Exclusive Training Camps 

Enjoy a training camp getaway to beautiful Portugal. Get expert coaching with individual feedback and video analysis, enjoy fantastic facilities and accommodation, and revel in the stunning scenery on completely empty, smooth roads in the Algarve (among the best cycling in Europe?). 

Triathlon Training Camp Algarve


Click the button below or email me directly (mikael@scientifictriathlon.com) to register your interest for future training camps and get dibs (and special offers) on the limited slots available for each camp.  

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Do it!

The camp was well structured with a good balance across the disciplines. Each day had a specific purpose and objective. I could make a step change in my training quality and volume without the constraints of normal day to day life. Portugal was a great location. Very good terrain, food and weather. To anybody considering signing up for a camp like this, do it!

Read Adam's Case Study Here!

Adam Taylor - 40, United Kingdom

Left the camp more confident

Overall, I enjoyed the sessions and seminars and have left the camp more confident and ready to tackle full distance!

Anna West - 30, Germany

Loved it!

Loved the camp and the whole experience in general! I got an intense training week, great information from the workshops, and always found the right ride or run group for my level. It was great to meet my coach and all the other coaches, as well as fellow triathletes of all levels from among the participants.

Peter Gasser - 36, Switzerland

Very happy with the week

I'm very happy with the week, the training volume and the quality that I got in. Also learned a few new things from the workshops and fellow triathletes, and got to meet a bunch of nice people and some serious athletes as well. Meeting such a diverse group of people sharing a passion for triathlon was actually one of the great positives of this camp.

Anna-Kaisa Pietilainen - 41, United Kingdom

Surpassed my expectations at every level

My use case (no cycling) was very particular and Scientific Triathlon accommodated things to fit it, which I totally appreciate. Because of this, I had the opportunity of having individual running and swimming sessions with James (and one swim with Lachie), whose feedback on my technique was priceless. The Pollentia Resort was a convenient bubble where all basic needs were covered and catered for the very specific needs of athletes. Buffets at the restaurants were glorious. Overall, the camp surpassed my expectations at every level.

Camilo Buitrago-Hernández - 44, Colombia

Well-guided workouts

The workouts were very well-guided, and the Virtual Wind Tunnel scanning was a new level of triathlon high-tech! Highly recommended to anybody considering participating.

Petri Karvinen - 37, Finland

Recommended for anybody who wants to improve!

I would highly recommend anybody who wants to improve in the sport of triathlon participate in this event. I learnt a lot - both individual advice and focus points for myself, as well as more general tips and tricks. Getting video analyses and individual technical feedback was one of the big highlights for me.

Jenny Petterson - 36, Finland

Wonderful week, great training and very well organised

The group rides and runs were well organised with coaches in each group. The workshops were excellent and the swim sessions were also very useful. There were plenty of rides with fantastic scenery. The hotel was absolutely ideal, in particular that we could store bikes in our room, and also the food which was the best and most suitable for me of any hotel I have been to. The 2 pools and the gym were also great.

Fiona Day - 50, United Kingdom

Good organization, nice location, and splendid views

Good organization, nice location with good food and facilities. Great climbs with splendid views, really appreciated that. The swim video analysis was a perfect addition as it always shows where to improve.

Arthur Blanc - 32, France

Good coaches, program and athletes

The flexibility with respect to group level and individual ability was good, and so were the coaches, program and other athletes. The facilities were good, well located and with nice food.

Justine Cordier Svendsen - 44, Norway

10 out of 10!

For me as a beginner, I learnt a lot from everything we did. I've never practised cycling technique before, so that was both fun and useful. It was great to get a video analysis of my swim and run form and individual feedback based on that. But most fun (and most hard work!) of all was the killer multi-transition brick workout we did!

Jessica Nordberg - 40, Finland

I'll be coming back for many years!

Amazing camp! Trained hard and met many new friends. An experience I'll be coming back to for many years!

Max Quirk - 22, Australia

I had so much fun!!!

The amount of training experience available was incredible. So many intriguing and fun sessions. Plus, I really enjoyed the detailed workshops and the QA session. On top of this, it was truly amazing to have all coaches readily available to answer questions and give feedback. The facilities were great and the hotel landscape is so relaxing. And all participants were so energetic and full of desire to share thoughts and personal experiences.

Stefano Adriolo - 31, Italy

Supportive and motivating

It was very well organized from the beginning to the end of the camp. The possibility to choose a ride according to our fitness and/or fatigue level was welcome. Coaches were supportive and motivating. The atmosphere was friendly and happy thanks to the overall motivation and the wonderful environment in which we were living. The hotel was comfortable, well located for triathletes, and the food was absolutely great.

Johan Fayet - 24, France

Thanks for a great week of training!

Met my expectations of good training and meeting new people that enjoy training. The workouts were great with a good mix and good guides and coaches. I got a boost in both fitness and motivation for the coming season. The only downside is that I did not get to work on my tan lines as I had expected, but that is out of your control.

