Chairs on the Beach

Camp Programme


The focus of this camp is technique, getting you ready to train with fewer injuries and niggles. For that reason the first 2 days will be spent making sure your body is performing movements economically.

Most people think that poor technique only affects swimming. However, running with good technique is just as important as swimming with good technique, so the analysis is extremely important.

Good form is so important in minimising energy usage, reducing your chance of injury and maximising your chances of success.

The Week

The plan, right shows the whole week and includes skills building, like transitions, and even a mini-race to end the week.

Although we start with a plan we will adjust it depending on who is coming on the camp. We'll ask you exactly what you would like go home having achieved and then re-plan the week based on the general aims and targets of all the participants.

The first 2 days will concentrate on analysis and technique, swimming may be a mix of pool and open water, but each will be filmed. After that we will begin building speed while you retain that good technique and we'll be adding distance to get you fitter and fitter. The aim is to make you a better competitor in 2020.

Another aim is to help you train more effectively.

the camp programme

A fat bike may be the best way to get around Sal.

You can go everywhere - over sand and across the volcanic terrain.

Run analysis is a key element at the beginning of the week.

Slow motion video is always helpful to see exactly how you're running.

Swimming is a pleasure in the blue waters of Santa Maria.

The water is between 20C and 24C all year round - wet suits are optional.

A Head Cam view of the ride from Murdeira to the Airport

Our cam rides can be shaky but they give you a flavour of Cape Verde.