Winter Training Intensive

BASE Tri Fitness is excited to announce a three-day training intensive this February to be held in central Ohio. Join BASE Tri Fitness head coach, Lauren Vallee, and top North American Tri Sutto coach, Mateo Mercur, for three days of dynamic swim, bike, and run training. This weekend is most appropriate for the experienced age group athlete with several years of training and racing experience.

Dates: Friday, February 7, 2020 – Sunday, February 9, 2020

Location: Marysville YMCA 1150 Charles Ln, Marysville, OH 43040

Registration: $375.00

Equipment Needed: All attendees must have their own bike, bike trainer, swim equipment, and run gear. The run session will be held outdoors so please dress accordingly.

Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, February 7, 2020

7:00 PM Welcome & Introductions, meet on pool deck

7:30 PM – 8:45 Swim Session

Saturday, February 8, 2020

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Swim Session

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Race Day Hydration & Nutrition

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Bike Session

4:30 PM- Elite Athlete Mindset Lecture, Q & A, Veloscience, New Albany

Sunday, February 9, 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Run Session*

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM Swim Session

*Run session will be held outdoors. Location to be announced.

Blood Lactate Testing & Bike Fit Appointments Available

If you are interested in having your bike fit or having a blood lactate test done, please email to schedule an appointment. Blood lactate testing will only be available Friday, February 7, 2020 before camp. Bike fit appointments will be available by appointment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

About the Coaches

Lauren Vallee, MA

Coach Vallee founded BASE Tri Fitness in 2010. She has been fortunate to coach a range of athletes including athletes who have qualified for the Ironman World Championship, Ironman 70.3 World Championship, USAT Age Group National Championship, and ITU Age Group World Championship. She has also coached over 15 USAT All American athletes.

“Every athlete comes to me with unique psychological and physiological limitations. Being a coach means being attuned to what each athlete needs for their body and their mind to achieve athletic excellence. Coaching must be more than simply writing a training plan. Coaching should be a process that develops an athlete’s ability to embody confidence and fearlessness in their performances both in training and in racing.”

Coach Vallee began racing triathlon as a competitive age grouper in 2005. She is a 3 x Ironman 70.3 World Championship qualifier, multiple time USAT All American, and in 2014 was the top ranked US Ironman athlete (second in the world) in her age group. She will race the Ironman World Championships in Kona in Oct. 2020.

Mateo Mercur, MA

Coach Mercur has been involved in the sport of triathlon his entire life. He raced as a junior, elite professional, and has been a high performance coach since 2003. He was the head coach of the triathlon team at The University of California Santa Barbara for ten years. Coach Mercur has worked with a full range of athletes across the disciplines and distances. He has coached three Age Group World Champions, one at each distance; Ironman, 70.3, and Olympic. He also coached the Ironman Maryland Champion in 2014.

In 2014, Coach Mercur earned a masters degree in Counseling Psychology and is currently developing his thesis, Attachment Based Coaching: Neuroscience and the Integration of Heart and Soul in Sport, into a book for coaches and athletes.

“Building a strong coach-athlete relationship is an essential part of my approach to coaching. Whether an athlete is in my daily squad, at a training camp, or coached from distance, building quality communication and trust are key to that athlete’s success.”