The Goalspecific Alpe D’Huez Triathlon Training week is offered to triathletes who are looking for a coached intense training week in an amazing mountainous environment, which will involve riding some of the great iconic alpine cols and climbs, including the 21 bends of Alpe D’Huez. We have only 12 places available which will be distributed on a first come first served basis. All coaching is provided by Fran and Ade Bungay (both BTF level 3 triathlon coaches and coach tutors). Example Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive and settle in
2-3hr Ride exploring some of the mountains
Meet the group, outline weeks programme
Day 2: Swim technique session: Focus on drill work and individual stroke development
1hr Run: inc element of drill work focusses on running efficiency and technique
Descending skills ride
Day 3: 3hr mountain ride: Alpe D’Huez via Bourg D’Oisans
30min run off the bike in Alpe D’Huez (off road run route following the Alpe D’Huez triathlon course)
Open water swim Lac de Laffrey
Day 4: Swim pool or open water
Structured run set (intervals) focused on running efficiency.
Optional short ride
Day 5: Ride Alpe D’Huez Triathlon long bike course to include Col de la Morte, Col d’Ornon and finally Alpe D’Huez
Swim: Recovery swim
Strength and conditioning
Day 6: Easy ride
All long rides will have vehicle support and multiple coaches with the group. It is very important that you listen to your body, as we can adjust the sessions accordingly.
The base for the camp overlooks Lac du Verney (site of the swim for the Alpe D’Huez triathlon) We can also discuss your own goals, your available training time and how you can plan your training smartly. If you would subsequently like a more specific training programme, we can spend time on a one to one basis with you, so we can build your profile and work towards developing a training programme that fits around work, family and other commitments.
Dates 2024 27th May – 1st June
£100 per person for Goalspecific team athletes (to cover expenses)
What is included:
- Fully coached 6 day training programme for swim bike and run.
- Vehicle support on rides which will include some of the most iconic alpine climbs e.g. Alpe D’Huez
- Optional specific descending skills workshop on the road
- Optional open water swimming video session (temperature dependent)
What is not included:
- Flights/transport to the camp (airport transfer from Lyon can be arranged for a small fee to cover travel)
- Group meal
Places can be booked by contacting Fran at email@example.com or via the website contact form. The camp is based in Allemond where there are lots of accommodation options and a campsite.