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Joe Company, PhD founded ECo in 2010, but prior to this he coached at the high school and collegiate level, worked with Olympic training programs, and worked with a number of high-performance athletes, scientists, researchers, and coaches.  Joe began consulting endurance athletes in 2002, but as he evolved in his education and experience, he wanted to make his expertise available to more people.  ECo is the product of Joe's experience.

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Branson Training Camp - August 16-18th

Endurance Company invites you to take part in a training weekend on the beautiful Rev3 Branson course.  The purpose of the training weekend is to give you the opportunity to do focused training on the Rev3 Branson course with like-minded athletes from around the Midwest.  In addition to great training, we have seven (yes, seven!) instructive sessions led by experts in exercise physiology, endurance training, cycling, and nutrition. 
 
The camp is led by Joe Company and is sponsored by Endurance Company.  You are in for a treat because we have three special guests for this year’s camp.  They include Scott Moninger, Cassie Dimmick, and Kevin Nickel.  Information about Joe, Scott, Cassie, and Kevin can be found on the next page.
 
 
BASIC INFORMATION
 
WHAT:    A training camp for multisport athletes.  The ideal athlete is somebody with some multisport experience who is training for a longer-distance triathlon (Olympic distance triathlon or longer).  You don’t have to be ‘fast’ or ‘slow’.  You just need to be willing to have fun, learn, and work hard.  Notice the activities we are planning and make sure you are capable of handling this type of volume.  
 
WHEN:    Friday August 16th through Sunday, August 18th, 2013.  If you cannot make it to Branson Friday night, you are welcome to join us Saturday and/or Sunday.
 
WHERE:  Branson, MO.  
 
COST:   $250 for the training camp.  In addition, you are responsible for the 
 following things:  
1) Getting yourself to and from the training weekend 
2) Food for the bike ride(s), but gels/water/snack will be provided
3) Dinner Friday and/or Saturday night
4) Hotel Friday and/or Saturday night if you want to stay in Branson
5) Breakfast Sunday morning
 
ABOUT THE CLINIC INSTRUCTORS
Joe Company is the owner of Endurance Company and has been coaching athletes since 1996.  Joe coached at the high school and college level before pursuing private coaching.  Joe founded Endurance Company in 2010 as a way to make his expertise available to more people.  
Joe has competed in elite-level athletics since 1996 including competing in professional track events (400m and 800m) in the U.S. and Europe in the late '90s as well as racing as a professional triathlete from 2003-2007.  Joe has earned a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Biomedical Science.  
 
 
Scott Moninger is an American professional road-racing cyclist. Moninger turned professional in 1991 with the Coors Light Team. Since then, he has won nearly every road race in North America with over 275 career victories, the most by any American rider at the time of retirement. 
Scott retired from racing in 2007, racing his final year as a pro with the BMC Racing Team. He is currently a commentator for road racing coverage on the NBC Sports Network as an analyst for the Tour de France. He is a Master Level Cycling Coach with The Peaks Coaching Group, and the National Brand Ambassador for Speedplay pedals.
 
 
Cassie Dimmick has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Nutrition and is a registered and licensed dietitian with a board certification in sports nutrition.  Cassie is also a RRCA Certified running coach and an ACSM Certified Health and Fitness Instructor.  Cassie has over 10 years of experience helping people lose body fat, get healthy, and perform at their best.  
Cassie owns Achieving your Best, LLC where she specializes in helping people reach their goals and excel at their sport.  Cassie has been featured on morning shows, news programs, various websites, blogs, and magazines.  Cassie’s website is: www.AchievingYourBest.net.
 
 
Kevin Nickel received his Master’s degree in Exercise Science in 2005 from the University of Oklahoma in which his research produced 6 peer reviewed articles and an invitation to speak at the National ACSM Convention.  Following graduate school, Kevin and his wife Yvette, spent a year in Seattle, WA doing Mennonite Volunteer service work as a personal trainer.  Since then, Kevin has lived in Kansas and working at Pinnacle Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics coordinating the Sports Performance department.  
Kevin is an elite amateur triathlete with numerous overall triathlon wins and many top55 finishes in big races.   Kevin competed in 70.3 World Championships in 2012 and is competing again this year. 
 
 
BRANSON TRAINING WEEKEND ITINERARY
 
Friday
 
6:00 p.m.: easy run
BRANSON, MO.  Meet at the Branson Motor Court and we will run one lap of the race course (~3 miles).
 
7:30 p.m.: DINNER (location TBD, but it will be on the landing)
THE LANDING, BRANSON, MO.  Casual dinner and Q&A/conversation with Joe, Scott, and Kevin.
 
