Blog — 15 February 2013
Craig Alexander’s Wollongong Triathlon Camp

I felt privileged to be asked to present at Crowie’s first triathlon camp, which was held over the weekend in Wollongong.

The organisers put a lot of effort into making the camp as personal as possible, in order for each athlete that attended to get as much information and one on one advice as possible. There were people from all over Australia who made the trip to Wollongong for the camp, which ran from Friday to Sunday afternoon. During the weekend, the participants were split into 3 groups for tutorials. The tute’s included swim correction run by Jamie Turner, sub maximal bike testing in the Wollongong Uni physiology lab’s and run biomechanics, filming and correction, which I ran.

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In addition to these tutorials, there was a lot of Q&A time  and several training sessions with Crowie. The NSWIS triathlete’s who are based in Wollongong also spent some time taking a run session with the athletes and several other talks were given, including one by Body Science Australia.

Initially with the run mechanics tutorial, I spent some time giving the theory of run mechanics, including explaining run efficiency, key elements of run posture, strength and conditioning for running and explaining some misconceptions of Running, including barefoot running.

Following the theory component, we then hit the ovals and went through an ideal warm up routine, including dynamic stretching, activation and drills.  Each athlete was then filmed and given their key areas of their running to address and improve and strategies of how to do so.

During the weekend I also gave a lecture on bike fitting and one on recovery methods, strength and conditioning for triathlon and injury prevention.

Overall it was a very well run weekend and I really enjoyed being involved with such a friendly and motivated group of people. It is obviously a highlight to work with Crowie, who is an extremely approachable and helpful professional and hopefully there are more camps in the not too distant future

Running Analysis

This can be booked as an individual session. A run analysis involves a theory component, followed by individual filming and analysis of your run gait, including how to improve. Particular attention is paid to improving efficiency in order to become not only more injury free, but also how to perform better. This is all claimable with private health insurance.

Either call Alex direct on 0422 365 375 or Phytness Healthcare on 4285 1725 to book an appointment

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