Tucson Spring Triathlon Camp


Camp Description

If you’re a triathlete looking to put in some quality base training to kick off your season, we’ve got the right camp for you.  This five-and-a-half-day camp will be focused triathlon specific training and techniques to provide a great block of endurance training as well as an educational experience to help you take your racing to the next level.   We have limited spots in the camp to ensure we can maintain a high coach to athlete ratio.  So, whether you are new to triathlon or an experienced veteran our team of coaches can tailor the experience to ensure you get the best from this week and find it appropriately challenging.

This camp focuses on aerobic based endurance training on the bike, run, and swim.  Most days will be 2-a-day training with longer bike or run workouts and technique focused swim workouts in the afternoon.  For most triathletes, swim is an area of weakness, and this intensive week with the coaches is a great opportunity to refine your stroke.  Coaches will be doing both coaching from the deck and taking video analysis.  Bike workouts will be based on longer, steadier rides utilizing pacing with a power meter.  And if you don’t have a power meter, we’ll put one on your bike to use for the week.   All camp rides also have full SAG support.  The run workouts will complement the other training sessions, and we’ll focus on technique, nutrition, as well as getting to out on some great trails in Tucson.

Beyond the workouts, we also create a positive learning environment with technique focus work on the bike, run, and swim, but also racing tips and techniques and nutritional strategies to help you get through your race.  Whether your goal is to do an Olympic, Half, or Full Ironman you’ll learn a lot from the training presentations from the coaches, in addition to the one-on-one training file and swim video analysis with your assigned coach for the week.  This is an excellent camp for establishing a base of early season fitness, and you’ll leave with plenty of information to help you get the most out of your training and racing.

Tucson, AZ

Tucson, Arizona is the perfect place for the CTS Spring Training Triathlon camp because of the abundant sunshine, warm winter temperatures, and its strong heritage in the endurance athlete community. This is the place you need to go this winter to swim outdoors in the dead of winter, ride Mt. Lemmon, and run on local canyon roads, trails, and tracks.


Day Schedule
Monday This is arrival and check in day at CTS.  The CTS Tucson Regional Office is located at 7000 E. Tanque Verde, Suite 10.  If you’d like to a bike fit to your camp it’s best to arrive before noon on this day.   Bike drop off and Registration is from 2:00-5:00 pm.  At 5:00 pm we will have our first group meeting for camp where we will do a brief overview of the week followed by a coach’s presentation on Race Day Nutrition for Triathlon.   We will then head to one of our local favorites for dinner at 6:30 pm
Tuesday At 8:00 am the first workout of the day will be a 3-3.5 endurance miles session on flat to rolling terrain.   Included in this workout will be a chance for athletes to do a field test effort in order to set proper training ranges for the week.  This ride will also focus on group riding skills and drafting.   After a mid-day break for lunch the afternoon will pick up at 2pm for a Swim workout.   This afternoons session will focus primarily on skills and drills.  Coaches will also be taking video capture to analyze later in the week.   This concludes the sessions for the day and dinner is on your own tonight.
Wednesday The second day of camp starts with an Endurance Run workout.   This run workout will be on a circuit in the park where coaches will be helping athletes with technique, pacing, and most importantly practicing nutrition and hydration strategies for race day.   Then before lunch athletes will sit down for one-on-one data analysis with a coach of the power file from the previous day’s bike workout and field test.   We’ll have lunch and a little bit of a break then before another Swim workout.    As with all the swim workouts, there will be a heavy focus on skill and drills.   This conclusdes the sessions for the day and dinner is on your own tonight.
Thursday The first workout of today will be a brick workout with a long endurance Bike followed by a short brick run.  Today’s ride will be around 3 hours and feature the famed Mt. Lemmon.   Although to Windy Point is 14 miles of climbing, the gradient of Mt. Lemmon is only at 4%, so no special climbing gear is required.     There will be a quick run right after the bike workout before lunch.   After lunch athletes will get an opportunity to sit one-on-one with their coach to analyze their swim stroke from the video captured on the previous days.    In the afternoon there will also be a presentation from the coaches on Race Day Logistics and Transition Workshop in which athletes get tips and tricks from the coaches about how to set themselves up for sucess on race day.   In the evening we’ll meet up for another group dinner at one of the coaches’ favorite restaurants.
Friday The first workout of the day will be a long 1.5-2 hour trail run in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains.    We will meet at the office at 8am and load up to transport to the trail head.   After lunch back at the office there will be a break for athletes to rest and relax before another Swim workout in the afternoon.  This conclusdes the sessions for the day and dinner is on your own tonight.
Saturday Today’s big workout will be a Swim/ Bike brick session.   We’ll meet early at the office to load up to go to the pool where athletes will be doing some timed sets, then we will follow the Swim workout will a long 4 hour Bike workout.   The ride will finish at the office where lunch will be waiting.    In the afternoon athletes will get to have a final one-on-one session with their coach to analyze the training files from the previous bike and run session.    To wrap up the camp, we’ll meet up for a final fun dinner in the evening.


