July 2015 High School Clinic Schedule

Click here to download the schedule.

Friday, July 24th

8:30 – 8:50 Check-in

8:50 – 9:00 Welcome and opening comments

9:00 – 10:30 Vern Gambetta – Strength/Power training for middle and long distance runners

10:30 – 10:40 Break

10:40 – 12:10 Steve Magness – Training high school cross country

12:10 – 1:00 Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 2:30 Charlie Kern – Training young athletes

2:30 – 2:40 Break

2:40 – 4:10 Dr. Richard Hansen – Evidence-based pre-hab strategies for common running injuries

4:10 – 4:20 Break

4:20 – 4:45 Q&A with speakers

Saturday, July 25rd

8:30 Arrive at Bensen Earth Sciences Building and walk to athletic field

8:45 – 10:15 Vern Gambetta (outside, on the turf) – Running mechanics

10:15 – 11:45 Dr. Richard Hansen (outside, on the turf) — The importance of scapular stability and hip mobility for runners

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch (provided)

12:30 – 12:45 Presentation by our sponsor, Sketchers Performance Division

12:45 – 2:15 Steve Magness – Training for high school middle and long distance events

2:15 – 2:25 Break

2:25 – 3:55 Charlie Kern – York High School Cross Country – The Secrets of Success

3:55 – 4:05 Break

4:05 – 4:40 Q & A with speakers

5:00 – ??? Coaches social at Under the Sun – 627 S Broadway St, Boulder, CO 80305

To register for the clinic click here.  And if you’re coming to the clinic, check out our event page on Facebook and let others know that you’ll be attending.  If you are looking or a room we highly recommend the Courtyard by Marriott in Louisville (just to over the hill from Boulder.  Tell them you’re with the Boulder Running Clinics to get their best summer rate.

July 2015 High School Coaches Clinic

The Boulder Running Clinics July 2015 High School Coach’s clinic will feature four outstanding speakers.

Steve Magness, one of the brightest coaches in the sport and author of “The Science of Running,” will discuss how to train high school athletes for cross country and outdoor track. He will specifically focus on the the latest science that informs his coaching. If you’re unfamiliar with Steve’s work you can check him out at ScienceofRunning.com or follow in on twitter @stevemagness.

Vern Gambetta, author of the book “Athletic Development,” will be presenting not only in the lecture hall on functional training and strength training, but he will also conduct a “learn by doing” session outside for all attendees. Vern’s blog is one of the best blogs for coaches – check it out here.  You can follow Vern on twitter @coachgambetta.

Charlie Kern of York High School, arguably the best boys cross country program in the history of american high school athletics, will present twice during the clinic. His first presentation will focus on the the developing young runners and his second presentation will give attendees a look at York Cross Country: inside and out.

Finally, Dr. Richard Hansen of Boulder, Colorado, a crowd favorite of previous Boulder Running Clinics, will also be doing one presentation inside and one “learn by doing” presentation outside. Dr. Hansen’s presentations will focus on common injuries for high school school athletes and how to treat those injuries.

The clinic takes place on July 24th and 25th on the University of Colorado Campus in Boulder, Colorado. Lunch will be served both days. There will be a coaches social the evening of the 25th, which will be a great time to learn from your fellow coaches.

This clinic is sponsored by Sketchers and each attendee with receive a pair of Sketchers running shoes.

The cost of the clinic is $247.  All of the clinic presentations will be recorded in HD video and all attendees will receive those videos for free following the clinic.

To register for the clinic click here.  And if you’re coming to the clinic, check out our event page on Facebook and let others know that you’ll be attending.  If you are looking or a room we highly recommend the Courtyard by Marriott in Louisville (just to over the hill from Boulder.  Tell them you’re with the Boulder Running Clinics to get their best summer rate.


February 2015 Clinic Schedule

We have a great line-up of speakers and presentation topics for the February 2015 sports science clinic.

Click here to download the schedule.

Registration for the clinic is from 4:00 – 4:45 on Friday, February 20th, in the Benson Earth Sciences building on the University of Colorado campus.  The first presentation is at 5:00 pm.

The first 50 attendees will receive a free pair of Newton Kismet training shoes (a $129 value).

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Free Newton training shoes for February 2015 Clinic attendees

We’re extremely excited to announce that the first 50 attendees to the February 2015 “Doctors Clinic” will receive a free pair of Newton training shoes.  The Kismet training shoe retails for $129.00 and you get it for free when you register for the clinic.

The “Doctors Clinic” is all about helping runners and coaches broaden their knowledge of the latest training information.  We are so excited that a forward thinking company like Newton is sponsoring the clinic.

You can learn more about the clinic here.  You can register for the clinic here.

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Save $20 on the February 2015 “Doctors Clinic”

Sign up between now and Friday, January 30th at noon MST and save $20 on your registration for our upcoming “Doctors Clinic“.  You’ll pay $127 rather than $147.  Again, this discount ends on Friday, so make sure to take advantage of it soon.

