***CHANGES FROM THE PREVIOUS 3YEARS***
Yes, we are beginning Nov Camp on a Tuesday. Tuesday will be considered a "FREE" day with no structured runs. Structured runs will begin at 12pm on Wednesday. For Feb Camp we will continue to start camp on Wednesday at 4pm but will run through Monday morning. This will allow us to move our "Run Camp Race" to Sunday and then have our own C26 Super Bowl Party. Included in your 475 entry fee is 5 nights and 5 meals.
This camp is designed for athletes looking to both boost their run fitness over the winter and spend quality time with other athletes in an amazing atmosphere. This 5 day run camp will include 6-8 total runs of varying length, duration and intensity along with 2 presentations from coaches. The duration and mileage of each run will be based on the athletes specific abilities and goals and placed in a specific run group. The #1 rule is NO ONE RUNS ALONE. If you have attended any of our triathlon or swim camps you know that we start together and end together. Runs will be on both trail and gravel road so please bring the appropriate footwear. Like all of our other camps this camp is for EVERY ability.
Training can be a lonely endeavor especially in the winter months when its colder and the sunlight hours are at a minimum. This is a great opportunity to keep you motivated and excited to train through those tough winter months. You will leave this camp in better run shape than ever and go home with either new friendships or having become even better friends with your fellow team members. This venue also serves as a great place to just get away and disconnect from the stress of every day life. A true Runcation. The backdrop of the Five Star Retreat will be perfect for the scheduled downtime and enjoying the incredible scenery in both fall and winter months.
All lodging at the Five Star Retreat is INCLUDED in your entry fee along with 5 meals. The Five Star Retreat is an upscale retreat center right outside Nashville, Tennessee. With 425 acres of Tennessee's most beautiful rolling hills, a large lake, 2 scenic creeks, and the 8,500 sqft Lodge. More info on your accommodations can be found here: http://www.fivestarretreat.com/lodging.php
Turn by turn Directions to the Five Star Lodge: http://www.fivestarretreat.com/directions.php
The camp session outline will be released 60 days prior to the start of camp.
Additional Info about Camp-
You DO NOT need to be some seasoned trail veteran!! One of the wonderful things about this location is the variety of terrain we have to choose from. We will have gravel, roads and dirt trail. These trails are only as technical as you want them to be. They are normally used for hiking and ATV’s to get around the 450 acres of land they have there. The terrain has options of rolling hills, long gradual inclines as well as very steep inclines.
One of the best things about this being an “athlete only” camp is that not only will I adjust your training to make sure you are prepared for run camp. I will also be aware of your current fitness, goals, strengths and limitations. I will use this info to control the duration of your runs, walks, hikes while also pairing you with a partner of group to do your session with based on those abilities. You will not be alone and you will not be asked to do something you are not prepared to do.
Prepare to have fun and really enjoy yourself. We will be running in an incredible place but you will also have plenty of down time. Come prepared to soak it in. Here is a list of the activities they have onsite. http://www.fivestarretreat.com/activities.php
Food/Groceries: Dinner will be catered Wed-Sat night of each camp and available in the lodge each night at 6pm. Feb Camp will also have dinner provided on Sunday night. You will be on your own for breakfast and lunch each day except Sunday morning for November camp where our we will be providing our send off breakfast. There is plenty of room provided in both kitchens to accommodate everyone.
The Five Star Retreat is located about an hour from BNA (Nashville Airport). Once we get a full registration list you may want to pair up on a rental car or uber with some of other athletes flying in to again save on cost.
If you have other questions about camp please let me know. You can reach me at c26coach@Gmail.com
Items to consider bringing -
Crosstraining type shoes
Fuel Belt or hydration pack
Handheld bottle carrier
ALL your winter run gear
Winter run gear
Run fuel and hydration
Lounge around clothes
Outside clothes (that you just don’t care about getting dirty or ruining)
You’re an adult…. pack appropriately. ;)