Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Fwd: Exclusive Training Camp in the sunny Algarve, Portugal - 21 to 26 May

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From: Mikael Eriksson

Hi Mark,

It's my great pleasure to invite you to an exclusive training camp in Quarteira, Portugal.

You'll find more details further down, but here's a quick summary (if images don't display, click "Display images" in your email client):

Training Camp Algarve (20-26 May 2018) Summary

Dates: Check-in Sunday 20 May with introductions and optional training. Official training days are Monday 21 to Saturday 26 May, with check-out Sunday 27 May.

Duration: 6 to 6.5 days (depending on when you check in), 7 nights

Location: Quarteira, Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal. Quarteira is the triathlon capital of the region and has hosted European Cup races for years.  

How to get there: Fly to Faro and get a transfer to Quarteira (cost ~25 euro) OR fly to Lisbon and join me in my (rental) car down to Quarteira on Sunday morning/noon (if you rent a bike in Quarteira).  Direct flights from London to Faro are available for ~130-140£ at the moment, round-trip.

Participants: Only 4 athletes can attend this camp, in order to make it very much driven by the individual needs. AKA exclusive!  

Accommodation: Private apartment 50 meters from the beach with 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, fully equipped kitchen, Wifi, etc.

Cost: 580 euros for registrations by Saturday 12 May, 690 euros after

What's included:
  • Accommodation (7 nights)
  • Complete coached training week with constant feedback as one of only four athletes on the camp
  • Access to 50 m pool and 400 m track
  • Swim and run video analysis
  • After the camp, you get a personal Athlete Report which explains in detail what areas you need to work on, a reminder of specific drills, exercises or type of training to achieve this and your video analysis files
  • You can also get a Virtual Wind Tunnel analysis done to assess your aerodynamics at a 50% discount (64.50€ rather than 129 euros)

Preliminary Training Schedule:

Mo: Bike (long ride), open water swim
Tue: Run (track + video analysis), Swim (pool, technical + video analysis)
We: Bike + run brick session
Thu: Open water swim (race-specific), Bike (hills/cadence)
Fri: Run (long), swim (pool, endurance + open water skills)
Sat: Bike (long ride)
Other information:

Food and restaurants:
Quarteira is full of good restaurants with very affordable prices.

For many of our meals we will, therefore, eat out, but we also have a fully equipped kitchen to cook ourselves, depending on the participants preferences.

Triathlon education:
I will prepare and conduct workshops/seminars on specific topics (I'll ask for your preferred topics when you register).

These will be informal (but well-prepared), interactive "classes" designed to empower you to become a better triathlete on your own when you resume training at home.

Examples of topics are: planning and analysing training, planning and executing in races, nutrition, strength training, technique, equipment, etc.

Reply to this email
now to secure 1 of 4 available slots for this exclusive camp.

If you have any questions, email me and ask!

When you confirm your registration by Saturday, you secure the best price for this camp.

I look forward to welcoming you to amazing weather, amazing cycling and open water swimming opportunities, and just a really good fun week together in triathlon company!


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