Borgess Run Camp is much more than a bunch of people getting together to run. The camp’s training principles are three-fold:
- Appropriate mileage build up;
- Development of core strength; and
- “Hard-easy” schedules that include recovery.
Additionally, the camp stresses injury prevention through dynamic warmup.
Half marathoners should be able to run three or four miles without stopping prior to entering run camp. Marathoners should be able to run six or seven miles.
This is a “running camp,” not a walking camp, but many campers run and walk during camp as they are getting into shape. Coaches and team leaders offer guidance on appropriate exertion, and training schedules reflect this approach for beginners.