Saturday, August 5, 2017

DXC Summer Update #9

Darts -

Summer is flying by. We have 2 1/2 weeks 'til the first day of school, and about 3 weeks 'til our first official race, but we still have a couple of months before we get to the heart of the season. If you haven't felt like your summer training has gone as planned there is still time to get really fit. Stay (or get) motivated to finish the summer strong and get ready to work hard and have fun.

XC Camp
We had a great week at camp. We worked hard between all the laughs, games, food, and fun. Thanks to the athletes for staying well-behaved and positive. I guess we can do it again next year. Huge thanks to the alumni and all the parents that gave rides and especially those that stayed and helped. We couldn't have done it without you.

We were lucky enough to have an olympian, Jared Ward, speak to the TEAM about running for more than just yourself. Your running is not your own. Your parents, coaches, and TEAMmates have invested much of their lives for your benefit and you owe it to them to give your best. Coach Talley and Coach Anderson expressed their love for all of you and asked you to care for this TEAM and carry on the tradition of excellence.

I wish everyone could have been there for such a great bonding experience. There will be other opportunities for those that work hard and stay committed.

Dart Challenge 5k
The Dart Challenge 5k is this coming Saturday (August 12th) at 8:00am at Barnes Park in West Kaysville. You can register online at or bring me the attached registration form at any of the practices this week. You can also register in person on the morning of the race. The cost is $25. It is the TEAM time trial - so it is a mandatory race if you are in town. We also encourage you to get friends, family, and neighbors to participate - all the proceeds go back to the TEAM. Thanks!

Wasatch Running Center in Centerville
High school athletes can get 20% off shoes and spikes and 30% off apparel for the month of August. While spikes are not essential for racing, it is recommended that you find a good pair of racing spikes - it will make you faster on the courses we race. You can also find good deals online. Just make sure you are ordering cross country spikes (full rubber bottom - preferably with places for spikes).

I will be re-sending the eligibility email. Everything is due by Friday, August 18th. Please let me know if you have any questions.

This Week
Monday - Vita Course at 6:30am
Tuesday - Run on your own or in groups
Wednesday - Meet at Davis at 7:00am - 1000m repeats at Nichols Park
Thursday - Meet at Barnes Park at 7:00am - Running the Dart Challenge Course
Friday - Run on your own or in groups
Saturday - Dart Challenge 5k - Meet at Barnes Park at 7:00am

Thanks again for a great week at camp! Although summer is coming to an end I'm getting pumped for racing season to begin. Stay focused. Be positive with yourself and your TEAMmates. Let's finish the summer strong!


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