Camp Programme

Every camp needs to start with an overall plan, certain periods when you know there's time for video analysis and others concentrating on skills, like transitions.

So, we start with an overall plan and then adjust that, dependent on exactly who is coming on the camp. Before we go we ask you what you would like to get out of the camp and to send us a list of your aims and potential targets for 2016. Once we know these we can tailor our camp to give you the maximum help with those aims and targets in mind.

There are some elements for everyone and others that longer distance triathletes will add. Anyone planning to do Ironman Lanzarote, or a similar early season race, may want to do extra distance that a sprint or standard distance athlete needn't do. However, distance has to be coupled with intensity and the intensity, at times, will be ramped up quite high at times.

The first 2 days of swimming will concentrate on analysis and technique, day 1 in the pool and day 2 a mix of pool and open water. After that we will begin building speed while you retain that good technique, so you can be comfortable and competitive in 2016.


A stop off in Palmeira

The longest cycle will be a potential 3 hour ride with an optional extra hour for Ironman athletes. Most of the other rides will concentrate on specific aspects of your racing, aimed at helping you get the most out of your training once you return to the UK.

Running with good technique is just as important as swimming with good technique, so the analysis done on the first day is extremely important. From that we slowly increase the distance you run but keep varying the pace, so you maintain good form whether you're running at speed or at a recovery pace.

6 Day Camp Programme

A fat bike may be the best way to get around Sal.

You can go everywhere - over sand and across the volcanic terrain.

Run analysis is a key element at the beginning of the week.

Slow motion video is always helpful to see exactly how you're running.

Swimming is a pleasure in the blue waters of Santa Maria.

The water is between 20C and 24C all year round - wet suits are optional.

A Head Cam view of the ride from Murdeira to the Airport

Our cam rides can be shaky but they give you a flavour of Cape Verde.