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Columbia, MO Triathlon Camp

The 2016 Columbia Multisport Camp was a success.  Check out the video below for a summary of our camp.  If this is the kind of training you are interested in, join  us next Memorial Day weekend, May 26-20, 2017 in Columbia, MO for a bike-focused training camp!

 

 
BASIC INFORMATION
 
WHAT:    
This is a 3-day training camp for cyclists and multisport athletes. The focus is cycling, with a significant ride planned all three days.  For multisport athletes, there are two swimming and three running opportunities.  We also have educational/learning sessions included that compliment the training.  The ideal athlete is somebody with interest cycling and/or multisport and wants to put in three days of quality bike training on challenging, rolling and hilly roads.  This is a great opportunity for flatlanders to work on their hill riding before the race season starts!.  Newer cyclists and multisport athletes as well as experienced athletes are welcome, but a good level of bike fitness is necessary (see the itinerary below for an idea of the type of riding you should be able to do at this camp). We will have a variety of distances to accommodate a range of abilities. You don’t have to be ‘fast’ or ‘slow’; you just need to be willing to have fun, learn, and work hard. 
 
WHEN:    
Memorial Day Weekend: Friday May 27th through Sunday, May 30th, 2016 in Columbia, MO.  If you cannot make it to Columbia Friday night, you are welcome to join us Saturday and/or Sunday and/or Monday.
 
WHERE:
The rides will start at the host hotel, Stoney Creek Inn and cover some of the best rides in mid-MO.  Swim clinics will be held at Macher's Swim School.  Runs will  take place on the nearby MKT trail.
 
COST:
$199 for the entire 3-day training camp for TEAM ECo members; $249 for non-members.  Single day participants: $75 per day for TEAM ECo members, $99 for non-TEAM ECo members. Breakfast and lunch is included as is gels/water/snacks for the training sessions.
 
You are responsible for the following things:  
  1. Getting yourself to and from the training weekend 
  2. Extra food for the bike rides.  We will provide gels, water, and snacks, but if you have special nutrition you want, bring it.
  3. Dinner Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night
  4. Extra food you may want.  We will provide breakfast and lunch meals, but if you have special food you like, bring it.
  5. Lodging Friday and/or Saturday night if you want to stay in Columbia
We have a home rented, which will serve as the base for the camp.  Most of the talks/meals will take place here.  The home is on the south side of Columbia, off of Route KK.  This is a great location because we will start our bike rides from the house every day.
 
As of February 24, we have 9 spots remaining in the home.  $75 per night if staying more than one night.  First come, first serve. Once these 9 spots are gone, options for lodging include TENT CAMPING in the yard or a hotel in Columbia. 
 
 
ABOUT THE CLINIC INSTRUCTORS
Joe Company is the owner of Endurance Company and has been coaching athletes since 1996.  Joe coached at the high school and college level before pursuing private coaching.  Joe founded Endurance Company in 2010 as a way to make his expertise available to more people.  
Joe has competed in elite-level athletics since 1996 including competing in professional track events (400m and 800m) in the U.S. and Europe in the late '90s as well as racing as a professional triathlete from 2003-2007.  Joe has earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Biomedical Science.  
 
 
Scott Moninger is an American professional road-racing cyclist. Moninger turned professional in 1991 with the Coors Light Team. Since then, he has won nearly every road race in North America with over 275 career victories, the most by any American rider at the time of retirement. 
Scott retired from racing in 2007, racing his final year as a pro with the BMC Racing Team. He is currently a commentator for road racing coverage on the NBC Sports Network as an analyst for the Tour de France. He is a Master Level Cycling Coach with The Peaks Coaching Group, and the National Brand Ambassador for Speedplay pedals.
 
 
Angie Turner After only one year with ECo, Angie PRd in the 10k, duathlon, Olympic Triathlon, half marathon (1:25), and ran her debut marathon in 2:57.
In 2011, Angie broke through. In addition to numerous podiums at road races, duathlons, and triathlons, Angie dropped her 1/2 marathon time dropped to 1:20 and smashed her marathon PR with a 2:45:01.
Angie qualified and raced in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Huston, TX.
Angie received honorable mention from Running Times Magazine for top U.S. runners in 2011.
Some of Angie's highlights include:
2010: 3rd overall female at the St. Louis Marathon in 2:57:00
2011: 1st overall female at the St. Louis Marathon in 2:59:43
2011: 1st overall (men included) at the Columbia Roots n Blues 1/2 marathon in 1:20:11
2011: 3rd overall female at the Columbus Marathon in 2:45:01
2012: U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
ITINERARY
This is the tentative itinerary.  Details may change, but expect 3 'big' rides and 1 to 2 learning sessions each day.
Friday
 
Specific details are TBD.  Here is a general idea of Friday with the things that we will have:
 
5:00 p.m.:  SWIM ANALYSIS
TRAINING SESSION:  SWIM ANALYSIS AND SHORT MAIN SET.  For those This will include underwater and above-water swim stroke video, drills, stroke modification
 
7:00 p.m.: WELCOME DINNER (location TBD)
Casual dinner and Q&A/conversation with speakers
 
8:30 p.m.:  BIKE MAINTENANCE
 
LEARNING SESSION: GENERAL BIKE MAINTENANCE instructional and hands-on session on general bike maintenance.  The talk will cover: keeping your bike healthy, pre-ride maintenance, emergency maintenance, tools to have at home for do-it-yourself maintenance, tools and equipment to have with you on all bike rides,  tips and tricks if you have an issue on the road.  Hands-on learning/practice is included.
 
