Trail Run Camp
Spring 2019 Blue Mountain, ON
POSTPONED TO SPRING 2020 DUE TO CONCUSSION RECOVERY
Join Us for an Amazing Weekend
Join me for a focused yet fun weekend of trail running May 31-June 2, 2019 in stunning Blue Mountain, Ontario!
Looking to improve your skills and fitness leading into the summer/fall season?
Interested in tackling longer distances or stage races?
Simply wanting to spend quality time on some pretty amazing trails?
If you answered any of the above, then this is a weekend for you!
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS CAMP IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2020 TO ALLOW A BIT OF ADDITIONAL TIME TO RECOVERY FROM MY CONCUSSION
After the long, drawn-out winter and spring, this weekend will be a perfect time to devote more time to yourself and your training. Your running legs will get their fix exploring new terrain while fine tuning your technical skills. Your mind will be filled with new ideas and knowledge on how to take your training further. Your motivation will be fueled by the energy of others. And your rest, recovery and fuelling in between runs will be taken care of!
Over the course of the weekend you will:
Participate in structured runs that will teach pacing, endurance, strength and speed
Gain experience and confidence with on-trail technical tips and tricks, hill training coaching, and endurance strategies
Complete a long run on a supported course (different distances to choose from)
Learn how to become a more efficient and effective runner and how to train for longer distances
Learn through educational workshops / seminars focusing on ultra running, injury prevention, nutrition and recovery and more.
NEW THIS YEAR: for those of you that are interested, there will be training and discussion opportunities focusing on training for longer distances/ultras and stage races.
Who is this for? You don't need to be a hard-core trail runner (although you can be!)-you just need to have a passion for the trails and eager to have fun, relax and learn more about yourself. All runs can be tailored according to different paces and distances, although you must be able to run a minimum of 10k. Grab a training partner (or come solo and meet others) and join us for an amazing weekend!
What's Included with Registration
Begins Friday May 31st evening (option to meet for afternoon run) and ends Sunday June 2 after lunch
2 night accommodation in ski-style chalet (with outdoor hot tub)
Delicious & healthy meals
Planned & guided running routes in stunning Blue Mountain (yes, there will be hills!)
Multiple discussions on training, running longer, running smarter, injury prevention and more
Feedback on your running technique
Take-away running plans for various distances i.e. 1/2 marathon, marathon, 50K and 50miler
A pair of groovy "Run for the Mountains" socks from Canadian Trail Running Co
Awesome draw prizes from some amazing sponsors
In other words-everything is taken care of! Just have to show up with your running gear!
This will be an amazing weekend all about the trails! I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorite routes in the area-you will get your pick of scenery, climbing, solitude, gentle or technical terrain etc…there is a little bit of everything! I will also be sharing some of my favorite tips—not just on how to become a more efficient, stronger and faster runner, but also how to embrace the true meaning of running and get more satisfaction from it.
The weekend officially kicks off at 7pm with a Meet ‘n Greet followed by a light discussion –either a topic related to your training and/or words of wisdom from a guest speaker. For those of you that can arrive earlier, please join me for a mid-afternoon easy run.
We begin the day with a light breakfast, then settle with nice warm coffee/tea and participate in a short group discussion while our food digests. We then head out for run #1 of the day. Here you will have the choice to a) join me on a technique-based run (with on-the spot feedback)—or b) enjoy a longer leisurely run on an out ‘n back loop.
After our morning run, we will replenish our body with lunch (and maybe a soak in the hot tub?) and another group discussion. Come late afternoon, you have the choice of either a) a recovery run, b) a more targeted run with me (such as how to master longer climbs or how to perform quality in the trails), or c) enjoy some down time.
In the evening, it’s time to put up your feet, enjoy a savoury meal, engage in a lively discussion and hopefully win one of the amazing draw prizes!
After grabbing a light breakfast, we’ll take a short drive to one of my favorite trails for our last group run. Throughout the run, I will also demonstrate some of my favorite strength exercises that I like to perform in the trails. Following our run back at the chalet, we will have our last group discussion during lunch, going over any last-minute questions, tips and goal setting ideas.
Potential Topics for Discussions
Common training pitfalls
Tips for getting better/faster on the trails
Training for longer distances and/or ultras
Strength training for trails
Technique and Form
Running for life
Establishing your training plan
*All runs are set up so that they can be run at yourpace—so it doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or seasoned runner, or fast vs slower runner. These runs are for you and you get to decide on the amount that you want to be challenged.