Announcing Spring Training Camp 2011

Announcing Spring Training Camp 2011

We are proud to announce Experience Triathlon’s 2011 Spring Training Camp in Santa Barbara Wine Country – one of the top wine regions in the world!   Camp will be held April 7 – April 11 in the Santa Ynez Valley, located approximately 30 miles outside of Santa Barbara and about a 2.5 hour drive from Los Angeles.

Whether you’re looking for an active, fitness oriented vacation with plenty of post-workout relaxation time or a more intense multisport training and educational experience, ET Spring Camp is the perfect option.

Once again we will be staying near the quaint and charming town of Solvang, designed to look like a genuine Danish village.  You will think you are in Europe as you savor the old-world ambiance and fragrance of fresh Danish pastries while strolling the streets of Solvang after a long day of training.  Join us as we enjoy scenic backcountry roads alongside sun-draped vineyards, oak-studded rolling hills, vibrant wildflowers, and majestic mountaintops – California wine country awaits!

Camp Itinerary:

ThursdayApril 7Travel to Los Angeles in the morning.  Drive from Los Angeles to Solvang.  Camp begins with a late afternoon easy run through the picturesque streets of downtown Solvang, followed by a group dinner.
FridayApril 8Half-day guided bike tour including gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting.  Route 1 is a 25-30 mile ride through spectacular rolling backcountry terrain of easy to moderate difficulty with views of majestic mountaintops.  Upon reaching the base of the world-famous  Figueroa Mountain climb, route 2 riders looking for a longer (35-40 mile), more challenging ride will climb up the 10% grade for several miles before turning around for an amazingly spectacular high speed mountain decent.  Optional brick run workout at conclusion of the bike workout.  Free time in the afternoon and dinner on your own or with the group.  Optional activities include additional cycling, running, swimming, shopping, winery tours, golf, museums, horseback riding, bookstores and espresso cafes.
SaturdayApril 9Group run, swim clinic, strength training session and educational roundtable discussions on various triathlon topics.  Free time in the afternoon and dinner on your own or with the group.
SundayApril 10Full-day guided bike tour including gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting.  Route 1 is a 35-40 mile moderate ride that begins through the towns of Solvang and Buellton. Then we leave the traffic behind for a cruise past farms and vineyards in the Santa Rita Hills known for their excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.  Route 2 is a 60-70 mile ride of moderate to challenging difficulty.  It continues toward the coast with spectacular climbs and a 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean.  Optional brick run workout at the conclusion of the bike workout.  A half-day bike tour option will also be available for campers preferring non-cycling afternoon activities or leisure time.  Group farewell dinner.
MondayApril 11Travel home after breakfast.



Contact Coach Joe for additional information and registration.

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