28/11/2018

The TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez first official Triathlon Camp !

official triathlon camp TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez 2019 The TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez now has an official Triathlon Camp! Organized by Alp TRI Training in Vaujany, this 100% triathlon experience will help you be in your best condition on D-Day, whatever your level. To find out more, we asked Yohann Vincent a few questions, a top triathlete, renowned coach and master of ceremonies of the camp.  Join us as at the Chalet La Perle de l'Oisans, the new HQ for triathletes in love with the Alps, (located above Lac du Verney where the swimming part takes place!).

Why participate in a training camp before an event, in general?

Participating in a training camp before an event is an important part of the preparation. This is a key time to review your fitness and increase training volume while taking advantage of the group's dynamics. It offers the external perspective of a coach and the opportunity to interact with other athletes.

What is special about a stage for the TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez? What makes it different from another training camp?

It is essential to recon the course, but when we talk about the TIME Triathlon Alpe d'Huez, the word "recon" takes on its full meaning. A mythical climb cannot be improvised. It is a difficult race and you have to know its layout and its many particularities. For me, if you want to succeed in your race, it seems vital to come and see the courses. It saves time. This allows you to better manage your effort, familiarize yourself with the downhills and implement appropriate race strategies.

In 2018, you already led a first training camp with the chalet La Perle de l'Oisans via Alp TRI Training in Vaujany.  What were your conclusions?

It was a magnificent camp, a superb setting, a top infrastructure; the trainees swam in an open environment, rode and ran in stunning landscapes. We also swam in the pool, did yoga and even discovered the local waterfalls. The training was adapted to all levels. Everyone left with a big smile and lots of memories.

Without revealing the content of the workshop, how do you establish a program adapted to all levels?

The training camp is open to everyone. We adapt to best meet the expectations and needs of triathletes. Before the stage, I send a questionnaire asking the trainees their objectives, their athletic backgrounds... I then adapt the session structures according to the level. It is a very professional support crew, for example, we had SAG assistance for the rides. The friendly atmosphere creates a real solidarity between the athletes.

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