Coaching Camp – David Roche
(dates are to be confirmed)
• Situated in the dramatic mountains of Snowmass, Colorado, the Trail Runner Summer Running Camp welcomes every level of runner.
• Renowned athletes and coaches David and Megan Roche offer top-of-the-line, comprehensive guidance for runners both on and off of the trail.
• Each day, enjoy an engaging morning coaching session, followed by a long run—occasionally topping 12,000 feet with world-class views.
• Relax in the afternoon sun and finish the day with a debrief and coaching session over dinner. Mingle with Trail Runner staff for runs, meals and coaching sessions.
SNOWMASS TRAIL RUNNING CAMP ITINERARY
*Each morning over breakfast, we’ll engage in important discussions on topics such as nutrition, how to keep your mental game strong, goal setting, and how to realize your ultimate happiness as a runner.
DAY 1 / MEET THE COACHES
Arrive in Snowmass, Colorado, meet and greet at The Westin Resort. Meet the coaches and staff members of Trail Runner magazine. We’ll do a short evening acclimatization hike, and an introduction to trail-running principles with David and Megan.
DAY 2 / TECHNIQUE ON THE TRAILS
Practice climbing and descending over all types of terrain. Learn the tactics of some of the top trail runners in the world, and how to employ them.
DAY 3 / TRAINING FOR LONGEVITY
We’ll break down the building blocks of training, along with a relaxed all-abilities workout to put techniques to work. We’ll also cover how to design your own training plan for performance and enduring happiness.
DAY 3 / AVOIDING AND DEALING WITH INJURY
A discussion about the importance of mental and physical health along with specific techniques runners can use for long-term love of the sport.
NOTE: Mornings will involve runs of varying lengths, followed by a midday break of a couple hours to recharge. Afternoons will entail more casual trail time with discussions along the way.
YOUR 4-DAY | 3-NIGHT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Three nights’ lodging at the luxurious Westin Snowmass Resort
• Meals from Friday dinner through Monday lunch
• Expert instruction and guided runs with respected coaches
• Fun gear from our sponsor brand
• One-year subscription to Trail Runner magazine.
• A copy of the Roche’s new book, “Happy Runner”.
• COST: 2,100
(50% deposit to reserve your spot)
Megan and David Roche are the coaches of the Some Work, All Play (SWAP) team, where they coach runners of all ability levels. The SWAP team includes some of the top trail runners in the world, including winners of the Western States 100, Hardrock 100, Bear 100, CCC, Way Too Cool 50K and Lake Sonoma 50 Mile. They are writers for Trail Runner magazine and accomplished runners, too. Megan is a doctor and David is a former attorney—together they bring a tremendous amount of valuable knowledge. When they aren’t coaching or writing, they play on the trails around Boulder, Colorado with their dog Addie.
Megan and David will cover a gamut of trail-running topics, including proper form and technique, training principles, race tactics, nutrition and injury treatment and prevention.
David is a two-time national champion, three-time member of Team USA and 2014 USATF sub-ultra Trail Runner of the Year. He graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Environmental Science and received a master’s degree and law degree from Duke University.
Megan is a four-time national trail-running champion, a six-time member of Team USA and 2016 USATF Trail and Ultrarunner of the Year. She graduated from Duke University with a degree in Neuroscience and received her medical degree from Stanford University.
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David and his wife Megan coached each other to national championship wins and then decided to share their experience with other runners as well.
Their coaching style focuses on improving speed, long-term development, loving the process, and life-long contentedness.
With their fun-based coaching services “Some Work All Play (SWAP) they help runners to believe in themselves and their quickly growing community of various successful runners proves that their approach works.
We’ll talk about how setting meaningful goals goes a long way beyond the finish line, how Happy Running principles can get you better results, why failure should be on your checklist and plays an essential role in leveling up your running & life, and their new book “The Happy Runner.”
You can find out more about their principles, their SWAP community of impressive athletes, and their book on their website: https://swaprunning.com/