Saturday
 
8:00 a.m.: OPEN WATER SWIM CLINIC
DEWEY SHORT (on Table Rock Lake).   Joe will lead a discussion about pre-race warm-up, swim-start positioning, swim strategy, drafting, pacing, etc.  
 
8:20: a.m.: OPEN WATER SWIM
DEWEY SHORT.  Up to 1 hour of open water swimming.  Joe will be on his stand-up paddleboard to offer tips, suggestions, and try to keep people safe.  We will swim along the dam.
 
9:30 a.m.: SNACK and BIKE COURSE CLINIC
DEWEY SHORT.  We will eat a snack (or breakfast for some folks) and listen to Scott talk about bike strategy for the Branson course.  Joe and Scott will answer questions to help you understand how to maximize your potential on the Branson bike course.  We will try to leave Dewey Short no later than 10:45 to drive to the High Road.  We want to be ready to bike at 11:00 a.m.
 
~11:00 a.m.: BIKE RIDE (~20-72+ MILES)
HIGH ROAD (Route 465), MO.  We will drive to the Ozark Mountain High Road and park at the intersection of Route 465 and Route 76.   People are free to ride as much as they are inclined.  The next event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. at the hotel, so you can ride up to 5 hours if you wish.  Course maps will be distributed at the 9:30 bike course clinic.  
 
You will ultimately be responsible for your own food and water on the bike course, but we will have tubes, tires, gels, water, and a mechanic kit at the car (at the intersection of Routes 465 and 76) if you to refuel or make any repairs.   The cars with the supplies will leave for the hotel at ~3:45 p.m.
 
~2:30-3:30 p.m.: RUN (varying distance)
HIGH ROAD.  If you desire a brick today, you can run as soon as you are done biking.  If you get done biking early and finish the run before 2:30, you can head back to the hotel and lounge around by the pool!
 
We will run on a stretch of road south of where we park on the High Road.  It is closed to traffic and it safe to run.  You can run out and back, so the length of the run is up to you.  The plan is that this is a shorter run (20-60 minutes), but you can plan the bike/run distances to suit your needs.
 
~3:00-3:45 p.m.: DEBRIEF ON BIKE/RUN EXPERIENCE
HIGH ROAD.  You have a chance to chat with Joe, Scott, and Kevin about your experiences on the bike course and ask questions that arose during the ride.  This discussion can continue back at the hotel, during dinner, and Sunday. 
 
4:30-5:30 p.m.: SPORTS NUTRITION TALK
BRANSON MOTOR COURT, BRANSON, MO.  Cassie will present a clinic on sports nutrition.  She will touch on healthy eating for an endurance athlete in training, recovery nutrition, pre-race nutrition, and race nutrition strategies.  There will be Q&A with Cassie throughout her clinic.  
 
5:30-6:30 p.m.: SOCIAL TIME 
BRANSON MOTOR COURT, BRANSON, MO.  Hang around by the pool and socialize with fellow athletes.  This is also a chance to talk with Joe, Scott, Cassie, and Kevin about specific questions you have. 
 
~7:00 p.m.: DINNER (location TBD, but it will be on the landing)
LANDING, BRANSON, MO.  Casual dinner and Q&A/conversation with Joe, Scott, Cassie, and Kevin
 
 
Sunday
 
7:00 a.m.: SWIM at Table Rock Lake
Early morning swim at Dewey Short for those who are interested.
 
8:00 a.m.: BIKE
TABLE ROCK LAKE.  We will begin at the Dewey Short parking lot and ride ~1 mile to T1.  We will take a few minutes to discuss the logistics of T1 and how best to attack the first part of the Branson bike course.
 
We will leave T1 and climb up to the High Road on Route 265 (this is the Rev3 Branson half and Olympic course bike route).  The reason we didn’t do this on Saturday is traffic; Route 265 is a 2-lane, curvy, hilly road.  It is difficult for cars to pass bikers, so we need to get going relatively early so we can bike in minimal traffic.  
 
We will ride a bit on the High Road (one complete loop) and then ride up to the Route 248 exit and descend into Branson.  We will bike into through part of Branson and ride back to Table Rock lake via the infamous 19% incline on the Shepard of the Hills/Route 376 road as we head back to Table Rock Lake    
 
11:00 a.m.: RUN
TABLE ROCK LAKE.  Run across the dam and into the campgrounds on a very nice, shaded trail.  This run can be varying distances based on interest.  
 
 
Hotels in Branson
There are a number of hotels in Branson, but we have had a lot of fun and success staying at the Branson Motor Court, and this is the hotel where we will have the Saturday afternoon activities.  Click or copy-paste the link below.   http://bransonmotorcourt.com/
 
To reserve your spot or ask a question 
 


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