Saturday
 
7:30-8:30 a.m.: Breakfast and BIKE CLINIC
We will eat a snack (or breakfast for some folks) during this Seminar.  
LEARNING SESSION: BIKE STRATEGY FOR TRIATHLON.  This is a conversation about bike handling, bike strategy for triathlon biking, time trialing, and how this differs from road riding/racing. There will be time to answer questions to help you understand how to maximize your potential on the bike portion of a triathlon. 
 
~10:00 a.m.: BIKE RIDE (~40-100 MILES)
TRAINING SESSION:  ROAD RIDE.    Three routes are available: 40 miles, 60 miles, and 100 miles. Course maps will be distributed at the 9:30 bike course clinic.  Sag will be available.  People are free to ride as much as they are inclined.  The next event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at UNION PARK, so you can ride as much as 5 hours if you want. 
 
You will ultimately be responsible for your own food and water on the bike course, but we will have tubes, tires, gels, water, and a mechanic kit on the sag vehicle if you to refuel or make any repairs.   The sag vehicle will return to Union Park at 3:00.
 
 
~3:30-5:00 p.m.: RUN (varying distance)
If you desire a brick today, you can run as soon as you are done biking.
TRAINING SESSION:  TRANSITION RUN. You can run out and back, so the length of the run is up to you.  The plan is that this is a shorter run (20-60 minutes), but you can plan the bike/run distances to suit your needs. If you get done biking early and finish the run before 2:30, you can head back to the hotel or lounge around by the pool at Union Park!
 
 
6:00-7:00 p.m.: SOCIAL TIME Hang out and socialize with fellow athletes and speakers. 
 
 
~7:00 p.m.: DINNER (location TBD)
Casual dinner and panel discussion, Q&A, and conversation with speakers
 
 
8:30 p.m.:  POWER ON THE BIKE
LEARNING SESSION: USING A POWER METER.  This is a conversation on using power meters for biking.  The talk will cover: what is power, different types of power meters, appropriate use of a power meter, applying power to training and racing.
 
 
Sunday
 
7:30-9:00 p.m.: SWIM SESSION
Drills, a short MAIN SET and open water swim tips (sighting, swimming around buoys, drafting) that we will practice in the pool. For those who didn't have the opportunity to do the analysis Friday night, we will have underwater and above-water swim stroke video, drills, and stroke modification.
LEARNING SESSION: OPEN WATER SWIM TIPS. We will discuss differences between pool swimming and open water swimming and how to train for open water swimming in a pool. She will provide advice, tips, and drills that will help you prepare for open water swimming.
TRAINING SESSION: POOL SWIM
 
 
9:00 a.m.: Long bike ride
TRAINING SESSION : BIKE RIDE

Details TBD, but this will be a long ride day over some of the best training around Columbia, MO.

 

~2:00-3:00 p.m.: RUN (varying distance)

If you desire a brick today, you can run as soon as you are done biking.
TRAINING SESSION:  TRANSITION RUN. You can run out and back, so the length of the run is up to you.  The plan is that this is a shorter run (20-60 minutes), but you can plan the bike/run distances to suit your needs. If you get done biking early and finish the run before 13:00, you can head back to the hotel or lounge around.
 
 
4:00-5:00 p.m.: SPORTS NUTRITION TALK
LEARNING SESSION: SPORTS NUTRITION.   We will cover healthy eating for an endurance athlete in training, recovery nutrition, pre-race nutrition, and race nutrition strategies.  There will be Q&A throughout the clinic.  

 

6:00-7:00 p.m.: SOCIAL TIME Hang out and socialize with fellow athletes and speakers. 
 
 
~7:00 p.m.: DINNER (location TBD)
BLOOMINGTON, IL  Casual dinner and panel discussion, Q&A, and conversation with speakers

 

 

Monday

7:30 a.m.: Long bike ride
TRAINING SESSION : BIKE RIDE
Traditional "Memorial Day River Bottom Ride."  This was an annual tradition with ECo athletes.  This challenging ride will take up up and down THREE roads that descend down to the Missorui River.  We will get up to 11 challenging climbs during this epic ride.
 
 
 
Post ride lunch and final learning session:
LEARNING SESSION: METAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS. We will provide tools that can help you deal with mental side of our sport.  They will lead a discussion on mental training, visualization, goal setting, and positive thinking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
HOST LODGING
We have a home rented, which will serve as the base for the camp.  Most of the talks/meals will take place here.  The home is on the south side of Columbia, off of Route KK.  This is a great location because we will start our bike rides from the house every day.
 
As of February 24, we have 10 spots remaining in the home.  $75 per night if staying more than one night.  $85 for one night.   First come, first serve. Once these 10 spots are gone, options for lodging include TENT CAMPING in the yard or a hotel in Columbia. 
 
 
 


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