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If you had a choice.....

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Which would you choose?

Running Camp or Boot Camp?
And why?

I'm making my goals for what I want to accomplish in 2012. I know I will eventually do both the camps this year and I'm leaning more towards doing the boot camp first.

I'm just curious what you would choose and why.


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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MIRAGE727 12/10/2012 6:52AM

    Running Camp! I can't get enough run knowledge. I've only been running for 2 years and am so addicted! Stay strong!

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HERE2RUN 2/6/2012 2:17PM

    After living with my husband, who was in the military, I've learned that boot camp is exactly what it's known for. I would completely choose Running Camp.

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BLACKROSE_222 1/18/2012 3:19PM

    Hmmm... boot camp. I have an easier time going for a run by myself, then I do doing ST by myself. LOL.

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    Me a running camp!

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KEVINMACSR 1/16/2012 3:06PM

    Boot Camp! nuff said! Stay strong and healthy! emoticon

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DISPATCHER04 1/13/2012 5:58PM

    I'm probably not the person to ask. I would do the running camp, but I wouldn't be caught DEAD at a boot camp. I hate boot camp. There has to be an element of fun in it for me to enjoy it and stick with it. Boot camp to me is pure torture. But I like to run. :)

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GAYEMC 12/12/2011 6:18PM

    Boot camp first to build up whole body.

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CMERUN29 12/11/2011 10:17AM

    It's great that you can do both. A strong core is so important to running so the boot camp would be a two-fer-one. Doing the boot camp first would make the running camp even more beneficial. BTW, if you have any medical issues, make sure that the trainer is well qualified. Have fun!

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MKKAYA 12/10/2011 7:12PM

    I would do the boot camp first and then running camp and enjoy both of them very much! hehe...... good luck

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JUNEAU2010 12/9/2011 8:30PM

    The me who hates exercise would choose neither.
But I could use both. Given that there is so much available info on both (DVDs and classes and online stuff), I would probably choose the ruuning camp because, as another poster says, having the other runners around would be a fabulous boost!

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CANDIS799 12/9/2011 1:41PM

    Running Camp!!! I would love to train in a group instead of all by myself!

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JESTERJIGGER 12/7/2011 8:57PM

    I would choose running camp and get videos for cross training. I'm doing Chalean Extreme right now and the difference it has already made in my arms, back, posture, core, legs, butt is amazing...and it's only been 3 weeks so far!

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 12/7/2011 8:39PM

    Boot camp! Working the whole body helps with running more than just running does!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 12/7/2011 7:59PM

    Boot camp first - people underestimate the value of a strong core in running that's why.

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FINDINGMEIN2012 12/7/2011 6:47PM

    I've never heard of a running camp! I think I'd pick boot camp myself. You already know how to run!

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BOBBYD31 12/7/2011 2:35PM

    boot first to increase your strength then follow up with running camp to fine tune your running. IMHO

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LIZZYP609 12/7/2011 1:31PM

    OH That is easy! Boot Camp...cause I don't run! emoticon
sorry I am no help! emoticon

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EUPHRATES 12/6/2011 10:52PM

    Me I'd pick boot camp, mostly because I intend to SMOKE the Warrior Dash in June, and to do that I need to work on my upper body and core strength a bunch. :)

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JUSTTRIING 12/6/2011 10:29PM

    Wow, I can see pro's for both camps. I guess if given the opportunity I would do boot camp first. I know I need strength training and maybe if I could get started on that first, it might make me stronger for the running camp

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ILOVEROSES 12/6/2011 8:29PM

    I'd say boot camp because I am not into running. emoticon

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TEDYBEAR2838 12/6/2011 8:25PM

    Personally I would not, could not do either, but I know emoticon

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    I would choose Boot Camp for cross training.

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CBAILEYC 12/6/2011 5:40PM

    I'd have to say boot camp first. Running, you know - sure you can always learn more, but boot camp gives you an opportunity to step outside the norm.

