CampWILD Cycling 2013
June 19 – 23, 2013 in Boulder, Colorado
Attend the CampWILD Cycling with TeamWILD and Change Your Life!
Learn to manage your diabetes and improve your cycling skills all in one amazing camp experience!
Cyclists of all abilities are encouraged to participate!
From The Desk Of: Mari Ruddy, Team WILD Director
Date: Sunday, Dec 08, 2013
Dear Aspiring or Experienced Cyclist,
Do you want to better understand how to exercise with diabetes? Specifically, have you ever struggled with how to manage diabetes while riding your bike? Have you ever wished someone could watch you ride and give you instant feedback that would help you immediately improve your comfort, efficiency and performance on the bike? Have you ever been afraid to go out on a long ride because you weren’t sure how to manage your blood sugars with your nutrition needs? In fact, do you ever wonder, what are your nutritional needs on the bike? Have you ever wished you had a cycling coach? And have you ever wished the cycling coach talked to your diabetes educator and to you at the same time?
Believe me, I can relate. I wanted all of that for so long. I’ve had diabetes for 30 years and I have felt very alone about my diabetes and my cycling. I was so alone and confused. My a1c was really bad, over 12, in fact. Over the years on my bike, I made so many mistakes I’m almost embarrassed to admit it to you. For such a long time I didn’t think I was a good enough cyclist to get help, so I just kept struggling alone for a long time. I don’t want that for you.
Fortunately for me (and now you), I found a way to solve these problems. I started a lifelong journey to find the right people, the right diabetes experts, the right cycling coaches. I wanted people who would work together to help me understand the complexities of diabetes and exercise. And my first sport of choice was cycling. I wanted experts who would listen to me and help me understand how to eat, how to manage my medications, who would help me become a stronger more efficient cyclist, and who would not make fun of me or make me feel stupid when I made a mistake or didn’t understand.
And I am very happy to bring these experts together all in one place to help you. That place is Camp WILD Cycling Training Camp. Camp will be held in Boulder, Colorado from June 20 – 24, 2012.
“How CampWILD Cycling Training Camp Helps You … “
Here’s a quick recap of how CampWILD Cycling Training Camp works, what you get and the REAL VALUE is of CampWILD Cycling Training Camp!
- Learn from our amazing camp cycling coach
TeamWILD coaches are skilled and experienced, and teach bike handling and endurance in a fun and approachable way. They bring humor, patience, knowledge, fun, empowerment and laughter to your experience on the bike.
- Improve your cycling skills
During Camp you will do cycling drills to improve your handling and efficiency on the bike. You will learn about hill climbing as if there is no hill (yes, this is possible!). And you will learn about riding in groups with ease and comfort. Check out this video of athletes doing a drill at campWILD!
- Manage your diabetes as you ride
At Camp, you will learn all about diabetes in highly engaging, interactive workshops that are interwoven with time out on the bike. Diabetes education is fun and concepts are immediately applied.
Just a few of the topics that we will cover at CampWILD: basal/bolus for endurance cycling, managing hypoglycemia, managing hypergycemia, what to do when going on really long rides, type 2 medications for cycling and so much more!
- Nutrition and Hydration
Learning about nutrition and hydration is something nearly every athlete wonders about, whether or not they have the extra challenge of diabetes. Add in diabetes and it’s super easy to be confused and overwhelmed. At CampWILD we will virtually eliminate your confusion! Our incredible team of dietitians will unravel the knot of how, what, when, and why to eat and drink for performance.
You will learn about what your needs are on the bike, how to make medication adjustments to handle the nutrition needs that you have and what your body is doing when you are riding long. We will address how to make a Race Day plan and how to implement that strategy.
- Learn from Diabetes Experts
I mentioned earlier that I went out to find the best for me and for you. The key to all of this is an incredible coach and incredible diabetes educators. The team TeamWILD has assembled is unmatched. You can read about them all on their bios on the TeamWILD website. Here are a few quick highlights about each of these amazing teachers.
Marcey Robinson – Marcey has tons of energy, passion, and she is super knowledgeable. She is an incredible listener, she is a wealth of resources, she explains things well and super clearly, she is approachable, and she is herself an athlete. She is first a cyclist, and in fact did some competitive mountain biking back in the day. After time with Marcey, you will love carbs and understand why. In addition, Marcey is a mom of a toddler, and thus she understands how to balance life: children, health, a job and staying fit. She’s one of the best presenters around and you will thoroughly enjoy learning from Marcey. She has experience teaching a wide variety of people from those of us with diabetes, to medical professionals to the friends and family of those of us who live with diabetes. Marcey is a gem, you WANT to know and learn from this amazing woman!!
Jenny Smith – Jenny is super smart too (I only hire super smart people, so you know!) Thus she knows about type 2 and type1 diabetes. Jenny is calm yet very passionate about helping people with diabetes get the information and skills they need to be empowered athletes. Jenny is herself living successfully with type 1 diabetes. She is an athlete, and in fact was on the first TeamWILD team and is a 70.3 finisher, and a marathoner. She understands special needs diets and is herself a plant-based vegan and is a gifted cook. One of Jenny’s loves is diabetes data analysis.
