Working on a CXM piece on training camps and how to find one or even put one together with a few friends. I wanted to know: have you done a training camp before, and if so, what were some of your (good and bad) experiences? Also, if you were to design a training camp, what would your dream training camp be?
I have never attended a CX camp (though I probably should). However, given my experiences in my rookie year, here's my take:
I did a training camp last year and it was good, my only complaint was that the teacher assumed everyone was fast/competitive. I asked for advice on racing the Gloucester course as it was my 'one big race' for the year, and her advice was to 'get the holeshot'. Well, even if I quit my job and did nothing but practice cross for a year, my chances of 'getting the holeshot' are basically nonexistent. Know your audience, I guess. If you have to, split the newbs/people who haven't raced before into a separate group. The advice that I can put to use doesn't necessarily apply to a cat3 who's looking for an early season refresher.
we have one coming up later this month.
we are renting a house near Tomales Bay and riding from SF to the house with a sag. it'll basically be base building and team camaraderie building. and beer drinking.