It’s already almost August, which means that the US cyclocross scene is right around the corner. While most of us are doing something bike-related, either on or off road, to keep up the fitness, many of the ‘cross-specific skills are atrophying. It’s not too soon to start getting your cyclocross techniques back on track and turning them into a strength for your 2010 campaign. A training camp can be just the ticket, and if you happen to live in the Rocky Mountain region, Boulder Cycle Sport is teaming up with FasCat Coaching to present their annual Cyclocross Training Camp in mid-August.
Boulder Cycle Sport / FasCat Coaching Press Release:
What: A 2 1/2 day Cyclocross training camp
Where: Boulder, CO in the NEW FasCat Performance Cycling Center & adjacent to Boulder Cycle Sport
When: Friday August 13th through Sunday August 15th
Why: To dial in every aspect of your cyclocross training as you begin your 2010 Cyclocross Campaign.
Cost: $600 Camp Itinerary: here
- Physiological Testing (VO2 & Lactate + Power based wattage zones)
- Cyclocross bicycle fitting
- Cyclocross skills sessions
- Cyclocross Equipment workshops & Cyclocross bike setup clinic
- Complimentary custom designed 12 week Training Plan
- Discount on select equipment at Boulder Cycle Sport for camp attendees
- Transportation to & from airport
- professional bicycle receiving & packing
All rides will depart and end from the FasCat Performance Center or Boulder Cycle Sport; you will need to ride to and from your hotel (This is the simplest and easiest method of getting to the starting point, and it allows you to rest up at the Holiday Inn Express and get some sleep or play some poker.de the night before the ride. Then the following morning, cross the road, and you’re there and ready to begin. The Holiday Inn Express is across the street from us).
John Verheul breaks down the benefits of the pre-season ‘cross camp:
First, it’s in August, just before the ’cross season kicks off. The benefit here is that you can learn all the skills, get your bike set up, see what you need to do for training, and then you’ve still got time to really get all that stuff settled and in order before the season starts.
Second, we’re doing bike fits! In the past, folks would just show up at a camp or clinic on whatever, and we’d try to make sure they were on an adequate setup, but here we’re really going to do full fits – the kind of fit you’d travel hours and plunk down good money for. Proper fit and setup are so crucial in cyclocross.
Third, we’re doing physiological testing, and you’ll walk away not only knowing your strengths and limiters as individually analyzed by professional coaches, but you’ll have a plan to address those limiters during the two to three months before the season. This type of coaching would usually be an add-on if you wanted it, but here it’s included as part of the package.
Finally, you’re going to get a true diversity of experience serving you.
Boulder Cycle Sport (BCS) is one of the premiere shops in the country, the staff there are all very ‘cross knowledgeable. They can tell you exactly what you need to really optimize your rig, and by working with them and getting set up in June, you’ve got time to get everything together. No more wondering if those mud tires will be available in time for the first wet race weekend. BCS owner Brandon Dwight is an elite ‘crosser and multi-time national champion. Frank Overton and FasCat Coaching have a truly unique performance center in Boulder, with unparalleled training expertise all under one roof. I bring the experience of having coached world class athletes like Jeremy Powers, Danny Summerhill and Marc Gullickson, in addition to national champions in various age groups and multiple U.S. World Championship team members. I’ve also been running ’cross camps and clinics for the last decade, and have continually enhanced and improved the way I approach teaching the sport.
This CX camp has everything you need to make your 2010 ’cross season a huge success! You’re going to get it at a time of year that’s early enough to really work the training plan and practice the skills, but also close enough to ’cross season that you’re not going to forget what you learn. As an added bonus, you’ll meet more people who are as passionate about ’cross as you, you’ll get some great meals in Boulder, and you’ll be super-amped to get ready for the 2010 season.