We’ve officially added the Distance Events (800, 1600, 3200, Cross Country) to our Summer Clinic being held at Harvard University on July 20-21.
The group will be led by Harvard University Director of Track & Field/Cross Country, Jason Saretsky.
Under Coach Saretsky, the Women’s Cross Country Team qualified for the NCAA Championship for the first time in 30 years. He also had 2 men qualify for the NCAA championship. Currently, the men have two athletes that have run under 14:00 in the 5k.
Traditionally, ‘Distance Camps’ are those week long, high mileage overnight trips in the mountains. But, ultimately, athletes do too much volume and don’t come back having learned too much about being a better endurance athlete.
As you’re probably aware by now, the trend in endurance training is to focus more on overall athletic development. Specifically, spending more time developing all five biomotor abilities (speed, strength, coordination, mobility, endurance) as opposed to just one: Endurance.
After all, even in Cross Country races, the goal is to run the fastest 5K, not run the farthest without stopping.
Over the course of the two day clinic, Coach Saretsky will take athletes through a modern distance training experience. You’ll still get your runs in, after all it is a Distance Clinic. But, it’s going to be much more than the same old thing.
You’ll be hearing from Coach Saretsky directly in the very near future. But, this is a great opportunity to get in front of the coach of the premiere University in the world. And with Harvard’s ‘Junior Day’ coming the Monday (July 22) after the clinic, it’s a great opportunity to be seen before joining the masses who come in to get a taste of the Harvard Experience.
We worked hard to get Coach Saretsky to lead this event group. Whether you’re a coach or an athlete, you should take advantage of this unique opportunity!
We hope to see you this summer!
– Latif Thomas
P.S. If you have any questions you can simply post them below.