Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Morning

Good Morning!!! Its Monday morning and I am sitting at my kitchen table, drinking a cup of coffee, enjoying a bagel with pb, and gearing up for our last full week of training in Chula Vista. We have a pretty full day ahead of us - a morning training run, a couple of meetings, and then a rendez-vous in the heat chamber. Now the heat chamber is not nearly as sinister as it sounds. It is a tent that is heated and humidified - its purpose is to acclimatize our bodies to the temperture and humidity of Beijing. We perform a 48 minute lifting circuit in the chamber and measure our heartrates during the workout to ensure that our bodies are adapting. Although it isn't always the most enjoyable or comfortable activity, I trust that it will help us once we arrive in Beijing.

Well, I hope everyone has a great start to their weeks - and if not, just remember, its just another maniac monday!!!!!


Brian said...

The heat chamber sounds a lot like the triangle today; very hot and very humid! Good luck in China, enjoy yourselves and enjoy the anthem!

Jose Rodriguez said...

Hi, Great to hear about your journey to the Beijing 2008 Olympics. We are a group of students in Los Angeles, CA studying the Olympics this summer. We would love an interview with a real Olympic athlete. We can do it over skype or regular telephone. Jose Rodriguez - Teacher Skype: id is coordinatortwo or email Best of luck in this weeks training and remember GO FOR THE GOLD!!!!