Meet one of your diabetes team. This is Jenny Smith!
- Mental Skills Give You Confidence & Boost Your Performance
Lots of other organizations skip the Mental Skills component of performance. Not here at TeamWILD and for sure not at CampWILD Cycling Training Camp. I was terrified of low blood sugars, so much so that it stopped me from going out on long bike rides. Even after I intellectually understood how to make adjustments, it wasn’t until I worked with a Mental Skills coach that I really got to the bottom of my anxiety about performance and diabetes, and gain the needed confidence to trust my knowledge.
Ginger Vieira is incredible. She is the CampWILD and TeamWILD Mental Skills Coach and she will be at the entire camp. She will talk with you and she will lead workshops about goal setting and understanding the role of the mind in performance. She will help you unravel your issues about athletic performance and how diabetes influences you.
- Peer Support is Teamy Goodness
“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.”
Diabetes is a team sport. We all need a great team to manage this condition. On your team you need your peers. I think of diabetes as a string of 100 mile bike rides. It’s a long event. Toward that end, we need to have people around us who lift us up, who inspire us, who understand what it’s like day in and day out. Come to CampWILD and meet amazing people just like you who care deeply about their health and well being. Meet other people. I call this TEAMY GOODNESS!!! At CampWILD you will make lifelong, transformative friendships.
Here is a sample daily schedule to give you and idea of what a day at CampWILD looks like…
- Pre run snack
- Training Clinic: Cross training: walk/run & stretch, to get the blood flowing
- Breakfast & Carb counting
- Shower/dress for day
- Clinic: “Ride for Health & Fun!” Ride & Race Strategies for all levels
- Get ready to ride
- Training Clinic on the Bike: Cycling Hills, mental strategies, going long
- Lunch & Carb Counting
- Clinic: “Fueling Your Workout: Be WILD: learn to love CARBS!
- Training Clinic: Ride 1: Serious Cycling, going long
- Training Clinic: Ride 2: Drills that keep you efficient and focused
- Clean Up
- Dinner & Carb Counting
- Coaches Corner: Reflections on the day
- Clinic: “Fueling Your Recovery: Be WILD: learn how to achieve the perfect training diet to keep going…and going…and going….”
- Clinic: Race Day Plan Review – with Mental Skills Coach
- End of Day Yoga/Stretching AND Finally, Get some sleep!
CampWILD Cycling Training Camp will be held in Boulder, Colorado in June 2013 at the Millennium Hotel. We have reserved a bank of rooms at a discounted price for campers. Once you have registered for CampWILD, we will send you all the hotel details.
The first session of camp will begin with dinner on Wednesday, at 2 PM. Plan to arrive in Boulder in time to get to the hotel, build your bike or pick up your bike from the bike rental shop and be ready for the first event. Camp will finish up at noon on Sunday, with a box lunch for you to take with you. Do not book your departure flight any earlier than 2 PM. You will not want to miss one minute of your camp experience!
Your camp tuition and registration includes meals. It does not include bike rental or bike shipping, transportation to and from camp, or rooming costs.
“Why Camp WILD Cycling Training Camp Works for Diabetics Like You and Me”
If you’ve read this far, you’re probably asking yourself if CampWILD Cycling Training Camp will work for you, right? Here’s the thing: this camp will work for you. I have figured out all the elements that you need to finally, once and for all, get all the right people in the room with you and your bike and some amazing peers who want to learn and grow and master this as much as you do.
To sign up and get yourself registered for CampWILD Cycling Training Camp, right now, click the button you see in the order below…
“Still Unsure About Your Decision? Read On!
I can understand why you might be cautious. After all, it’s possible we’ve never met, you don’t know me and I don’t know you. That’s part of the reason why we’ve priced CampWILD Cycling Training Camp. This camp is worth well over $3,000.00, but I want you, a person with diabetes who cycles or wants to cycle more, to have access and not have anything get in the way of transforming your life.
I’m hoping you’ll say to yourself, “heck, it’s $ what have I got to lose?!” And what might you have to gain??? Control of your health? Confidence in your ability to ride long and manage your diabetes? The desire to take your cycling to the next level and increase your confidence exponentially?? You are worth it!
Your credit or debit card payment is processed by PayPal, and it’s fully protected and guaranteed by them. You don’t have to have a PayPal account to use PayPal. I know that you’ll benefit greatly from this program, so I’ve tried to remove all barriers for you.
Demonstrate a little trust in me and you’ll be delighted as I repay you many times over with the valuable information at CampWILD Cycling Training Camp. We’ve been told that we should be charging at least 3x the asking price, but I don’t want to do that until I’ve collected more feedback from people living with diabetes like you.
Act now, sign up for CampWILD Cycling Training Camp, and transform your diabetes health and your cycling today!
In WILD Wellness,
Mari Ruddy, Director of TeamWILD
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Important note about refunds, we know that life happens, so, you can get a full refund up until 10 days before CampWILD begins, minus a $300 non-refundable deposit.