Goalspecific Alpe D’Huez Training Camp 2017

Triathlon Training in the French Alps

The Goalspecific Alpe D’Huez Triathlon Training week is offered to triathletes who are looking for an intense training week with high level technical coaching in an amazing mountainous environment, which will involve riding some of the great iconic alpine cols, including the 21 bends of Alpe D’Huez. Due to the nature of the specific coaching, we have only 12 places available which will be distributed on a first come first served basis.

All coaching is provided by qualified triathlon coaches, including Fran Bungay (BTF level 3 triathlon coach and coach tutor).

We can provide field tests in all three disciplines and evening discussions on how to use these results in your training programme, how often you should be testing, and how your programme should be balanced around work, family, rest, and achieving your triathlon goals.

You will receive an athlete’s questionnaire once you have booked your place. Please complete it in as much detail as possible so we can get a picture of your fitness, goals, and individual objectives of what you would like to achieve from the week.

The weeks programme can include:
  • Time trial up Alpe D’Huez
  • Ride the long distance Alpe D’Huez triathlon course (ideal preparation for anyone planning to take on this iconic race)
  • Climbs up the some of the great cols of the French Alpes
  • Running assessment and video analysis
  • Evening discussions of periodization, nutrition and smart training
  • Strength and conditioning advice and sessions
  • One to One feedback and advice on how to build a training plan
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 improving catch

1hr Run: inc element of drill work focusses on running efficiency and technique

Optional short 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)

Strength and conditioning

Day 4: Swim: CSS set (Critical Swim Speed)

Structured run set (intervals) focused on running efficiency.

Optional short ride

Day 5: Ride Alpe D’Huez Triathlon long bike course to include Col du Grand Serre, Col de Ornon and finally Alpe D’Huez

Swim: Recovery, smooth swim

Strength and conditioning

Day 6: Easy ride: Lake Laffrey for open water swim session and picnic


Group meal

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, and periodize your training blocks to peek for your race goals. If you would subsequently like a more specific training programme, Fran 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 2017

28th May – 3rd June 2017


£280 Per Person

Includes all coaching, support vehicles, swim session entry, group meal and Goalspecific goodies.

Places can be booked by contacting Fran at goalspecific@gmail.com or via the website contact form.

If you would like help sourcing accommodation contact Ade at goalspecifcade@gmail.com

We ask for a £100 deposit at time of booking to secure your place on the camp.

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