Tri Coach Tuesday: Crowie brings camp to Boulder

Craig Alexander announces special training camp Jun 15-17

Overview
To advance, to move forward to become better and build a higher-level understanding. Sansego wants to help you advance your triathlon

skill set by bringing 3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander and our team of coaches to you for an intensive, three-day training program. The Sansego Advance is built for all levels of triathletes, from beginner to advanced as the program will be focused on developing you into a better athlete.

As a father, husband, businessman and athlete, Crowie has felt the same pressures you do in balancing family, a career and your passion for the sport of triathlon. The Sansego Advance program provides an opportunity to train with Crowie and get expert guidance from the Sansego team of coaches in a three-day program offered in major cities across the US. Instead of taking a week off work and away from family to go to a training camp, you can join us during the day, sleep in your own bed and spend time with your family, all without having to take time off work.

For this program, you’ll have the chance to train with Crowie in his second home of Boulder, Colorado, the mecca of triathlon. You’ll experience some classic training routes of the top Ironman pros and see a day in the life of a pro living in Boulder.

June 15-17
Boulder, Colorado
University of Colorado Athletic Complex

Designed for all levels of athlete
– 3-day Advance program means less time away from work and family
– Train with 3x Ironman World Champion Craig Alexander
– Get 1 on 1 feedback from the team of coaches at Sansego
– Opportunity to meet other athletes in your area with the same level of commitment to the sport Learn new skills in all three disciplines as well as nutrition and mental aspects of racing
– Locations and Dates
– Cost and Participants
– $350 usd per Advance Weekend 25 participants maximum

Included:
-Coaching support and guidance from the Sansego team -Great swag from Crowie’s sponsors
-1 on 1 coaching sessions with Sansego coaches
-Dinner event with Craig Alexander
Boulder Advance Program

Tentative Program Agenda:

Friday

9:00am Arrival to Camp and Start of Program 10:00am Bike Session on Boulder IM course
1:00pm Lunch Break
2:30pm Swim session with video analysis (CU Pool) 4:00pm Strength training presentation with Crowie 5:30pm Training Presentation with Sansego Coaches

6:30pm Dinner on Your Own

Saturday

7:00am Depart for long bike ride (60m with climbing)
12:30pm Lunch break (provided)
1:00pm Bike Set-up presentation (Ivan O’Gorman)
2:30pm Swim session with video
4:00pm Performance Nutrition Presentation with Sansego Coaches 6:00pm Dinner with Crowie (Rubens)

Sunday
7:00am Long Run (1.5hrs) – Creek Path? 8:30am Breakfast Break (on own) 10:00am Recovery/ Skills Bike Ride 11:30am Final Skills Presentation 12:30pm Camp Wrap-up
1:00pm Depart Camp

Additional Services we could provide:

-Massage
-Retul Bike fit with Ivan O’Gorman

 

Register Here

Stryd Goes Running In Kona

Stryd, a company that made the first wearable running power meter, is based out of Colorado and 303 has been following them for the last couple years. They just won the Hype Foundation’s Global Innovation in Sports Competition in Rio, so we were definitely interested in what they were showing everyone here in Kona. 

One of the things Stryd did was to allow athletes to take the footpod for a run and then review the data to get a taste of the technology. On Tuesday morning I showed up to their tent around 7am, and met Adam. He set me up with the new footpod (the previous version was a heart rate strap) and off I went for a run down Ali’i drive. I was on the rolling hills, and changed up the pace here and there to see what would happen.

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When I returned, Adam uploaded the data to the Stryd software (it’s online) and we looked at the metrics. I had never run with the Stryd unit before, so I couldn’t get a whole lot of meaning from the numbers, but rather see the trends of the metrics as I increased the pace, slowed down, ran uphill, and downhill. Sure enough, when we reviewed the data, the big picture data showed what I’d expect – power that was steady when I ran, and when I pushed the pace it went up.

On Wednesday afternoon, Stryd set up an all-star panel at Huggo’s with coaches Frank Jakobsen, Jim Vance, and Andrew Coggan (he Skyped in), one of the co-founders of Stryd, Jamie Williamson, as well as IRONMAN champion Craig Alexander. The panel was moderated by Bob Babbitt.

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The panel discussed a little of the history of the company, the benefit of using the power metric in running, some of the differences between analyzing bike power data and running power. They also stressed that this is very new so the data is being collected. The more feedback they can get from coaches and athletes using a Stryd unit, the better the data analysis will get over time, and the better the product can be.

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The panel then took questions from the audience. Some of them were existing Stryd users, and some were just now learning about the technology. Then Jamie gave a short presentation with a little more technical talk of the data from the Stryd unit. Jim Vance also had copies of his book available for purchase.

 

These kinds of events here in Kona are fantastic. Not only are athletes (whether racing or not) and coaches around essentially everything triathlon, it’s an educational and networking environment as well.