Running Camp by Tom Schwartz and Ryan Ping
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Running Camp by Tom Schwartz and Ryan Ping

by Tinman » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:38 pm


Ryan Ping (Grace's father) and I decided to put on a running camp for 7th though 12th grade students. The camp will be held in Winona, Minnesota. It's gorgeous there! Below is the flyer information.

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2017 Project Gold Running Camp; Saint Mary’s University --Winona, MN

Camp Begins 4:00 PM June 25th
Arrive at Camp by 2:00 PM and Campers will depart 2:00 PM on Friday June 30th.

Featuring Tom “Tinman” Schwartz a USATF Level 1 coach with over 27 years of experience coaching runners and other endurance athletes on how to improve their performance. Coach Schwartz is a lifelong student as well as an educator. He earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in exercise science, a master’s degree in business administration, and is currently at work on his PhD.

Tom will contribute 3 lectures covering maximum lactate steady state training (critical velocity, threshold and tempo training), Vo2 max training, and how to build volume of training systematically for success. Tom will directly work with the campers in 3 training sessions which will include running technique, hill running, track/flat running and how to race.

Grace Ping’s thoughts on Coach Schwartz: "The coaching system that Coach Schwartz has taught me how to run a better and smarter race. I also like the workouts and feel good in races. Coach is very encouraging and interested in how my races and workouts go, and how I feel during them!"
World age-group record holder for the 5,000 meters (16:44) and 2-miles (10:28) at age 12.

Featuring Saint Mary’s University Facilities which provides a robust trail system—grass, hills and shade; swimming pool, high ropes course, indoor track for inclement weather, weight room, outdoor track, class rooms, dorms and dining hall.

Featuring Motivating Camp Counselors who have been at the top of the high school running scene and made a smooth progression to collegiate running.

Included in the camp are:
Camp Shirt, daily lectures including—how to make the jump from high school to collegiate athletics; Sports Psychology—leaving camp with an exciting vision and empowering goals; 3 daily meals; room; at least one running workout per day; three strength sessions; 2 stretching sessions; a challenging environment and a fun time.

Supervision: Campers will have a 15:1 ratio to counselors/coaches maximum and will have 24 hour supervision. Campers will be grouped by ability.

Requirements: Campers must come having a base of at least 30 miles per week. There is a zero tolerance for discipline issues and campers who fail to obey the rules, respect fellow campers and counselors coaches will be immediately dismissed from camp and sent home at their parents expense. Eligible ages those entering 7th-12th grade.

Cost: $725.00 for campers who are dropped of at Camp; $775.00 for campers who fly into the Minneapolis International Airport, or Rochester International Airport. Assuming campers arrive at MSP by 12:00 PM, or RST by 1:30 PM and shuttle will be arranged to deliver campers to campus. Limited to the first 125 athletes. Registration deadline is May 15th. Full payment is due to Project Gold Running, LLC.

Payment: Please mail to:
Project Gold Running, LLC
c/o Megan Ping
1411 Willow Loop
Park City, UT 84098

Include with your payment: Athlete’s Name, Personal Best Times at all running distances, and an email address to confirm receipt of payment. Once your athlete’s space in the camp is confirmed we will follow up with the required paperwork.

Any questions should be forwarded to
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