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Okanagan Triathlon Training Camp
A Different Type of Training Camp  
May 2nd - 5th, 2024
Mara Lake, BC

Jake Serpico

SWIM
 

Rae Sunshine

BIKE

Run

RUN

The Okanagan Triathlon Training Camp

"A Different Type of Training Camp"

The focus of the Okanagan Triathlon Training Camp is to add a safe amount of intentional overload to your current triathlon training, in a safe, supportive and fun environment! This camp is designed for all triathletes who would like to train in a supported group environment while improving fitness, skills, and confidence headed into the season. 

There maybe a variety of reasons why you have chosen to attend a training camp , these include:

  • Training Goals

  • Challenge and Achievement

  • Personal Growth

  • Adventure and Variety

  • Find a Community 


Whatever your reason or reasons, getting yourself to a standard is why most people choose to go on a triathlon training camp at the beginning of triathlon season. We welcome a variety of levels of fitness, training duration preference and experience. Athletes who attend our camp should however have at least: 

  • have adequate bike handling skills to ride on the road  

  • be able to ride a minimum of 90 minutes

  • be able to swim 500m continuously in open water comfortably

  • walk/run for 1 hour 

*that being said, that is for you to participate in all the activity and we do welcome you to be involved in other ways if this isn't you but you still want to attend (such as being on the paddle board during the swim portion) as we can get creative so everyone can participate and have fun!

 

What you can expect at the Okanagan Triathlon Training Camp:

Guidance and Coaching – experienced coaches who specialise in triathlon training. Participants will benefit from expert guidance on various aspects of triathlon, including swimming technique, cycling skills, running form, and specialized recovery sessions. 

 

Focused Training – a concentrated and focused period of training, allowing participants to immerse themselves in the training (without the distractions of daily life); this intensity can lead to quicker skill development and improved fitness. 

Skill Improvement – participants will receive personalized feedback on their technique, leading to more efficient and effective performance. Drills will be utilized within the training.

Supported Workouts – all workouts will be supported by the coaches. A vehicle will be available on the bike and runs and paddle boards on the swim. Extra nutrition will be available along with the ability to add or take off a layer. 

 

Extra Actvities – complimentary activities such as recovery yoga, hiking and mountain meditation are included in the camp.

Specific Instruction and Mental Preparation – talks on pacing, nutrition, and mental strategies that are crucial for success in triathlon will be discussed.

 

Variety of Terrains – diversity in terrain cycling and running conditions is key to help an athlete grow as this exposure helps triathletes adapt to various challenges they might face in different race environments.

 

Community and Networking – this is an excellent opportunity for triathletes to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for the sport. The sense of community and camaraderie can be motivating and create a supportive environment.

 

Motivation Boost – Being surrounded by fellow triathletes, receiving encouragement from coaches, and experiencing a new training environment can provide a motivational boost. The collective energy of camp will inspire participants to push their limits.

CAMP SCHEDULE:

May 2nd

4:00pm - 4:30pm     Arrival/Mingle/Beach Time

4:30pm - 5:00pm     Gear Check/Welcome Talk

5:00pm - 6:00pm     Group Swim (up to 1 hour)

6:00pm - 7:00pm     Training Nutrition Talk

May 3rd

7:30am - 8:00am    Check In 

8:00 - 12:30pm        Long Ride (up to 4 hours) followed by 20 - 30 min brick run 

2:30pm - 4:30pm    Group Hike and Mountain Yoga

May 4th

8:30am - 9:30am     Group Swim (up to 1 hour)

10:30am - 12:30pm   Long Run (up to 2 hours)

2:00pm - 3:00pm     Bike Skills Session

3:00pm - 4:00pm     Recovery Ride 

5:30pm - 7:00pm     Optional Group Dinner 

May 5th

9:00am - 10:00am    Group Swim (up to 1 hour)

10:00 - 11:00am         Beach Yoga

11:00 - 11:30am          Camp Wrap Up

CAMP STAFF:

Rose Serpcio

Yoga Alliance Instructor
Paddle Board Expert
Ironman Athlete

Madi Whalen

Pro Triathlete
Nutrition Specialist

Richelle Love

NCCP Triathlon Coach
NCCP Cycling Coach
Ironman Athlete

Rose is not only our yoga instructor and meditation specialist, she is also our water safety specialist as she has been paddle boarding these waters for 30 years! She has a  gift of keeping people calm and relaxed and helping athletes remain centred and will be teaching these techniques you can carry forward in training and racing. 

As a pro triathlete, Madi has years of experience that she can convey to athletes. She has trained with some of the top coaches in the triathlon world and is excited to share some of the best swim, bike and run technique and training with athletes in this camp. Madi is our nutrition
specialist and will be giving athletes training snack ideas and race nutrition tips.

Richelle has been a certified triathlon coach for over 15 years. She is our bike specialist and is a recipient of Alberta Bicycle Association - Coach of the Year! Her passion is being able to get someone more comfortable on a bike and/or loving their bike more. Her never ending enthusiasm reminds us of her past camp counsellor life that you will see!

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MARA LAKE:

Mara Lake is a lake in the Shuswap Country region of south central British Columbia. Located on the Shuswap River 20 km (12 mi) south of Sicamous and 18 km (11 mi) north of Enderby on Hwy 97A.

 

With mild temperatures, swimming and outdoor riding is able to happen before it is in the Edmonton or Calgary areas.

Average Hight May Temperature at Mara Lake:

 19 degrees Celcius

Sunrise at Mara Lake May 2nd - 5th: 5:10am

Sunset at Mara Lake May 2nd - 5th: 8:30pm

Accommodation Options:

Best Western Sicamous

Super 8 by Wyndham Sicamous

Anchor Riverfront Motel