The discount is already applied on our registration page.  Click here to register.

If you’re coming to clinic you can let your friends know on our Facebook page.


February 2015 Clinic – “The Doctors Clinic”

The Boulder Running Clinics is excited to announce our February 2015 Sports Science Clinic. The clinic will be held on Campus at the University of Colorado, Boulder, the evening of February 20th and all day February 21st. A social with presenters and attendees will take place in Boulder the evening of the 21st.

Dr. Carwyn Sharp, Chief Science officer at the National Strength and Conditioning Association will present three times. Dr. Sharp is passionate about endurance sports, passionate about research and a dynamic speaker. Dr. Sharp will present the following:

“Low carb and ketogenic diets: What are they and can they boost endurance performance?”

“Anaerobic High Intensity Training to Maximize Aerobic Performance. Is this an oxymoron?”

“Overtraining or Under Recovery. Optimizing recovery to Maximize Training and Performance.”

Dr. Jeff Messer, Chair of the Department of Exercise Physiology at Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona, is a passionate educator. His girls’ cross country program (Desert Vista High School) is one of the best in the nation. Dr. Messer will present the following:

“Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Program Design”

“Periodization for Endurance Training: Linear, Non-Linear, Reverse Linear or Conjugate?”

Dr. George Dallam, Professor of Exercise Science and Health Promotion at Colorado State University, Pueblo and co-author of Championship Triathlon Training will be sharing his recommendation on how endurance athletes can use resistance training to improve performance.  Dr. Dallam will also discuss the important topic of complex training and how it applies to running training.

Admission for both days is $147.  Click here to register for the clinic.  We will be filming all of the presentations and each attendee with get digital copies of the videos in March.  Attendees will also receive a booklet containing the slides from each presentation.

This will be a great opportunity for serious runners and coaches to learn from some of the brightest minds in our sport.

New Videos on Sale

The videos from the August 3rd, 2013 Boulder Running Clinics are now on sale. Here is what people are saying about the clinic:

“The Boulder Running Clinics presentations will serve as an ultimate runner’s guide for me during my 10k and half marathon preparation this year and hopefully more (marathon) next year! This information isn’t just for coaches….the presentations have been very eye opening. Especially being backed by significant data from Dr. Messer and Dr. Hansen concerning topics such as: healthy progressive training stimuli, hill training, macronutrients and synthesis, concurrent training, ancillary work, and identifying cause of injury with recovery methods. I greatly look forward to applying these gems from the Boulder Running Clinics to my training this year. Thank you!”

“The Boulder Running Clinic videos are a valuable resource for all athletes to elevate their training. I took tips from each of the videos that I can immediately apply to my training in races from the 5k to the marathon. The print materials, which include the presentation slides as well as a variety of athlete training logs and other information, will be a great reference to have and review in the future.”

We are offering a special opportunity to interact with Dr. Messer, Dr. Hansen and Jay Johnson via an online Q&A, and then a video chat. While we can not guarantee that your question will be answered, this is a great chance to interact with the clinicians. You get this as well as all of the videos, audio and slides from the clinic. This package is $77. We will start the online Q and A process tomorrow so sign up today if you’re interested in this unique opportunity.

$47 gets you over seven hours of video, as well as the audio files, and each speaker’s slides. A great value for over seven hours of video.

For $27 you get the audio files and the slides.


We look forward to our 2014 summer clinic schedule, with the marathon clinic on June 21st, and the two high school clinics on July 19th and 26th. These will be great opportunities to learn from unique, passionate coaches and athletes.

August 3rd, 2013 High School Clinic

The inaugural Boulder Running Clinics will be held on the University of Colorado campus on Saturday, August 3rd, 2013.  Dr. Jeff Messer, Dr. Richard Hansen and Jay Johnson will each speak twice.

Dr. Messer will present “Alberto Salazar’s Method: My Humble Attempt to Apply that Method to High School Cross-Country/Track and Field” and “Endurance Training: Current Science and Application to Training Program Design.”

Dr. Hansen will present “The Science of Training the Core with Practical Applications for Distance Runners” and “Endurance Training with an Injury Prevention Mindset.”

Jay Johnson will present “Is Periodization Dead?  Metabolic Considerations and Neuromuscular Considerations and Peaking” and “Planing a Session, a Microcycle, a Mesocycle and a Macrocycle.”

Every participant that signs up before July 15th will receive a free pair of Nike training shoes.  All participants will be given hard copies of all slides and will be sent, via email, a .PDF version of all slides.  The clinic will be recored in HD: once the video is edited, all attendees will be sent a special code to download the content.  Lunch will be provided and there will be door prizes!

We will have an informal social in the evening following the clinic, location and time TBA.

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