Inaugural Team ZOOT Spring Training Camp, presented by GiddyUp Multisport!!
Dates: Wednesday, March 13th- Sunday, March 17th
Got the "winter blues"? Excited to be part of Team Zoot? Want swim, bike and run in Southern California? Want to be part of the first Team ZOOT camp? Tried of the trainer? Treadmill? The Team ZOOT Training camp will be sure to get you ready for the 2019 season. The main goal for camp is for you to have FUN while taking away something that helps you have the best season you can and to get to know your fellow Team ZOOT members! We are excited to have multiple Ironman champion Ben Hoffman, he will be here training right along side of you and feels that-"Even though the tendency is to think of Ironman Professionals as a different breed, there are so many commonalities between the pros and amateur athletes! We all strive for self-improvement, seek community, have bad days, make mistakes, and thrive on challenge. Join the discussion to learn and share some of the essential tools learned in the commitment of racing, and hear what I focus on to achieve some of my best performances." Coach Michellie Jones, Ironman World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, Xterra World Champion and Giddyup Coach will be joining Ben Wednesday night (and, if we are lucky she'll bring her Olympic medals)
Please keep in mind: Camp is FUN!! The work we will be doing will focus on is to help each of you grow as athletes and not to pound you with mileage (you can do that at home!). Our goal is that each camper leaves camp with something that helps them improve in the swim, bike and run and along the way learn a more in-depth appreciation for all your sponsors and have a great time with your fellow Team ZOOT members!
Team ZOOT Spring Camp: $299
Register before February 15th save $50 use code EARLYBIRD
If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Robin
Location: Carlsbad, California. The town that Sunset Magazine rated as one of the “20 Game Changing Places to Live” saying: “If towns were people, Carlsbad would be that friend you want to hate but can’t help admiring: smart, sporty, really good-looking, and ambitious.” Carlsbad is 36 miles north of the San Diego International Airport and 53 miles south of John Wayne Airport (in Irvine, California).
And, home of ZOOT Sports HQ - PS: bring some extra cash as they open the store during there week for you to purchase whatever you might need!!!
Surf House, Encinitas, CA: Surf House is a Boutique Hotel in funky Leucadia (only 5 EZ miles up the coast from ZOOT HQ). surfhouseadventures.com
Rates: $175 for week nights and $190 for Friday/Saturday before taxes and fees.
6 Queen Beds (all individual rooms)
1 Bunk Room (4 XL twin beds on one room)
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And, offers a great local coffee shops, Local beer tasting and great resultants. If you are booking on your own, please visit the website at www.surfhouseadventures.com/book-now
Email: Nikki Harth:
HolidayInn Express and Suites Carlsbad- 2 miles away from Zoot HQ
751 Raintree Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Cape Rey Hilton Carlsbad- 3 miles away from Zoot HQ
1 Ponto Rd, Carlsbad CA 92011
AirBnB: Carlsbad offers some great homes for AirBnb and if you really want to get to know your fellow Team Zooters, rent a home during camp in beachside Carlsbad Village.
GiddyUp Multisports Coaches:
Coach Michellie aka MJ
- 31 years of triathlon experience and more than 20 years of coaching.
- Ironman Certified Coach
- USAT Level 1 Certified Coach
- Hall of Fame - Sport Australia Hall of Fame
- ITU Hall of Fame
- Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame
- Ironman World Champion
- Olympic Silver Medalist
- Gold Medalist Paralympics - Guide
- Order of Australia Medal -AM
- 2 x ITU World Champion
- 2 x ITU Age Group Sprint Triathlon 45-49
- 2x Para Triathlon World Champion-Guide
- Xterra World Champion
- 2017 Ride Triathlon Team Coach of the Year
- Ironman Certified Coach
- USAT Level 1 Certified Coach
- Training Peaks Certified Coach
- Training Peaks Power Certified Coach
- Stryd Run Power Lever 2 Coach
- 20 years of racing experience
- 10 years of coaching all abilities from completely your first triathlon to podium ITU World Champions and Kona qualifiers.
