Over the next 3 weeks I am going to throw a challenge out to every member of the TEAM. The challenge is simple, run 20 runs over the next 21 days (Jan 26th to Feb 15th). It doesn't matter if you are running on Sunday's, or doing a double once a week, your challenge is still the same. Try to run 20 times, in 20 days.
The goal here is consistency, how often are you training? The athletes that are the most consistent in their training this winter will be the ones that have the best spring seasons. Stick with the appropriate training plan (A,B, or C), but go out and get in your miles. They will make a huge difference when it's time to start racing!
Western State High School Indoor Open
This Saturday is the Western State HS Indoor Open. All entries are due Wednesday before noon. Athletes that plan on participating must register themselves. Please remember that due to the CHSCA Track & Field Coaching clinic Coach Dalby will not be able to attend the meet. Athletes will need to make their own travel arrangements if you plan on competing at Western.
Online Entry Site: http://www.directathletics.com/meets/track/36399.html
Official Meet Information: http://co.milesplit.com/articles/142099-do-you-have-gunnison-plans-for-this-winter#.VMVbFxY75UQ
USA Cross Country Championships
Saturday, February 7th is the USA XC Championships, being held in Boulder, CO. This will be a very unique event, and will give our athletes a chance to see the sport of cross country being contested by professional athletes at the highest level possible. We plan to travel together as a team to Boulder on the 7th. Please make transportation arrangements with your teammates, or parents to meet in the MVHS parking lot at 7:00 a.m. that morning.
Meet Information: http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2015/USATF-Cross-Country-Championships.aspx
We do plan on participating in the HS 4K race before the elite races. This is open to all HS athletes that want to take part. The race is only 4K and will be very low pressure. Afterwards, we will stick around to watch the professionals race at a chance to qualify for the World XC Championships.
HS 4K Registration: http://raceroster.com/events/2015/3704/2015-usa-cross-country-championships
Kansas University Relays Trip
As you have heard, due to the high cost of travel to Arizona during spring break we have decided to change our out-of-town trip for this season. Instead of the Chandler Rotary Invitational in March, we will now be competing with our varsity athletes at the University of Kansas Relays on April 17th-18th. We will be taking approximately 30 athletes on this trip, and the cost to each athlete will be just over $300. Plane tickets on Southwest airlines have already been reserved for the trip. Attached is our tentative itinerary for the meet.
KU Relays Trip Itinerary
This is a qualifying meet. In each event, including relays, athletes must be one of the top entrants in that event. Most events take up to 36 entries, but a few allow for 45. Here are last years results, which should give you an idea of the level of competitiveness of each event.
2014 KU Relays Results
Athletes will have until April 11th to post event marks in-order to qualify for the KU Relays.
Updated Spring Schedule
Due to the change in the spring break trip the 2015 meet schedule has been slightly altered. Here is the updated schedule.
2015 MVHS Track & Field Schedule (pdf)
Schedule for January 26th-February 1st
45-65 minute aerobic run + Strides + Weights
Tempo Intervals + Core
Wed-Rocky Heights MS 3:20
35-55 minute aerobic run + strides
The Oregon Workout + Weights
Fri-Vista vs Ranch B-Ball Game
Run O.Y.O 35-45 mins
Sat-Long Run. On a soft hilly surface if possible.
-60,70 or 80 mins
-If competing in Gunnision do the long run on Sunday
Sun-35-45 min run O.Y.O, or Rest
-Long run if you raced on Saturday