Next Level Endurance Off-Road Training Camp In Scottsdale AZ Will Be April 26-29
Mimi Stockton, 5x XTERRA Age Group World Champ, author of the Couch to Trail series on XTERRAplanet.com, and partner at Next Level Endurance will be hosting an off-road specific triathlon camp in Scottsdale, Arizona from April 26-29.
DirtTRI is happy to share specifics of what can be expected at the camp. It looks like a good one, maybe we will drop in. If you sign up before February 28th you SAVE $76.
Find our interview with Mimi below.
DirtTRI: What level of athlete is the camp best suited for?
Mimi: The Xterra camp is open to all levels. We are able to do this because we will have multiple coaches on-site. We welcome beginners because we want to introduce them to the joys of off-road racing, and we also welcome intermediate and even advanced off-road racers and enthusiasts. The more experienced attendees will have a bit more freedom to wander the trails and explore.
DirtTRI: Will the swim, bike, and run activities be more technique focused or fitness or both?
Mimi: Definitely both. We will have some lecture periods, a strength analysis by EVO Ultrafit, a run analysis and a swim analysis (I will be a certified Total Immersion instructor by the start of camp) for each individual and those will be mixed in with swim workouts, mountain bike rides, and trail runs. One morning we will also focus on mountain bike technique and the importance of it to becoming a faster, more confident rider.
DirtTRI: How many athletes are you taking?
Mimi: We can accommodate 12 athletes.
DirtTRI: Why did you choose Scottsdale for your camp?
Mimi: Besides being an area of sheer beauty, it offers everything necessary for a successful off-road camp: Perfect weather, beautiful scenery, and a plethora of bike and running trails. The trails run the gamut from beginner flow trails to very technical, rocky downhills. There is a wide variety of terrain for all levels. They are more rocky than rooty (this is the desert after all) and there are plenty of hills to climb for interval training.
DirtTRI: What is your plan if the weather turns bad?
Mimi: We will press on! We race in cold, we race in rain, we race in cold rain. That’s the XTERRA way. #Livemore
DirtTRI: What about lodging?
Mimi: We have rented a gigantic house (complete with pool and basketball) court for the weekend. Campers will have the option of staying at the house or staying at a hotel nearby the house.
DirtTRI: What does a typical day at the camp look like?
Mimi: Check out our website camp page for all the details and a full itinerary:
DirtTRI: What are some of your accolades and accomplishments that warrant you being the lead of an XTERRA camp?
Mimi: I have been racing XTERRA for 9 years and have raced all over the world. I am also a 5-time and reigning XTERRA Age Group World Champion, and earned a bronze medal at the 2015 ITU Cross World Championships in Italy. I have also competed in and won both Indiana and Michigan mountain bike series races for the past several years.
I currently coach several athletes and understand what it takes to be successful, both mentally and physically. Furthermore, I am a USAT Level 1 Certified Coach.
Next Level Endurance Off-Road Training Camp:
Come join 5 X Age Group XTERRA World Champion Mimi Stockton, and her partner SheriAnne Little, of Next Level Endurance for a weekend of off-road training and fun in the desert. A regular on the XTERRA circuit, Mimi is familiar with the ins and outs of off-road training and racing.
Here are some more details:
When: April 26 through April 29
Where: Scottsdale, AZ