Whether you are a beginner or seasoned veteran, valuable insight and training can be gained by attending a triathlon camp or clinic. Attending a training camp gets you hands-on coaching, feedback, technique tips and the ability to ask questions on the spot. Triathlon camps vary, some camps are catered toward specific triathlon events, some have special guest coaches while others are offered in exotic locations. Here are some of the companies providing triathlon training camps in 2008.
Coach Troy's Training Camps
Winter 2008 Training Camp - 7 days (Cost: $945)
March 21 - March 28, 2008 - Tucson, AZ, USA
Winter 2008 Training Camp - 4 days (Cost: $595)
March 21 - March 25, 2008 - Tucson, AZ, USA
The camp is intended for triathletes and cyclists who want to work on their endurance base, shed some winter pounds and to start gaining some momentum going into the new season. Perfect for athletes from colder climates, this early March training camp comes at the perfect time to kick off your pre- season training for 2008!
Summer 2008 Training Camp (Cost: $395)
June 12 - June 15, 2008 - Lake Placid, NY, USA
Triathletes doing Ironman Lake Placid will enjoy the in-depth preview of the swim, bike and run courses while cyclists will greatly enjoy the 'time in the saddle'. In addition, there will be a lectures on various topics including a race course and strategy overview.
Solvang Triathlon Camps
Advanced Base Camp (Cost: $950)
March 31 - April 6, 2008 - Solvang, CA, USA
Experienced professionals Peter Reid and Chuckie V have teamed up to offer this Advanced Base Camp in and around Solvang. This camp is open to intermediate Half Ironman/Ironman athletes and pure cyclists who are looking for a challenging week of training in a beautiful part of the world.
Triathlon Boot Camp (Cost: $475)
April 4 - April 6, 2008 - Springfield, PA, USA
The camp is designed for age-group athletes with some experience who want to improve their performance and enjoyment of the sport by learning how to make the most of their limited training time. The staff includes Mid-Atlantic Multisport Head Coach Bill Hauser and six-time Ironman champion Ken Glah.
River Falls Base Training Camp (Cost: $125)
May 2 - May 4, 2008 - River Falls WI, USA
Swim, Bike and Run workouts to improve you early season base. Participation in the Mini Triathlon at the UWRF. Group discussions on proper training techniques.
Iron Distance Wisconsin Camp (Cost: $450 before July 4th, $500 after July 4th)
July 25 - July 27, 2008 - Madison, WI, USA
Comprehensive iron distance training with supported group rides and runs on the Ironman Wisconsin race course. Talks include nutrition strategies before, during, and after racing and mental aspects of iron distance racing. Review race day preparation and procedures, know what to expect.
Triathlon Camp - Novice + Intermediate (Cost: price start at $2,520)
March 29 - April 5, 2008 - Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
Triathlon Camp - Intermediate (Cost: prices start at $2,640)
April 19 - April 26, 2008 - Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
Triathlon Camp - Advanced (Cost: prices start at $2,760)
April 26 - May 3, 2008 - Girona, Costa Brava, Spain
The Triathlon camps are led by EuroCycler's tri-head-coach and professional triathlete Olaf Sabatschus of Germany along with others while the camp language is English. A triathlete’s paradise it is: an indoor 25me lap pool an outdoor heated 25me lap pool, open water swimming in the ocean, hundreds of miles of road cycling with flats, hills and mountains and running trails along the coast. All together at one resort. NOTE: Cost includes camp, lodging, meals and more, see website for details.
Mark Allen Online
Boulder Triathlon Training Camps (Cost: $545)
May 9 - May 11, 2008 - Boulder, CO, USA
The camp will be geared towards athletes who want to learn how to train properly in addition to improving their swim and run technique as well as their bike positioning. Talks will have an informal feel as they will be done during meals as well as on the field.
Carmichael Training Systems
Colorado Springs Triathlon Camp - Win On The Bike (Cost: $999)
May 8 - May 11, 2008 - Colorado Spring, CO, USA
This camp is designed for intermediate to advanced triathletes. This camp is primarily focused on improving cycling skills and technique. Each athlete will benefit from specific cycling critique in a triathlon/time trial position, the understanding of the most beneficial aerodynamic equipment, how to improve your cycling for any distance triathlon, and nutrition for triathlon training and racing.
Iron CAMP 2008 (Cost: $1,300)
May 17 - May 24, 2008 - Luscan, France (foothills of the French Pyrénées)
Tri CAMP - One Week Triathlon Holiday 2008 (Cost: $890)
May 24 - 31, 2008 - Luscan, France (foothills of the French Pyrénées)
CAMP KIA KAHA 2008 (Cost: $725)
June 28 - July 2, 2008 - Luscan, France (foothills of the French Pyrénées)
The training camps are designed as all inclusive packages throughout the year, which includes accommodation, breakfast and guided or self guided rides, runs and swims. Evening meals are also provided to allow the guests half board accommodation if they choose or they always have the use of the guest kitchen and Lounge if self catering is required.
Multisports.com offers Weekend Ironman Camps.
Ironman Coeur d'Alene Camp (Cost: $795)
April 25 - 27, 2008 - Coeur D' Alene, ID, USA
Ironman USA Camp (Cost: $795)
June 6 - 8, 2008 - Lake Placid, NY, USA
Wisconsin Ironman Camp (Cost: $795)
July 11 - 13, 2008 - Madison, WI, USA
Ironman Florida Training Camp (Cost: $795)
September 12 - 14, 2008 - Panama City Beach, FL, USA
Tri247 has put together a directory of Training Camps in Europe in 2008. Follow this link to see the webiste posting: 2008 Training Camps
• Epic Camp heads to Italy
• 2008 TriChic Women-Only Triathlon Training Camps