The Mountain. For a runner, there is nothing more freeing than running up a mountain, cascading down alpine meadows, jumping over rocks, and anticipating the unknown that awaits around the next switchback. The pinnacle of so many challenges, the mountain is where determination and nerve combine to produce achievement. With breath taking backdrops, pioneering adventure, and the pursuit of accomplishment that pervade the most visually arresting terrain on the planet - This is The Cool Impossible Run Camp – Jackson Hole.
Essence of the camp:
Step off the radar and embark on an epic run adventure of self-discovery through the heart of the Mountains of Jackson Hole. Located in the Teton Mountain Range, basecamp is Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, with 10,450 foot Rendezvous Peak the tipping point to your run quest. Jackson Hole is the real wildwest and the Teton Mountains provide world class running.
Whether you are contemplating your first ultramarathon or looking to make that next leap in ability, if you are ready to explore what is possible with trail and ultra running, you deserve to experience this world class training camp that will reinvent your running on so many levels.
This one of a kind mountain experience also captures the one of a kind coaching approach that Eric Orton infuses into this camp. The Born To Run coach, and author of The Cool Impossible, provides every runner the opportunity to train, learn, explore, and discover what is possible with their running. Eric’s creative and unique coaching format will challenge every camper, allowing them to achieve at their own level of ability, within a fun, inclusive group and team environment.
This cool impossible mountain running experience will catapult your potential to new heights and create a new perspective on what is possible for you and your running.
This will be the most structured training run of the day and will be performed as a group, but orchestrated so everyone is running and acheiving at their own level of ability.
This is the time for you to challenge yourself without any pressure of keeping up or being held back by a group. And, you might even find yourself teamed up in a fun Native American run game.
Eric’s gift as a coach is empowering the individual, and at the same time being able to challenge each individual in their own way based on their personal level of ability, goals, and improvement needs.
Every run will have a training component and a purposeful, group dynamic, using the incredible mountain terrain as the classroom of self-knowledge, run transformation, and mental strength.
This coaching format also provides campers the opportunity to engage in questions, discussions, and team camaraderie, which inevitably becomes the heart and soul of the camp and how the collective group empowers everyone.
The mountain’s were made to be explored and each day we will embark on a longer group run/hike. This is where the magic of the mountains takes place, where the mind drifts to all things possible. You can decide whether to bring your own bear spray, but Eric will decide on a run/hike format to accomplish an epic mountain running experience. The emphasis here is to exploring one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
The purpose of exploring is ultimately discovering something from within that lives with your forever. Yes, this means the unbelievable alpine peaks imbedded inside your minds eye and legs, but also the “feeling” that is created in your body that lights the fire to tackle your fears and do something you always dreamed of doing - to become an explorer of your running, of your goals, of what is possible. This is the natural gift from the mountain and the ultimate reward from this camp.
(Includes all camp activities and 6 scheduled meals, but does not include lodging. See Lodging for host hotel and other JH lodging options)
Registration: Submit your payment below to secure your spot in camp.
(Camp will be limited to the first 10 runners registered for each 3-day camp)
What you need to know:
This camp is designed for runners of all abilities who are looking to:
You must be able to run a minimum of 2-3 hours comfortably upon arriving to camp. Please note that this is NOT a barefoot camp. Rocks hurt, so this is not a time to experiment or think you are expected to come and prove yourself with the least minimal shoe you have.
Once you have registered, Eric will send you a Runner Profile form to help him get a better understand of your goals and run background, AND to help him better coach you within the group camp.
He will also send you a simple run test for you to perform prior to camp. The purpose of this is to establish heart rate training zones that will be used as a guide during the camp.
All campers will be required to bring and wear their own heart rate monitors.
Camp will be limited to 10 runners, so don't wait.
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