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SOLVANG ENDURANCE CAMP 2018

23-29 APRIL, 2018 - FULL WEEK OPTION

25-29 APRIL, 2018 - PART WEEK OPTION

Registration is open!

A fully supported 6 day camp offering both triathletes and cyclists an opportunity for volume, in one of the most beautiful and unique training areas of California.

The goal of this six day camp will be to provide a well timed boost to your fitness in preparation for early summer 70.3 and Ironman races. With a focus on volume and race ready training, the camp provides a great platform to get you psyched and ready for your season.

The skills focus will include swim video analysis and TT pacing techniques, plus seminars focused on race preparation and nutrition. Intertwined throughout the itinerary will be key Solvang training routes. End this camp with the 'big day', a swim, followed by a 60-100 mile ride with a transition run to end, a great way to get some miles in the bank and test your fitness, all while fully supported.

With catered meals provided, wine tasting and outdoor movie night, this camp offers the chance for lots of fun and camaraderie, in a unique area perfectly suited to the endurance athlete.

The camp includes:

  • Transfers from/to Santa Barbara Airport
  • Professional Coaching
  • Fully supported big mileage week
  • Coached swim, bike and run sessions
  • Seminars on nutrition and race execution
  • Outdoor pool, stroke instruction
  • All-weather track
  • A ride up Figueroa Mountain
  • 100 mile ride day option included
  • All evening meals included, with exception of free night
  • Camp cycling jersey
  • Bike mechanic on site
  • Sponsors' goodies
  • Group wine tasting

Camp exclusions:

  • Accommodation - A room block has been reserved at our host hotel, The Meadowlark Inn in Solvang.

    Email or call the inn, 1-805-688-4631, and ask for the Solvang Tri Camps rate.

  • Lunches - athletes are on their own for lunch.
  • Flight

Camp Add-Ons:

  • Massage
  • 1:1 session with coach

Sports massage therapy available at the camp per individual needs

COACHES/STAFF

Camp Director:

Charlie Woodcock

Lead Coach

Matt Smith, MA in Leadership and Personal Development, USAT Coach, Training Peaks Level 2 Certified, Slowtwitch Cycling Coach Certified, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, 4 X Hawaii Ironman Qualifier

CAMP FEE

$1195 Full week rate

$1135 Alumni rate

$1045 4+ Yr Alumni rate

$795 Part week rate


Group Discount: Enquire about our group rates for 3 or more athletes from one club: Email

ITINERARY

April 23-29, 2018 (Full week)
April 25-29, 2018 (Part week)

Outline:

Monday, April 23: Arrival Day - Shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) available, Camp starts at 4pm, Swim, Dinner, Introductions

Tuesday, April 24: Run - easy paced run 45-90 minute options, Breakfast, Ride 45miles with focus on climbing techniques, Pre-dinner seminar, Dinner

Wednesday, April 25: Swim, Breakfast, Ride to the beach 40-80 mile options, 4pm Part week athletes arrive, Strength, core and conditioning, Wine tasting, Dinner

Thursday, April 26: Recovery day: Swim, Breakfast, Seminar, Ride easy 20-35 miles, Free afternoon, Run drills at track, Dinner, Outdoor movie night around camp fire

Friday, April 27: Fig Day! Ride Mount Figueora loop and climb up to 4,500ft, T'run available on mountain, Dinner, Free night - local restaurant recommendations available

Saturday, April 28: The Big Day! Swim, Ride 60-100 mile options, T'run option, Afternoon pack up bikes, Pre-dinner drinks at Meadowlark Inn, End of camp celebratory group dinner at local restaurant

Sunday, April 29: 8am Trail Run - variable mileage options, Breakfast, Depart camp from 10:30am. Shuttles to Santa Barbara Airport available.

TARGET ATHLETE

Athletes who have already completed a 70.3/Ironman event and/or those who have completed a century ride. Once again, we also welcome pure cyclists. We will have 2 or 3 groups of different paced cyclists out on the road which allows scope for a variety of paces and experience levels. If you are unsure about the suitability of this camp for you, please email the Camp Director: Email

BIKE CHOICE

If you are debating between bringing a road bike or triathlon bike to this camp and have the choice, then our recommendation is to bring a road bike. Gearing should be set up to allow the rider to tackle long climbs as well as steep ones, with preferably a rear cassette with a 27 tooth cog. For a week long camp a road bike offers more comfort and is more suitable to the terrain offered with this itinerary. The exception to this would possibly present if you are racing within a month of this camp and need time on your triathlon bike in prep for your race.

ACCOMMODATION

The Meadowlark Inn - host hotel is located just 1.75 miles from the center of Solvang. It is positioned near the outdoor pool, track and just 1/3 mile from a quaint grocery store. All camp activities start from this hotel and a nice breakfast is included in the accommodation price!

