Train hard, recover harder
Week after week, your body performs on demand, so give it the love it deserves (and requires to sustain your training). These four destination resorts recharge both the body and mind with heavenly packages tailored to multisport athletes. Train hard, then bliss out.
Four Seasons Hualalai
Kona Coast, Hawaii
Pamper score: 10
The Dave Scott Experience at this uber posh Four Seasons is the triathlete’s fantasy camp. Imagine training for five days with a six-time Ironman world champion in what is simply one of the most beautiful places on earth. Don’t expect a swim, bike, run smashing—the Scott method is to train smarter, not harder, and there’s plenty of chill time built into the agenda. “My goal is to make you a better triathlete by teaching you intelligent and purposeful training methods, not by simply piling on more training hours,” says Scott, who personally calls each participant before camp to review background and goals. You’ll refuel with fresh, locally inspired gourmet fare (and learn a lot about athletic nutrition from Scott), and enjoy stunning room accommodations steps away from the sand. The Hualalai Spa is a sight to behold—nestled within lush tropical gardens, this 28,000-square-foot haven offers a variety of rejuvenating massage and body treatments, and you can also take advantage of the spa’s lap pool, whirlpools, sauna, steam rooms and cold plunges. The final camp of 2017 is Aug. 28–Sept. 1, and is open to everyone from beginners to veteran triathletes.
Insider tip: If your race plans include Kona, doing multiple rides through the iconic lava fields on the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway with Scott right there next to you is an invaluable and special experience. Few people know the nuances and challenges of the Hawaii Ironman course better than “The Man.”