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Lake Placid Triathlon Training Camp

Ironman Lake Placid Training Camp

May 31 – June 2, 2019

Camp is Sold Out for 2019 – Please check back for our 2020 camp

Looking for a great training weekend with a focus on learning what you need to succeed at Ironman or 70.3 Lake Placid? The Endurancefactor Lake Placid training camp will give you the tools and secrets needed to succeed at Lake Placid or any  Full or 1/2 Ironman. Whether you are doing Ironman Lake Placid or want a great weekend of training along with useful information from experienced coaches and athletes this training camp is for you.

Timing of this camp was planned to coincide with what should be a peak training week for July’s event as Lake Placid temperatures will be warm enough to have a comfortable swim with enjoyable bikes and runs. The camp is open to both cyclists and triathletes of all levels and will be fully supported with mechanics and SAG vehicles.

During the camp, participants will get and in depth overview of the swim, bike, and run courses along with lectures that will focus on various topics such as race day nutrition, pacing strategy, and how to manage race day.

The goal of the Endurancefactor camp is to:

  • Improve your fitness with a focused training weekend away from daily distractions
  • Train in the hills and on the course you will ride race day
  • Learn more about how to best plan for Ironman
  • Show you a few ‘tricks’ to have the best race season ever!
  • Be more comfortable with the course and your preparation for Ironman

Every training session will be fully supported with nutrition and tech support during the bike.

The Camp includes:


2 days of swimming on Mirror Lake. Become more comfortable navigating the Placid swim course


The key bike workout will be on Saturday and will include a 56 to 112 mile bike around the race course.  Ride distances can be tailored to ability level and race schedule.


Some athletes will do a short ‘brick’ run after the bike on Saturday. On Sunday, triathletes will do the race course run for solid 13 miles or extra mile for those over achievers!

On course nutrition will be provided for camp participants and will include GU, Clif, and Gatorade product. These are the sports nutritionals that will be served on the course race day.

Tentative Schedule


8:00 to 9:00 – Athlete Welcome and weekend overview

9:30 to 10:30 – Swim Clinic

10:30 to 12:00 – Mirror Lake Swim

12:00 to 1:00 – Lunch (Provided)

1:30 to 4:00 – 2hour bike and transition run

6:00 – Dinner (Provided)

7:00 – Sports Nutrition Clinic


8:00 to 9:00 – Bike pacing and course overview clinic

9:00 – 6 hour ride with optional easy transition run.

5:00 to 6:00 – General Q/A session

Dinner – Camp participants on their own for dinner


8:00 to 9:00 – Optional Swim

9:00 to 11:00 – Long run (1.5 to 2 hours) – Nutrition provided.

11:30 to 1:00 – Camp wrap up, Q & A

Limited Spots Available!

Training Camp Fee: 

1/1/19 to 3/15/19 – $365

3/16/19 to 4/5/19 – $385

4/6 and after – $395

$299 for Endurancefactor Clients – Use the discount EFCLIENTS code at registration.

Cost Includes:

  • All instruction and training sessions.
  • Endurancefactor event t-shirt, water bottle, and more.
  • Camp dinner.
  • Safety and limited mechanical support on the bike course.
  • Nutritional support on course.

Limited Spots Available!


Camp registration is 100% refundable until 90 days prior to camp start.

Sorry, we can’t offer any refunds within the final 90 days.

Lodging information available for out of town athletes.

We have a discounted block at the Hampton Inn right near the swim start.  To book rooms please use the link below.


Need more info?

Email doug@endurancefactor.com

or Call 716/499-2300

Camp Coaching Staff

Doug Bush has a Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from the University of Buffalo. He has been coaching endurance sports athletes for 15 years and personally has been involved in endurance sports for 25 years as a cyclist, runner, and triathlete. He has completed nine Ironman triathlons, including the World Championships in Kona, numerous marathons, and countless mountain bike, road bike, and other running races.

Doug is founder and Head Coach of endurancefactor.com, an professional coaching organization that specializes in helping endurance athletes of all levels reach their goals through the development of customized coaching programs. He is a Level 2 certified USA Triathlon and Level 1 (elite) certified USA Cycling Coach.

Trish Dugan has a Bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Rochester and a Masters degree in Russian Studies from Georgetown University. She worked as an intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency for five years prior to focusing her energies on raising her four children. Active in endurance sports for over 20 years, Trish has completed two Ironman triathlons, numerous marathons, half Ironman, olympic and sprint distance triathlons. She is a USA Triathlon Level I certified coach. Trish is also co-owner at Syracuse Bicycle.

Steve Rosinski is a professional triathlete and also a practicing Doctor of Optometry. Originally from Rochester, NY, he and his wife Chelsea, moved to Charlottesville in June 2013 where he works at Crozet Eye Care Optometrists.

Growing up he was a member of his high school’s baseball, cross country and track teams. Steve attended Lehigh University in Pennsylvania where he ran Division I cross country and track and field. After graduating with a Bachelors in Behavioral Neuroscience, Steve went on to pursue his Doctorate in Optometry at The Ohio State University.

Steve’s triathlon career began while at Ohio State where he finished 8th in the 2010 Collegiate National Championships. Upon graduating in 2011 with his Doctorate, Steve made the decision to dedicate himself more to his training and racing and in doing so earned his Elite Triathlete license within the year with a sub 4 hour Half Ironman PR.

Mike Hoffman earned his Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Rochester. An experienced athlete, Michael has been competing in endurance sports for nine years as a swimmer, cyclist, runner, and triathlete. Having completed a total of five Ironmans, Michael has qualified for five World Championships, been named an All-American on five separate occasions, and earned All-World honors twice. In addition, Michael won the 2009 USMS Open Water National Championships and holds a personal best Ironman swim time of 00:50:38.