The inn has a variety of rooms available with a few of each room type. Standard single occupancy rooms start at $95 per night and standard double occupancy rooms (couple rate) at $120. For shared rooms with two beds, rates are $160 per room ($80 per person). There are also suites available with indoor Jacuzzi tubs. All rates include breakfast.

For more information:
www.meadowlarkinnsolvang.com

Contact info: Email or telephone: 805-688-4631

MEALS

Breakfast: Included with your accommodation at the Meadowlark Inn.

Lunch: We are typically on the road for lunch so leave athletes up to their own devices for this meal. There is a quaint, but fully stocked grocery store open 6am - 10pm every day just a few minutes walk from the Meadowlark Inn in Solvang. The store has a good selection of groceries, wine, a sushi bar, salad bar, deli (where you can have sandwiches made to order at any time of the day) and a coffee bar with wireless internet. There is also a natural food market with a super deli located in the heart of Solvang.

Dinner: Catered dinners each night (with the exception of free night) are all part of the camp fee.

Ride Food: Training nutrition and hydration provided by our sponsors and an array of real food snacks will be available throughout each training session.

TRAVEL TO SOLVANG

Nearest Airports: Solvang is located just a 35 minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport or a 2 hour/2 hour 30 minute drive from Los Angeles/LAX

Airport Shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport: Our camp staff operate airport shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport to Solvang and return. The airport shuttles we offer need to be booked 2 weeks in advance and are available at the following times:

ARRIVAL FROM SBA - SOLVANG
Monday April 23: Pick up at SBA: 1pm, 1:30pm

DEPARTURE FROM THE MEADOWLARK INN, SOLVANG TO SBA
Sunday April 29: Departing Solvang at 11am

(Allow 40 mins for the drive from Solvang to SBA and 75 minutes for check in at SBA (it is a very small airport!).

RoadRunner Shuttle from Santa Barbara Airport to and from Solvang: There is a commercial shuttle tat runs from Santa Barbara Airport to and from Solvang, for details and to make a reservation: www.rrshuttle.com/sba.html


Central Coast Shuttle from/to LAX: There is a bus that goes from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Buellton which is a town just 5 miles from Solvang. The cost is $70 one way or $128 round trip (pre-paid) plus $20 for your boxed bike. Details: Central Coast Shuttle. If you take the bus, let us know what time you are going to arrive in Buellton, and we will pick you up at the Buellton bus station.


Rental car or not? Historically about half of the athletes at our camps have a car, but it is not necessary. The camp will provide transport where needed to activities off site and airport shuttles are available to and from Santa Barbara airport.

BIKE SHIPPING

Shipping your bike to Solvang: Mail to the camp headquarters:

Solvang Endurance Camp,
Meadowlark Inn,
2644 Mission Drive,
Solvang, CA, 93463 USA


Build/Pack Option Dr J's Bicycle Shop, our local bike shop in Solvang, offers a build/pack option for our camp athletes for $100. So, you ship your bike to Dr J’s, they unpack and build it up for you pre-camp. You then collect it once you arrive in town (we can assist). Then post camp you return your bike to Dr J’s, they pack it up for you, and ship it to your home. (Note return shipping is additional). To book and arrange this service, please call Dr J's Bicycle Shop directly on: 805-688-6263. The owner Corey will be happy to assist you. Do tell him you are with Solvang Triathlon Camps.

Dr J's Bicycle Shop
1693 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-6263

REFER A FRIEND DISCOUNT - $100!

We love our alumni athletes and appreciate the word of mouth referrals so we wanted to say a small thank you. If you refer a new camp athlete to one of our Spring camps, we will give you a $100 discount off your 2018 camp and also give your friend a $100 discount on their registration fee! Just be sure to have your friend write your name in the 'referred by' box on the camp registration form!

CANCELLATION POLICY

Full payment (with the exception of your $100 non-refundable deposit) is refundable for withdrawals up until February 26, 2018. For withdrawals after February 26, 2018 but before April 9, 2018, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after April 9, 2018, there is no refund available. If we (Solvang Triathlon Camps) have to cancel a camp for any reason, we will refund you the full amount of your camp fee including your deposit, within 30 days of the cancellation of the camp. We cannot however be responsible for expenses incurred with airline tickets or any travel arrangements.

"There is no doubt in my mind that attending these camps prepares athletes for a strong season. Everything is best in class: the cycling routes, coaches, staff and accommodations."
-Tim Murakami, Valparaiso, IN


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“Early

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California riding

Incredible scenery

Group meeting

Sea air!

Solvang track

Pre-ride relaxing

Fun riding in Solvang

Swim to start the day

Jalama Beach

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