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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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Central Illinois Triathlon Camp

Join us in May 20-17 in Bloomington, IL for our Central Illinois Multisport and Cycling camp.  From beginner to expert, you are sure to learn something at our camp!

Endurance Company invites you to take part in a training and educational weekend.  The purpose of this weekend is to provide you with training, education, challenges, camaraderie, and fun.  We have eight (yes, 8!) training sessions planned, but we also have eight (yes, 8!) learning sessions led by experts in exercise physiology, endurance training, cycling, and nutrition.  An excellent camp for beginners, this is a perfect camp for any athlete who wants to learn about endurance sports and train with expert coaches.

 
BASIC INFORMATION
 
WHAT:    
A training camp for multisport athletes. There are swim, bike, and run training sessions and educational sessions, so there are opportunities for single-sport athletes too.  The ideal athlete is somebody with interest multisport.  New multisport athletes as well as experienced athletes are welcome. Training sessions will be designed to accommodate all ability levels.  You don’t have to be ‘fast’ or ‘slow’.  You just need to be willing to have fun, learn, and work hard. 
 
WHEN:    
Friday May 19th through Sunday, May 21st, 2017.  If you cannot make it to Bloomington Friday night, you are welcome to join us Saturday and/or Sunday.
 
WHERE:
The swim session, education sessions, and runs will take place at Union Park in Bloomington, IL.  The bike rides will take place on rural, Illinois roads.
 
COST:
$169 for the entire training camp for TEAM ECo members; $249 for non-members.  One-Day campers: $95 for TEAM ECo members; $135 for non-members. All meals are provided.
 
You are responsible for the following things:  
1) Getting yourself to and from the training weekend 
2) Extra food for the bike rides.  We will provide gels, water, and snacks, but if you have special nutrition you want, bring it.
3) Extra food you may want.  We will provide breakfast and lunch meals, but if you have special food you like, bring it.
4) Lodging Friday and/or Saturday night if you want to stay in Bloomington
 
 
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.
Scott's of Scott's highlights include:
  • Professional racing career spanning 17 years, over 275 career victories
  • 1992 and 2005, #1 ranked road rider in the USA (NRC Series)
  • 6-time Winner Mt Evans/Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb
  • 4-time Winner Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 4-time Winner Nevada city Classic
  • 2-time Winner of the Redlands Classic
  • Two-time winner, Tour de 'Toona
  • Two-time winner, Tour of the Gila
  • 1st Overall 1996 Suntour, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1st Boulder to Breckenridge “Zinger Classic” 2000
  • 1st Overall 2006 Tour of Utah
  • Voted VeloNews North American Male road cyclist of the year, 2005
  • US National Road team member 1987 – 1990
  • US World Amateur Road team member – 1990, Japan
  • US World Professional Road Team member - 1999 Verona, Italy
 
 
Angie Turner After only one year with ECo, Angie PRd in the 10k, duathlon, Olympic Triathlon, half marathon (1:25), and ran her debut marathon in 2:57.
In 2011, Angie broke through. In addition to numerous podiums at road races, duathlons, and triathlons, Angie dropped her 1/2 marathon time dropped to 1:20 and smashed her marathon PR with a 2:45:01.
Angie qualified and raced in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Huston, TX.
Angie received honorable mention from Running Times Magazine for top U.S. runners in 2011.
Some of Angie's highlights include:
  • 2010: 3rd overall female at the St. Louis Marathon in 2:57:00
  • 2011: 1st overall female at the St. Louis Marathon in 2:59:43
  • 2011: 1st overall (men included) at the Columbia Roots n Blues 1/2 marathon in 1:20:11
  • 2011: 3rd overall female at the Columbus Marathon in 2:45:01
  • 2012: U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
 
 
 
