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WHY SUMMER RUNNING CAMP?
• Situated in the dramatic mountains of Snowmass, Colorado, the Trail Runner Summer Running Camp welcomes every level of runner.
• Renowned athletes and coaches David and Megan Roche offer top-of-the-line, comprehensive guidance for runners both on and off of the trail.
• Each day, enjoy an engaging morning coaching session, followed by a long run—occasionally topping 12,000 feet with world-class views.
• Relax in the afternoon sun and finish the day with a debrief and coaching session over dinner. Mingle with Trail Runner staff for runs, meals and coaching sessions.
SNOWMASS TRAIL RUNNING
*Each morning over breakfast, we’ll engage in important discussions on topics such as nutrition, how to keep your mental game strong, goal setting, and how to realize your ultimate happiness as a runner.
DAY 1 / MEET THE COACHES
Arrive in Snowmass, Colorado, meet and greet at The Westin Resort. Meet the coaches and staff members of Trail Runnermagazine. We’ll do a short evening acclimatization hike, and an introduction to trail-running principles with David and Megan.
DAY 2 / TECHNIQUE ON THE TRAILS
Practice climbing and descending over all types of terrain. Learn the tactics of some of the top trail runners in the world, and how to employ them.
DAY 3 / TRAINING FOR LONGEVITY
We’ll break down the building blocks of training, along with a relaxed all-abilities workout to put techniques to work. We’ll also cover how to design your own training plan for performance and enduring happiness.
DAY 3 / AVOIDING AND DEALING WITH INJURY
A discussion about the importance of mental and physical health along with specific techniques runners can use for long-term love of the sport.
NOTE: Mornings will involve runs of varying lengths, followed by a midday break of a couple hours to recharge. Afternoons will be entail more casual trail time with discussions along the way.