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spring triathlon camp – Algarve – April 2015

-By: Tomas Swift-Metcalfe

Last modified: May 26, 2014

cycling focused spring triathlon camp. Introduction to good training practices across all three sports. 4th-11th April 2015

This spring triathlon camp will focus primarily on bike skills and cycling training. We will also focus by each sport by characteristic and how to integrate them to become a better over all triathlete. Everyone, from complete beginner to pro is welcome and will benefit from this camp. This is the true spirit of triathlon.

Cycling: from sprint distance triathlon to IronMan

Training for a sprint triathlon is very different to an IronMan and as such the bike serves a different utility in training and the training aim is different. The longer the race the more important biking tends to be and as such deserves specific attention, in this spring triathlon camp we will deal with the following:

  • economizing effort -absolutely key in any triathlon is to get of the bike fresh as possible and nail the run.
  • technique -something oft ignored in triathlon, this knowledge can save you energy and make you faster.
  • training -using the non-impact and practical nature of the sport as the primary tool for build aerobic-capacity.

We will make sure to cover all these aspect both in theory and in the practice at this spring triathlon camp.

Where about?

This camp is going to based in a top quality sports resort in the Algarve, with lots of good running routes, a track and pool nearby. You will not be disappointed with the quality of the facilities. The resort is exquisitely located in a large gardened resort and literally only 5 km from the hills which have excellent roads and very little traffic.

On reservation you will receive a full itinerary detailing the whole triathlon camp, including the accommodation training and meal plan.

Why Swift Momentum Sports?

Think of this spring triathlon camp like full immersion into the sport. You’ll have full access to Tomás, the head coach, to learn as much as possible about getting the most from cycling. In the evenings there will be informal discussions on specific aspects of the triathlon and cycling. Mostly we’ll work back from the basics: For example, if we’re dealing with economy of effort, we’ll focus on aspects such as the physics of cycling, the metabolic mix and how this fits in to triathlon… And how to go faster for less effort!

spring triathlon camp while triathlon isn’t so developed, the region is well known to cyclists

We have a huge depth of experience racing across a range of sports. We’ve been living in the Algarve for years and as such have unrivalled local knowledge. A strong academic background balances our experience.

What’s included in the triathlon training camp?

Everything you’ll need! Live like a pro for a week.

excellent conditions feb 2012 Algarve TT
a photo from the Volta ao Algarve February 2012 -that’s winter sunshine

We’ll take care of every, right from the moment you arrive at Faro airport on Saturday the 8th. You’ll be picked up by an excellent (and exclusive) transfer service that will bring you to the resort about 25km to the west of the airport.

The accommodation is in excellent villas that hold up to four people. Breakfast and Dinner are included as well as an all day ‘brunch facility’ that means you’ll get your post training snack no matter how late we get in from training. On the bike you’ll have access to energy food and isotonic drinks.

A follow car provides a measure of safety, quick recovery from punctures, a place to keep extra food, and that assurance that should you not be able to go the whole distance for some reason or another, you’ll be able to cut training short at any point.

Full use of facilities included too. That is, pool, track and cross-country running course. A state of the art gym.

The cherry on the cake has to be however the testing and evaluation, that will allow you to train optimally. We will do a lactate threshold tests and a body fat evaluation. Based on these test we’ll provide a training plan (for a month) and tips based on the information gathered over the course of the week.

All this is just €1122. Make your reservation now with a 20% deposit refundable (up to one week before the camp is due) The balance is due one working day before the camp. You can also just pay in full.

Chose to pay the deposit, or the full price

Come to our spring triathlon camp for a truly fantastic week cycling, running and swimming in the Algarve. Any questions get in touch:

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