A Virtual 1-week Running Camp Built by Runners, for Runners

Week 1: Mountain/Ultra/Trail

July 6 - 12, 2020

Chaski will also have two additional weeks of camp later in the summer, one week focused on 5K to Marathon (July 20 - 26)   and one week built entirely by women, for women (August 3 - 9). Click the links above for info!

Overview

Camp Chaski is an online, virtual, week-long running camp built for the current limitations of 2020 by runners, for runners of all levels.

Over the course of this week, you'll learn from some of the most accomplished runners in the sport, partake in structured runs as well as pre- and post-run exercises and strength workouts.

In addition, you'll be able to learn from the pros (like Mike Wardian, Dani Moreno, and Pete Kostelnick) during live interactive afternoon Master Classes brought to you by Athletic Brewing Company

 

We'll cover topics like nutrition, training philosophy, mental toughness, and wrap things up with our Chaski Campfire - where our staff will share some of their favorite funny, inspiring, and/or challenging stories from their journey in the sport. 

While many companies would charge more for a single lecture, our entire week of camp (with 5 workouts and 6 master classes) is available for only $99. 

Register today and secure a spot for the week of a lifetime!

Details

Dates

July 6 - 12, 2020 - morning workouts at 8am EDT and PDT, afternoon masterclasses at 8pm EDT.

Cost


$99 - Standard Package - Limited availability

  • 5x guided workouts (including pre-run work, a structured run to be done on your own, and post-run exercises - all outlined below)

  • 6x 75-90 minute live masterclasses (all outlined below) with Q&A

  • Access to recordings of masterclasses, slides, and our personal recommended reads for more info

  • Access to private Camp Chaski Facebook group

  • 1 month of free 1-on-1 online coaching from Chaski (with purchase of 6 month plan) - a $199 value!

Group Discounts are available for the Camp Chaski Standard Package on a case-by-case - contact us at Contact@chaski.run or at the chat feature on the bottom right of this page for details.

 $499 - Premium Package  - Only 8 remaining!

  • 5x guided workouts (including pre-run work, a structured run to be done on your own, and post-run exercises - all outlined below)

  • 6x 75-90 minute masterclasses (all outlined below) with Q&A

  • Access to recordings of masterclasses, slides, and our personal recommended reads for more info

  • Access to private Camp Chaski Facebook group

  • 2 months of 1-on-1 online coaching from Chaski (with purchase of 6 month plan) - a $398 value!

  • Access to private VIP Zoom after masterclasses for intimate discussion with presenters, personal Q&A, and more

  • Limited edition autographed Camp Chaski poster

  • Free Camp Chaski premium merch item

  • Free goodie bag from Chaski partners including nuun hydration, squirrel's nut butter, and athletic brewing company

 

 

Schedule

All evening Masterclasses will be held at 8pm EDT, morning sessions will be held at both 8am EDT and 8am PDT (via tape delay).

 

All workout days will be structured such that athletes of any level can participate and scale the workouts relative to their current ability.

 

Coaches will lead participants through pre-run warm-up routines, explain the purpose and structure of each run, and lead post-workout exercises afterward.

Week 1 will begin Monday, July 6, 2020.

Support for our masterclasses from Athletic Brewing Company.

Monday, July 6, 2020

 

8pm EDT: Masterclass 1: "We're a Little Mental" - Training the mind for an ultra mentality

  • Mike Wardian and Devon Yanko and Emily Schmitz

  • Mental toughness in training and racing, getting through a rough patch

  • Staying motivated in 2020 - goal setting without goal races

  • What to do in 2020? FKTs, virtual races, etc

 

 

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

 

8am EDT & PDT: Workout 1 - Hills Day and hip/glute strength

  • Pre-run activations and drills

  • Guided hill workout adaptable to any level 

  • Post-run hip and glute strength training and stability session

 

8pm EDT: Masterclass 2: "The Brass Tacks" - Training the body for ultra endurance

  • Mike Wardian and Tyler Andrews and Calum Neff

  • Mega-mileage, long-runs, time-on-feet

  • Need for speed: ultra-specific workouts and intervals

  • Heat, rocks, hypoxia - Preparing for specific terrain and conditions

 