  • Daily training sessions with Carmichael Training Systems coaches
  • Use of a PowerTap power meter for the duration of the camp (if you don’t have one)
  • On the deck swim coaching and video analysis
  • Training presentations on nutrition and race day preparation from CTS coaches
  • One-on-one data analysis with CTS coach
  • Fully supported rides with vehicle support, sports nutrition and hydration products from Bonk Breaker and Carb Boom
  • High coach to athlete ratio in order to provide personal attention
  • Bike assembly and packing pre and post camp (shipping cost excluded)
  • CTS jersey
  • 5 lunches, 3 dinners


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Location: Tucson, AZ

Date: March 13-18, 2017

Price: $1750


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If you’re a triathlete looking to put in some quality base training to kick off your season, we’ve got the right camp for you. This five-and-a-half-day camp will be focused triathlon specific training and techniques to provide a great block of endurance training as well as an educational experience to help you take your racing to the next level.

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Questions about camps? Call us at 866.355.0645

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A non-refundable $800.00 deposit is due at time of registration. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the camp and will be billed automatically. The credit card information used for your deposit will be billed unless otherwise arranged with the CTS accounting department.


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We recommend you arrive by Monday, March 13, 2017 . Camp registration will be from 2:00-5:00 PM Monday, March 13, 2017 . You must provide your own transportation. The conclusion of the camp will be Saturday, March 18, 2017.

Bike Transport and Assembly

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS or your hotel by Monday, March 13, 2017.

If you are shipping your bike, please make sure it arrives at CTS by Monday, March 13th, 2017.  We will gladly assemble it and have it waiting for you for by the time of the first camp ride.

If you’d like to send your bike to CTS Tucson, please use the following address for shipping your bike(s):

Carmichael Training Systems

7000 E Tanque Verde, Suite 10

Tucson, AZ  85715

 (Please make sure your bike box/case is clearly labeled with your name)


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Tucson International Airport (TUS) is the closest airport to our offices. It is about 20 minutes away.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is 120 miles and approximate 2-hour drive away.

What to Bring

Items to pack for any of our cycling camps:

  • Bicycle: Clean, tuned and ready to ride
  • Gearing: Your bike should have a 12-27 cassette and/or a compact crankset.
  • Helmet
  • Jerseys: at least 4 (short and or long sleeve)
  • Shorts: at least 4 pair
  • Wind Vest
  • Baselayer : 1 or 2 lightweight
  • Rain Jacket
  • Arm Warmers
  • Socks
  • Cycling gloves: short finger
  • Cycling Shoes/pedals (carry these with you if traveling by plane)
  • Eyewear/sunglasses
  • Chamois cream
  • Small tote or backpack for anything you wish to keep in support vehicles.
  • Heart Rate Monitor and/or Power Meter (Power Tap or SRM or other)
  • Sunscreen
  • Toiletries for clean up between rides.

Items to add just in case

  • Light jacket
  • Medium weight jacket
  • Long sleeve and/or thermal jersey
  • Long finger gloves
  • Shoe covers/booties
  • Leg or knee warmers or light tights

Other items to consider:

  • 12-27 or 12-25 cassette – If you are not accustomed to climbing, are a beginner cyclists or are attending a climbing camp.
  • Bottles/mix/food – if you will be arriving before a camp begins or remaining afterward, and wish to ride, please bring what food/drink supplies you will need for your riding.

We will have sport drinks, food, spare tubes/tires, etc in our follow vehicles.  Each day we will prepare waterbottles for your bike using Bonk Breaker Nutrition and will provide you with sports nutrition products for use during the camp.

If you have any questions about what to pack or what to look for when purchasing cycling clothing or supplies, please contact us at 866-355-0645 or AthleteServices@trainright.com.

Items to pack for High-Altitude Ultrarunning Camp:

Weather along the Front Range is notorious for changing in an instant. Please keep track of the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing. This camp is fully supported with Bonk Breaker and Carb Boom nutrition products. If you require something different, please bring it! Be prepared to run unsupported for up to 3 hours. The following items are a sample list of what you will need

  • Trail running shoes (duh)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Small day bag or drop bag
  • Hydration system (handheld bottles or hydration pack)
  • GPS or training watch
  • Light rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • Long sleeve shirt or arm warmers
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