An exciting project for 2018, a perfect duo:
A trail running camp combined with guided alpine runs!
New Exclusive Camp: Chamonix Trail Running Week
July 1st to the 8th, 2018
All inclusive 7 days: 1675 euros
Full board accommodation including meals
Coaching only package: 1045 euros
No accommodation, lunches included
A Special collaboration with Track & Trail
A great week of trail running adventures, one-on-one coaching, mini-seminars, good food, guided alpine trail runs, quality down time, you will learn ton’s and have a great time! You will go back home with cutting-edge mountain training secrets, ready to explore and inspired to take your training or new adventure to the next level. The skills learned on this week can also be transferred to other mountain endurance sports.
Chloë Lanthier director of the X-Training School is an elite multi-sport athlete with over two decades of experience competing around the world. Chloë is a consultant in sports rehabilitation & human performance teaching on an international platform. Sharing her passion, experience and knowledge for training, the trails & mountains is an integral part of her life and has founded the Chamonix Mountain Endurance Academy to do so. Canadian, she lives full time in Chamonix. Chloë is a trail ambassador for Patagonia.
THE WEEK ITINERARY:
The camp is suited for recreational runners who love the freedom of getting out and exploring new places. If you can run 20km’s or comfortably run for 2 hours and are looking to learn, explore and improve this camp is for you!
Day 1 Sunday: arrival in Chamonix
Our hotel for this trip is the Hotel Aiguille du Midi, a charming family run hotel.
Relax and unwind by the pool, or in the spa then enjoy the first of many tasty meals to come. Chloë will meet you at the hotel this evening and brief you on the days to come.
Day 2 Monday: trail running efficiency & injury prevention with Chloë
Training techniques to maximize efficiency, speed, endurance and economy for the distance and the different terrain.
Return to the hotel for lunch.
Seminar on injury prevention followed with a practical session of prehab drills & run specific exercises to keep you strong and injury free on the trails and in training.
Day 3 Tuesday: hill training & video analysis with Chloë
Learn fun and handy drills to be more efficient on the climbs and for descending, including great methods to help improve technique, fitness while developing good overall form. We will work one-on-one and give everyone individual tips!
Return to the hotel for a lunch.
We will review the morning video analysis, feedback is instant and works as an incredibly helpful tool. Then we’ll head back out on the trails to put it into practice.
We end the day with a great run specific stretching session. Complete your day with time by the hotel pool before enjoying another delicious meal.
Day 4 Wednesday: training, fueling and route planning
Morning with Chloë
Begin the day with a fun run to improve your overall strength, followed with a seminar on: workout planning for your goal and the importance of nutrition & fueling for the trail. Video analysis to review your improvements so far!
Afternoon with Seb
A practical session on planning routes & mapping runs and an introduction to compass work. We then put it into practice with the opportunity to try a professionally marked French orienteering course in the Bois du Bouchet!
Day 5 Thursday: Vallorcine Valley & the Aiguillette des Possettes run with Chloë & Seb
We have numerous trail options to explore this beautiful and remote valley. With the use of light-weight running poles we’ll practice a mix of fast uphill hiking and running following the route of the famous Tour du Mont Blanc and yet more of the Mont Blanc Marathon race course as we aim for the Aiguillette des Possettes, 2201m. This route can easily be shortened or lengthened to suit individual needs. Average 15-20k
Day 6 Friday: Chamonix glaciers, Vertical kilometer & Yoga class
Enjoy running from our hotel door on good trails through the forest and up to high mountain meadows. Our focus today will be on how to achieve a Vertical Kilometer. Being sure to take it steady and enjoying breaks along the way we aim to stop for lunch at the top of this famous Chamonix climb. Our trail then travels along a beautiful single track trail on what’s known as the Grand Balcon Sud and section of the Mont Blanc Marathon route. The views of the Chamonix peaks and glaciers are simply awe-inspiring. After an expresso and snacks on the mountain we begin our descent on superb trails back down to the valley.
Day 7 Saturday: Peak of the week with Seb
Today is all about putting everything into practice and to enjoy. We plan to run/hike to a local summit and ensure that you finish your week on a true high! We’ll cover some distance and gain height for some unforgettable views. You will go home with the inspiration and motivation to do more. Average 15-20km.
Chloë & Seb will spend time in the afternoon offering a debrief and will be available to answer any questions before enjoying a final meal together
Day 8 Sunday: Departure Day
Important: Our plan is to complete the itinerary as outlined above, however, due to weather conditions and safety some days might have to be adjusted.
Accommodation: Hotel Aiguilles du Midi a traditional Chamonix mountain hotel is within easy reach of the Chamonix town center and is ideally situated for the trails. The trip price is based on double occupancy with en-suite bathrooms. Single rooms may be available on request but do include an additional fee of 400euros. The hotel offers a spacious living and dining area, WiFi, spa facilities, massage available and large garden with pool boasting wonderful views of Mont Blanc.
All inclusive package includes:
Full board accommodation for 7 days including 3 course evening meals, breakfasts, 5
packed lunches and 1 light lunch at the hotel.
Meals can be adapted to suit any dietary requirements.
Accommodation is based on double or twin occupancy (paired on the same sex)
One single cable car ticket, if needed as part of the itinerary.
Equipment rental if needed for all sessions within the itinerary.
One yoga class
Professional mountain leader
Patagonia running cap
Lyofood smoothies and goodies for the trail
Flights, airport transfers, insurance, drinks, massages and maps.
The week will run with a minimum of 4 clients and with a maximum of 12.
Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance as we will be running in the mountains you must be covered for helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs.
The itinerary is designed to cover the essential information for those wanting to improve their running ability and is not suitable for beginner level runners. You should comfortably be able to run 20km’s or an average of 2 hours. We will certainly cover all aspects of the itinerary but due to changing mountain weather conditions we ask to stay flexible so that we can get the most out of each day.
For more info or to register, contact us !