 

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

 

8am EDT & PDT: Workout 2 - Recovery Run and Lower Body Strength Training

  • Pre-run activations

  • Purpose and importance of recovery runs including pacing and effort guidelines

  • Post-run lower body strength training session

 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

 

8am EDT & PDT: Workout 3 - Fartlek Run and Plyometric Training Session

  • Pre-run activations and dynamic stretching

  • Structure for "fartlek" speed workout (adaptable to your own level)

  • Post-run strength and plyometric session​

8pm EDT: Masterclass 3: "If it Ain't Broke" - Recovery and Injury Prevention​​

  • Ashley Brasovan and Kimber Mattox

  • The Secret - (it's no secret) the #1 most important thing for recovery

  • Everything non-running - rolling, stretching, strength training, yoga

  • Contested science - ice baths, expensive stuff, compression, etc.

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

 

8pm EDT: Masterclass 4: "An Eating Contest for Runners" - Nutrition and fueling for ultra-marathons

  • Mike Wardian and Devon Yanko and Carolyn Stocker, RD

  • Food as fuel - training the gut in training and racing

  • The dreaded bonk - what it means and how to recover

  • Fads vs. Science - which is which and how to experiment on yourself

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

 

8am EDT & PDT: Workout 4 - Moderate Run and Runner’s Yoga

  • Pre-run activations

  • Instruction on moderate run pace, drills, strides

  • 30-minute Runner's Yoga session by Chaski's own certified Yoga Teacher, Sarah Burns (E-RYT 200, YACEP)

 

8pm EDT: Masterclass 5: "It's game time" - Race Day

  • Kris Brown and Pete Kostelnick and Dani Moreno

  • Race-strategy, goal setting, pacing and Dani Moreno

  • Gear and nutrition - what to carry and what to eat

  • Your crew - the value of a crew/well done drop bag

 

Sunday, July 12, 2020

 

8am EDT & PDT: Workout 5 - Long Run and Recovery

  • Pre-run activations

  • Guidance on long-run duration and intensity

  • Post-run stretching, rolling, and re-fueling

 

8pm EDT: Masterclass 6: "We're all having fun here" - Our closing "campfire" 

  • The whole squad

  • Tales of triumph, disaster, and hilarity from all your favorite ultra stars

  • You're not going to want to miss this one.

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Staff

Our world-class team of athletes, coaches, and specialists is unmatched in the world of Mountain/Ultra/Trail running.

Michael Wardian

4x USATF Ultra Runner of the Year

5x USATF National Champion

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Recovering lax-bro, father of two (plus a dog)

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2x Olympic Trials Qualifier

6x Team USA Member

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Bakery owner. Part robocop, part sloth. Tattoo afficiando. Aspiring cowgirl and gravel rider. Lover of a fancy cocktail.

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Dani Moreno

USTF 50k Trail Champion

4x Team USA  Member

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Will jump out of planes, fisherwoman, hip-hop fangirl, basic Brunch is life, aspiring Survivor contestant

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50K World Championships Silver Medalist

3x Team USA Member

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Cat-Dad, Amateur Astrophysicist, David Foster Wallace Wanna-be

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Trail Half Marathon World Champion

Warrior Dash World Champion

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Aspiring Swing Dancer, Kombucha Maker, Sports Science Nerd

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Fastest ever to run across America

Two-time Badwater 135 Champion

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2x US Transconer, Beer Mile Hopeful, Belt Buckle Collector

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Top American at Tarawera 102K

Western States 100 Mile Top 10 Finisher

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5x National Champion

3x Team USA Member

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Dives with sharks, Offsetting carbon emissions by day, Real Estate Addict

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Sarah Burns

E-RYT 200 Yoga Instructor

5+ Years Experience working with athletes of all ages

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Espresso connoisseur, mountain yogi, aspiring marathoner

Frequently asked questions

Sounds cool - but how does “virtual running camp” really work?


