Elevate Running Camp Day #6

We made it! Graduation run – an easy 2 mile run this morning topped off a great week of running, working out and fun.

After a camp lessons review the campers completed their camp evaluation. Their input will help build an even better camp next year. The leave being better prepared and truly a more “educated runner” which was one of the themes for this camp. We believe in an educated runner. Seek out information and do not follow blindly. Ask – Seek.

The other theme driven home is No Excuses! Each camper received a copy of my book “Coach I didn’t run because…” Then they were challenged to come up with more excuses not to run. Why come up with excuses NOT to run instead of excuses TO run? Because through this process we render excuses powerless over us. There is nothing that will keep us from pursuing our goals.

Any parent wanting a copy of “Coach I didn’t run because…” or a one-of-a-kind book on not only getting involved with track and field (including clubs) but also how to be the best track parent possible for your child – you can pick up a copy of “Runners Take Your Marks: A parents guide to Youth track and field.”

We learned a lot about each other and made many new friends. It never ceases to amaze me how such diverse personalities come together and get along so well. I want to offer MY thanks to every parent who sent their son or daughter to the camp. I am better for having gotten to know each kid.

Should any parent have questions about anything learned at camp please feel free to drop me a line.
Upward and Onward!


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 #6

  1. Christina says:

    Sounds like everyone had a great time. Great job coach.

  2. Pingback: “Coach, I didn’t run because…” – Duane « The Running World According to Dean

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