Monday Practices This Week
We are meeting twice on Monday. Once at 7 a.m. with our sophomores, juniors, and seniors for a hill workout. We are meeting again with everyone at 3:10 for the weight room and for those that are doing a second run of 30-35 minutes. Meet in front of the building Monday afternoon.
You must be registered by tomorrow afternoon in order to participate at practice. Athletes that have not registered will be asked to leave practice until your registration has been completed. You will also need to make sure that you have a physical on file that does not expire during the season (end of October). Here is where HS athletes can register for XC this year.
Run Colorado Spike Nite
Next Thursday is our scheduled Spike Nite at Run Colorado. This is our opportunity as a team to get fitted for new shoes and racing flats. 20% off will be given to all MVHS and MRMS athlets that are in need of running shoes or gear. Pizza will also be provided for our team from 6 to 7:30 that night.
Vista Spike Nite at Run Colorado Flyer (pdf)
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.
Saturday Practices During the Season
Starting this Saturday (August 16th) we will begin holding Saturday practices for the entire team. We will meet at 7 a.m. for these runs early in the season. As we move into the fall and the weather cools down we will potentially move to 8 a.m.
2014 Meet Schedule
The meet schedule has been finalized and is up on the schedule/calendar page. The meet schedule should not change at this point, however, practice times and locations will probably move around a little still.
2014 Meet and Practice Schedule (link)
Schedule for August 10th-17th
Mon MVHS 7 a.m.-Hill Workout
MVHS 3:10 p.m.-30-35 min run + weights
Tue MVHS 3:10 p.m.-aerobic run + strides/injury prevention
Wed Redstone Park Tennis Courts 3:20-Cruise Intervals w/short rest
Thur MVHS 3:10 p.m.-Aerobic run + weights
Spike Nite @ Run Colorado 6-7:30 p.m.
Fri MVHS 3:10 p.m.-Intervals on Griggs/Poston Loop
Sat East/West Trail Head 7 a.m. (Long Run)
Sun 30-60 minutes on your own, or rest
Please take a look at our team handbook to learn more information about practice, meets, lettering, etc.
MVHS Cross Country Team Handbook (PDF)
I. Attendance at all Practices and Meets
a. Athletes must be at all scheduled practices and meets when competing
b. Consistent unexcused absences from practice/meets will result in removal from the
c. Excused absences include Dr. appointments, sick from school, family emergency,
d.Athletes are expected to be at practice on time.
e. Athletes are expected to ride the bus with the team to and from meets.
II. Drugs Tobacco, Alcohol
a. Use of these substances by any member of the team will result in the end of the
III. Academic Achievement
a. A failing grade will result in removal from the team until the grade is passing.
b. 2 or more D’s may result in holding the athlete out of competition until grades
a. Athletes are expected to show proper sportsmanship towards teammates,
competitors, and coaches at all times.
b. Athletes should represent Vista Nation XC in a positive light at all times.