We’ve all had to get creative with how we engage as a community of athletes in 2020 and we hope this camp is a successful manifestation of that. We’ve built Camp Chaski with the goal of sharing the knowledge of our incredible staff with all of you in a way that’s as fun and interactive as possible. But --brass tacks-- here’s how it’ll work. The morning session will be held live at 8am EDT. We’ll open with a short intro of who ever is leading that session and then each day we’ll be led through a series of light warm-up drills and activation exercises. Following this, our morning workout leader will introduce the run/workout for the day (as outlined on the schedule above). We’ll go over the purpose of the workout, how it should feel, and how to adjust it specifically to your own circumstances (ability, background, environment, etc.) You’ll be able to use the chat feature to ask questions which we’ll answer before letting everyone go. Then, you go do your run! We’ll meet back afterward at a set time to take part in our post-workout session (outlined in the schedule above). Some days these will be harder strength workouts and some days they’ll be recovery based. Again, you’ll be able to ask questions before and after the workout via the chat feature and the workout leaders will do their best to answer everything before signing off.




How much running will we do? Is the exercise portion too hard/too easy for me?


Great question(s)! We designed Camp Chaski such that anyone could get something out of it. Whether you’re “ultra curious” or thinking about your first trail race or a seasoned vet training for your 10th 100-miler, we’ve designed a program that has something for everyone. Each run and workout (outlined above) has been specifically designed such that it can easily be adjusted by effort and time to account for variances in ability. By default we’ll have easy modifications for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners, but can help you figure out exactly what makes sense for you. As a bare minimum - if you want to participate in the running portion, you should probably be able to run for 20 minutes without stopping. But even if you’re injured or below that level, we still think you’ll get a ton out of all the non-running portions of the program. Long story short - we’re confident that we can make it hard enough for very advanced runners and easy enough for real beginners!




How does the interactive portion work? Can I talk to/communicate with the presenters?


Yes! You’ll be able to communicate with the presenters via the chat function in the video conference. We’ll have our moderator who will determine whether the question should be addressed immediately or else saved for the end of the presentation when we’ll have a designated Q&A time. This goes for both the morning workouts and the evening masterclasses. If you think of something between classes, you can even post it in our Camp Chaski Facebook group and we’ll try to get back to you there or else address it the next time we meet! If you’d like to personally ask questions and interact with the presenters, you’ll have to sign up for the Camp Chaski Premium Package (as outlined above) and attend the post-master-class Q&A.




What if I can’t make some of the camp workouts or masterclasses?


No worries! We don’t expect everyone to attend everything live. That’s why we’re providing all of our slides, notes, and recordings of lectures and workouts to our participants. You can watch, read, and even still ask questions about the presentation in the Camp Chaski Facebook Group. Finally, we factored this into the price when we were putting Camp Chaski together. With 5 workouts and 6 masterclasses, that’s only $9 per session!




I’m outside of the USA or in a different time-zone - can I still attend?


Absolutely! We’ve already got athletes from all over the world. If some of the times are in the middle of the night for you (e.g. the 20:00pm EDT masterclasses are 01:00am GMT in London) and you don’t feel like staying up that late, you can always watch the recordings the following morning and still submit your questions to the Camp Chaski Facebook Group where we’ll try to answer them there and/or incorporate them into the next class’s Q&A. For runners not on US Eastern Time, we’ll have a replay of the morning workout at 8am PDT, so you’re welcome to attend either (the 8am session will still be moderated so you can still ask questions!).




I’m not an ultrarunner but love the idea, is there a camp for (marathon/cross country/etc)?


Yes! Stay tuned for more updates coming soon. We’re planning to have at least two more weeks of Camp Chaski for Summer 2020 - one will focus specifically on Women in Running and the other will focus on races from 5K to the Marathon.




Do you have any group discounts?


Yes! Email us at contact@Chaski.run if you have a family, club, or group of friends that are all interested in attending. Our group discounts are managed on a case by case basis.




I’ve never used Zoom before and struggle with technology - help!


Don’t worry! It’s super easy :) We’ll send out specific instructions for how to attend the workouts and masterclasses ahead of opening day. And we’ll always be available via email or in the Camp Chaski Facebook Group.




Is there swag?!


You better believe it! We have Chaski tri-blend, made-in-America T-Shirts and more coming soon! Stay tuned.





 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Coming soon!

Any other questions? Send us a note contact@chaski.run

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