Next up and from the other end of Europe is Stojan Popovski. Stojan is a coach from Macedonia.
"Already after the first meeting on the 1st day I realized that it will be fun but also that there will be tough workouts. Preparation is very important and I read up about almost everything that I wanted to do and learn before attending the camp. My favourite sessions were training together with the athletes (swimming, cycling and running with them) in all 3 sports."
The whole idea of these training and development camps is to take away from them the ability to build. For Stojan, "I learned how to control more athletes at a specific interval workout including their paces, splits, techniques, basic and specific drills during warm-up and recovery parts of a single workout...in one word how to manage the whole workout."
ETU has been around for a long time. 30 years of European co-operation speaks volumes. Now, more than ever before the passion is paying dividends.
Stojan puts it rather well, "Being part of the ETU Camp helped me a lot; it made me richer with specific knowledge not just as a coach but as a human being! Working with that team was a big privilege, pleasure and experience for me! I will do all my best to present and share that knowledge with the athletes in my country; knowledge which I'm convinced will help them a lot for improving their performances and making better results on international level."