Sindre Sørensen - 48, Norway

UPCOMING CAMPS AND EVENTS

Information about training camp dates and camp-specific details will be added here as they are confirmed. In the meantime, the information provided on this page is generally applicable to most training camps I organise. 


Feel free to email me anytime to ask for more details or pre-register interest and get notified when registration opens. You will also be the first to hear about special deals and discounts. 


20-27 October 2018, Algarve, Portugal

  • Dates: Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th of October. The camp is 7 nights and 6 days long. 
  • Location: Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort, Olhos de Água, Algarve, Portugal
  • Slots available: 12
  • Ability levels: For this camp, you should have completed an Olympic distance triathlon (or have the equivalent fitness) to participate.
  • Registration: Now open! Email me (mikael@scientifictriathlon.com) to register.
  • Coaches: 
    • Mikael Eriksson, Level II Triathlon Coach and founder of Scientific Triathlon, Elite age-group triathlete
    • Iuri Jorge, Cycling coach and founder of Velo Performance, ex-professional cyclist, local expert 
    • Fiona Hunter Johnston, Level II Triathlon Coach, Cycling coach at Velo Performance, triathlete turned semi-professional cyclist, local expert
  • Additional information: scroll down and read the rest of this page to learn about what's included, accommodation, pricing, testimonials, and more.

mikael@scientifictriathlon.com

ABOUT SCIENTIFIC TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMPS AND EVENTS

Each training camp is slightly different, depending on time of year, participants, participant goals and goal events, and so on. 


There are some things, however, that always remain the same. These include: 

  • Individualisation - Adaptive coaching and workouts so each athlete gets the most out of all workouts and the camp as a whole. There is no place for one-size-fits-all coaching or workouts here.
  • Feedback - As a result of keeping the groups small enough, everybody gets all the attention necessary for me to provide truly individual feedback on what YOUR focus points should be and what you can do to improve. 
  • Video analysis - Of swim and run technique.
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    Education - I focus on educating participants in the intricacies of triathlon, so that the camp is not just an immediate fitness boost, but when you return home, you will have learnt so much about training and triathlon that your training going forward will be much more effective than it has been in the past. Education takes place all the time: in workouts, in informal discussions, and as part of scheduled learning sessions.
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     Rest and recovery - While you will likely train more than you typically do, a training camp still offers a great opportunity to get away from stresses related to your job, family, and normal day-to-day. There is scheduled downtime, and most participants find that they get more and better sleep at a camp compared to at home. 
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    Social and fun - Enjoy the company of other like-minded people. Push yourself in training with others. Chill, laugh, and relax over dinner and maybe a drink in the evening. Who knows, you may get friends for life!
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    Unlimited coaching consultations - If you are a self-coached athlete, see this as an opportunity to get all the opportunity in the world to discuss general and specific training topics and questions you may have. There will be a lot of time spent together, so there's no excuse not to use some of that to get a free consultation or two!

ACCOMODATION

The accommodation for the training camp is a 4-star hotel in Olhos d’Água, Albufeira, 25km from Faro Airport .


The hotel is made with athletes in mind, and many national triathlon federations use it for their elite athletes' training camps.


You will have free access to gym, spa, outdoor swimming pool (for leisure, our training pool is a short ride or drive away), beautiful private beach and more. The hotel also has an athletics track where we do our track running.  


Buffet meals for breakfast and dinner are included, and you can be sure to find something that tickles your fancy, whether you want to try the delicious local specialties, or you want to adhere to any specific diet or food choices. 

Alfamar - Triathlon Training Camp
Alfamar Beach and Sport Resort - Triathlon Training Camp

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

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    7 nights accommodation at a 4-star hotel complete with international-level sports complex, spa and gym, private beach... the whole shabang!
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    Breakfast and dinner included
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    Transfers to and from Faro airport
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    Completely coached training week (6 days of training) from start to finish in a small group setting to allow for plenty of individual feedback
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    Video analysis of swimming and running
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    Constant interaction with coach Mikael - any questions you have you can get answered. It's like a 6-day consultation.

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

  • Bike hire
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    Recovery nutrition after workouts
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    Nutrition and hydration in workouts
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    Assess, quantify and improve your aerodynamics with the Virtual Wind Tunnel
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    Top class physiotherapy and massage
  • VO2max and lactate lab test

PRICING

The price of a camp in the Algarve as described on this page is 870€.

For the pricing of other events, refer to the information provided for that event.

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    7 nights at 4-star hotel with sports complex.
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    Breakfast and dinner every day
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    Transfers between Airport and hotel
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    6 days of guided training in a small-group setting
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    Swim and run video analysis
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    Unlimited consultations with coach

870incl. VAT 6

JOIN THE WAITING LIST, GET FIRST NOTICE AND SPECIAL OFFERS

Click the button below to register your interest for future training camps and get dibs (and special offers) on the limited slots available for each camp.

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MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAINING

No two training camp weeks are the same, and two participants on the same training camp may also do quite different training depending on experience, ability level, goals, upcoming races, etc. 


