Did you know that a spring camp can really help you kick-start your triathlon season? Check out this list of some of the best triathlete training camps!
Winter’s nearly over and you should be revving up your training for 2018 triathlon season. Hopefully, your winter was all prepared to launch into the next season. Before you pull out your training calendar, nutrition diary, and this year’s goals, here’s a question for you.
Have you considered attending a triathlon training camp in 2018?
Advantages of Triathlon Training Camps
There are plenty of good reasons to go for a camp! Training camps offer quite a few advantages.
- You get to go on a mini break while training really hard at the same time.
- You are exposed to different routes, courses and climates.
- You get trained by some of the best triathlon coaches in the US and abroad.
- You get to weigh yourself against other triathletes before the season starts.
- Many camps also offer the opportunity to interact with top nutritionists and dietitians through workshops and lectures.
What can you expect at Triathlon Camps?
Triathlon training camps typically vary in duration from a weekend to a whole week. Many provide all meals or at least dinners along with nutrition during training sessions. Some provide accommodations while others do not, so check all options before booking. A lot of these training camps also allow you the option of renting a bike for the duration of your stay so you can avoid the hassle of having to transport your own. Most camp fees do not cover airfare or transport to and from the camp.
Attending a triathlon camp can really help you go that extra mile while visiting a new place at the same time. There are camps that suit different weathers, course preferences and budgets.
Four Spring Triathlon Camps in 2018
Here is a list of some of the best spring camps in the US and abroad that you can look forward to this year.
- Training Camp March 2018 – Tucson, Arizona
- Dates: March 12 – 17, 2018
- Duration: 5 ½ Days
- Fees: $1749
This comprehensive training camp doesn’t include accommodations. However, it covers every aspect of triathlon training minutely with an optional pre or post ride with a private coach. You get full advantage of the rolling terrain for the bike and run training sessions. Apart from training sessions, activities include Training Presentations, Power File Analysis and Q&A Sessions with coaches.
This camp is suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes with training tailored to help each individual. You can learn more here.
2. Spring Fling Camps – Solvang, California
Solvang has been running triathlon camps since 2004 directed by Charlie Woodcock, a British native and USAT certified coach with a roster of elite athletes and coaches as a part of their team. This demanding camp focuses on training, recovery, coached swim, run and cycling sessions. Apart from training sessions, you get seminars on training and race execution along with outdoor pool, stroke instruction and analysis, and Q&A sessions with the coaches.
This camp is perfect for athletes looking to compete in a 70.3/Ironman event in 2018. You can find more details on their website.
3. Purple Patch Hawaii Training Camp – Kona, Hawaii
- Dates: April 10 – 15, 2018
- Duration: 1 Week
- Fees: $3000
This camp is held on the same island that hosts the legendary Ironman Championship. It really can’t get better than that. The brainchild of acclaimed triathlete Matt Dixon, it boasts of a balanced training schedule that provides “an equal balance of education, skill development, and training in all disciplines of triathlon.”
With glorious open waters and the epic IRONMAN training course at hand, this camp makes for an unforgettable training experience. It features nutrition and recovery requirements and one-on-one training sessions with coaches along with regular camp activities.
This camp is suitable for athletes of all age groups and levels.
4. Triathlon Training Camp #20 – Paphos, Cyprus
- Dates: April 16 – 21, 2018
- Duration: 6 Days
- Fees: €990 (approx. $ 1231)
Set in scenic Cyprus, this camp gives you the unique opportunity to travel abroad, soak in a new culture and train at the same time. Led by the elite coach, Perry Agass, this camp can give you plenty of practical advice to take away.
The location offers coastal paths and quiet roads along the hills for the bike and swim sessions while swim training is carried out in the pool. With only 14 places available, this camp makes sure you receive personalized training that makes you the best you can be!
These are just some of the many camps that you can make use of to push your training that extra mile. So get your gear and start training.
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