Road Half Marathon Training Camp (approx £553)
Our Road Half Marathon Training course is designed for those in the peak few weeks of their training schedule. You will have built up a moderate length of endurance based runs and now want to really use this strength in putting down some speed ready for your race – and where better place than on the hills at altitude? During this intensive course, we’ll undertake double training sessions on three days. You will be training hard but in controlled and supported sessions to ensure that you get the most out of your training.
27 February to 3 March 2017
Our Road Half Marathon Training course is an intensive short-course to help you nail that PB in your early spring event. It will help you to harness your pace in your peak training. We’ll give you some ideas for key training sessions, put together some ideas for intervals and tempos, discuss injury prevention and sensible recovery plans, as well as race strategy and nutrition.
Training Camp Duration:
Starts: 3:00pm Monday 27 February
Finishes: 1:00pm Friday 3 March
Ability of runners
This training holiday is suitable for those looking to improve their half marathon times. You do not need to have run a half marathon in order to take part in this camp, but we do suggest that you will get the most out of the training if your weekly long run is at least 18km. Most training will be undertaken on tarmac surfaces, although we will go off road for sections of our ‘easy’ recovery training.
Our training playground
Moclín is the perfect running training base. The village sits at just over 1,000m – so you’re just into altitude training and will gain the associated benefits if you are coming from sea level or lower. The hill training available is outstanding, with shorter, steeper climbs and longer 5km uphill sections suitable for intense tempo sessions. The surrounding roads are virtually traffic free.
Each day’s training will last between 2-3 hours (depending on your ability) and will include a mix of running, drills, and strength and conditioning. We’d suggest that you schedule an easy/ drop back week before arriving with us so that you are not fatigued before training commences. We’ll include some of the key training sessions you can adopt in your own future training planning, as well as event specific talks and discussions to help you prepare for your race season. Topics include mental preparation, effective hydration, and race day strategy.
This is an intensive course and we want you to get the most out of it, however, the historic town of Moclín is well-worth exploring and we will try to incorporate castle and museum tours with English guides into the schedule.
Ultra Trail Spain guests are accommodated in Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín.
All rooms are en suite and very comfortable. We take rooms on a multiple occupancy basis, however if single occupancy is required, there is an additional charge of 20 euros for the week, which can be paid on arrival. Please request at time of booking (note: limited availability for single occupancy). Several of the larger rooms feature a full-height mezzanine level which means four guests can be accommodated comfortably and with increased privacy. This quirky addition, is just one of many which adds to the homely feel of Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín.
Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín also has excellent facilities for group talks and discussions.
The performance training camp will start at 3pm on Monday and finish at 1pm on Friday. We will collect you from Malaga or Granada airport. Malaga airport is around 2 hours drive from Moclín and Granada airport is around 30 minutes. If your Monday/ Friday flights do not coincide, we can book an extra night’s accommodation at a small cost. Please ask for details. We can also supply directions if you are making your own way to Moclín.
We pride ourselves on offering you a comprehensive package. During your performance training camp you will benefit from:
- Twice daily focused training sessions
- Two strength and conditioning sessions
- Daily talks and discussions focused on dedicated topics
- Fully supported runs with PT coach
- Water and seasonal fruit at pre-arranged stops during training
- Picnic lunches
- Ensuite accommodation at Hostal Rural Albergue Moclín
- Laundering of daily running kit
- All meals*
- Transfers to and from Malaga or Granda airport
- Access to Museo Moclín & Moclín Castle Tour (time permitting)
- Welcome pack with itinerary and key pull-outs from training
- IVA tax included
* Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Extra snacks/ drinks are paid for individually.
What’s not included
- Additional drinks
- Extra optional activities
- Additional spending money
- Personal travel and health insurance (required)
- Extra sports nutrition, for example gels and energy bars