It was really interesting to attend the Endurance Nation camp before drinking the Kool-Aid to see whether people were really getting results, and it sure seems like the training works. I met up with a bunch of IM virgins who were using the EN program and appeared to be fit, fast and almost ready to race. Everyone was very enthusiastic about the program, the coaches and the entire EN community. Coach Patrick was a great master of ceremonies for the event. He kept the program light and fun, gave great talks about the course, and the keys to success at IMLP.
It will be interesting to compare/contrast the EN camp with the Fireman Ironman camp this coming weekend. While not exactly the same type of event (Fireman camp doesn’t have scheduled/coached workouts) I will get the opportunity to talk to a lot of other athletes with a lot of other coaching plans, including some pro and top-ranked amateurs.