Running Camps - A Summer Running Camp
What kind of runner goes to a running camp? All kinds! Novices, seasoned competitors, jogging boom veterans, high school sprinters – all may enjoy the camaraderie, training, and skill development inherent at a running camp.
Most runners attend a camp to learn how to run better and faster. To achieve those objectives, many camps provide clinics and workshops that offer nutrition, psychology, biomechanics, strategy, goal setting, and even the use of high-tech tools, in addition to the physical training and actual running regimens.
If your teen wants to develop as a runner, perhaps prepare for a marathon, run cross-country for a high school team, or train for track and field events, explore the idea of sending him or her to a camp devoted to the sport.
Many camps offer one-on-one scheduling with a coach, nutritionist or trainer for individualized instruction and education.
Depending on your level of fitness, expect to run between two and six miles or more a day. Some camps employ what's termed a "hard - easy" pattern to allow runner time to recover a day between demanding runs, building stamina and endurance.
A running camp may take place at a college campus, offering campers the chance to run and practice on a standard size track. Others camps may offer trail running – routes through woods or along beaches that provide participants with beautiful scenery in addition to a healthy physical experience.Whatever the locale, a running camp can prove beneficial both mentally and physically, so shake a leg and sign up!