2013 Women’s Running and Conditioning Camps at Active at Altitude, Estes Park, CO

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Active at Altitude, the unique residential training retreat in Estes Park, Colorado, has announced the 2013 dates for its popular one-week women’s running and conditioning camps. The camps are exciting opportunities for women runners looking to take their running to the next level for any race distance up to marathon, or to renew a connection to the joy of running. 2013 marks the 5th year of the camps, which have developed a reputation for educating, inspiring, and providing a safe environment for women runners of all abilities to challenge boundaries and form new friendships.

All three camps in 2012 filled to capacity. For 2013, three Level I camps are again offered, in May, July and September, along with a more advanced Level II camp in August 2013. Level I camps are for women that have recently run at least six miles at a 10 minute/mile pace or faster. The Level II camps are for women that have recently run a half marathon at 10 minute/mile pace or better.

Training sessions will include trail running in and around the Estes Park area of various durations and intensities, speed and tempo sessions, floor and flexibility sessions, pool running, guided climbing and hiking. Daily workshops will focus on specific elements of training and conditioning, such as running form and injury prevention, nutrition, race preparation, motivation, and self belief. Each woman attending will receive a camp journal – workshops will also contain information on how to create an action plan to incorporate learning opportunities into life and running training.

Situated in a spectacular setting at 8,200 feet above sea level, Active at Altitude is a spacious 6-room mountain lodge conveniently located just 40 minutes from Boulder, or a 75-minute drive from Denver International Airport. The location is perfect for running and conditioning, close to Estes Park, gateway to magnificent Rocky Mountain National Park, with hundreds of miles of trails and roads available. All meals are home-cooked and provide a nutritious foundation for the training camps. Participants also get the unique benefit of living and training at high altitude, where the body adapts to use oxygen more efficiently, improving endurance capacity when athletes return to lower elevations.

Coaching is provided by a stunning array of experienced and inspiring coaches. Terry Chiplin, running and life coach, and owner of Active at Altitude, is Camp Director. Terry is a coach for Revolution Running. Terry brings a wealth of experience in coaching and supporting athletes of all abilities, from Olympic Women’s Marathon, to recreational athletes. Terry is assisted by Nancy Hobbs, (co-author of the Ultimate Guide to Trail Running and Manager of the US Mountain Running Team), Angelina Ramos, (NCAA D1 competitor at Florida State University for XC and track and assistant coach at Denver Metro University), and Jacqui Chiplin, running coach & massage therapist.

The camps are an enriching week all about healthy food, beautiful trails, fresh air and camaraderie in a beautiful and relaxing environment. Massages by On the River Massage’s Jacqui Chiplin will also be available at an additional discounted cost to every woman attending.

Camp Director Terry Chiplin, comments: “These camps are a wonderful opportunity for adult women runners to come and enjoy the best adult running camp experience in the USA. The majority of the women arrive as strangers, and leave as friends. The camaraderie developed at camp continues beyond the camp end date – we have groups of women runners that met here organising to race together all over the USA. It is wonderful to be a part of this incredibly empowering experience. Our marketing focus for the 2013 camps is – “looking for a new vision, new friends, a new you…” That neatly sums up what happens at these camps, where women arrive in search of something, and leave having found a new version of themselves, more confident, a faster runner, and with an ability to take on new and previously unexplored challenges.”

The camp dates are May 5-12, July 21-28, and September 8-15 for Level I camps, and August 25- September 1 for the Level II camp. The inclusive cost for the Level 1 one-week camp is from just $1265.00 up to $1750.00 (depending on accommodation choice) plus taxes, and includes group trail runs, conditioning classes, workshops, yoga classes and floor sessions, all meals and drinks, comfortable and spacious accommodation, camp journal, and camp t-shirt. The Level II camp is from $1365.00 to $1850.00 (depending on accommodation choice). Each camp is limited to only 12 residential participants.

This is what a selection of women runners have to say about Active at Altitude:

“To be able to meet women with my same interests and spend an entire week doing activities to make us better athletes physically, spiritually and mentally, was an experience of a lifetime.”  Dena Jordan, NC – July 2010 camp

The camp was exactly what I needed at this point in my life! It helped me to find myself and bring clarity to my life, as well as revisit my goals and reconnect with my running. Thank you for all the support & encouragement! I will be back.”
Stephanie Orbon, IL- July 2011 camp

Terry is ready to help take your training and way of thinking about your training and racing to a new level!
… here is an opportunity to have your days revolve around your training and ‘taking care of yourself.’ What a valuable and even life changing experience this ‘training vacation’ can have for any level athlete!

Lisa Goldsmith, CO – USATF 2005 & 2006 Masters Mountain Runner of the Year

Registration is now open – to view full information on the camps and to reserve a space now, visit http://activeataltitude.com/camps/womens-running-camps-2013/

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