By Coach Bonnie Carman
Being there is a 1 day training camp approaching developed by T:Zero Multisport I thought that I would put together a short little blog about what I feel the benefits are by attending training camps and also how I feel they help me during my training builds for particular races.
There are multiple types of camps but the main two I feel are multi day camps (3-7 days) where it is all about increasing training load, focussing 100% of training, eating and sleeping without distractions and another which is a course specific training camp that usually only goes for 1-2 days.
The latter camp is exactly what the upcoming T: Zero Multiport camp is all about. It is a 1-day camp that focuses on the Sunshine Coast 70.3, which is fast approaching in September. These camps allow you to focus on key techniques (getting the ins and outs of the course), gaining confidence on the course,
Personally for me I feel that biggest benefit of a training camp is to keep me motivated either over the winter months or to re-ignite the fire in the belly when you’re knee deep in a build phase and ready to pull the pin because you’re physically exhausted. It helps to give people something to look forward to, it allows people to spend a day training with like minded people and allows you to actually train in a group when usually most of our athletes are doing the solo miles. You also have access to your coach for the day where you can ask all those little questions that you felt were too silly to bother them with.
I absolutely 100% recommend attending training camps if you can organise a day off family life or a day off work. Our camp in particular at the end of July is 6 weeks out from Sunshine Coast 70.3 and is the perfect timing to bring forth the energy in you for the final build or give you the kick up the butt you need to get moving as there’s still plenty of time to make improvements in 6 weeks.
See you all on July 29th