AUGUST 1-5, 2020
Escape to the crystal-clear waters of Lake Tahoe for a five-day vacation in the Sierra Mountains! Perfect for the runner who has had enough of urban running, our Tahoe vacation allows you to relax and recharge in one of the most naturally magnificent places in America. Breathe in the fresh air between the clean forest floor and the pine tops as you run on ruggedly beautiful trails that roll through the wilderness around Tahoe’s basin. With so much to explore in scenic Lake Tahoe, your day trips will include a visit to the Olympic Village in Squaw Valley, home to the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, a kayaking adventure into the famed beauty of Emerald Bay, a short hike to a secluded alpine lake and an invigorating snorkel in the brilliantly blue water of Tahoe’s east shore that has to be seen to be believed! When you’re not out exploring you will be enjoying our home base, a spacious vacation rental where great food, games and the ever-popular hot tub will make for an unforgettable stay. Come join us in fabulous Lake Tahoe for an adventure you’ll never forget!
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We will be based in the Tahoe Basin for our rooming accommodations. Picturesque Lake Tahoe is located 2 hours east of Sacramento and sits like a brilliant blue jewel in the Tahoe Basin, high in the Sierra Mountains at 6,250 feet above sea level. Tahoe is home to popular Heavenly Ski Resort and was the site of the Squaw Valley Winter Olympic Games in 1960. Explorer John C. Fremont first viewed lake Tahoe from Red Lake Peak in 1844 and the first towns around the lake sprung up soon after. Tahoe is still a popular tourist destination for those seeking a summer escape from the California heat.
There is a reason that many of the best runners in the world train at elevation. High altitude offers a higher production of red blood cells that help carry more oxygen to hard-working muscles. This allows an athlete the ability to push harder and maintain better fitness when it comes time to race. Lake Tahoe is at the perfect elevation to help you get a nice fitness boost heading into the fall racing season!
Michael and Sarah have been training and coaching for many years, so all questions about recovery, training philosophy, mental strategy, or any other running related questions are welcome! There will be plenty of time to get to know Michael and Sarah (as well as your fellow campers) so feel free ask as many questions as you like! A running seminar on training/recovery will also be provided with a question and answer session.
All guests should arrive at the Vacation Rental or Reno-Tahoe Airport between 12pm and 4pm on the first day of camp. The Reno-Tahoe International Airport is the local airport. Departure from camp will be 11am on day 5. The airport is an 80 minute drive from Lake Tahoe so purchase your flight for after 2pm. Please plan your travel accommodations accordingly. Once all itineraries are collected, pick up and drop off schedules will be provided for all guests.
Tahoe Transportation Centers
- Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) (Recommended)
- If you chose to rent a car, there is parking on the premises on a first come, first serve basis.
Transportation To/From Sacramento International Airport
(Not Included In Trip Price)
If you choose to fly into Sacramento International Airport (SMF), the price may be less expensive but a rental car would be required to make the trip to tahoe.
Altitude training is a little more difficult than sea level training, so while runners of all abilities are welcomed, we recommend erring on the side of caution and taking it nice and easy for the first few days of camp. The air is thinner, and it is recommended that all runners slow down their paces by at least 20-40 seconds per mile to compensate. Distances of each run will vary and will cater to all training needs, whether you run every day or are the non-running spouse of someone who dragged you along on this trip. Each venue has a natural beauty of its own so feel free to walk the route we are at if you wish. The maximum amount of running each morning will be 10miles/16km. You will have free time to double that day if you need extra mileage. The running venues will be a mixture of manicured dirt roads to moderate terrain single track trails.
For a more extensive day-by-day breakdown of this vacation, click on the schedule button below