Running Training Tips

Director's Column, January 2005


This summer at Craftsbury was special in so many ways. We met lots of new friends while welcoming back our loyal camp alumni. Although much of the time was devoted to learning about the art and science of distance running, the camaraderie and fun are the things that I will remember the most. It seemed fitting to make a journal of many of these experiences, so we've decided to begin a bi-monthly newsletter. In it, we will provide information about camp, camper profiles and news, and training tips. We also will include some camper writings. We encourage submissions from any of you who have a special camp memory to share, a story about how running has improved your life, or a play-by-play recap of a race you're particularly proud of.

Our first camper of the month is Peter Block. He has been a wonderful addition to camp and is a true student of the sport. Peter is a second year Craftsbury Alum who has attended Marathon Week. I believe what makes Peter a perfect candidate for our camper profile is his ability to balance his personal, professional, and running life. More importantly, he provided valuable fashion advice to two Craftsbury coaches who needed it dearly. How were we to know that pleats went out of style with the new millennium?