running camp? yes, please!

This post is a part of the Take it and Run Thursday blog series: 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!

OOOh, I have seriously dreamed of going to a running camp. In fact, when Frayed Laces talked about her Brooks Running Camp, I was nearly drooling. A while back I was even doing some research on when camps were, where they were, what types of runners they were for, etc. There aren't a ton for post collegiate, non uber competitive runners, but they are out there.

I loved outdoor school in elementary school and band and ski camps in high school, so running camp now would just take me back to those good ole bonding with nature and friends younger days.

My running camp would be held in Boulder, CO or thereabouts (I'm not sure why, I just imagine beautiful mountains and bluffs to look out from. Anywhere in Italy wouldn't be half bad either. ). It would include a morning and evening run each day (one of which would be easy and the other of which would be speed, hills, or interval training). In between the running there would be gourmet organic eats (i know all you foodie running bloggers out there are down with that) and options to choose yoga, pilates, meditation type classes to balance all that running.

Additionally, there would be a class on nutrition, pre race/run fueling, post run recovery, proper stretching, as well as gait analysis and shoe fitting. We'd have guest lectures from a few famous runners, coaches and sports psychologists. For social activities, I'm thinking bonfires with marshmallow roasting, swimming, healthy cooking class, karaoke night and an 80's dance party. I'm open to suggestions for additional activities. Anyone want to join me on this week long running excursion?


Amber said…
Ummm your running camp sounds PERFECT. You should totally start one up :D
Anonymous said…
For starters...obviously, I'm there! ;)

Marshmellow roasting and shoe-fittings! genius - how did I forget about those things?! ;)
I would totally attend your running camp! I would love to go to one as well.

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