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Summer Training

Basics of Summer Training

Sample Summer Training Plan for New Runners

Sample Summer Training Plan for Returning Runners

Running Routes (pw=stepbystep)

Hazing has no place on our team in any way, shape, manner or form and will not be tolerated (off-season or in-season). Please read.

Local "Summer Camp"

One way to have fun running over the summer is to find new and interesting venues to test drive.  So to encourage your exploration, here is a series of suggested destinations this summer:

Northwest Park, Windsor

Berlin Open Space, near Sage Park (mini golf) and Lamentation Mountain (hiking)

Rockwell Park, Bristol (compare BC's "monster" to ours)

Stratton Brook, Simsbury (state park with swimming)

Winding Trails, Farmington (need to pay, but includes swimming)

Anytime - WH Rez, Vernon (Church St) Rails to Trails, and trail along CT River between Wethersfield & Rocky Hill Ferry

Overnight Summer Camps

Attending a week-long summer camp is an excellent way to build strength and friendships.  Camp is most fun when you attend with other friends, so consult them and your parents to put together a fun & productive summer running experience!  


Here is a sampling of summer running camps:

The Running Academy

In Torrington, at Camp Wah-Nee.  Sleep in cabins, plenty of activities (including GaGa Pit). Now called Foss Running Camp (


Berkshire Running Camp

Your teammates have been regularly attending this camp for several years now, and several are registered for this summer...


Green Mountain Running Camp


New England Prep XC Camp, Northfield Mount Hermon School, MA


Oregon Style Running Camp

Canterbury School, New Milford, CT


Gold Medal Running

Dartmouth College


Northeast Kingdom Running Camp

Lyndonville, VT (long ride), also has Facebook page with lots of photos

Favorite of Hall, Avon, Glastonbury, Tolland, Conard (some of their coaches are staff there)

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