TPS Winter Training Camp

Fuerteventura – Playitas Resort

29 Feb – 7 March 2020

TPS has used Playitas Resort since 2012. Held in the first week of March the camp offers a balanced approach to training and down time. Not every session is a hard session. You are eased into the training week, assessed for ability and put into suitable groups with a coach. We often find we have to slow people down at the start of the camp to make sure they make it through the week. We have some challenging training sessions where you will learn about pacing, heart rate or power and nutrition that will help you with your training and racing for the season ahead.

Swimming is done in a 50m pool or the sea, cycling is on relatively quiet roads with respectful drivers and running on the surrounding trails. We make sure that you also get some down time. You can choose to skip sessions if you feel you need a break or do more.

The camp caters for all distances. Those planning 70.3 or Ironman distance races get a chance to get some early season mileage in. Those training for the shorter distances are given the option to do shorter routes or sessions.

Coach Andy Brodziak offers advanced Sweat Testing from Precision Hydration with a seminar as an added extra. Anyone who suffers from cramping or poor performance during training and racing will benefit from this.

The camp is a great way to kick start your year so contact us if you are interested.

Planned Itinerary 

Saturday 29th February

Arrival day – Fly into Fuerteventura and get a transfer or taxi to Playitas resort.

Pre-dinner presentation:

Depending on planned arrivals, before dinner you will meet all the fellow campers and coaches at the main bar near the restaurant at the hotel.

Sunday 1st March

Morning run – 7am: Easy 40min run  with pre mobility

Morning Cycle – 10.30am – 12pm: Easy group cycle to assess ability 

Swim – 3.30pm – 5pm: 50m pool

Monday 2nd March

Long Bike – 8.45am – @ 80-120km

Optional run off the bike 20-30min

Tuesday 3rd March

Swim – 9am-10.30am: 50m pool

Cycle – 1.30-3pm: Easy optional recovery cycle 

Lighthouse run – 4.30pm: Long run to the Lighthouse

Wednesday 4th March

Long Bike – 8.45am – @ 80-120km

Afternoon sea swim – 4.30pm 

Thursday 5th March

General Talk/Q and A – 9.30-10.30am

Cycle – 11.30am -1pm: Easy optional recovery cycle 

Swim – 3.30-5pm: 50m pool

Friday 10th March

Long Bike 8.45am – @ 100-120km

Run off the bike – Lighthouse run – 13.5km for the long distance athletes and shorter option for short course athletes

Saturday 11th March

Official end of the camp and travel to airport. Depending on your flight time you may manage to get some training done.