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TIGGER622 12/6/2011 5:14PM

    Ooooh is this like summer camp? Will there be smores and water skiing???

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KKINNEA 12/6/2011 3:18PM

    Boot camp for me but I've done running camp a number of times.

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KATHY_NATURELVR 12/6/2011 3:01PM

    Boot Camp - works more muscles. I did one class at (ugh) 5 AM a month or so back. I want to do it again but not at that hour! We're supposed to be getting one at my work beginning in January, I'm looking forward to it!

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SLEEPYDEAN 12/6/2011 2:37PM

    I've done plenty of boot camps - I'd be interested in what I could learn through a running camp.

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    boot camp-for the same reasons others said: runners generally do not put ST high on the list(b/c we'd rather run).

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JONAHSADIE 12/6/2011 2:21PM

    I would say boot camp, to strengthen while my running is in an off season.

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CAROL- 12/6/2011 2:20PM

    I'd love to do running camp, but think I'd start with boot camp for overall conditioning first. But running would be my first choice.

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LUV4CHOCOLATE 12/6/2011 2:16PM

    I'd say running camp. But that is because I did a boot camp this year. I loved the boot camp, by the way.

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ZIRCADIA 12/6/2011 2:15PM

    What Sharon said - Boot Camp.

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RUNTRILAUGH 12/6/2011 2:15PM

    Boot camp - strengthing your body will make you a better runner.

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RUNNER12COM 12/6/2011 2:12PM

    Boot camp. It's easier for me to train to run on my own, but motivation (and instruction) for strength training and core work would come easier from someone else.

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TRUEART2 12/6/2011 2:10PM

    I'm doing a boot camp class right now and have cut my running way back. I have found that I can't run too much while doing boot camp because my legs get so sore. I'm hoping that the boot camp will make me stronger (and it's good timing because the weather isn't so great where I live) so that when I start training for the halfs and fulls I have coming up this spring/ summer I'll have better stamina (and maybe more speed). I'm really enjoying it and am even enjoying the break from running.
Good luck with your decisions! I hope you enjoy boot camp as much as I do (although I can't always say I enjoy it when I'm doing it but going from 10 pushups to 75 per class in 5 weeks is pretty motivating). Have fun!

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JOPAPGH 12/6/2011 2:06PM

    Boot camp. I'm an not a strength trainer by nature so that would be a push.

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BAM0827 12/6/2011 2:03PM

    Probably boot camp because I have a hard time getting motivated to do any strength - in fact, I seem to only run. Boot camp would give me variety and like someone else said, strength to become a stronger runner.

Boot camp also seems like a new challenge.

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SCOTIANRUNNER 12/6/2011 1:54PM

    Our running clinics always end with a goal race so IF you're interested in doing a run at or around the same time the camp ends, I'd say do that first. If not, go for the boot camp.
Boot camp will also give you the added bonus of scheduled strength training.

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JENN26POINT2 12/6/2011 1:54PM

    What is running camp? Like a running clinic??

If it were me and I wanted to get the most out of a running clinic, I would probably do the boot camp first so my body is nice and strong and ready for anything, then tackle the running clinic with a fresh, strong body. :)

But the running camp sounds like WAY more fun!

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SARAHLOO871 12/6/2011 1:43PM

    bootcamp first definetly!

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MBSHAZZER 12/6/2011 1:42PM

    Hey Suezette - My first inclination was to say RUNNING CAMP, OF COURSE!!! But then I thought about it a minute... I run, have always run and will always run. I do not know everything there is to know about running, but I do know quite a bit. And I would say with 3 full marathons under your belt, you probably do as well. So, my answer is the boot camp. Especially after your running bonanza, the change will probably be quite challenging and very useful.

See you Saturday!

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CASSIOEPIA 12/6/2011 1:39PM

    Running camp - I would just love to learn all I could about it.

(pieces of a puzzle......)

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