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ENDURE IT SOLVANG CAMP 2012
March 1-7, 2012 (Full week)
March 3-7, 2012 (Part week)

A cycling specific multisport camp for both cyclists and triathletes


This multi-sport camp with guest coach Michael Lovato, provides a week of fully supported training with an emphasis on cycling. It's an ideal opportunity to escape the cold weather this winter and get some warm weather miles under your belt before the season starts. The camp is devoted to training, recovery, coached swim, run and cycling sessions, and catered lunches/evening meals throughout. There will be rides each day, ranging from 30 - 80 plus miles, including a ride up Figueroa Mountain and to Jalama Beach. It's a week set up to be free of logistics for you, so you can focus on training and recovery!

The camp includes:

  • Fully catered meals
  • Professional Coaching including guest coach 2 x Ironman Champion Michael Lovato
  • Fully Supported Rides
  • Coached Swim, Bike and Run Sessions
  • A Ride up Figueroa Mountain
  • Wine Tasting
  • Seminars and Q&A Session with the coaches
  • Camp Leisure Wear Piece
  • Route Profiles and Maps
  • Outdoor Swim Pool
  • Bike mechanic on-site


ITINERARY
March 1-7, 2012
(Full week)
March 3-7, 2012 (Part week)

Full Itinerary: ITINERARY

Outline:
Thursday, March 1st: Arrival Day - 4pm Easy Ride, 6pm Dinner, 7pm Introductions
Friday, March 2nd: Swim, Ride Jalama Beach, Lunch, Vineyard Run, Seminar with David Fix/Erik Walter pre-dinner, Dinner
Satday, March 3rd: Run, Ride Happy Canyon, Lunch, 4pm Part week athletes arrive - Easy Ride, Seminar with Michael Lovato pre-dinner, Wine Tasting and Dinner
Sunday, March 4th: Swim, Ride Tepusquet/Foxen Canyon out and back, Lunch, Yoga/stretching, Free evening
Monday, March 5th: Group Breakfast in Solvang, Harris Grade/Drum Canyon Ride, Lunch, Run with drills, Seminar with Michael Lovato and David Fix, Dinner, Q and A around camp fire
Tuesday, March 6th: Swim, Ride/Run Figueroa Climb/Brick (9 mile climb/ride at average 9% grade), Lunch, Pack bikes, Pre-dinner drinks, Group Dinner at Restaurant
Wednesday March 7th: Departure day


TARGET ATHLETE

This camp is targeted towards both pure cyclists and triathletes who are looking to get a good mileage week under their belts before the season starts. All variety of triathletes from sprint to Ironman athletes and cyclists attend this camp. The itinerary is set up for rides from 30-80+ miles each day. As the camp has a cycling emphasis, to get the most out of the itinerary the key is to have enough of a cycling winter base prior to arrival at the camp (the Computrainer/wind trainer works!) that will enable you to ride comfortably each day. We will have 2 or 3 groups of different paced cyclists out on the road which allows scope for a variety of paces. If you are unsure about the suitability of this camp for you, please email the Camp Director: info@solvangtriathloncamps.com


COACHES/STAFF

Camp Director

  • Charlie Woodcock

    Head Coach

  • Endure It's David Fix

    Guest Coach

  • Professional Triathlete and Coach, 2 X Ironman Champion - Michael Lovato

    Bike Mechanic

  • Endure It's - Eric Walter


    CAMP FEE

    Full Week:
    Alumni Rate: $1025
    New Participant Rate: $1095

    Part Week:
    Part Week Participant Rate: $745

    REGISTER TODAY!

    STEPS TO REGISTER:

    1. Fill out the registration form online and submit
    2. Pay your deposit of $150 - two options:

      • i) Check made payable to 'Solvang Triathlon Camps' and mailed to: Solvang Triathlon Camps
        Endure It Camp 2012
        PO Box 313
        Solvang, CA 93464
        USA
      • ii) Pay by credit card via Paypal. If you are choosing this option, indicate this on your registration form and then wait for an invoice to be sent to your email address requesting payment (within 48 hours). Please note there is an additional $5 administrative fee for the deposit payment and $20 administrative fee for your camp balance if paying by credit card.
    3. Pay your camp balance by January 19, 2012. You will be sent a reminder email. Both checks and credit cards (Paypal) are acceptable forms of payment.


    ACCOMMODATION

    Camp headquarters:
    Meadowlark Inn in Solvang, California www.meadowlarkinnsolvang.com All activities, meals and seminars will be held at the Meadowlark Inn. Please note accommodation costs are not included in the camp fee.

    Reservations: To make a booking, Email arrival/departure dates, Name of camp (Endure It) and room preference to: info@meadowlarkinnsolvang.com (Please note, if you look on-line at availability for this hotel, or call and get the hotel's answering service, it will show the camp days as not available or booked - please note this is because they are being held for the camp! Please therefore email for availability.)

