This will be my shortest email update of the summer (I hope you have been reading them so far).
First of all, great job on another solid week of workouts. We had our 2nd biggest group of the year up at Vita on Monday (which is very good for this late in the summer) and we had a very solid tempo run on Thursday (where we had a record number of boys under 25:00 (20) and we had 4 guys go under the course record - Preston 20:50, Brayden 20:53, Andrew 20:59, and Alex 21:08 (the old record was 21:20). We also had a record number of girls under 30:00 (11) and that came with a lot of girls missing for the week. For the most part, we are progressing at a good rate. I would just encourage each of you to stay motivated, to stay excited, and to keep increasing your miles at a healthy rate. If you are finding it hard to increase your mileage, try running 2 times a day a few times this week (if you are not already).
High Altitude Camp - We have just one more week before camp. We are meeting at the school on Monday, July 30 at 8:00am. If you have any questions about camp, please let me know as soon as possible. If you haven't turned in everything already, please do so on Monday this week. Everything includes: 1 - Parent permission slip, 2 - Waiver, 3 - Physical form, 4 - $120. If you have a question about any one of those things, let me know. I have attached the physical forms to this email in case you didn't pick one up at practice.
Dart Challenge 5k - will be on Saturday, August 18th at 8:00am at Barnes Park. Everyone is expected to race. Please treat it as our first race of the season. You should also encourage your friends and family to compete - we use it as a fundraiser for the team to help us with meet entry costs, uniform costs, and a few other things throughout the year. Our goal is to have over 200 runners this year, but I will need your help. It is a 5k for everyone, not just high school aged kids. There will be technical tops this year for the first time.
Monday - Vita Course - like normal. 7:00am. Plan on running pretty hard, unless you are doing a road race on the 24th.
Thursday - Barnes Park. 7:00am. We will be doing some 800m repeats (not too fast) on the grass.
Keep up the good work. Send in your miles.