Squaw Valley to Offer High Altitude IRONMAN Training Camp June 13-15
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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] May 8, 2014 – As the West Coast's official training destination for IRONMAN athletes, Squaw Valley is offering the best in high altitude training this summer with the inaugural IRONMAN Training Camp taking place June 13-15. The three day camp, guided by six-time IRONMAN World Champion, Dave Scott, will help IRONMAN athletes prepare for the grueling 140.6 mile triathlon that includes a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike race and 26.2 mile marathon.
Included in the camp are three days of intense training for each discipline - swimming, biking and running - as well as classroom sessions that focus on proper technique, nutrition and injury prevention. The camp will help participants get familiarized with the Lake Tahoe course and provide specialized instruction on adjusting to the high altitude. The camp also includes lunch for all three days, and a dinner hosted by Dave Scott.
Limited registration is now open for the first 25 participants at $595. Those participating in the camp can stay in The Village at Squaw Valley in a one, two or three bedroom condominium that includes a kitchen - which allows athletes to manage their nutrition. Lodging reservations can be made by calling 888-259-1428.
While the training camp will be great practice for those competing in any IRONMAN race, the new camp is especially ideal for those who plan to participate in the Lake Tahoe IRONMAN on September 21, 2014. The Lake Tahoe IRONMAN is arguably the most challenging IRONMAN race in the world. Not only are Lake Tahoe competitors racing at over 6,000 feet above sea level, they also must push through over 8,000 feet of climbing during the bike course, in addition to the regular swim and marathon race.
More information on IRONMAN Lake Tahoe can be found at http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/lake-tahoe.aspx#axzz312x1ue3B.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows recently joined forces, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can now access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on the Tahoe Super Pass or any lift ticket.
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