Saturday, July 15, 2017

Davis XC Summer Update #6

Well darts, our world got shaken up a bit, eh? We’re going to miss Coach Talley and Coach Anderson. Between the two of them there’s a lot of expertise, wisdom, care, love, fun, inspiration, and experience. I feel lucky to have coached with the best for 5 years. It will feel different without them, but I hope we can carry on the tradition of excellence.

I’m overwhelmed with the amount of love and support I’ve felt from the athletes and parents. You guys are the best!

I’d like to welcome Adam and Bonnie Wood as coaches to our team. They’re both experienced runners and have some cute kids. I’m sure you’ll love them once you get to know them. They might be scared of the size of our team so try to make them feel welcomed.

We are halfway(!) done with our summer training. If you feel like you haven’t done as much as you would have liked, it’s not too late. We can still build a great base before racing starts. I promise you new athletes that if you’re consistent the rest of this summer, you’ll be amazed with your progress by the end of the season. To you experienced runners, make sure you’re fueling yourself to back up the mileage. We don’t want to break down and wear out before racing begins.

Cross Country Camp (July 31 – Aug 4) – The invite list, camp waiver, and physical form ‘A’ will be attached to this email. The camp waiver and money is due this week. I’d like you to get the physical done as well, but it’s officially due Aug 20. Let me know if you won’t be able to make it.

Parents, we have plenty that have volunteered to stay at camp all week, but we will need drivers to and from camp. Please let me know if you can drive (to or from) and how many you can take (it's about 2 hrs 40 min from Davis).

Dart Challenge 5k and Kids 1k (August 12) – I’d like everyone to plan on running the Dart Challenge 5k if you’re in town. It’s a great first test for everyone and gives us a reference point for future workouts and races. I’ll bring the registration fliers to practice on Monday. Last year, the kids 1k was a last-minute addition, but it was a huge success and dang cute. You can take a stack of fliers if you have any family, friends, or neighbors that might want to join in on the fun.

This Week
Monday – Meet at Vita at 6:30. Theme is blackout. We’re going for a time.
Tuesday – Run on your own or in small groups.
Wednesday – Meet at Layton Park at 7:00 am. Cruise Intervals.
Thursday – Run on your own or in small groups.
Friday – Girls run at 7:00 at Ponds, Boys run at 7:00 at Barnes.
Saturday – Long run on your own or with groups.
Sunday – Rest day

Remember to send in your mileage. Include the total miles for the week. Even though I’m a math teacher it’s a pain to add it up while reading your questions and comments. ☺

“You must expect great things from yourself before you can do them” –Michael Jordan

Coach T

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