Base Season Technical Cycling Clinic
Base fitness is the foundation of every sport, comprised of solid technique, aerobic efficiency and strength. Just as the foundation is paramount to the stability of a building, without a solid fitness base, one cannot hope to continue to develop speed and endurance in sport - the premise of triathlon’s swim/bike/run.
Off-season is the best time to assess and improve upon your base strength and aerobic conditioning. Coach Jackie O'Connor’s 6 week program will address key components of putting together a base phase training program that will prepare you for implementation of a successful build strategy in advance of your next race season.
Critical Skills Covered in the Clinic:
- Understanding and Effective Implementation of Training Zones
- Aerobic Efficiency and Strength Across Exertion Levels
- Strength Across Cadences
- Assessment and Development of Endurance
- Big Gear Work in Developing Strength
- Hill Training in Base Phase
- Acceleration, Control and Recovery
Time: Friday: 6am-7:30am- Nov 14 thru Dec 18th
Cost : $235. 6 instructional sessions each approximately 1 :20 in length. Maximum 16 per clinic to ensure a high level of individual attention.
Jacqueline O’Connor, Elite triathlete and NCCP Trained Competitive Cycling Coach.
Pi-D Triathlon and Cycling Coaching Services
Jacqueline is an elite triathlete and cyclist who has trained and raced around the world at the Olympic and 70.3 distances. Amongst her many accomplishments is an 8th place finish at the Ironman World Championships, 2012, Las Vegas where she was second off the bike in her age group with the 26th fastest overall women’s age group bike split, ranking her finish 3rd overall Canadian age group female. Jacqueline has conquered numerous epic Tour de France cols, trained on the renowned Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway, NC, and logged numerous miles on Maui’s windswept roads and epic climbs to push her riding to the limit. Jacqueline places an emphasis on the quality of her cycling base, paying significant attention to detail and developing all aspects of aerobic efficiency and strength. When she is not training, she is often seen being walked by her two golden retrievers, or more likely chauffeuring her two daughters to one of their many training sessions.