    Location:
    The Meadowlark Inn is situated 1.5 miles from the center of Solvang half way between Solvang and Santa Ynez. It is set in ample grounds and home to 18 rooms (various types) all ground level that are basic, but well maintained. A nice homemade breakfast is included in your room price and there is a small outdoor pool that is great for soaking your legs after a long ride. Wireless Internet is available throughout the property. The staff at the Meadowlark Inn are happy to pair athletes up for shared accommodation if you so choose. The Meadowlark Inn is located off Highway 246 the main route through the valley and within walking distance of; a quaint but well stocked grocery store, the outdoor swimming pool, the high school all weather track.

    Room Types:
    Accommodation starts at $67.50 a night for a shared room to $90 for a single standard room. The Meadowlark Inn has a limited number of each room type listed below. These rooms are booked on a first come first served basis. Please email the Meadowlark Inn info@meadowlarkinnsolvang.com to find out the current availability of the list below:

    (Please note these rates include breakfast)
    Standard Single Room: $90 per night
    Standard Double Room (Couple): $115 per night
    Standard Hot Tub Room Single: $110 per night
    Standard Hot Tub Room (Couple): $135 per night
    Standard Suite (King bed) plus living room (with pull out sleeper sofa): $135 per night ($67.50 per person)
    Kitchen Room Single Occupancy: $120 per night
    Kitchen Room Double Occupancy: $150 per night ($75 per person)
    Suite with whirlpool bath single occupancy: $140 per night
    Suite with whirlpool bath double occupancy: $170 per night ($85 per person)
    (Extra person in Shared kitchen rooms or Suites = $40 per night)

    Meadowlark Inn Accommodation Cancellation Policy:
    Reservations cancelled within the cancellation period of 30 days of the arrival date will be charged the full amount of the stay or any unsold part. A $25.00 per room administration fee is charged for all cancellations outside the cancellation period if 30 days. Proof of cancellation requires a cancellation number issued by the Meadowlark Inn.


    MEALS

    The Endure It Camp is a fully catered camp. with one night open for you to enjoy a local restaurant of your choosing.

    Breakfast: Included in your accommodation cost
    Lunch: Post ride each day lunch is provided
    Dinner: Catered dinners each night (with the exception of free night) and a group dinner at a local restaurant are all part of the camp fee.
    Ride Food: Training nutrition provided by our sponsors and an array of snacks will be available throughout each training session.


    TRAVEL TO SOLVANG

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

    Airport Shuttles: We operate a limited number of airport shuttles from Santa Barbara Airport to Solvang and return ($30 round trip). These are available at the following times:

    Arrival:
    Santa Barbara Airport - THURS March 1st: 11:30am, 1:30pm
    Santa Barbara Airport - SAT March 3rd: 1:30pm

    Departure:
    Solvang - WED March 7th: 9am, 11am


    BIKE SHIPPING

    Shipping your bike to Solvang yourself: Mail to

    Endure It Solvang Camp 2012
    Meadowlark Inn
    2644 Mission Drive
    Solvang, CA 93463 USA

    Endure It Naperville, IL Shipping Option:
    If you live near Naperville, IL www.endureitsports.com are offering two bike shipping options for this camp.

    ENDURE IT SHOP SHIPPING BIKE OPTION 1:
    If you live near the endure it shop and wish their mechanics to break down your bike, ship it to Solvang, build it up for you upon arrival in Solvang and then do the reverse to get your bike home, you can pick this option while registering for this camp. If you would like this service, it must be booked through Solvang Triathlon Camps and paid for in advance. This option includes shipping and insurance of up to $5000. The cost for this option is $270 payable when your camp balance is due (by January 19, 2012).

    ENDURE IT SHOP SHIPPING BIKE OPTION 2:
    If you would rather ship your bike yourself, or take it with you on the plane, but still would like the endure it bike mechanics to break down your bike for you and build it up upon arrival in Solvang, this too must be booked through Solvang Triathlon Camps when registering for the camp. The cost for this option is $100 payable when your camp balance is due (by January 19, 2012).


    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Full payment (with the exception of your $150 non-refundable deposit) is refundable for withdrawals up until January 19, 2012. For withdrawals after January 19, 2012 but before February 16, 2012, 50% of your full payment is refundable. For withdrawals on or after February 16, 2012 only 25% of your full payment is refundable. 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.

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    "The Solvang Triathlon Camp is certainly one of the big highlights of the year for Endure it! This will be our sixth endure it! camp and I believe we have the winning formula for an amazing camp. The Santa Ynez Valley is one of the world's cycling musts! The beautiful terrain is not to be missed. If you are interested in kick starting your your spring fitness, this camp is your answer. The value provided by Charlie Woodcock, camp director, is rare and I promise a belly full of laughs to go with your aching legs!"
          David Fix, Head Coach
          endure it! Solvang Camp 2012


    "I am excited to be returning to coach in Solvang next Spring. The time I spent there in 2009, 2010 and 2011 proved to me that the Solvang Triathlon Camps are the ideal way to jump start the Spring training. The challenging terrain, the great camaraderie, and the beautiful environment give campers the unique ability to train hard, laugh hard, and learn a lot along the way."
          Michael Lovato
          Professional Triathlete and 2 x Ironman Champion


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