crazy ultradistance team heading for an adventure race in Sweden, US Open, Nationals, and a few vying for Professional and Age Group Elite status.
As for me, I'm enjoying the athletic adventures of a retired pro, and I've taken up rock climbing, mountain biking, and am gearing up for snowboard and snowshoe season. Backing away from intense training has also allowed me to nurture relationships and show appreciation for those who helped me along the way. In short, I feel very blessed. Next year, I hope to resume a few triathlon adventures, including Chelan Man in WA and my first Xterra, a mountain bike based triathlon.
Professionally, I hope to work more with power-based training next season. I'll also be attending the Art and Science of Triathlon Symposium, a conference held every 2 years, and tap into some of the incredible brain share. I also have several exciting events planned--more to come on those.
So enough babbling from my end. May all of you have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy some much-deserved time off for most of you, and take time to thank those who helped you achieve your goals.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Teaming Up--Innovative Body Solutions

It is my privilege to announce that Innovative Body Solutions, the same folks who provided the resistance stretching essential to swimmer Dara Torres' comeback, has agreed to provide all Wild Blue athletes with a discount on their DVD. Please contact me directly for the coupon code, and visit for additional details on their fantastic work.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What's Cookin'

Hello again, athletes, friends, family…
There is a lot going on here with regard to coaching and training. Wild Blue Racing is alive and kicking, complete with some amazing athletes. I love what I do—I work with people every day who are up to the challenge, pushing themselves and having fun in the process. I cannot express enough how much of a joy it is coaching such an incredible group of people.
I have two major projects at the moment. First, as always, I am coaching my individual athletes for their goals. The goals are widespread, to include (but certainly not limited to): a 4-mile cold water swimmer, several Ironmen (and Ironwomen), a FAST Boston Marathon qualifier, lots of speedy olympic distancers/sprint distance folks, deployed athletes finding “creative” ways to stay in shape while they’re staying safe, a killer time trialer, several New Orleans Half IM folks…the list goes on and on. It is the makings of a fun and exciting season! I also have a Virtual Training Team, a group geared towards doing the Chelan Man in Chelan, WA. It will be great to be with them and to be home in Washington state this summer at a fantastic venue. Additionally, I have other athletes from all over the country joining in on this venture, racing the same weekend at one of the over 220 races to choose from that weekend.
Additionally, thanks to the wealth of technology out there, I officially launched the Wild Blue Racing Facebook group. This is a private group for my athletes to share information, find training partners, ask questions, and start discussions. I’m loading video, photos, and anything my athletes need to help them perform their best. As we progress, I hope it is a forum that everyone will feel welcome, get support, and look to friends for that extra push of encouragement for the big race day. I'm far away from a lot of you, and this group brings us that much closer.
In short, there are a lot of VERY exciting things going on. I hope to be in NYC in April to do some training with my east coast contingent, Texas in May, and I’ll be in WA in July for all my Northwesterners. For now, I’m enjoying the thin, crisp air of the Colorado Rockies. I hope all of you are well, and I wish you the best in your training and racing! - Coach Cami

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We Did It!!!

Amongst 15,000 runners, Steve, Lara, Dave, and Missy (with Robin and Lynn) conquered the Las Vegas Half Marathon on Sunday, December 7th. Though the start was congested, it was a great race in near-perfect conditions. Congrats to all of you on a job well done, as well as to Lisa for completing the Half in Seattle!
Some of the race highlights included:
-over 200 running Elvi, some running w/carts carrying a full stereo system
-stares from folks in the casino pulling an all-nighter as we made our way to the start line
-a run-through wedding chapel, which several runners in veils and tux-tees took advantage of
-a wedding cake aid station for the aforementioned chapel
-full fireworks show on Sunday at 6am
It was a flat, fast course, and I think everyone did as well or better than expected. I was extremely proud of all of you!
Unfortunately, Chilly couldn't make it--as a pilot, he was stuck in Hong Kong. Chilly, we WILL find you a race in Colorado this month. Your training will not be in vain!

So...what's next?
If anyone has any feedback--what worked, what didn't--and what you'd like to see going forward, please let me know. I've already had a few requests regarding another training block, so please send feedback on what you'd like to see going forward. Regardless, DON'T STOP NOW! Carry the race euphoria through the holidays, and stay active. Now is a great time to do some cross training, as well as strength/core work. Try to do something 4 days/week, keeping yourself moving through this tough season. You'll emerge fit and energized!
Thanks again for allowing me to work with you. It has been an absolute pleasure watching you grow and progress! Happy holidays, and keep in touch!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Home Stretch for LV Half Marathon

Congratulations on the hard work you've put in for this race! The hay is in the barn, so to speak. Congrats to Lisa F., who completed the Seattle Half Marathon last week. Seven of us are joining up in Vegas, and good weather coupled with a flat course should mean a great race day! A few final notes:
1. TODAY is the last day to register online. Go to the race website for all information regarding registration, course maps, expo, etc. You CAN register at the expo.
2. We are doing a group run on Saturday at 9am. We'll meet in the Luxor lobby and head out for an easy 20:00.
3. Dress in layers. There will be a bag dropoff on race morning, but you may want to wear something you can remove en route. You can take off what you're wearing, but you can't put on what you don't have :).
4. The award for longest travel goes to....Chilly. If he makes it to this race from Hong Kong, I owe him a beer or two. Hope you make it, my friend.
Feel free to post any questions/comments (is anyone reading this? :)). See you in a few days!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Eat and Run?

I received a great question in the comments section regarding whether or not to refuel during a half marathon. I posted the answer to this question in the recent newsletter that I recently sent out to you. If for some reason you did not receive it, please let me know! Along with the nutrition article, there are other important tidbits, such as the importance of layering, injury prevention, and two Featured Athletes. Check it out! And again, if you have any questions, please ask. We're only a month away from the race!!!