I can't believe how fast summer has flown by. We only have two more weeks of summer mileage to report. Make sure you send in your mileage from this week and any other weeks you may be missing. I feel like we're getting a great base and ready to put in some serious work once the season starts.
Dart Challenge 5k
Yesterday we ran the Dart Challenge. I know I didn't set you up to make the all-time list, but I'm really happy and encouraged by what I saw. I hope you all learned something from your race. There's a lot of valuable feedback you can get from a race if you have a plan, do your best to follow through, and analyze what did and didn't work... especially early on in the season. Find something positive from your race and let's build on it.
Our boys TEAM was led by Seth Stromberg who ran a patient, consistent race. We then had another 10 guys finish within 30 seconds of each other. We're going to have another TEAM with great depth. It's important to stay positive, work together, push each other, do your best, and be happy for each other. Don't compare yourself with your TEAMmates. You'll be happier and be a better runner if you focus on the TEAM rather than just yourself. Our girls finished like our boys. Alicia Halverson led our girls followed by a solid group within seconds of each other. Behind Alicia was one of our many talented future darts, Brooke Taylor (8th grade). It's always fun to see what our future could look like (boys and girls).
First official race: Friday night, August 25th
This Week (note we're meeting at Vita on Tuesday this week)
Monday - Meet at school at 7am (long run)
Tuesday - Meet at Vita at 6:30am
Wednesday - Run on your own or in groups
Thursday - Meet at Davis at 7am - Lagoon trail mile repeats
Friday - Run on your own or in groups - Eligibility due
Saturday - Meet at Davis at 7am - TEAM run and breakfast (w/ homemade buttermilk syrup)
Thanks to all those that have completed eligibility. If there isn't a cross country fee on your DSD account, I probably wasn't sure you're doing cross country this fall. Please let me know if you plan on being on participating. It's a lot of hard work, but a ton of fun!
Once we begin school (Wednesday, August 23), All Davis High students will meet in my classroom at 2:45 (25 minutes after school). We will have a 15-20 minute team meeting most days. 9th graders are supposed to hurry to Davis High as fast as possible, and meet us at the south doors of the school. If we are not there, check up in my classroom (2512). We typically leave to run between 3:10-3:15. All athletes will receive lockers in the Davis locker rooms. Practice will typically last until 4:30pm on easy days and 5:00pm on our hard days. Please let me know if you or your parents have any other routine questions.
Email List - Please let me know if any of your parents would like to be added to (or dropped from) the update email list for the xc season. Thanks!
It's about to get real, y'all. I'm pumped for this season to begin. Stay on top of your recovery (hydrate, eat, sleep, stretch, roll, wrap, massage, ice, or whatever else).