But to give you an idea, here's an example of what a week might look like:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Session 1

Bike - Long ride

Pool Swim - Technique + video analysis

Bike - Long ride (hilly)

Swim - Open Water Intervals

Pool swim - technique and intervals

Bike - Epic ride (hilly, 150 km)

Session 2

Gym

Run - Brick run off the bike

Run - Recovery run

Session 3

Swim - Open water

Run - Track workout w/ video analysis

Run - Long run (trails)

Check out the Relive videos below to get an idea of what some workouts might look like and to get inspired!

Open water intervals:

TESTIMONIALS

Good coaches, program and athletes

The flexibility with respect to group level and individual ability was good, and so were the coaches, program and other athletes. The facilities were good, well located and with nice food.

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Justine Cordier Svendsen 44, Norway

10 out of 10!

For me as a beginner, I learnt a lot from everything we did. I've never practised cycling technique before, so that was both fun and useful. It was great to get a video analysis of my swim and run form and individual feedback based on that. But most fun (and most hard work!) of all was the killer multi-transition brick workout we did!

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Jessica Nordberg 40, Finland

Good organization, nice location, and splendid views

Good organization, nice location with good food and facilities. Great climbs with splendid views, really appreciated that. The swim video analysis was a perfect addition as it always shows where to improve.

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Arthur Blanc 32, France

Surpassed my expectations at every level

My use case (no cycling) was very particular and Scientific Triathlon accommodated things to fit it, which I totally appreciate. Because of this, I had the opportunity of having individual running and swimming sessions with James (and one swim with Lachie), whose feedback on my technique was priceless. The Pollentia Resort was a convenient bubble where all basic needs were covered and catered for the very specific needs of athletes. Buffets at the restaurants were glorious. Overall, the camp surpassed my expectations at every level.

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Camilo Buitrago-Hernández 44, Colombia

Loved it!

Loved the camp and the whole experience in general! I got an intense training week, great information from the workshops, and always found the right ride or run group for my level. It was great to meet my coach and all the other coaches, as well as fellow triathletes of all levels from among the participants.

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Peter Gasser 36, Switzerland

Left the camp more confident

Overall, I enjoyed the sessions and seminars and have left the camp more confident and ready to tackle full distance!

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Anna West 30, Germany

I'll be coming back for many years!

Amazing camp! Trained hard and met many new friends. An experience I'll be coming back to for many years!

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Max Quirk 22, Australia

Very happy with the week

I'm very happy with the week, the training volume and the quality that I got in. Also learned a few new things from the workshops and fellow triathletes, and got to meet a bunch of nice people and some serious athletes as well. Meeting such a diverse group of people sharing a passion for triathlon was actually one of the great positives of this camp.

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Anna-Kaisa Pietilainen 41, United Kingdom

Thanks for a great week of training!

Met my expectations of good training and meeting new people that enjoy training. The workouts were great with a good mix and good guides and coaches. I got a boost in both fitness and motivation for the coming season. The only downside is that I did not get to work on my tan lines as I had expected, but that is out of your control.

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Sindre Sørensen 48, Norway

Supportive and motivating

It was very well organized from the beginning to the end of the camp. The possibility to choose a ride according to our fitness and/or fatigue level was welcome. Coaches were supportive and motivating. The atmosphere was friendly and happy thanks to the overall motivation and the wonderful environment in which we were living. The hotel was comfortable, well located for triathletes, and the food was absolutely great.

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Johan Fayet 24, France

Well-guided workouts

The workouts were very well-guided, and the Virtual Wind Tunnel scanning was a new level of triathlon high-tech! Highly recommended to anybody considering participating.

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Petri Karvinen 37, Finland

Recommended for anybody who wants to improve!

I would highly recommend anybody who wants to improve in the sport of triathlon participate in this event. I learnt a lot - both individual advice and focus points for myself, as well as more general tips and tricks. Getting video analyses and individual technical feedback was one of the big highlights for me.

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Jenny Petterson 36, Finland

Do it!

The camp was well structured with a good balance across the disciplines. Each day had a specific purpose and objective. I could make a step change in my training quality and volume without the constraints of normal day to day life. Portugal was a great location. Very good terrain, food and weather. To anybody considering signing up for a camp like this, do it!

Read Adam's Case Study Here!

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Adam Taylor 40, United Kingdom

Wonderful week, great training and very well organised

The group rides and runs were well organised with coaches in each group. The workshops were excellent and the swim sessions were also very useful. There were plenty of rides with fantastic scenery. The hotel was absolutely ideal, in particular that we could store bikes in our room, and also the food which was the best and most suitable for me of any hotel I have been to. The 2 pools and the gym were also great.

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Fiona Day 50, United Kingdom

I had so much fun!!!

The amount of training experience available was incredible. So many intriguing and fun sessions. Plus, I really enjoyed the detailed workshops and the QA session. On top of this, it was truly amazing to have all coaches readily available to answer questions and give feedback. The facilities were great and the hotel landscape is so relaxing. And all participants were so energetic and full of desire to share thoughts and personal experiences.

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Stefano Adriolo 31, Italy

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