We are delighted that, by popular demand, we have arranged for sports scientist and endurance performance coach Garth Fox, to come over again to the UAE to deliver a performance camp at Jebel Hafeet on the 17-18 January.
During the camp we'll work with Garth to create our own comprehensive Power Profile, and establish your Peak Power, Anaerobic Capacity, Maximal Aerobic Power and Critical Power during field based (or should we say "hill based"?!) performance testing.
Not only that, but we'll learn how to train more effectively with power: pace interval efforts to maximise training effect, understand our Power Profile and how to record and analyse our training and competition.
*** To participate in this camp you are required to have a bike that has a functioning power-meter ***
The workshop is limited to a maximum of 12 participants (to ensure that everyone gets a certain amount of individual attention)
Garth Fox is a Sports Scientist and endurance performance coach, providing physiological support to athletes ranging in ability from novice to world class. He holds an MSc. in Sports Science & Human Performance. Amongst others, Garth is Sports Scientist to Pro Triathlete Michael Weiss and coach to Phil Mosley, Elite Triathlete and Coaching Editor of Triathlon Plus magazine. He also has extensive experience within cycling including work with Cyclefit, TrainingPeaks and SRM.
Friday January 17th (All day – including an early start!)
First up: Initial explanation of the goals of the camp, what we can expect to learn, and how we can use that learning to inform and direct our future training.
Morning: Performance testing in the field, including peak power, anaerobic capacity and maximal aerobic power.
Afternoon: Mountain TT to determine Critical Power.
Evening: Evening meal and presentations including calculating individual power based training zones and using power data to monitor and improve performance.
Saturday January 19th (early start to mid-afternoon)
Morning: Handicap TT Climb to the top of Jebel Hafeet. Athletes will be split into staggered groups, according to power : weight ratio, for a race to the summit!
Afternoon: individual 15 minute discussions with Garth to go through a personalised "Power Report" that he will prepare - which will set out your areas of strength and weaknesses and the sort of training you personally need to do to improve your weaknesses and your overall performance.
Afternoon: optional “informal” swim/ run recovery sessions in between discussions to flush out the legs.
Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain. All activities on Friday and Saturday will take place either at the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet, or on the roads surrounding it. All participants are strongly encouraged to book a room at the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet. We have negotiated group rates with the hotel for the workshop. Once your place is confirmed on the course we’ll give you the details you need in order to book your room on the Friday night.
Cost for the camp (which excludes the hotel booking and any food/ drink etc) is AED 1,295.
To reserve your place please get in contact as soon as possible! You are required to have a power-meter on your bike to participate in this camp.