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2017 Off-Season Winter Training Camp



Dates: Dec 07 - Dec 10, 2017
Location:Victoria, BC
Spaces Available:Open
Disciplines:All
Level:All
Deadline to Apply:Nov 30
Camp fee:$495 + GST (PCC registered athletes receive a discount)

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This is the second camp of the 2017-18 season and will continue to focus on building your aerobic base. Rides are aimed to improve endurance and boost aerobic capacity for endurance cycling disciplines such as road, track, MTB and triathlon. Find out what you need to know about how to build your foundation and fitness for the 2018 race season.


 

Objectives: This is the second camp of the 2017-18 season and will continue to focus on building your aerobic base. Rides are aimed to improve endurance and boost aerobic capacity for endurance cycling disciplines such as road, track, MTB and triathlon. Find out what you need to know about how to build your foundation and fitness for the 2018 race season.  We know your time is valuable and we want to make sure you reach your best form in the shortest time possible. There is a unique opportunity to train and work with PCC head coach Houshang Amiri who is leading the camp. While we are focusing on building and improving your fitness, we will help you identify your training targets and bench mark your current fitness level.

Power Metre:  if you are not using a power metre this is a great opportunity to use one of the PCC Power Taps.  Training with a power metre during the camp will help monitor your performance, and find your strength / weakness, as well as identify what is missing from your training. Data from each ride will be collected and analyzed on a daily basis. This valuable information will help to find your own targets so that you train in the zones that you need to optimize your training outcome. Ultimately this information will save you time and make you better in a shorter time. How it works: Your bike will be fitted with a Power Tap Power Metre; we will install your own Cogs set on the Power Tap wheel (please make sure your Cogset is clean); your data (power files including heart rate, cadence, and speed) will be downloaded every day after the ride and analyzed by the PCC coach. You will then meet with your PCC coach at the camp and he/she will give you feedback. You will see how your body is responding to the training and you will learn new techniques to enable you to set targets for your future training.  Note: there are limited Power Tap powers metres available so please book yours when you register for the camp.

Cost: $145.00 

Dynamic Bike Positioning. We use power metre and pedal stork analysis to maximize power transfer, pedaling efficiency and riding economy. This Includes shoe positioning, and fitting your bike to your needs.

Cost: $189.00

Maximal Aerobic Power (MAP) & Lactate Profiling. Maximal is the peak value that can be achieved by correlating cycling variables. MAP refers to the peak work rate or power that an athlete can sustain using primarily aerobic energy systems. It is different from a VO2max test since it focuses on sustainable power, and maximal oxygen consumption is not measured. This test is recommended for all cyclists using heart rate monitors, power metres and perceived efforts to measure training intensity. This test uses established cycling protocol and the latest testing equipment and technology available. It will determine your aerobic fitness on the bike and your lactate will be sampled by end of each stage of the test. There are limits to how the body can process these by-products - lactic aside - and it is important to determine the training target zones. After this test your coach will identify your specific training intensity targets for your training program based on your individual physiology; we pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, and create suitable training targets for your needs and up-coming competition goals.

Cost: $149.00

For a complete list of services please see Pacific Cycling Centre website:

http://www.pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/other.html  

Book your other services ahead of time, limited spaces available

Camp includes:

Daily training sessions with Pacific Cycling Centre Head Coach Houshang Amiri. Ride Support with Nutrition and Hydration products.

Presentation on training: every camp features a different topic. Presentations usually cover planning, recovery, cycling technique and tactics, and fatigue / performance management. A  Q & A session is held after the presentation. 

Camp Rules:

Helmet, appropriate bike for the camp (e.g. road bike for race camp – mountain bike for off-road camps), and proper riding gear. Bikes should have a full fenders with on extension on the rear fender.   Camp schedule is subject to modification due to the weather conditions, and the participants’ fitness level.

Camp Format: Rides will be divided into different groups based on the number of cyclists.  Modifications will be made based on the cyclists’ abilities and coach observations.

Registration:

A non-refundable $200.00 per-person deposit is due at the time of registration. The remaining balance is due 7 days prior to the start date of the camp, unless otherwise arranged with the PCC accounting department.

Cancellation:

See the cancellation policy on  http://pacificcyclingcentre.ca/services/cancellation.html

Tentative Camp Schedule: 

All rides leaves at 10:30am (athletes are required to meet 15 minutes before the start of each ride). Rides leave from.  

PISE “Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence” (Commonwealth Pool location)
4636 Elk Lake Dr, Victoria, BC (left side of Commonwealth Pool )

Schedule

Thursday Dec 7th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~3.5-4 hours

Aim: Fitness assessment ride, including Willis point ( hill climb ) and Lands End ITT

PM: 5-6:30pm training presentation PISE board room ( Commonwealth pool location )

 

Friday Dec 8th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~4-5- hours

Aim: Endurance ride with focus on cycling techniques and tactics leg speed and short sprints.

 

Saturday Dec 9th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~4-4.5 hours

Aim: Climbing day focus climbing and descending techniques

PM: personal meeting and consultations with PCC coaches as pre scheduled

 

Sunday Dec 10th

Meet time: 10:15am

Duration: ~4.5-5 hours

Aim: Endurance ride with pace line work and drills

 

 



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