The training camp will be held from June 13 to June 15. The 3 day training is important as the altitude of the event is an important factor for all the competitors. Squaw Valley is at 6,200 feet at the base level. High Camp is at 8,200 feet. Competing at these altitudes is far different than what happens at sea level.
"As the West Coast's official training destination for IRONMAN athletes, Squaw Valley is offering the best in high altitude training this summer with the inaugural IRONMAN Training Camp taking place June 13-15. The three day camp, guided by six-time IRONMAN World Champion, Dave Scott, will help IRONMAN athletes prepare for the grueling 140.6 mile triathlon that includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race and 26.2 mile marathon," according to the press release from Richmond and Brouse.
The training schedule is designed to give the athletes who attend an opportunity to become familiar with the Lake Tahoe course as well as providing them with the information and instruction on adjusting to the high altitude.
There will be sessions on each of the elements of the IRONMAN. Swimming, running, and cycling will be covered. In addition to the 3 days of intense training, classroom sessions will also be offered. They will cover proper technique, nutrition and injury prevention.
Registration is open for the first 25 participants at a cost of $595 for the course. Athletes can reserve lodging in The Village at Squaw Valley. Accommodations are in one, two, or three bedroom condos, all of which have kitchens. Lodging reservations can be made by calling 888.259.1428
Any athlete training for an IRONMAN race would benefit from attending. Those who are participating in the Lake Tahoe IRONMAN will find this camp to be especially important.
According to Richmond and Brouse, "The Lake Tahoe IRONMAN is arguably the most challenging IRONMAN race in the world. Not only are Lake Tahoe competitors racing at over 6,000 feet above sea level, they alsomust push through over 8,000 feet of climbing during the bike course, in addition to the regular swim and marathon race."
Reserve you spot now. Not only is the training perfect for the upcoming Lake Tahoe IRONMAN on September 21, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are superb mountain venues for anything that has to do with the great outdoors.