Triathlon Training Camp

Elixir Fitness - Triathlon & Trails

The following is a sample of a Triathlon Training Camp.

Plans may vary so please check the booking page for full details.

Elixir Fitness can create a custom plan for teams. Please contact us for further details.

What is included?

Swimming

We will be swimming mostly in the Cascais Baía. This is open-water swimming in the sheltered bay of Cascais and the location of the IM70.3 Cascais swim course. We also have the hotel's 100m pool at our disposal for specific intervals sessions. The graph below shows the average ocean temperature calculated from several years’ data. Wetsuits and swim hats are required.

We will work on sighting, swimming in groups and technique.


Cascais Sea Temperatures (Celsius)


Cycling

We will take on several cycling routes around the Cascais and Sintra areas, incorporating sections of the IM70.3 Cascais bike course with the option of riding the complete course.

We will take in the Marginal – the road between Cascais and Lisbon that follows the River Tagus. We will explore the quiet roads through Sintra - rolling and hilly but breathtakingly beautiful and further north along the coast, passing through sleepy villages and feeling the fresh ocean air. And everyone will experience the majesty of the Guincho-Cascais ocean road and won’t forget this stretch of coastline for a long time.

We will work on strength, speed, technique and hold a short TT (10mile / 16km) along the ocean road.


Running

Our running training will include a mixture of terrains taking in routes along the Cascais promenade (the “Paradão”), running paths alongside the River Tagus and the Guincho-Cascais, trail runs in Quinta do Pisão, Guincho beach and the cliff trails nearby.

We will take in a selection of strength, speed and technique work plus injury prevention.


Other sessions

The most important area which can be easily forgotten about is transition training. T1 and T2 executed efficiently can save seconds & minutes off your overall race performance. We will practice both and discuss good ideas / bad ideas as well as mental preparation for racing.

Race strategy and race nutrition will also be important topics covered through the week.

We will also focus on stretching and core workouts plus an opportunity to have a yoga session and sports massage.


Example Week Planner


Morning

Afternoon

Evening

Saturday

Arrivals

Welcome meeting

Sunday (1)

50km Bike

15km Run

Hotel

Monday (2)

60km Bike

Ocean Swim

Hotel

Tuesday (3)

Ocean Swim

10km Trail Run

Restaurant

Wednesday (4)

Stretch Session

Chill Out or Extra Session

Hotel

Thursday (5)

IM70.3 Bike Course

Easy Run

Hotel

Friday (6)

50km Bike (+ TT)

Ocean Swim

Review and Drinks

Saturday

Departures

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