***Everything is subject to change based on availability and weather and ALL activities are optional***
Wednesday, March 13th
Travel Day- plan to arrive before 3pm:
4pm 30 min EZ "Get the blood flowing" Run from ZOOT HQ
6pm Group Dinner at Draft House- meals will be on you. Check out the link to see menu:
Thursday, March 14th
8am-9am Easy Run- Trails around Alga Norte
9am-10:30am- Alga Norte Community pool
Swim Session- Long Course 50m
11am-12pm Bike Skills
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch - on your own
2pm-4pm Run Session/Drills
5pm-9pm: Dinner at Leap Coffee - Taco Truck
Q&A with Ben Hoffman and Michellie Jones
Sponsorsnip Q&A: BASE SALT, Otter Locks, Speedfill
Friday, March 15th
7:30am-8:30am Alga Norte Community Pool-Long Course 50m
Swim Session- drills and short speed sets
9am-12pm Ride through Rancho Sante Fe
Met at Canyon Bikes
1:30am-3:30pm Run session
4pm-5pm Functional Strength-Crossfit 760
5pm-9pm Dinner- Food Truck
Sponsorship Q&A: ORR Wheels, Tharagun, Gatorade
Saturday, March 16th
8am-9am Alga Norte Short course
Swim session- strength based and dry land band work
9:30am Met at Caynon
Ride Elfin Forrest Reverse Loop
T-Run 20-40 min
3pm-4:30 Functional Strength
6pm Team Dinner- will be on your own.
Sunday, March 17th
7:30am-9:30am Long Run
10-11:30 Functional Strength session
12pm Zoot HQ for conclusion and final thoughts and departures
**All dinners are optional and you will be responsible for two dinners**
Retul bike fitting: We are lucky to have expert Retul bike fitter Nate Koch available through out the week and is offering fitting to all of Team Zoot.
Nate's philosophy is: "Speed is a byproduct of comfort and sustainability. We want to understand how your body functions most optimal and allow it to do that naturally. It is when the body is forced into positions and made to do unnatural movements that discomfort and injuries occur. The only pain you should feel on the bike is the pain you inflict upon yourself. Your saddle should feel great majority of the time, nothing should be going numb and you shouldn’t have any neck, back, shoulder or knee pain." After five years of bike fitting and several thousand bike fit I have learned not just how to use a fancy motion capture machine, but more importantly what changes to make when riders express certain issues. When your body shifts forward, back or up and down it is trying to tell us where it wants to be and we just have to know how to listen.
Nate's Retul bike fitting rate is normally $325- Team Zoot rate $225. To schedule a fitting please email Nate at email@example.com.
To pay for a Retul bike fit: PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support: ALL the sessions are fully supported. Rides will be sagged with nutrition, hydration, mechanical support and directions.
Weather: Yes, SoCal is beautiful this time of year but it still is a high desert, so can be chilly mornings and cool evenings. Be prepared for both warm and cold weather. Pack you thermal cycling jacket, base-layer, gloves, arm and knees warmers.
-Can I attend if I am new to the team:
Of course-one of the many purposes is to met and get to know other teams members no matter what your skill level is.
-Can I rent a bike?
Yes, we have several bike shop locally that will rent you a bike BUT we don encourage that you bring your bike. And, Canyon will have some demos for you to try.
-Do I need a rental car?
We do encourage that you do rent a car, campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the airport, as well as, team functions.
-Can I send my bike prior to camp? Yes, we will have a bike mechanic. The charge to have your bike built and then boxed after the week is $180. If you want to ship your bike, we suggest Bike Flights and shipped directly to the shop. Please email us for further information.
-Can we purchase ZOOT clothing during the week! YES! We will have several meeting points at ZOOT HQ and will have the store all to yourself.