2024 IRONMAN Foundation Training Camp


Join us May 1-5, 2024, as we swim, bike, and run our way around Austin, Texas.


Get to know this iconic Texas destination city while being led through race-specific training by expert coaches who understand how to work with all levels of athletic ability. This five-day/four-night camp aims to combine volume appropriate training with specific skill refinement, hands on technique and sport-specific sessions, professional classroom presentations, and familiarization with all aspects of long-course training to fully prepare you for the upcoming season.

During your triathlon training vacation, you should expect to be guided through a group pool swim clinic, an open water swim session, classroom presentations, as well as hands on sessions to develop both your bike and running skills. Other sessions will include mental training, bike mechanics 101, nutrition advice, and a yoga/stretch session specifically for the endurance athlete. There will be a long supported ride and run on the last two days for a well rounded and complete training agenda.

Discount accommodations are provided by The Embassy Suites Downtown Austin South Congress location. The special camp room rate is $259 per night for a 2-room king or double bed.

Your IRONMAN Foundation Training Camp event ticket includes the following, during officially scheduled camp activities:

  • All training and informational sessions
  • Transportation to and from scheduled camp events (does not include airport transfers)
  • All training session nutrition, hydration and daily snacks
  • All breakfasts (if staying at host hotel)
  • All lunches
  • Daily evening social hour (if staying at host hotel)
  • IMF Texas Hill Country celebration including dinner and drinks on the last night 
  • Camp shirt, hat, and additional SWAG bag
  • Special camp promotional products as supplied by our IMF supporters

Aimed at long-distance athletes, you must be able to swim at least 2000 yards, ride 56 miles and run 8 miles for this camp to be suitable for you.

The camp is open to current 2024 TEAM IMF athletes, 2023 TEAM IMF Alumni, and athletes who are IMF supporters but not currently registered for a TEAM IMF race.

You'll need to bring your bike, run, and swim gear/equipment (including wetsuit) as well as appropriate training apparel. You may ship your bike ahead of time to Austin Tri Cyclist for pick-up upon arrival. More details regarding bike shipment will be provided  after completing registration. Additionally, we will provide all nutrition, hydration, snacks, and training supplies necessary for your triathlon vacation!

Oh, and we suggest bringing some Texas friendly casual clothing so you can enjoy the Austin nightlife and our end of camp celebratory dinner.

  1. Log on to the official REGISTRATION PAGE and purchase an Event Ticket to participate in the 2024 IRONMAN Foundation Training Camp.
  2. Encourage your friends to join in the training vacation fun!
  3. Look for your follow up email with details on how to book your discounted room at the Embassy Suites Downtown Austin South Congress, how to ship your bike ahead of time to Austin Tri Cyclist, and details with the full camp schedule.
  4. Sit back and get ready for an amazing triathlon-vacation to kick off the 2024 season in style!

A detailed camp itinerary will be shared with all registered athletes prior to camp.

Travel plans:

  • Plan to arrive on Wednesday, May 1 and check in at the Embassy Suites Downtown Austin South Congress between 3:00-7:00 pm
  • Plan to complete camp activities on Sunday, May 5, by 12:00 pm
  • Optional team Cinco de Mayor brunch (not included in camp registration) on Sunday, May 5, from 12:30-2:00 pm
  • The closest airport is AUS (Austin Bergstrom International) and is approximately 15-20 min from Embassy Suites Downtown Austin South Congress (there is no hotel hosted airport shuttle)
  • UBER, LIFT, taxis and public transportation are available at AUS
  • All major rental car brands are available at AUS
  • Please note all transportation during scheduled camp activities will be provided and based out of the host hotel. It is not required to have a rental car for participation.

For any inquiries about the 2024 IRONMAN Foundation Training Camp please contact Andrea Fisher, Development Manager, at andrea.fisher@ironman.com.

Camp Details

The following information provides an idea of the daily planned activities, camp logistics, and overview of the camp staff.

Registered athletes will receive a finalized itinerary and camp details prior to April 1, 2024.


Andrea Fisher

Andrea has been a life-long athlete, participating in dozens of sports. However, at a young age it was apparent that she was a "fish" in the water, qualifying for USS Nationals at the age of 12 and ultimately posting two high school national swim records at age 17.  She was fortunate enough to finish out her remaining swimming career at the University of Texas, where she was a NCAA Div 1 National Champion, multiple All American and member of the US National Swim Team. 

After graduating from the UT, she discovered the incredible sport of triathlon. She was hooked and by her second summer in the sport qualified for the IRONMAN World Championship, where she finished 11th overall as an amateur athlete. At age 24 Andrea made the decision to pursue the new passion, packed up her bags, and shoot for the stars by turning professional. 

Andrea’s longevity within the sport of triathlon is rare, but her accolades during her professional career are abundant. She holds multiple IRONMAN swim course records, a record number of top 5 overall podium finishes, multiple overall wins at various IRONMAN races, posted the year's fastest IRONMAN 70.3 time at the Eagleman 70.3, and dominated the USAT Southwest Regional multi-sport races for years. Andrea raced professionally for close to 16 years, which speaks volumes with regard to her physical and mental fortitude.

