Training for a late season half or full ironman?
Join us September 9-11, 2022 for 3 days of training that will leave you chomping at the bit to hit your start line, and ready to find the FINISH LINE!
Rule #1 of long course triathlon. Don’t miss the long stuff.
Sometimes it’s just difficult to battle work, family, and other responsibilities during those times in your training when you know you need to be getting in some big volume. If only we could all just be like the pros and train for a living. One weekend a year we’ve got you covered!
For 3 days you will be learning, swimming, biking, running, and hanging out with your newest tri buddies in rural Huntingdon, TN. On top of getting in big swim, bike, and run volume, we will be touching on every other part of the performance puzzle that can have a positive (or negative) effect on your goal race during our meal time break out sessions. All training sessions will be scalable to your needed or desired distance, with safety and full SAG/mechanical support along the way.
For those that book their weekend early, you have the opportunity to stay on site at the amazingly awesome Winkler Performance Center (we made that name up, it’s really called Sommerset Getaways). The compound is complete with a 25 yard lap pool which we will use for early morning pool sessions before our longer bikes and runs.
Will there be hills? Oh yes. That’s a big reason we chose Huntingdon. Its close proximity to Memphis and Jackson, coupled with its rolling terrain, made it a no brainer spot. The long ride we will do closely matches the total elevation of the IM Chattanooga course. It will make the Memphis 70.3 course seem a lot less intimidating. When you finish camp, you can be sure you will fear no hill.
Who is this camp for? Anyone training for a late season long course triathlon. Generally speaking, it’s ideal for those doing Ironman Chattanooga, Ironman Florida, Ironman Arizona, Ironman Waco, Ironman World Championships, Augusta 70.3, Memphis 70.3, 70.3 Worlds, or later! We’ve prepared routes for athletes in different phases of their training. We do ask that athletes are prepared to do a broken 2000-4000yds swim, 50-100 miles on the bike, and a 10-20 mile run. For the safety of all the athletes, we also ask that riders be able to keep a 15mph average.
What will we really be doing? Here is a basic itinerary (subject to change):
12pm – Camp Begins – Open Water Swimming Instruction and Long Swim
3pm – Shake Out Run
5pm – Nutrition and Hydration Table Side Chat (open forum)
7pm – Dinner Social
9am – Roll Out Long Ride
Optional 4 mile Brick Run Post Ride (time dependent on return)
6pm – Equipment/Bike Fit Table Side Chat (open forum)
7pm – Dinner Social
9am – Running Mechanics Crash Course
10am – Break/Refuel
12pm – Long Run (10 mile looped course with aid stations…yes we are running at noon on purpose!)
3:30pm – Camp Concludes
Alright, what’s the cost? Our camp will only cost $550 for all 3 days of training, coaching, camaraderie, and all the support, cheering, and high fives along the way. You simply won’t find a better value. And of course, BPC coached athletes receive an exclusive discount. Ask your coach for details.
Let’s lock in my spot! With so many possible athletes, we do have to limit the number of spots for safety purposes. So make your plans and lock in your spot TODAY!
Where do we stay? The first several athletes who sign up for camp can book their stay directly with Sommerset Getaways by following this link. Accommodations range from $100-200/night + applicable taxes and fees. Food is not included in these prices so that people can split the cost of a room if desired, or could stay elsewhere and still take part in the awesome meals at the WPC.
Do we need to bring food? It’s recommended you bring your choice of food for training sessions. We will have some available, but this is a great time to test your fueling plan. As far as meals, we HIGHLY recommend you purchase a meal package from Sommerset that will include Friday dinner, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, as well as breakfast and brunch on Sunday. Chef Elvis is a wonder in the kitchen. We’ve been told the food is worth coming to the camp alone!