Casey Schnack Casey is a national-class swimmer, open-water expert, and experienced swim coach.  Casey was an All-American swimmer at the University of Nebraska, U.S. Open Water National top-20 finisher, 2015 USAT Age Group Nationals qualifer, and finished Ironman Florida in 2015.
Casey joined Endurance Company in 2013 looking for a competitive outlet after retiring from competitive swimming. Since joining ECo, Casey has completed numerous sprint, Olympic, and 70.3s. Casey completed Ironman Florida in 2015 and had the 3rd fastest female swim overall!
Some of Casey's highlights include:
  • All-American: 200 & 500 free
  • Distance specialist and 4 year letter winner at the University of Nebraska.
  • US Open qualifier: 1650 free. NCAA provisional qualifier (1650 free)
  • Big 12 Conference finalist (1650, 500 free and 400 IM).
  • Top 20 finisher at USA Swimming Open Water National Championships in 2006 (5k)
  • 2015 USAT Age Group Nationals qualifier
  • 3rd overall and first age group swim time at IMFL
  • USA Swimming Certified coach since 2007.
  • Assistant coach with the Sheridan Swim Team in Quincy, IL
  • ECo Epic Weekend Finisher!

 

Chris Sweet has been racing triathlons for more than 20 years. He ran and swam in both high school and college.  As an amateur, he competed at the Ironman World Championships, the 70.3 World Championships, and ITU Off-Road World Championships. Chris raced 3 seasons as a professional, with a PR of 8:47 at Beach2Battleship in 2015. Chris is also a USAT certified coach.  His blog can be found here:  www.goalisthejourney.com
 
 
ITINERARY
Friday
 
5:00 p.m.:  SWIM ANALYSIS
TRAINING SESSION #1:  SWIM ANALYSIS AND SHORT MAIN SET.  This will include underwater and above-water swim stroke video, drills, stroke modification
 
6:15 p.m.: WELCOME MEETING
UNION PARK, BLOOMINGTON, IL.  Welcome comments, get to know each other. 
 
6:30 p.m.: DINNER (location Union Park Buliding)
Casual dinner, LEARNING SESSION #1, and Q&A/conversation with speakers
LEARNING SESSION #1: IS ENDURANCE TRAINING HEALTHY? Conversation about the health effects of extreme endurance training. We will focus on heart health with Dennis Killian, MD, an expert in internal medicine and cardiology.  Dennis is also a multiple-time Ironman finisher.
 
7:30 p.m.: Q&A with all coaches.
 
8:30 p.m.:  BIKE MAINTENANCE
UNION PARK:
LEARNING SESSION #2: GENERAL BIKE MAINTENANCE  Instructional and hands-on session on general bike maintenance.  The talk will cover: keeping your bike healthy, pre-ride maintenance, emergency maintenance, tools to have at home for do-it-yourself maintenance, tools and equipment to have with you on all bike rides,  tips and tricks if you have an issue on the road.  Hands-on learning/practice is included.
 
Saturday
 
8:00 a.m.: TRANSITION CLINIC
UNION PARK.  
LEARNING SESSION #3: TRANSITIONS.   Joe Company, Chris Sweet, and Carrie Company will present a clinic and practice session on the ART OF TRANSITION.  Topics included are: the point of transition, flow of transitions,  how to set up T1 and T2,  how to minimize your time in transition, ways to mount/dismount your bike, and more. There will be Q&A as well as practice time.  
TRAINING SESSION #2: TRANSITION RACING! We will all get a chance to 'compete' against each other in a friendly transition race.  Who can transition the fastest?  Who can transition the most efficiently. We will video your transitions and give you feedback on how to make your transitions the best you can!
 
9:00 a.m.: SNACK and BIKE CLINIC
UNION PARK.  We will eat a snack (or breakfast for some folks) during Seminar #3.  
LEARNING SESSION #4: BIKE STRATEGY FOR TRIATHLON.  Conversation about bike handling, bike strategy for triathlon biking, time trialing, and how this differs from road riding/racing. There will be time to answer questions to help you understand how to maximize your potential on the bike portion of a triathlon. 
 
~10:00 a.m.: BIKE RIDE (~20-60 MILES)
TRAINING SESSION #3:  ROAD RIDE.  Leave from Union Park as a group.  Three routes are available: 20 miles, 40 miles, and 60 miles. Course maps will be distributed at the 9:30 bike course clinic, but the route will be marked on the roads.  Sag will be available.  People are free to ride as much as they are inclined.  The next event is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at UNION PARK, so you can ride as much as 5 hours if you want. 
 