Andrea founded and managed one of the first multi-sport coaching companies in Texas and has worked with hundreds of athletes over the years. She has also been a head masters coach for over 10 years and was voted "Austin Fit Magazine's Best Coaches" by central Texas. She prides herself in her ability to work with swimmers of all levels while enabling each athlete to fully understand how to improve on all aspects open water swimming.

Now retired from racing, you can still find her frequently participating in relays and fun competitions with her husband and daughters. Andrea is also the Development Manager for the IRONMAN Foundation.

Kevin Livingston

Kevin Livingston, founder of Pedal Hard, is a former professional rider. His racing and training career spanned 14 years where he completed 9 Grand Tours that included 6x Tour de France.

After a break from competition, he is back at it again. In recent years, he started training and competing in IRONMAN events. In 2019 he finished 5th in his age group at IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina and completed IRONMAN Texas. In addition, he tackled and finished the 2021 HOKA Bandera 100km Trail Run.

Kevin has worked to hone his craft as a coach for the last 20 years. His specialties are training with power and heart rate, scientific testing and analysis, bike fit, and cycling technique. While these numbers and metrics are valuable, his coaching style is very intuitive and based on his experience training and racing over the years. He enjoys seeing his athletes progress and overcome obstacles to meet their goals.

Outside of cycling, Kevin serves as the competition director for Medalist Sports and has volunteered for various committees. Most recently a member of the Texas MS 150 charity ride to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Kevin also enjoys playing (ice) hockey in his free time along with Nordic skate roller and snow skiing.

Career Snapshot:

  • Team Telekom, 2001-2002
  • US Postal Service, 1999-2000
  • Team Cofidis, 1997-1998
  • Team Motorola, 1995-1996
  • Team Saturn and US National Team, 1992-1994

Brent Stein

As a runner, Brent has completed 13 marathons and is a 3-time member of the Austin marathon pacing team. His personal best times include a 59 minute 10 miler, 1:19 half marathon, and 2:48 marathon. His favorite races are the California International Marathon, Boston Marathon and the Decker Half Marathon. 

As a coach for Rogue Running, Brent has guided hundreds of athletes on their journey to marathon PR’s and Boston marathon qualifying times during his 10+ year tenure. He has also served as the President of the Austin Runners Club, and is currently a board member of Marathon Kids, demonstrating his commitment to fostering community engagement and youth fitness. 

Brent has two primary coaching goals: 1) to keep his athletes injury-free and 2) help his athletes cultivate a life-long love for running. His structured training programs strike a balance between intensity and volume, emphasizing proper recovery for optimal performance gains. He goes beyond the basics, incorporating strength & cross-training, active recovery modalities, and providing valuable insights on sleep, nutrition, and lifestyle choices. His comprehensive approach ensures that athletes thrive both on and off the track.

Brent's coaching philosophy centers on the principles of patience and consistency. He believes in reinforcing the importance of training while encouraging athletes to trust the process and embrace the journey. 

All registered athletes will receive a full camp itinerary one month prior to camp. The following information will provide you with an overview of what each day's activities will be. 

Confirmed camp start: Wednesday, May 1 - 3:00 - 7:00 pm check in at the Embassy Suites Downtown South Congress.

Confirmed camp end: Sunday, May 5 - 12:00 pm (optional Cinco de Mayo brunch 12:30 - 2:00 pm)

Thursday, May 2

  • Breakfast at Embassy Suites Downtown South Congress
  • Swim Workout/Stroke Clinic at Aquatic Center 
  • Field trip to Austin Tri Cyclist (special shopping hour included)
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Afternoon classroom presentations
  • Late afternoon bike workout
  • Social hour
  • Dinner on own

Friday, May 3

  • Breakfast at Embassy Suites Downtown South Congress
  • Run workout ending at Zilker Park
  • Open water swim workout at Barton Springs
  • Lunch at hotel 
  • Afternoon classroom presentations
  • Yoga/stretch session
  • Social hour
  • Dinner on own

Saturday, May 4

  • Breakfast at Embassy Suites Downtown South Congress
  • Long supported ride/run off the bike
  • Lunch at hotel
  • Free time or optional meet-ups
  • Social hour
  • Closing night dinner/drinks in the Texas Hill Country

Sunday, May 5

  • Breakfast at Embassy Suites Downtown South Congress
  • Long supported run workout
  • Camp ends
  • Optional team Cinco de Mayo brunch meet-up (not included in camp fees)

Yes, we have partnered with Austin Tri Cyclist for our camp bike needs. The store is located three blocks away from the host hotel and will be accessible on Wednesday upon arrival and Thursday morning. You can ship your bike ahead of time, as well as have them ship your bike home. They are also available for bike assembly, maintenance checks, or any last-minute repairs/parts needs.

Upon registration you will receive an email with more detailed information on how to coordinate any bike needs or shipping with Austin Tricyclist.

In the meantime, feel free to reach out to Missy Ruthvan at missy@austintricyclist.com or call her at the store (512) 494-9252 with your questions.

Hotel accommodations are not included in the camp event ticket price. All campers will receive a link and code that will provide them with discount accommodations at the Embassy Suites Downtown South Congress location ($259/night). All training events and transportation will be based to and from this host hotel location.

Camp athletes are not required to stay at the host hotel. Those athletes staying at the host hotel will receive complimentary breakfast prior to the day's training activities, and complimentary drinks during the end of the day social hour.

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