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COACHES

Bill Wilson
Bill Wilson

Owner, Head Coach
USA Triathlon Certified Coach

  • Grew up in upstate New York (Ithaca)
  • Traditional sports background—football, basketball, track
  • Recruited nationally as a football quarterback
  • Graduated from U. S. Naval Academy
  • Navy helicopter pilot—9 years active duty, including deployment to the Persian Gulf
  • Navy search and rescue pilot—3 years in Fallon, Nevada, flying high altitude technical mountain rescue
  • Lived in France for a year after the military
  • Have competed in triathlon since 1991
  • Intel Corporation—operations manager, 4 years—semiconductor fabrication facility outside Portland, Oregon
  • Full time triathlon coach since 2004
  • Some sporting accomplishments
    • Ironman Hawaii finisher
    • European Haute Route
    • Mount Shasta
    • Washington Column—Yosemite big wall climb
Anne Wilson
Anne Wilson

Owner, Head Swim Coach
USA Triathlon Certified Coach
Total Immersion Swimming Level 3 Coach
American Swim Coaches Association Certified Coach

  • Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Competitive swimmer—age group and high school
  • Total Immersion Swimming Level 3 Coach
  • Navy helicopter pilot—9 years active duty, including deployment to the Persian Gulf
  • Navy search and rescue pilot—3 years in Fallon, Nevada, flying high altitude technical mountain rescue—my favorite job to date!
  • Spent a year living in France with my husband on an extended holiday following our military days—one of my favorite places
  • Intel Corporation—operations manager, 4 years—semiconductor fabrication facility outside Portland, Oregon
  • First triathlon—Severna Park Triathlon in Severna Park, Maryland in 1988 (yes, we’ve been in the sport a long time)
  • Full time triathlon coach since 2004, specializing in swim technique
  • Award winning, published author—HOVER (June 2015), CLEAR TO LIFT (July 2016), both by Macmillan. Please visit my author website here: www.anneawilson.com
  • Alpine sports—When I’m not coaching or writing, you’ll find me trail running, rock climbing, backcountry skiing, or doing pretty much anything off the beaten path

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy
Kirk McCarville—Hardrock 100

“Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.” —Jack Kerouac

Kerouac was right. Go climb that mountain! Our “mountains” in endurance and adventure sports take many shapes. From finishing a 5K to taking on an Ironman Triathlon. From hiking the Grand Canyon to climbing a Himalayan peak. From backcountry skiing to completing the European Haute Route. The one constant among these endurance endeavors is that the aerobic engine powers them all. Our aerobic fitness largely determines how quickly we will move, our enjoyment level, the margin of safety, and even, if we will get to that finish line.

This is where we come in. We develop training plans so that you can train properly and achieve your highest aerobic fitness just in time to meet your most challenging objectives. We use technology (HR monitors, power meters, GPS, etc.) and the proven training method of progressive periodization to get you there.

The basics of our training approach involve building a strong aerobic base by training at low to moderate intensities to build the aerobic foundation and increase the ability to burn fat. We then increase the intensity of the training to a moderate to hard level to improve muscular endurance and strength. Lastly, we sharpen this aerobic block of metal into a sharp axe by using high intensity interval training at or above lactate threshold levels. We rest periodically and allow you to reach a peak of fitness just in time for your big day or days.

Build aerobic base, add tempo work, do intervals, rest, repeat.

Each plan is specific to the individual. The modality, frequency, duration and intensity of the workouts are unique to each person. Some people may train seven days a week, while others might train only three days. It is all about creating a plan that fits into your life that you can perform consistently.

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CONTACT US

For questions or to register for any of our programs, please call or email us:
(602) 361-4159
info@camelbackcoaching.com

You will need to fill out one or more of the following forms depending on the program you are interested in:

Payment:
We accept all major credit cards, checks made payable to Camelback Coaching, cash, or PayPal.

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USAT — USA Triathlon
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Webbsoft — motion analysis software
Xterra — wet suits - athlete discount
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