Triathlon Trains in Arizona for the Nationals
The Army West Point Triathlon Team traveled to Arizona during spring break to conduct its annual training trip in preparation for the USA Triathlon Collegiate Nationals in this weekend. Despite unusually wet and cold weather, the cadets managed to conduct all the critical training to get ready for nationals. The training was supervised by the Head Coach, Amy Maxwell and made use of all the available terrain in the Scottsdale area to include trail runs, flat and hilly rides and transition practices. Each cadet averaged between 200 and 300 miles of swimming, cycling and running during the week. The team completed a day-trip to Tucson to climb the iconic Mount Lemon. The climb consisted of over 6,600 feet of elevation over the 30-mile ride uphill. The cadets also previewed and practiced on the Collegiate Nationals course in Tempe.