Here are the goals that the TEAM came up with for the 2015 season. As always, one of my favorite goals that both the boys and girls TEAMS set was to win all 6 races (JV, Open, Varsity) at the Continental League Championship this year.
Please print a copy of the goal sheet off and fill in your individual goals for the season. Then post somewhere where you will be able to see these goals everyday as a reminder of why we are working so hard.
- 2015 Girls XC Goals (pdf)
- 2015 Boys XC Goals (pdf)
"Going the Extra Mile"
This is an expression that I stole from my good friend Coach Kedge down at Albuquerque Academy. If you know anything about their program then you may already know that they are one of the best programs in the US every year, and have finished in the top 10 at Nike Cross Nationals on multiple occasions.
The expression means a couple of things, both literally and figuratively. Figurativley, it means that we want you to work hard, really hard! Push yourself to new limits and really test yourself to see what you are made of.
Literally, it means that we want each athlete to get in some extra mileage each week. This is so we are best prepared to achieve our team goals this year. Here are ways that you can "Go the Extra Mile" each week:
- Run on Saturday. Each of you will have an assigned run to do on Saturday uploaded in Training Peaks. See what it is and go get it in!
- Run on Sunday, this is a great way to get in some extra work.
- Do a two-a-day. This is especially true for our upperclassmen. You will have 1 or 2 doubles assigned in Training Peaks most weeks. These runs do not need to be fast, and can be done at an easy pace. This is also a great way to get in an extra run when you need to take Sunday off.
- Add a mile or two to your normal assigned run each day, or add an extra mile on to your warm-up/cool-down on workout days.
Article of the Week
In the spirit of becoming a "student of the sport", I am going to start posting different articles and videos that I find during the week that I think will be valuable to the athletes and parents on the team. Here are 2 that I found that have a lot of great information for those looking to make the most out of their XC season this fall.
Pancakes on Friday
This weeks pancake breakfast will be held after practice at the Chipman household after our run on the East/West trail. We will leave for the Chipman's after the run. Once again, we will be looking for parent volunteers to help come make pancakes that morning. Please check your email for the address.
I will have a cooler in my car Friday if you need to store any of the things you are bringing.
Freshman: Fruit for up to 6 people
Sophomores: 1 carton of juice
Juniors: Fruit for up to 6 people
Seniors: 1 cartoon of juice
Coaches: Pancake mix, griddles, and paper goods.
HRCA Independence Day 5K
Each year on the 4th of July our team has gotten together to run the Independence Day 5K in Highlands Ranch. Usually, our runners come up with some pretty awesome outfits to wear! If you want to take part in this years fun on the 4th of July here is the link to information about the event.
7th Annual Vista Nation XC Team Camping Trip
Link to Registration
What: 7th Annual Vista Nation XC Camping Trip
When: July 15th-17th. Arrive at the Park between 5 and 7 on Wednesday. We will be leaving the park by 11 a.m. on Friday.
Transportation: Athletes will be responsible for finding their own rides both to and from our camp site at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
Who: All high school aged runners that have been consistently running this summer.
Where: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Campground: Reverends Ridge Campground
Cost: $50 per camper
This will cover the cost of both camping and food.
Parent Volunteers: Parent Volunteers can register online at the same time you register your athlete. We are looking for 5 to 10 willing parents that would like to help.
Team Phone List
The team phone list was sent out to everyones email tonight. If you are in need of a ride, please call up one of your teammates and help each other out.
Schedule for June 28th-July 5th
Mon-Aspen Grove Panera Bread 7 a.m.
-Bring $$$ for breakfast after
Tue-MVHS 7 a.m.
Wed-Rocky Heights MS 7 a.m.
Thur-MVHS 7 a.m.
Fri-East/West Trail Head Daniels Park Rd 7 a.m. Pancake Breakfast After
Sat-HRCA Independence Day 5K or
Run on your own/with a teammate. Check Training Peaks to see what your run is.
Sun-Optional Run on your own, or w/ a teammate. Check Training Peaks to see what your run is.