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Colleen Conners-Pace of Tahoe Peak Endurance, LLC and Race Director of Auburn Triathlon and Alana Levin of High Sierra Tri Club and Race Director of June Lake Triathlon have joined forces to bring to you their first High Altitude Triathlon Training Camp, sanctioned by USAT.  This training camp is designed to be a “dress rehearsal” for the inaugural ironman at Lake Tahoe scheduled this fall.  The camp will be fully supported, with all logistics handled.  This camp is perfect for all those competing in the ironman race, especially for those from out of the area, those unfamiliar with the course and or the Tahoe area and for those unsure about training/racing at altitude.

We have put together a STRESS-FREE’ weekend package so that all you need to do is show up with your wetsuit, bike and running shoes.  We will take care of the rest. The idea behind this camp is for the athlete to practice their race day strategy/plan at high altitude and become familiar with the actual course.  This will include pace, nutrition, clothing and gear.  Racing at high altitude is very much different than racing at low altitude and it would behoove those to test the waters prior to race day.

The focus is to rehearse your race day strategy, by practicing it in a simulated race fashion on half the ironman course.

You will:

  • awake the same time you plan to awake on race morning
  • eat when and what you will eat race morning
  • dress in same attire you will race day
  • start the swim at ~ race day time
  • experience swim starts in cold water and high altitude
  • swim 2 loops like race day coming in and out of water
  • practice your transitions
  • ride and run on the actual course
  • ride and run at your anticipated pace
  • test your nutrition plan
  • test your selected gear/equipment such as bike /wheels/tubes/bottle carriers/monitors/ etc
  • experience “racing” at high altitude

This “stress free” package includes:


Full support on the training course such as:

Swim course: kayakers, lifeguards, paddleboarders

Bike course: sag wagons with certified bike mechanic from Paco’s Bike and Ski and aid stations with Hammer products

Run Course: aid stations with Hammer products



Dinner: BBQ by Men Welding Fire with beer/wine


Breakfast: A continental breakfast is provided by Crown Motel if staying there but please confirm that breakfast can be available that early.  Otherwise, breakfast is on your own.  It is recommended you eat what and when you plan to eat race morning.

Lunch: Post training “race” box lunch provided

Afternoon Snack: Beverages and snacks

Dinner: group dining at Restaurant on Lake Tahoe


Breakfast: A continental breakfast provided again by Crown Motel to their guests.


Friday night: High Altitude Racing with

Rudy Dressendorfer, P.T., Ph.D., FACSM Rudy is an accomplished scientist, educator and clinician with a career focused on clinical exercise physiology.  He retired as full professor of human performance and sport at New Mexico Highlands University and subsequently taught exercise physiology and did collaborative research with faculty at the University of Alberta in Canada. Currently, he practices sports medicine as a licensed physical therapist in California. Rudy has published extensively on physical conditions, injuries and related prevention strategies for endurance athletes. He also is a highly successful amateur triathlete.

Swim clinic

Sunday morning open water swim clinic with Rob Laurie

Rob Laurie is a second generation Lake Tahoe resident and a world-class triathlete. Growing up on Lake Tahoe, Laurie knows the lake like the back of his hand. Having swam for Incline High and then Division 1 at California State University at Long Beach, Laurie now runs one of the largest construction companies in the Tahoe Area. He trains in the lake throughout the year. He has started a multi-sport coaching program. He is married and has two children that are both on local Tahoe swim and ski teams. He is a founding member of the Lake Tahoe Swimming Society and completed a wetsuit-assisted marathon swim across the Lake Tahoe on 28 July 2012 in 10 hours 42 minutes.

Yoga on the Beach

Sunday morning after swimming

Cost for this fully supported ‘stress free” weekend package:


This camp does not include lodging but we do have a limited number of rooms set aside for this camp at Ferrari’s Crown Motel in Kings Beach.  The Crown Motel sits on the shores of Lake Tahoe a few hundred yards from the Swim Start.  The rooms start at $99 but can be upgraded if so desired to even a suite right on the lake!!!!  Book early as this is peak season and the Crown is popular. When reserving a room mention Tahoe Peak Endurance.  For other motel options contact Colleen @

To sign up for this High Altitude Training Camp at Tahoe go to: or

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For more information contact Colleen Conners-Pace at or Alana Levin  at