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!
Honestly, I would love to learn new techniques, taught by people who are experts in the field. I would like people to help me with my form and help me become as efficient of runner as possible so I can run for the rest of my life.
I would like group runs, with varying paces. Yoga workshops from noted authorities would be taught after runs so we can get a good stretching.. I want chances to try new gadgets and gear. I don’t mind the idea of a “classroom” setting either, I’m all for learning new stuff. Biomechanics, injury-prevention, running history… I like geeking out over that stuff.
I would like the camp far enough away to feel like a mini-getaway, but not so far that I have to travel tons to get there. I anticipate feeling pleasantly worn down from working hard at the conclusion of camp, so I don’t want to face hours of driving or plane time.
And I think I don’t want to deal with my email at all during that time. It would be nice to escape email completely for a few days… I rarely do that.
Oh… and there should be pancakes.
Speaking of camps, Marshall Ulrich’s Dreams in Action running camp is next week in Death Valley. I wrote about this a while back… I still think it sounds cool. (I’m not writing about it because I’ve been asked to, just think it sounds like an interesting program and would like them to have a successful camp.)