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Thursday, October 8, 2009

TIART: Running Camp

For this week's Take it and Run Thursday, Lacey asks: "Imagine you are attending a week-long running camp. Where would it be? What would you do? Would there be classes? Bootcamps? Socials? I want to know all about the kinds of things that make up your ideal running-related week. No work, no obligations outside of camp,... for one week you can have it exactly your way! Tell me all about it!"

I've actually always wanted to go to a running camp kind of thing, especially since I've been to a Cathe Roadtrip before, and had a lot of fun with that. Jeff Galloway does running camps, but they never quite fit into my schedule or budget :(

Ideally, I think I'd like to do a running camp in a moutainy place, like Colorado or somewhere else. I've never really run in the mountains, but I always love thinking about running in mountains, especially when I'm on the treadmill listening to Cardio Coach. Beaches are nice, but hot for running. Plus, I love that scene in Forrest Gump, where Forrest is running in front of the mountain lake with the mountains perfectly reflected in the water. Beautiful!

Of course, there would be runs, but I usually only run 3 days a week, so I don't know how that would go exactly. I suppose you wouldn't run on your arrival or departure day, so that leaves about 5 days, and I guess there could be some easy runs on those days. I'd like to see all different types of runs - a long run, short runs, tempo runs, speed work, and of course hill training, since we'll be in the mountains!

And, there will need to be seminars. Nutrition, health, preventing injury, and I'd like to see some vendors come in and talk about their gear and maybe give us some freebies or let us try it out. Plus, Lance Armstrong, Kara Goucher, Paula Radcliffe, and the like will need to be there to talk about what it's like to run professionally. Hey, this is my fantasy! It could happen!

Of course, there should be food involved. Food is delicious. And since we're in the mountains, I'd also like to do some sightseeing and hiking. And swimming in a pretty lake.

Now, I'm sad because I don't have a running camp to attend :(

2 comments:

Denise said...

I'm sad too...I'd love to go to a running camp!!! I just found your blog through runners lounge...will have to catch up!!

Lacey Nicole said...

yay!!!! we will have to find some running camps. they must be out there!!! i love your idea of seminars!!! mixes it up from straight up running and also there's always more to learn!

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