Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tucson Camp - February 2015

February 22 to March 1, 2015 with training running Monday to Saturday

Cyclists welcome -- all swim/run sessions are optional.


2015 Presentation Schedule

10 USAT coaching CEUs are available for camp participants.

- Arrival and Introductions

- Swim clinic on stroke technique with Cliff English (a.m.)
- Presentation on Long Term Development in Triathlon from Justin Daerr (p.m.)

- Presentation on Triathletes and Heart Health from Larry Creswell, MD (p.m.)

- On-road clinic on bike descending skills from Marilyn Chychota (a.m.)
- Presentation on Mobility in Endurance Athletes from Amanda Butterfield (p.m.)

- Run technique/drills from Justin Daerr (a.m.)
- Evening presentation on Running Economy from Alan Couzens (p.m.)

- Strength Training workshop from Marilyn Chychota (a.m.)
- High Performance Goal Setting from Marilyn Chychota (p.m.)

About the Coaches

Justin Daerr: Professional triathlete, USAT Level 1 Coach, Ironman Champion, and co-owner Endurance Corner.

Alan Couzens: Exercise Physiologist, USAT Level 1 Coach and co-owner Endurance Corner.

Marilyn Chychota: Former professional triathlete and professional cyclist, coach to professional triathletes, and Ironman Champion.

Cliff English: USAT Level 1 Coach, Coach to numerous professional triathletes (Full credentials).

Larry Creswell, MD: Dr. Larry Creswell is a heart surgeon and faculty member at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Creswell’s clinical practice focuses on adult patients with all forms of heart disease and his research interests include athletes and heart disease. He recently led the USAT Medical Review Panel which studied and reported on event-related fatalities over the past decade.

Amanda Butterfield: PhD: Bachelor of Exercise Science in 2004 and Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Northern Arizona University. Certified Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ASTYM) specialist as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She is a Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner (CKTP) and a CrossFit Level One Coach.

For a great write-up from our 2008 camp read AC's blog post (includes Photos!).

Larry Creswell's Blog From 2010, includes photos.

Larry Creswell's Blog From 2011, includes photos.


The camp is designed to jump start your bike fitness and includes run and swim options.

Camp includes:

  • A century ride to Madera Canyon
  • Rides over Gates Pass from both summit directions
  • A summit ride of Mt Lemmon (nearly 6000 feet of vertical gain); run but no swim day
  • A long run in one of Tucson's many parks
  • A century ride including the famous 12-mile climb up Kitt Peak

Coaches attending the camps will include:

  • Justin Daerr: Professional Triathlete, Ironman Champion, Coach.
  • Marilyn Chychota: Professional Triathlete and Cyclist, Ironman Champion, Coach.
  • Gordo Byrn: 2002 Ultraman World Champion, Author of Going Long, 8:29 IM finisher
  • Alan Couzens: Exercise Physiologist, Coach, Athlete.
  • Blake Becker: Professional Triathlete and Coach. Founder of Team BBMC in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sue Aquila: Multiple Kona Qualifying Age Group Triathlete; Ranked #1 Worldwide in AG; Coach.
  • Cliff English (on deck coach for all swim sessions): Renowned coach of World Champion triathletes

Where will I stay?
Athletes will be staying in a hotel located near downtown Tucson (double occupancy). Athletes may request a single occupancy room for an additional fee.

What will we eat?
All meals will be provided for athletes attending the camp at the hotel. For the days we are on the road we will have lunch provided on site.

What if I have bike problems?
Professional mechanics will be on hand to help assist with any on-road problems as well as CLEANING your machine periodically through the week. All bikes will be stored and secured each evening and will be ready for you each morning at the designated roll out time. You just need to fill up your water bottles each morning and we will take care of the rest.

What about daily sports nutrition?
Endurance Corner will provide sports bars and sports drinks before each ride. Nutrition will also be available in all sag vehicles accompanying your daily rides.

What does it cost?
$2,475.00 covers everything, but your flight to Tucson.

See you there,

Justin Daerr

Our Refund Policy: If you cancel before January 1st we will refund your payment less a $150 admin fee. Any cancellations between January 1st and February 1st will be refunded less $750.00. Any cancellations after February 1st will be refunded at our discretion.