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More camps to consider in your 2014 plan

Triathlon Camp in Boulder
Triathlon Camp in Boulder
Mike Coughlin

Last week you may have read about some great triathlon, running and swimming camps being organized.

The Howie Endurance Project is offering one distance running camp and one triathlon camp in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming this summer. Boulder Aquatic Masters is promoting a swim camp in Puerto Rico in March. And Ridestrong Bike Tours offers camps in the summer on the storied roads of Europe.

Here are a few more camps that you might consider in your 2014 yearly planning.

Ultradistance athlete and coach Mike Coughlan (2nd place overall, Ultraman Triathlon 2012) is holding a couple of triathlon camps in scenic Asheville, N.C., April 6-11, and April 13-18.

Last year Mike ran a camp in Boulder for out-of-area athletes, but considering the amenities we have here, local athletes might consider joining up. Mike says of the Boulder experience: "Appealing weather, challenging terrain, on-site coaching, and like-minded company are all great reasons to attend a training camp, but the most valuable reason is the dedicated training environment. Training Camp is often the only time a working athlete can focus completely on training and recovery without the distractions of day-to-day life."

Based on that experience Mike is holding a Boulder Camp from July 20-25 (dates still being finalized).

A camp can really boost your performance, introduce you to new friends and teach you new techniques and insights. Now is the time to place a camp into your yearly plan to gain the most benefit.

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