Just a quick email this week. I am enjoying my family vacation in California - ready for a full day of happiness at Disneyland. I hope you had a great week and that your training is continuing to progress. We are 25% of the way through our summer base training. I know it can be hard, but a lot of things worth doing are not easy. The challenge it offers is one of the reasons I love running. Cross country is one of those things - and if you are going to do it, you might as well put your whole heart into it. I don't feel that it is something you can enjoy or succeed at without some true commitment and love for it.
I have attached the running schedule for the next 4 weeks of summer. Please print it out and use it to help you plan your weeks and know when the team is meeting together. Do your best to come to the team workouts - they will definitely help you improve.
Wasatch Back Relay - Many of you competed in the relay this past weekend. Our boys team ran incredibly strong for a 2nd place finish behind the BYU team. It was our fastest per mile average in the 10 years we have run the relay. The boys finished the 200+ mile relay in 20:38 (American Fork was the 2nd fastest high school team in 21:09). Our girls also killed it with an overall 1st place finish in the women's division. The girls finished the relay in 25:55 - to get the victory for the 2nd year in a row and the 3rd time ever. The girls were the 15th fastest team out of nearly 1000 teams to compete in the relay. Our mixed team finished as the 5th fastest in the mixed division with a time of 25:59. And so far, the sophomore boys team ("Fiber Wizards", I believe), have not shown up in the results, but I am sure they ran strong. Great job to all who ran. Wasatch Back is truly a mental and physical battle. It takes toughness, guts, courage, and love for your teammates. We are fortunate to have a bunch of runners who are deep in those qualities. Thank you so much to all parents who helped as drivers or volunteers - you realize pretty quickly how special and unique our group is when you spend time like that around them.
Logan MacKay ran this past weekend at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals. He finished 2nd place in the rising stars mile with a time of 4:13.39 - it converts to a 4:11.92 1600m and is the #3 all-time for Davis High. That wraps up Logan's track season and we are looking forward to him joining us for our cross country workouts (after some much deserved rest). Way to represent Davis Track & Field, Logan!
Kick off Camp - I have attached the waiver for kick off camp. You will need to bring the waiver and the money on the day of the camp - EVERYONE is invited. The date is June 30th-July 1st. We will meet at the school at 2:00pm. I am looking for some parents to help us drive up, and a few parents who would like to camp overnight with us as chaperones. The cost is actually $15 which will cover 2 meals and the campsite fees. We are going back to Anderson Cove by Pineview.
Monday - Vita Course @7:00am. If you ran Wasatch Back, you can definitely take it easy on Vita this week. Run how you feel. If you only go 4 slow miles, that is okay. A few of you might even need an extra day off - or a couple days of cross training. Get healed up and then get back to the mileage.
Thursday - We are meeting at Layton Park at 7:00am. We will meet at the pavilion across the street from Layton High School.
Friday - Girls Run/Boys Run @ 7:00am - details TBA.
Send in your week 3 mileage.
Thanks! Happy Running!