Last weekend PCC completed its second pre-season camp in Victoria. The camp was planned and structured to provide on opportunity for benchmarking the participants current aerobic fitness in a group training setting. This enabled each athlete and the head coach to better prepare and plan the next block of training.
The first day on the road included speed assessments with 10 and 20 minute sprint efforts. That evening was an education session where coach Houshang Amiri talked about the major points of the Key Performance Factors based on season and race demands. This was followed by a group workshop, discussing the KPF topics.
Day two was a climbing day, with a focus on short 1 – 5 minute climbs around Victoria.
The third and final day was focused on technical skills including lead out and sprinting skills and speed. An easy 20 km was then followed by TTT and pace line skills.
Amiri was pleased with the camp results. “Based on the feedback from the athletes and my observation we achieved the camp goal and objectives.”
Amiel Flett-Brown attended the camp and concurred.
“This January’s camp was a perfect loading block for everyone who came out. With the racing season fast approaching, we all needed to get in a mix of climbing, speed, endurance and technical tune ups to get ready for the next phase of winter training. Coach Houshang’s expert guidance and planning helped us navigate 360 km of riding in 13.5 hours with a 3,133 m of elevation gain over the three days. The group’s morale was high and the positive energy kept us going through some challenging weather. Thanks to Coach Houshang’s expert planning and on road decision making, riders of all ability levels were performing at their best.”
The next camp will be from February 23 – 26. Registration will open in a few days.