CAMPS are brought to you by MCC and Sue Aquila in partnership to bring you three of the best camps in the industry to suit all your performance needs throughout the year.
Triathlete Magazine rates us as one of the premier camps to attend when seeking a personal record.
"The draw: Over ten years strong,camps include fully supported training and guidance from a team of veteran coaches, some of which are current or former pro triathletes. Education is a big priority, too: Nightly presentations included a talk by a certified nutritionist as well as a coach/pro athlete panel.
Game-changing gain: Because these are longstanding camps that see a lot of returning athletes year after year, new campers learn not just from the coaches but also from the “senior” campers. This camp’s reputation for camaraderie and friendliness is second to none."
MIDWEST WINTER TRIATHLON CAMP – JANUARY
All camp events will be on the beautiful campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. You will learn the key principles for maximizing your return to winter training! We will help you swim, bike, and run to your best season yet!
This camp is a high education camp where athletes of all levels can come together and train. It is a unique environment because typically, on the road, people must split into groups based on levels. Here, each session can be coached much more hands-on and every level can train together. This camp is at a D1 university and the facility provides a great platform to focus on education for athletes, allowing them to go forward with the new tools they need set up their year well. An all-indoor camp, we focus on skills and education along with some great winter training sessions.
FEBRUARY HIGH VOLUME CAMP- 7 DAYS, TUCSON, ARIZONA
Cyclists welcome — all swim/run sessions are optional.
Our Tucson camp includes:
- Experienced coaches
- 6 days of fully supported training, including rides to Madera Canyon, Mount Lemmon and Kit Peak.
- Coached swim sessions and daily run sessions.
- All meals, lodging and transportation included in the camp
- Full-time bike mechanics on site and on all rides.
- Presentations on relevant topics related to sport and performance
- (Really) Strong Coffee
- Professional Ironman Champions on staff
- Our coach-to-camper ratio is 1:5 or less and our camp staff-to-athlete ratio is 1:3.
This is for a week of high mileage and hard training to prepare for your season. Often you see professional athletes go to camp to get ready for the season; this camp provides amateur and professional athletes an opportunity to "live the life of a professional" for one week of fully catered and coached training. From the time you land in Tucson to the time you leave, everything you need to train at your best is provided. Your only job will be to eat, sleep, learn and push yourself to new levels. You will come together with like-minded, similar-ability athletes that you might not get to train with at home. At this camp, you have the chance to push each other and get big miles. Every session is coached. We have talks and provide many opportunities to learn new things to become a better athlete. Everything is provided, so you can maximize training. This is a camp where athletes often step up to a new level, not only from pushing new boundaries, but also being around a new level of training you would not normally be exposed to. I experienced this when I first raced professionally and attended a big volume camp. I went on from that camp to win my first Ironman. These camps can shape your perspective on what it takes to be good.
FALL FAST CAMP- ARIZONA
Marilyn Chychota Coaching is excited to offer a four day training camp for athletes from August 23-26 in Tucson, Arizona; with a primary focus on the late season events and for faster racing. This camp will help athletes learn how to execute their upcoming race strategies through race-specific workout structure and warm weather conditions. The staff of coaches has extensive experience in training and racing successfully in the heat. This is the perfect opportunity for athletes racing Kona or another late season event to learn from the MCC Team.
Coaches will include:
* Marilyn Chychota: Head Coach and Ironman Champion
* Suzanne Aquila: Ironman Age Group Champion and multiple-time Kona-qualifier, MCC Coach
* Jesse Vondracek -Professional Triathlete, USAT certified coach
$699 and will include coaching, weekend training plans, dinner on Thursday and Saturday and a coaching presentation on Saturday night.
* Thursday: Arrival and Welcome Dinner 6:00 p.m.
* Friday: Swim, Race Specific Ride and Run
* Saturday: Swim, Race Specific Ride and Run, Dinner and Presentation at 6:00 p.m.
* Sunday: Race Specific Run with Camp concluding at Noon
This camp will offer first come, first served opportunities to stay at the Homestretch Foundation headquarters. The Homestretch Foundation is located near the base of Mt. Lemmon, within walking distance of Le Buzz Cafe.
The Homestretch Foundation was created by professional cyclist Kathryn Bertine to support women professional cyclists. For our camp, they will offer us a hacienda environment that sleeps eight (four bedrooms, two beds per room) and four baths and multiple kitchens to prepare your own meals. Each bedroom can support two campers. The foundation will accept tax deductible donations of $120 per person per night.
Any overflow campers can stay at the Comfort Inn near Udall Park or another place of their choosing.
**Transportation is not included and a rental car is recommended.
General information about training in the area:
* Cycling: Lemmon, Lemmon and more Lemmon!
* Swimming: University of Arizona Pool
* Groceries: Walking distance next to Le Buzz.
* Running: Plenty of trail choices and Udall Park
I’ve been attending, organizing or coaching camps since 2000. I see a lot of value in camps in an athlete’s overall development.
As long as I can remember doing this sport, I have been going to training camps. Plain and simple, camps are good! Everybody gets something different from them, but everybody gets something. I find that camps are one of the most important pieces in developing an athlete.
I have always approached camps with the attitude to learn as much as possible about myself, my limitations, and to really take the opportunity to push myself in some way.
I always push myself to new levels at every camp I’ve ever done. I won my first Ironman after attending a camp.
CAMPS ARE AN OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Be exposed to new things, so come with an open mind to learn.
- Meet new people who share your interests. I've made some of my closest friends from camps.
- See a new place.
- Test and push yourself in an environment where you don't have to worry about much other than training.
- Create memories and expose character you never knew you had.
- Always come armed with a good sense of humor.
- Always come humble and ready to learn.
I promise that you'll walk away with new friends, new perspectives and a new motivation towards your season.
SOME OF MARILYN'S HISTORY WITH CAMPS SINCE 2000:
- Dan Proulx- Canadian Cycling Camps Victoria and Penticton BC Canada
- Opus Professional Women's Cycling Team Camps
- Epic Camp- First woman to ever attend. NZ South Island, NZ North Island and Kona and one women’s-only Epic camp as assistant coach with Tara Norton, Arizona.
- EC Tucson Camp 11 years in a row- Coach and Head Coach
- Cliff English Professional Athlete Camp and Assistant Coach at Amateur Camp
- Brett Sutton Camps- Switzerland, Thailand, Philippines (Professional Athlete)
- Vision Quest Camps- Assistant Coach
- EC Camps- Point-to-Point, Utah and Colorado- Ascent Coach
- EC Boulder Camps- Assistant Coach
- EC Women's-only Camp Head Coach- run with Kimberly Baldwin
- Indiana University Midwest Camp 3 years in a row- Head Coach
- Invictus CrossFit Camps
- Australia Institute of Sport Time Trial Cycling Camp
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Athlete Quote: Rene Miles- " It isn't easy to create a team atmosphere when athletes work and train together on a daily basis. However, Marilyn has been able to bring together her athletes from all over the world to work together as a team at camp and accomplish that within a matter of hours. I now know why she wanted me to come to camp and am so thankful that I did."