Elevate Running Camp Day #1

Great weather – low 80s – clear with a mild breeze greeted campers for day one of the Elevate Running Camp. Already campers are settling in getting to know each other. It was enlightening learning from each other with the “2-True-1-False statement About Myself” introductions. We have representation from Nevada, New Mexico, Phoenix Valley and Tucson vicinity. Runners range from incoming freshman to seniors.

Here’s a few of the campers…


I’m happy to have on board Ryan Skuse and Katie Miller as running counselors for the camp. The are having fun making everyone feel welcome.

Our first run was an easy NAU neighborhood run of just over 2 miles. We ran at a conversational pace. But, it was an eye-opener for everyone running at 6000 feet elevation. Aha…Camp ELEVATE! We’ll take their running to another level.

They were also introduced to the theme for the camp: No Excuses!

More to follow.

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About Dean Hebert

I’m a mental game coach, author and speaker. I work with individual athletes, parents, coaches, and teams on sports performance enhancement. Beyond my academic post-graduate work in sports psychology - the psychology behind athlete performance – I am a certified Mental Games Coaching Professional (MGCP) and certified hypnotherapist. I’ve authored several books and hundreds of articles. “Coach, I didn’t run because…” (2008) is a seriously light-hearted look at making excuses not to workout and how to overcome them. “Focus for Fitness” (2009) and “Screw the Goals Give me the Donut” (2010) are two of my eBooks on mental game approaches for the everyday athlete. I wrote these because I believe that everyone can benefit from the powerful mental techniques that the world’s best athletes use. I have been cited in Runners World, Best Health magazine (CN), SWEAT Magazine, and the Washington Examiner amongst many other publications. I have been a featured mental games coach in Runner’s World and for the internationally acclaimed trail running resource - trailrunningclub.com. I also regularly appear on sports and fitness talk shows such as LTKFitness, Runnersroundtable and for more than three years I have co-hosted a weekly video series with Coach Joe English for Running-Advice.com. I specialize in mental toughness training. My clients include tennis, synchronized swimming, golf, race-kart, soccer, motocross, volleyball, MMA, cycling (road, off-road, time-trialist), running, duathlon and triathlon, basketball, football and baseball athletes. I have coached world-class athletes and athletes internationally. I have a passion for working with youth athletes and helping them apply mental game skills and techniques to all areas of life. Most importantly, my aim is to have people enjoy sports and life to their fullest through peak performances.
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2 Responses to Elevate Running Camp Day #1

  1. run4change says:

    It is so wonderful to see young people into running. I wish I would have been into it back then. Would have improved my quality of life a lot.

  2. Jan says:

    Just got back last night from a week in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Beautiful! Ran all week- elevation, hills, and wind- can’t get any better training than that! My highlight was bumping into Deena Kastor a couple of times (she didn’t dare race me this year lol) and watching Ryan Hall “jog” a mile race while talking to his dog- He ran a 4:40. Josh Cox was the winner at 4:19. Both of them looked effortless. (And this is at 9,000 elevation. Oh my…) Have a fun week at running camp!

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