Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha: Toughen Up!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014  |  Race Announcements


 TOUGHEN UP!  Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha presented by Specialized and sponsored by Newton and RUNNR.

The final legs of Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha will be just what you need to prep for IM and half-IM races this quarter.

+ Aug. 30 (Saturday): 4k Swim – 150k Bike – 15k.  Run Alpha Day (Village Sports Club, BF Homes – Caylabne – Village Sports Club)
+ Oct. 11-12 (Sat/Sun): Speed and Volume for 70.3 and 140.6 races


Camp Alpha: I Suffered, Survived, and Loved Every Minute!

Thursday, 8 May 2014  |  Running + Triathlon

I joined the Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha Advanced Triathlon Camp last weekend, May 3 & 4, at The Village Sports Club.  I had mixed emotions about this camp: I wasn’t too thrilled about all the suffering (past participants jokingly call it “Cramp Alpha”…gulp!), but, at the same time, I looked forward to double or even triple workouts over the weekend and pushing my body hard again.  With Tri United 2 coming up, I felt I needed something to jolt me back into bricks and dual workouts.

Camp Alpha is led by my triathlon coach, Coach Andy Leuterio, and assisted by Keshia Fule for the bike sessions.  The swim coach is Martin Carandang, my swim coach way back in 2012. He basically got me from being a newbie to finishing IM 70.3 Cebu 2012 without drowning.  Needless to say, I was quite familiar with their coaching styles and, more importantly, happy with the way they supervised us throughout the camp.  The coaches provided the right amount of guidance, not too basic nor theoretical, and generously shared more practice tips for triathlon training and racing.

IMG_6048 with Coach Andy. Scary eh?
IMG_6047Good thing Coach Andy smiles one day a year. This was it. Here we are with Keshia and my parrot hair
IMG_6081with Coach Martin for swim

The sessions at Camp Alpha were mostly speed sessions and some aerobic activity with a couple hours of classroom sessions for both days.  It was a good mix so that participants were able to maximize the camp in just two days.

Participants were all advanced and experienced triathletes.  Before the event, Coach Andy divided the participants into two groups, Group A and Group B, and emailed the schedule of activities for the weekend.  It was a great way to manage the different fitness levels of the participants and ensure that each one got adequate attention.

Here are photos of the camp for Day One and Two:


1) Swim with Coach Martin

SWIMPhoto by Coach Andy

2) Run Intervals (my fave!)

IMG_6105 IMG_6106Photos by Coach Andy

3) Practical tips on the bike (flying dismount, flat tire assembly/disassembly, and bottle pick ups)

Bike1 Bike2 IMG_6062

4) Lecture


1) 20k Time Trial in Daang Reyna

IMG_6074 IMG_6075 IMG_6078 IMG_6108Photo by Coach Andy

2) Aerobic Swim

3) Lecture

What a weekend!  I suffered, survived, had quite a bit of fun, made a few new triathlon friends, learned advanced triathlon tips during the lectures, and, best of all, I lost 2 lbs. in the process! If you’re an advanced triathlete looking to improve your performance for an upcoming race or eager to pick up new expert triathlon tips, you may consider joining the next Camp Alpha.

The next leg of the Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha will be on June 20-21, 2014. Presented by SPECIALIZED and sponsored by Newton Running and RUNNR, the camp is open to all triathletes who would like to make 2014 their breakthrough year. Inquiries can be sent to Coach Andy at alpha_tri@yahoo.com .


Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha Triathlon Weekend

Tuesday, 7 January 2014  |  News + Promos

If you’re looking to improve your performance in triathlon, here’s a training camp led by my Coach Andy Leuterio.  Get ready to enjoy…and suffer!  Mwahaha (That’s evil laughter, by the way!)

The Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha triathlon weekend is happening this January 25-26 at The Village Sports Club, BF Homes, Paranaque and February 8-9 at Sandari Batulao, Batangas!

Presented by Specialized, this training camp will have technical swim sessions led by Coach Martin Carandang, and advanced lectures on training with Pace, Power, and Heart Rate by Coach Andy Leuterio. With their proximity to excellent riding and running routes as well, the Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha will also have epic training sessions designed to help the Age Grouper make 2014 a Breakthrough Year!

The Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha is OPEN TO ALL TRIATHLETES.

Leg 1: Jan. 25-26 : The Village Sports Club, BF Homes, Paranaque
Training with Pace, Power, and Heart Rate
Baseline tests for Swim, Bike, and Run
Plotting the 2014 Season

Leg 2: Feb 8-9: Sandari Batulao, Batangas
More volume-focused training with plenty of hills and scenic roads, an ideal tune-up for upcoming Standard and 70.3 races.

Unilab Active Health Camp Alpha is also a “tri-out” series for athletes who would like to apply for the 2014 Alpha Training Systems “Red” and “Black” programs.

The “Red” program is ideal for the athlete who would like to finish races strong,  but on limited training time, while the “Black” program is for the athlete who would like to go all-in this year with a highly customized and variable program. There will only be 10 slots to the “Black” program in 2014.

Participants who would just like to have an awesome training weekend with like-minded folks can opt for either Leg, but applicants to the “Black” program must sign up for both Legs to be eligible for “Selection”.


  1. Download and fill-out the Registration Form (Encircle or Highlight which Leg(s) you are joining).
  2. Deposit payment to Union Bank S/A 102520026685 “Alexander Leuterio”
  3. Email Deposit Slip and filled-up Registration Form to alpha_tri@yahoo.com
  4. Wait for Confirmation Email

Inquiries can also be sent to Coach Andy at alpha_tri@yahoo.com