Very positive signs from our first day of "racing." We have plenty of room for improvement, but we had a good day. This coming week, we will have more of the same with a concluding Time Trial on Saturday. Family Business!
Time Trial 1 is tomorrow. We will blow the whistle sharply at 9am. Arrive by 8:30 at the latest to get your pre-race routine going. We will be done after all finish. It's been a good, hard week. Tomorrow we show off!
A good day again. 800s are hard. The varsity boys ran 8 of these, the girls and jr. high boys did 6, and the jr. high girls 4. Lots of water and breaks help, but it is just hard. We are trying to convince our bodies that "our new normal," that is a lot of running, is acceptable and okay. Our bodies can do much more than we think they can. It just takes a bit of convincing.
We've got one in the books. The runners ran a 10-minute pre-warm-up, followed by our stretch routine. We then ran the course for our actual warm-up (varsity=3.1 miles; jr. high=2.4 miles). We came back, had a break for five minutes, and followed that up with our CORE routine. Next, we went to the track for our one mile time trial to get our goals for the rest of this week's interval workouts. We ended with 8x20 second strides, and then 5x100 sprints. Tough day, but all looked good! Gabe set the bar with a 5:08 mile, Beka had a 6:15, Sam had a 6:00, and Paige hit 7:13 for our fastest time trials by gender and varsity/jr. high. Tomorrow we hit the 800m intervals as our speedwork. Impressions: We have a great group of runners, a few new faces (always nice!), and did well. We need recruits, though. Ask your friends to come join the fun. FAMILY BUSINESS! Parent Meeting - Wed (8.16) at 6 at SES pavilion. Bring back your 3 forms tomorrow - Rules sheet, transportation form (fill in XC because they gave me the wrong form), and the Student-Athletic Handbook (back page).
SHOUT OUT TO DAKOTA PRICE! OUR CONTINUED PRAYERS WILL WIN THE RACE. Our season is nearly upon us. I am very excited! We begin on August 14th at 8am in front of the school. Arrive early the first day--7:45 or so. Be certain you have had a completed physical form (blue one) submitted to the nurse at school before then, OR YOU CANNOT PRACTICE. We practice from 8-11 M-F of both weeks before the start of school: 8.14 - 8.18 and 8.21 - 8.25. Also, we practice on Saturdays both weeks from 9 until 10 or so (these practices are "race days" which simulate our Saturday race invitationals). Keep coming to Open Gyms on M-F at Woodcock Dam from 8-9 and 5-6pm with Ashley on Tues. and Thurs.