Strong Like Bull 2013

With winter encircling us with cold, darkness, snow and storms its time to plan your escape! Please join us at Strong Like Bull Training Camps this February! We have two camps: Camp 1: Friday 2/8/2012 – Saturday 2/16/2012 (Plan to fly from USA 2/7) and/or Camp 2: Sunday 2/17/2011 – Monday 2/25/2011 (Plan to fly from USA 2/16).

The idea behind this trip is to bring together athletes to explore the quiet and mountainous regions of South Central Spain. There, the Spanish sun and challenging mountainous terrain will reawaken, strengthen and warm you. Building fitness for fun and competition in 2013 is only one benefit, the unbelievable riding, amazing scenery, great food, and great people will be an experience you won’t easily forget. With much better weather than February in New England, and a dedicated 9 days to training, you’re sure to get stronger and faster and have fun in the process.
The hotel we have rented out is in a valley right in the Spanish Sierra Nevada mountain range. There are trips to a great, local swimming training center and endless roads for running, but the real splendor is the countless, endless miles of empty roads for cycling and mountains that reveal breathtaking views.

This is a training trip with a major focus on riding with various challenging climbs. Each day will feature rides between 4 and 6 hours long, always with various shorter possibilities as well and each day features a different route. The training pace is base pace and mild tempo for the most part.

We have a certified holistic health chef from coming to do all the food. She is also a top 10 ironman and bad ass athlete and certified yoga instructor.

The days typically unfold like this:

8am coffee/tea
8:30 am Yoga of run
9:30 breakfast
10:30 ride start
1pm lunch
4pm ride ends
5-7 recovery; relaxation; massage or run
9pm dinner
10pm movie

Each ride is fully supported with a follow car containing a tool kit, floor pump, any extra clothes you’d want to pack, snacks, and lunch!

We’ll also do 3 ’special trips’:

1) A day trip to go climb the ‘Pico de Vuelta’, a 3500m climb. This climb is often used in the Vuelta de Espana.

2) A day trip to Granada to visit the Alhambra; one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

3) An evening trip to a nearby village for dinner; to enjoy in some local fare.

Cost for this trip is is as follows:

The cost of $1285 includes a double occupancy room, all meals, all transportation for ’special trips’, daily follow car and pickup/dropoff from Malaga airport. Airfare is not included in this price. If you look around at other training trips you may notice that this is a very good deal. This because we are not doing this trip to make money but rather trying to bring friends together and have a good time.

Check out some of the pictures from last year:

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If you have any questions or are interested in going, let us know: . Please note that previous attendees were given first dibs for signing up. Act soon if you’re interested. Last year both sessions sold out and one sold out by summer.

To reg, get clicky here: Please don’t dally as we need to start making preparations and the sooner you sign up the sooner you can get the best airfare deals.

A few updates: WE GOT SWEET NEW DIGS. The place me and Sean visited last year panned out so expect a meaningful improvement in living situation. We are staying at Hotel Carlos a few k’s away from our old digs. This is a fully functioning hotel, where we will have a great deal more room, more room in the rooms, and as part of the agreement we have use of the dinnering facilities and industrial kitchen to continue. The hotel has wifi, land to stroll, and a fully functional bar/cafe/common area for us to chill at when not on bikes.

Please visit for more info or leave a comment to ask a question.