Our Triathlon Training Camp is a fusion of knowledge and experience, set in the triathlon training paradise of Andalucia. The camp is led by qualified coaches; Karen Parnell, Triathon Coach, BTF and IRONMAN certified coach and Jess Petersson, former professional IRONMAN athlete and Olympian and highly experienced Andalucian Cycling Experience bike guides. Aimed at group sizes 8-20 people and Triathlon clubs.
ABILITY LEVEL: All levels
7 NIGHT PRICES: 785 Euro – 840 Euro per person depending on group size and date
Based on 2 people sharing a twin/double bedroom in one of our townhouses
DATES: 20th – 27th April or 11th – 18th May 2019 or upon request for groups of 8-20 people
Swim, bike and run in a warmer climate, surrounded with like-minded individuals and coaches in preparation for the coming season or your next event then this is the camp for you. A complete week to focus and immerse yourself into your training
You will spend time running on trails, work on your technique including speed work sessions on the run with Olympian Jess Petersson.
For the biking we have smooth roads which are quiet and safe – its perfect timing for some long steady rides to build some endurance. We have different paces and groups to ensure all levels are catered for.
For swimming we use the nearby crystal-clear lake for open water sessions and nearby 25m indoor swimming pool.
A fully structured coached, guided and supported week
Fully coached pool and open water sessions with kayak support
Progressive cycling sessions with experienced coaches and guides
Bike rides are guided by highly experienced guides and supported with a vehicle for on road assistance, snacks and water
Run sessions to improve technique, endurance and speed with Jess Petersson
Brick sessions – bike/run and Transition training
Strength and Conditioning sessions with a qualified Personal Trainer
Ask the coach evening with Olympian Jess Petersson
Advice on training plans and coaching
Bike hire options from local hire companies
Fully Insured Qualified Coaches and Guides
All sessions risk assessed
First Aid trained
High Quality Accommodation in authentic Spanish Townhouses
Townhouse accommodation with lounge area, fully fitted kitchen and outdoor terraces
7 nights accommodation
Self-catering so you can follow you own meal plans and try out local Spanish food. Close to local bars and restaurants
Secure bike storage
Support team on site
Therapy room for massage therapies
Fitness classes (Metafit HIIT, TRX suspension trainer, Kettlebell and Yoga)
Free to use washing machines and dryers
Bike helmets and pedals available (Shimano and Keo Look). Bike workshop on site.
Bike FTP Testing on-site
Run power testing and gait analysis (video) using Stryd power sensors
Full swim video analysis with full annotation and training plan for you to view and use when you get home.
Full race training plans up to IRONMAN and Marathon distance.
1-2-1 Review with Jess Peterson or Karen Parnell
Bike Hire available on site
Airport pick up can be arranged.
Example Itinerary is shown below but can be tailored to your clubs exact needs, level and goals
Arrival and orientation. Welcome by the team, presentation of the week ahead, Q & A and bike set up.
Run in local area lead by 2 x Olympian Marathon runner Jess Petersson and/or guided tour of the village.
Group Stretch Session or foam roller workshop
Open Water Swim (option to cycle to the lake)
Fully supported and coached (Kayak support and shore spotter). Sighting, group starts, drafting and technique.
The scenery on this route is absolutely breath-taking we start with by riding up the Ribiera Valley towards Grazalema, the route then takes us through a beautiful high mountain plateau with limestone outcrops lining the road for several kilometres before we stop for refreshments in a ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village). After our pit stop we head back to Montecorto riding through one of my favourite sections of road ‘the cork tree forest’ before descending for 7km back to base.
Ride distance 51k – 80k Elevation gain 1200-1500m
Group Stretch Session
Today we head north of Montecorto where the landscape is more rolling passing groves of olive trees we climb out of a valley and as we crest the hilltop stunning views of Olvera open out before us. After riding through Olvera we head to Setenil de la Bodegas which was once a thriving economic centre on the ‘Travellers route’ between Sevilla and Ronda this picturesque white village is now famous for its cave houses and olive oil. Here we stop for lunch at, in my opinion, one of the best tapa’s bars in this area which is set beneath the overhanging rock face inside a cave. At this point we have ridden 44k with almost 1000m of elevation from here you can choose from either a 20k, 30k or 40k ride back to Montecorto.
Ride distance 64k-84k Elevation gain 1400-1750m
Endurance run – Lead by Jess Petersson Or Open Water Swim (Lake)
Yoga: If you have never done it before an ideal time to try it out.
Open Water swim session – endurance & technique session
Transition Session & brick session (bike to run)
Strength & Conditioning session with Karen (Metafit HIIT BW, TRX suspension training, Kettlebell)
Evening talk by Jess Petersson, 2 x Olympian and IRONMAN Pro triathlete – what can go wrong before, during and after the race!!
Bike: The Beast!
We take on ‘The Beast’ a 15k Cat 1 climb. We head out along the lake toward Zahara a nice easy start to today’s ride with breath-taking views of the Sierra de Margarita mountain range and the hilltop village of Zahara before we take the ‘Interval Training Road’ to the foot of the main event in this ride ‘The Beast’. After this climb we descend into Grazalema, another stunningly beautiful ‘pueblo blanco’ (white village) for well deserved ‘Coffee & Cakes’. After Grazalema it’s virtually all down hill to Montecorto, unless of course you choose to extend your ride……which is always an option!
Ride distance 80k-100k Elevation gain 1800-2000m+
Technique Run lead by Jess & Karen – your chance to also try running with power using Stryd run power analysis tools.
Swim – local 25m pool. Technique and drills session
Group Stretch Session or foam roller or S&C recap
Bike: Pueblo Pitufo
Deep in the mountains to the south of Ronda is ‘Pueblo Pitufo’ aka Smurf Town. An epic day riding to this quirky mountain village that has been painted Smurf blue! Definitely a day for your climbing legs, which is why it’s immediately after your ‘rest day’! If you don’t fancy such a big ride we can also offer you an alternative 80-100k route today.
Ride distance 110k-130k Elevation gain 2300-2600m
Bike Maintenance & cleaning workshop. Good chance to brush up, clean your bike and maybe learning something new. Ashley will take you through bike care, changing tyres, chain links and much more. Take your bike back fully serviced!
Mini Triathlon – 400m lake swim, 20k Bike, 5k run
Bike: Las Palomas
Our final ride is up Las Palomas a 12.5k Cat 1 climb. Go flat out or take your time and enjoy the stunning views around every turn on this classic climb. After this climb we descend into Grazalema,for refreshments’. After Grazalema it’s virtually all down hill to Montecorto, unless of course you choose to extend your ride!
Ride distance 50k-100k Elevation gain 1200-1800m
Group Stretch Session or foam roller or S&C refresher
Group PARTY NIGHT – Trip to one of the best restaurants in the area for a three-course meal and drinks with awards ceremony fun night.
Time to pack your bags before we collect you for your flights home.
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