Friday, June 23, 2017

Running Camp! Eleven Salomon Experience

My friend Milah and I have been ramping up the mileage around Seattle.  She's getting ready for the NY Marathon in November, and I somehow lost my brain and signed up for the Whistler Half Ironman.  I signed up for Oiselle Volee recently and they had a couple running camps but nothing that worked with schedules.  Milah and I researched more camps and found some from Runner's World, and then her husband found Eleven Salomon Running.  After looking through the pictures and at the athlete profiles, Eleven was a no brainer.  The cost is not awesome, but it's completely worth it!

Here are the highlights... Milah and I flew to Denver then drove to Crested Butte.  At Crested Butte, we're staying in the hands down nicest lodge I've ever been in complete with in-room oxygen, a salt water pool, coconut water everywhere I turn, and more. 

Upon checking in, we hit a nearby trail for a 6mi run to acclimate with Stevie Kremer.  Then we enjoyed an AMAZING meal with salad, grilled veg, chicken, and dessert.  Then, straight to bed. 

This morning, we kicked off the day with 7am yoga.  Then a beautiful fresh made breakfast with eggs to order, fruit, home made muffins and more.  #breakfastwithchampions!

Then we drove up the mountain for a 10mi run where we were met with a picnic of sushi, veg, and cookies at the end of the run.  Seriously, nothing could be better!  After lunch, Stevie, Milah, and I went out for another 5mi run.  Then I came back to get in a 1.2mi swim (tri training!).  Post swim, an orthopedic doctor came for gate analysis and stretching advice.  Turns out I'm one of the tightest people he's ever met :/ not tight in the cool 80s way.

I wrapped the day evaluating my trophy war wounds including a giant blister, a swollen leg from a tree who got in my way, and more nastys.

All in, a perfect day.  I can't wait for a long run tomorrow.

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