PALM DESERT, CA
FEB 26-29, 2020
WINTER GETAWAY - SUN + DESERT TRAILS
Palm Trees and Sun in the middle of winter, great food, laughs and an optional Olympic Marathon Trials viewing on the last day
RUN YOUR BODY - FEED YOUR SOUL
Key Retreats Palm Desert, just outside of Palm Springs and less than an hour from Joshua Tree, will be the ideal winter getaway whether you're coming from snow or just need to recharge on the desert trails.
Each day will begin with breakfast by Chef Serena, yoga and stretching around the pool before you head out on the surrounding mountain trails.
Your guided daily runs will cover various areas of the Palm Springs and the surrounding Mountains. If you can run or run/walk about a 10:00pace for an hour or are in decent shape (most of you are fitter than you think:) you'll be good for this retreat. We will run between 4miles and 12miles everyday with lots of stops for pictures and sightseeing and water.
The Modern accommodations is made up of shared Casitas surrounding the pool and deck allowing for a group atmosphere while still having your own space A hot tub will greet you after every run and lounge chairs will entice you to relax on your down time. That said if you want to explore, downtown Palm Desert is within walking or biking (cute cruisers provided by the Airbnb) distance and Palm Springs and it's amazing architecture is only 15 mins away.
Plan to leave in the afternoon of the 29th as we'll gather around the TV after our run and cheer on the women at the US Olympic marathon trials while eating brunch cooked by Chef Serena.
Each day will bring a different trail, relaxation and exploration.
Grab a friend or come on your own and meet new ones, this long weekend is going to combine all the things that bring us together, running, travel, yoga, great food, laughs and amazing people.
WHAT TO EXPECT
GUIDED TRAIL RUNS
PILATES &/OR YOGA
& GOAL SETTING
PRIVATE CHEF SERENA
Each day will bring a new trail in the area. Be prepared to drive to some trailheads. This an intermediate level (10:00ish pace or faster for an hour easy run )
Because downtown Palm Desert is so close, we will walk to a local pilates and yoga studio for a private session.
Self Care is a continuous theme at Key Retreats. Reconnect with a guided session on goal setting and finding ways to win your inner battles with Courtney
OLYMPIC TRIALS VIEWING PARTY
Guided daily runs
All meals in Palm Desert with the exception 1 dinner (and possibly one lunch)
3 nights luxurious accommodation in a private hotel setting
All transportation during the retreat when going to runs
1 Yoga and Mindfulness session
1 Pilates session
Strength and Form Clinic w/ Courtney
Key Retreat Gift Bag
Running Level - Intermediate. If you can run 10:00 or faster on your easy runs for about an hour than this retreat is good for you! That said we will not run for an hour straight as we will stop for photos, water, snacks and when it's a steep hill we'll hike. Running is about taking it all in not performance. That said this retreat is geared more to running and getting out on the trails than other retreats.
Trail Runs - Most of the runs will be on trails that are mostly single track and hilly. If you are coming from a flat area, no worries we won't be climbing too high.