Fist with Slowtwitch

The mysteries of Tri have started to be unveiled today at a compound high in the hills behind LA that most californians don’t realise is part of LA County.

This slideshow requires JavaScript. is perhaps the world’ leading resource for Triathletes. Dan Empfield has been perhaps the preeminent developer of a fit methodology for the multi discipline sport. Operating out of compound called Xantusia 13 eager students underwent the first day of the course which was quite challenging on a diet of jetlag, altitude and good food!

Not withstanding geography/topography straight out of a western movie, this compound is a fantastic training facility. There is an amazing array of training options including a 92 mile road loop that includes 13,000ft of climbing, a three lane 25 meter lap pool and innumerable options for running and mountain bike trail with zero traffic density.

The Queen stage of the 2010 Tour of California went right by on the way to big bear – there is a ski resort 20 minutes down the road – all you need is water to live here!

Most of us are staying at the house of Mark Montgomery a former pro triathlete who includes completing 15 Ironman Hawaii in his palmares. More importantly .Mark can cook and is a phenomenal host and resource to visitors.

The images above give some insight into the local area, facility and food.



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