Jan. 27, 2019

Those who have attended have reaped the benefits. The structure of a good training camp lends itself to all levels of triathletes, eliminates distractions, and gets you out of your comfort zone. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend several training camps in locations like Tucson, Boulder, Clermont, Las Vegas, San Diego to Oceanside, Texas hill country, and a few more. Every time I attend a camp, I leave with 3 things:

1. An increase in fitness. The distribution of training volume should be heavy on the cycling and complimentary on the swim and run training. Most of us just can’t do big bike miles in our normal week to week. Training camps are the place to get those miles. Unless you are a very seasoned athlete, I would be cautious of attempting too much intensity during a training camp. The focus should be on an increase in volume first. Another tip is to go into a training camp with an amount of fitness from which you can improve. Do not go into the week of a camp already on tired legs.

2. An increase in knowledge. Every time I spend a week of training in a remote location with a group of like-minded folks, I learn something. Whether it’s from a structured lecture series, another athlete, or an experience, I leave a training camp with knowledge I did not come with.

3. New and reconnected friendships. This may be my favorite aspect of training camps. Building relationships with crazy people who get up at 6am to ride a bike for 6 hours are relationships that last a lifetime. I feel a great connection with those I’ve attended training camps with, and when I see those folks again it brings a smile to my face. It is a lot of fun to spend a week of training with friends then see those friends out at the races. Everyone has a special story and those stories have kept me in this sport for 20 years.

So get yourself to a camp . . . boost fitness, learn, and meet like-minded people. Scroll below to check out an upcoming camp hosted by Big Sexy Racing and RX3.

Thursday

May 2nd

2019 BOULDER SPRING TRAINING CAMP

Thu 5/2 - Sun 5/5
9 a.m. - midnight
Masterclass camp hosted by Chris McDonald, Harold Wilson and Scott Horns. Special appearances by 3x Ironman Champ and 12 Hr TT world champion, Dede Griesbauer and other guests to be announced.

CYCLING CENTER

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Hola! My friends call me La Fabulosa, but most people in the triathlon world know me as Chris’s better half. I love food, I love to cook, and we love to entertain! In each BIG SEXY newsletter I’ll be sharing one of our favorite family recipes. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE

ON THE RUN

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Over 50 years of running and coaching has afforded me the luxury of knowing some can't fail, yet simple things for both success and longevity. Sometimes we try and overcomplicate things. "KISS" (Keep it Simple Stupid) and don't get stuck in a winter rut slogging out base miles! CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE

4TH DISCIPLINE DIARY

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Each month we will feature the nutrition plan of a BSR member in the hopes of providing ideas to those new to the discipline or struggling with nutrition issues. CLICK IMAGE FOR MORE

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