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 on the sag vehicle if you to refuel or make any repairs.   The sag vehicle will return to Union Park at 3:00.
 
~1:30-2:30 p.m.: RUN (varying distance)
UNION PARK.  If you desire a brick today, you can run as soon as you are done biking.
TRAINING SESSION #4:  TRANSITION 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. If you get done biking early and finish the run before 2:30, you can head back to the hotel or lounge around by the pool at Union Park!
 
 
2:30-3:30 p.m.: WOMEN'S BREAK-OUT SESSION
UNION PARK.
LEARNING SESSION #5:  For Women only!!! Q&A regarding anything related to women in triathlon! 
 
2:30-3:30 p.m.: MEN'S BREAK-OUT SESSION
UNION PARK.
LEARNING SESSION #5:  For Men only!!!  Group conversation focusing on the role of traithlon in life, training with a family, etc. Beer may be involved :)
 
3:30-4:30 p.m.: SPORTS NUTRITION TALK
UNION PARK. 
LEARNING SESSION #6: SPORTS NUTRITION. We will cover healthy eating for an endurance athlete in training, recovery nutrition, pre-race nutrition, and race nutrition strategies.  There will be Q&A throughout the clinic.  
 
4:30-5:30 p.m.: SWIM SESSION
UNION PARK. Drills, a short MAIN SET and open water swim tips (sighting, swimming around buoys, drafting) that we will practice in the pool. For those who didn't have the opportunity to do the analysis Friday night, we will have underwater and above-water swim stroke video, drills, and stroke modification.
LEARNING SESSION #6: OPEN WATER SWIM TIPS.  We will discuss differences between pool swimming and open water swimming and how to train for open water swimming in a pool. She will provide advice, tips, and drills that will help you prepare for open water swimming.
TRAINING SESSION #6: POOL SWIM
 
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Social time and DINNER
UNION PARK.  Hang around by the pool and socialize with fellow athletes and speakers. 
 
~6:00 p.m.: LEARNING SESSION #6: Triathlon Myth Busters
BLOOMINGTON, IL  Chris Sweet will debunk many multisport myths
 
7:15 p.m.:  POWER ON THE BIKE
UNION PARK:
LEARNING SESSION #7: USING A POWER METER.  Conversation on using power meters for biking.  The talk will cover: what is power, different types of power meters, appropriate use of a power meter, applying power to training and racing.
 
 
Sunday (multisport option)
 
7:30 a.m.: Evergreen Lake Bike Ride (13-50 miles)
UNION PARK. 
TRAINING SESSION #7: BIKE RIDE
Options:
leave from Union park and ride to Evergreen Lake. This option gives 35-50 miles total
Shuttle to Comlara Park and ride from the park. This options gives 13-26 miles total.
 
~10:30-11:30 a.m.: RUN (varying distance)
UNION PARK.  If you desire a brick today, you can run as soon as you are done biking.
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. If you get done biking early and finish the run before 2:30, you can head back to the hotel or lounge around by the pool at Union Park!
TRAINING SESSION #8:  TRANSITION 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. If you get done biking early and finish the run before 12:00, you can head back to the hotel or lounge around by the pool at Union Park!
 
12:00 p.m.: LUNCH
LEARNING SESSION #8: METAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS.  Clinic on tools that can help you deal with mental side of our sport.  They will lead a discussion on mental training, visualization, goal setting, and positive thinking.
 
 
Sunday (CYCLE option)
 
7:30 a.m.: Union Park  (~6 hours total including riding, lunch, and education sessions)
UNION PARK. 
TRAINING SESSION #7: BIKE RIDE
Options:
Long ride with Scott Moninger. We will have technique sessions including cornering, drafting, pace line, sprints, and race tactics.
Scott is a professional coach and will provide a wealth of knowledge and tips during your time with him.
 
 
 
Hotels in Bloomington near Union Park
The closest hotel to Union Park is The Chateau. It is a short, 1/2-mile trail ride or walk away from the hub of the camp, Union Park.
 


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