Trailrunning Retreat

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Trail Running Week

16 – 21 June 2024

Biathlon legend Laura Dahlmeier, winner of several gold medals and world championships, is leading an exclusive trail-running retreat. A native of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, one of the world's most successful biathleteshas been an active mountain runner since her retirement. During this trail running retreat, you will benefit from her experience and discover the beauty of the untouched Bavarian Alps.

About Laura Dahlmeier

Seven-time world champion and
two-time Olympic medallist

With two Olympic gold medals and seven World Championship titles, Laura Dahlmeier is one of the most successful biathletes in the world. Having arrived at the pinnacle of biathlon sport, she resolutely ended her active career at the age of just 25 in order to pursue new goals. A native of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Laura Dahlmeier continues to take on sporting challenges, including trail running -- she has won the Zugspitz Ultratrail and took part in the 2019 World Mountain Running Championships. Ambitious performance goals aside, she now prioritises the outdoor experience and treating herself and her environment with respect.

As a sports scientist and state-certified mountain and ski guide, Laura Dahlmeier enjoys helping others to realise their sporting ambitions. The trails around her home town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, which you will be exploring together, are her favourite training turf.

Trail running is an extremely complex sport that requires speed, coordination, and strength as well as endurance. It combines three running disciplines: mountain running, road running, and downhill running. Training should therefore be as varied as possible. During the Trail Running Week with Laura Dahlmeier, the principles of the sport are discussed and practised both practically and theoretically. The focus of the experience is on having personal interaction with the most successful biathlete in the world and running together through one of the most beautiful running destinations in the Bavarian Alps.


Recommended: Shakeout run (20 – 40 min) on the day of arrival
17.00: Get together & plan the days ahead
18.00: Dinner

Day 2

7.00: Qigong with Dr. Imke König
From 7.30: Healthy breakfast
Depart: 9.00: #1 Run to Kranzberg (14 km (8.7 miles) / 450 m elevation gain)
Warm-up on wider trails & first tips on proper technique for off-road trail running
Special features of the tour: Uphill to the Kranzberg with great views

Day 3

7.30: Yoga with Johannes Mikenda
From 8.00: Healthy breakfast
Depart: 9.00: #2 Varied running session with tips on technique (ca. 3h / Pure running time: approx. 1.5h)
Special features of the tour: Varied running session with technique tips on running uphill, downhill, with poles, on "slippery" ground
Afterwards: stabilization exercises for leg and core muscles
From 14.00: Time for regeneration, spa & treatments

Day 4

From 7.30: Healthy breakfast
Depart: 8.30: Queen stage: #3 Run to Kreuzeck, Osterfelder, Jägersteig (16.2 km (10 miles) / 1130 m ascent / 500 m descent)
Refreshment stop at Kreuzeck and relaxed gondola ride down into the valley
Special features of the tour: Alternation of easy climbs, technical downhill terrain, short steep climb, past Partnachklamm Gorge, easier uphill to Laubhütte, and steep final ascent up to Kreuzeck
From 14.00: Time for Regeneration, Spa & Treatments

Day 5

7.30: Dynamic fascia warm-up with Johannes Mikenda
Activating fascia training, dynamic movements, shaking out, mobilization and dynamic stretches to get you going for the day and the subsequent run
From 8.00: Healthy breakfast
9.00: #4 Run from Graseck to Eckbauer via Wamberger Rücken to Elmauer Alm (14 km (8.7 miles) / 500 m elevation gain)
Special features of the tour: Spectacular views of untouched nature
Run concludes with a short snack stop
Noon: Q&A with Laura Dahlmeier on the mountain pasture
20.15: Lecture: Nutrition in running with Ruedi Wild

Day 6


About Ruedi Wild

from “Sponser Sport Food”
Lecture: Nutrition in running
June 20 | 20.15

Ruedi has been a professional triathlete for over 20 years and has dealt intensively with nutrition and its influence on performance and health.
His greatest successes include numerous podium finishes at world championships and the second-fastest Ironman time in history at the time with 7:36:35