October 23, 2016

Intermediate camp

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August 24-27, 2017

This camp is for you if you are somewhere between a beginner and an advanced runner. Maybe you’re someone that has an idea there is more ability inside you that you have not connected with yet. Perhaps you’re looking to set a PR in a half marathon, or work towards your first marathon. The focus for this camp is to explore your limits, and give you all the tools you need to lift your running to a level that you didn’t know you could achieve.

Each day will start with a run, and includes a variety of cross training activities like hiking, and a floor session. Every run and activity is guided by an expert and certified guide or coach.

One of the greatest challenges we face as runners is to be aware of how we are running. We will video your running at the beginning of the camp and then review each video and give feedback on tips that can help improve running efficiency. We then focus on those highlighted key factors of your form during the camp runs, so that you have an opportunity to improve your running technique.  This gives each camper a wonderful opportunity to see in real time how the changes suggested have had a positive impact on each runner’s form.

We will also cover effective sustainable training plans, sharing the guiding principles of Lydiard Training, including how to build your own training plan towards a goal race.

The camp takes place in the gorgeous mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado, with the majority of the runs taking place between 7,500 feet and 9,000 feet surrounded by the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains. All of the runs will be challenging in their own way, while none of them will be at a fast pace.

This camp is for you if you are a woman runner that can already run a 10K distance at 10 – 12 min/mile or faster at home elevation, and is interested in learning more about trail running.

Accommodation typeRateNumber available
Single room & private bath$7501
Single room & shared bath$7002
Double room & shared bath$6002
Bunk room and shared bath $5504

Click on the register button on the page below. This takes you to the registration page for this camp – complete your personal details along with credit or debit card details. Initial payment at time of registration is 50% of camp cost. The balance is due on or before the 1st of the month preceding camp date – for this camp the balance is due on or before July 1st, 2017. The balance payment is by check made payable to Terry Chiplin, and sent to Active at Altitude, PO Box 1987, Estes Park, CO 80517.

Each camp includes accommodation (2 women per room sharing in a double room – 4 in bunk room – single room and shared room options available), coaching, video review of running form, all meals, water and juices, all sessions, group transport, journals, towels, bedding and a women’s cut tech tee shirt.

Camps start at 4.00 pm the first day, and finish at 12.00 pm on the last day. Here is a typical day’s schedule:

  • Snack
  • Run in RMNP
  • Breakfast
  • Workshop – Goal setting / action plans
  • Rest & relaxation
  • Lunch
  • Hike
  • Workshop – Nutrition
  • Rest & relaxation
  • Dinner
  • Inspirational movie

The nearest airport is Denver International (DIA) – the airport is a 1.5 hour drive away from Estes Park. We provide transport during the camp, so you don’t need to bring your own. We recommend a local shuttle service that can pick you up at DIA, and drop you at the camp door here in Estes Park. They will also make the same run in reverse at camp end. To arrive in time for camp start, use the 1.00 pm shuttle from DIA. For return to DIA, use the 1.00 pm shuttle again. The round trip charge is $85 per person. See more details and to book at Estes Park Shuttle.

Food will be primarily vegetarian – special diets can be catered for. We have successfully catered for vegans, runners with gluten intolerance, and various dietary allergies.

Camp Director and Head Coach is Terry Chiplin. He is an endurance and life coach, and owner of Active at Altitude. Terry has over 20 years experience working and inspiring athletes of all abilities, from Olympic marathoner to a runner completing their first 5K! Terry is a certified Lydiard Level II coach – Athur Lydiard was the most successful running coach in history, and his sustainable training principles live on today – see more about the Lydiard Foundation here.  He has also been a coach for Revolution Running based in Boulder.
Terry works with top level women coaches and guest athletes who bring their own special flavor and expertise to the camps – check each camp to see who will be the guest coach and / or athlete for your level of camp.

Each camp includes runs, activities and sessions from the following:

  • guided trail runs of varying length and intensity
  • trail running techniques
  • hiking
  • flexibility & stretching
  • floor or yoga session
  • running form and injury prevention
  • workshops on visualization / self belief / trail etiquette / and more…
  • video review of running technique
  • opportunity to try out hydration and endurance products
  • each camper receives a free Orange Mud handheld
  • each camper receives a year’s complimentary access to activacuity, the first guided imagery app for athletes.

We hope you never have to cancel your place for one of your camps once you have registered. However, life does happen, and things can change. You can see our cancellation policy at this link. We will always do our best to work with you if you do need to cancel.

The average age for campers is mid 40’s.
The youngest camper we have had is 21; we have also had two women campers in their 70’s who attended with their daughters!
Age is not a factor in deciding whether you think you could enjoy and benefit from these camps – feel free to contact us if you have any questions on your suitability for our camps.

Ready to register?

Are you ready for the running and training vacation of your life? Why not click on the button below – we look forward to you joining us!

Have any questions on this camp?

Use the button to send an e-mail inquiry – we usually respond within 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you.