We have been doing a lot more work before and after practice this summer with a focus on form, core, balance, and strength. But why? I want you to watch Asbel Kiprop of Kenya in the video above, and pay really close attention to his form on the last lap as he runs the 3rd fastest 1500 meters of all time. Look at how his foot lands directly underneath him. Notice how tall he his while running. Also notice the form of the other athletes in the race, and see how efficient they look.
Want to look this good when you run? We will be talking about this at practice during the week, but all of the "extra stuff" that we do besides running, relates back to this. I will also be taking some videos this week of everyone while you are running at different speeds so that I can play it back for you. This will help you see your form when you run. This will also help you to see some of the things you are doing while running, and how all of the exercises we do can make you faster.
XC Registration Due By Friday
The registration steps listed from the link above must be completed BEFORE the beginning of the season. All online registration forms and payment must be completed to run cross country in the fall along with a current physical need to be completed and turned into the Athletic Office by 8/14/2015. If you have any questions regarding online registration, please contact Erika Watt @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-387-1667.
Boulder Running Company Spike Nite
This Thursday is our Spike Night at Boulder Running Company (Formally Run Colorado) off of I-25 and Arapahoe. This is our opportunity as a team to get fitted for new shoes and racing spikes. 20% off will be given to all MVHS and MRMS athletes that are in need of running shoes or gear. Pizza will also be provided for our team from 6 to 7:30 that night.
As a rule of thumb, never run more than 500 miles on a pair of shoes. If you are not logging your miles I suggest buying new running shoes about every 2 1/2 to 3 months. Also, this year there will be XC racing flats available with actual spike holes. We will be running several courses this season, where you will want to run with spikes in.
XC Parent Meeting
Who: All MVHS XC Parents (athletes do not need to attend)
What: Team parent Meeting
When: Wednesday, August 19th from 6 to 7 p.m.
Where: MHVS Commons or Gym (TBD)
Why: This year we will be talking about the following items. We will not be covering the handbook as in years past.
- Booster Club Drive/Fundraising
- King Soopers/Safeway Card Fundraiser
- Out-of-State Trips for XC and Track
- Team Polices
- Practice and Meet Schedule
- Helping Your Student-Athlete Manage Stress
- Nutrition Information for Parents as it Relates to HS Distance Runners.
- Update on Home XC Meet
- Parent Helper Sign-ups
Schedule for August 10th-16th
Wed-Red Stone Park 3:10
-Boulder Running Company Spike Night
Sat-Rocky Heights MS 7 a.m.
-TEAM Breakfast After (Location TBD)
Sun-Optional Run on your own, or w/ a teammate. Check Training Peaks to see what your run is.