I am sending my weekend update early because I will be in Seattle this weekend watching Logan race the 800m at the Brooks PR meet. We have another great cross country week going. I was very impressed with your efforts on the Vita Course. We had a record number of boys under 47:00 (7 in one run), and 13 total boys joined the sub 50 club this for this year. We also had a near record number of boys finish the entire run. The girls looked tough as well with 9 girls making it into the sub 63 club. And we had another great TEAM run this morning - I hope you had fun with "Coach Catch" (I can't believe how many times I got caught) and I am really hoping that no one went through any poison ivy or poison oak (but if you did, please report it to me).
As I am sure you are learning, running can be challenging at times. It is not a sport for the weak minded. I really feel that we live in a very entitled society. Many people want things to come easy and expect rewards that they didn't earn. Don't let yourself be a typical teenager (don't be spoiled). Don't look for the easy way out. Don't complain and don't make excuses. Instead, make this something you work really hard for and something you can be proud of at the end of the season. If you are going to do Davis XC, you might as well put your whole heart into it. Give it the best you have and become the best runner you can be. I promise that it is more fun that way.
Cross Country Kick-off Activity - Thursday, June 23 at 6:30am - We are going to meet at the school and drive to Mueller Park in Bountiful. We will do a trail run at Mueller Park (and bikers will hate us). After the run we will have breakfast, and then we will have 60-90 minutes of instruction time with the coaches. And then we will head back to the school.
Then we are having a TEAM day at Cherry Hill (1pm-9pm). You don't have to join the group at Cherry Hill, but I would encourage you to because it will help you get to know your new teammates better and hopefully it will be a lot of fun. You will have to pay for your own park entry fee. We are working out a deal with Cherry Hill for the "King of the Hill" passes. I will let you know how much they will cost next week. It will be somewhere around $20. That will include all activities at Cherry Hill.
We will also need everyone to pay $10 that morning to help cover the Mueller Park rental, breakfast, and dinner (ordering pizza at Cherry Hill). If you are just coming in the morning for the run and breakfast, you can just give $5. (Checks made out to 'Davis County Running Club').
We will need some parents to help drive to and from Mueller Park and to help with breakfast. If any parents have an open morning and would like to help, please let me know (you are welcome to run with us too).
I have attached a flier with the information. Let me know if you have other questions.
Brooks PR - Logan's race will be streamed live at http://www.flotrack.org/event/253024-2016-brooks-pr-invitational - Logan races at about 3:45 Utah Time.
Eagle Projects -
Karson Hugie - Meet at the Nichols Park Pavilion this Saturday (June 18) at 7:00am - to help with a Nichols Hollow clean up - great for our TEAM because we use the hollow so much. Bring work gloves and wear pants.
Connor Finlinson - 5k at Nichols Park - Next week Saturday (June 25). The flier is attached to this email. If you don't want to race a 5k yet, but still want to help out, you can drop off canned food to help Connor's cause.
Next Week's Schedule:
Monday - Meet at the Vita Course at 6:30am - The theme is NEON or BRIGHT COLORS.
Tuesday - Meet at the school at 7:00am - we are driving to the Lagoon Trails for our run. We will need some drivers to help if any parents are available.
Wednesday - Run on your own or in small groups
Thursday - Cross Country Kick-off Activity - Meet at the school at 6:30am.
Friday - Run on your own or in small groups
Saturday - Connor's Eagle Project 5k (plus a long cool down) - or run on your own or in groups.
Show up to tomorrow's girls and boys runs if you can - Girls are meeting at Barnes Park in West Kaysville at 7:00am and the boys are meeting at Ponds Park at 7:00am.
Don't forget to email your mileage for the week on Saturday or Sunday.
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