When: Wednesday, August 15th from 6p.m. to 7p.m.
Where: MVHS Library
Who: All Vista Nation XC Parents. Athletes do not need to attend
What: The coaching staff will discuss the 2018 XC season including team expectations, meet/practice schedule, the Nike Cross Regional trip to Arizona, team selection process, buying proper shoes, nutrition for your athletes, parent support, and other important items related to our team.
Meeting Notes: Information will be sent out to everyone after the meeting if you are not able to be in attendance.
Team "Remind" Text List Communication
Please sign-up for the team "Remind" communication list. Besides the blog this is how the coaches will communicate with the team most frequently. It is also the easiest way for us to be able to get a message to athletes and families when needed. See the attached document for directions on how to sign-up.
- The Remind Code for the 2018 fall season is @3ag4cb
- 2018 Vista Nation XC Remind Registration Instructions (pdf)
Training Plans for the Week
If you are unsure which plan to follow please come talk to Coach Dalby.
Grocery Card Fundraiser
Therese Fitzsimmons will be at the parent meeting on Thursday to talk about our grocery card fundraiser. This is one of our few fundraisers each season, and how we are able to compensate our assistant coaches each season.
Our assistant coaches on staff are not funded by the school district, and the grocery card fundraiser helps us to to make sure they each receive a full stipend for the season. Please see the link below for more information:
MVHS Booster Club
The Booster Club is the other way we raise money for our program each season. We will talk about the XC Booster at the parent meeting. Below is information on how to register, and a video about how the Booster Club helps our team.
Runners Roost Spike Night: Friday
This years "Spike Night" will be on Friday at Runner's Roost Lone Tree following our run from the Bluffs that afternoon. This is our chance as as team to get properly fitted for shoes, and see the latest racing spikes/flats. There will also be a 15% discount on all shoes, apparel, and spikes for MVHS and MRMS athletes.
Even if you are not buying shoes that day, come to the event, eat, and have fun with your teammates!
Schedule for August 13th-19th
Monday- MVHS 3:10 p.m. (meet on middle school
Tuesday- DeKoevend Park 3:20 p.m. (University Lot, just past
Wednesday- MVHS 3:10 (meet on MS fields)
-Parent Meeting 6 p.m. (MVHS Library)
Thursday-Morning Run 6:30 a.m. @ MVHS (only if
double is on your training schedule)
-MVHS 3:10 p.m. (meet on middle school fields)
Friday- The Bluffs Regional park 3:20
-Runner's Roost Spike Night 5 p.m.
Saturday-Run to Denver 6:30/7 a.m. (see blog for
Sunday-On your own
Run-To-Denver on Saturday
On Saturday we will be doing our bi-annual Denver Breakfast Run! Afterwards we will head to Illegal Pete's on the 16th St Mall for breakfast burritos, and then take the Light Rail from downtown back to Mineral Station next to Aspen Grove. Here are the details on the 4 runs to choose from:
- 14 Miles: Meet at Aspen Grove Panera at 6:30 a.m.
- 10 Miles: Meet at Centennial Park in Englewood at 7 a.m. (See address below)
- 7 Miles: Meet at Centennial Park at 7 a.m., and we will transport you down the trail so that you are running the 7 mile distance.
- 4 Mile Run: Meet at Centennial Park at 7 a.m. and we will transport you down the trail so that you are running the 4 mile distance.
When: 6:30 A.M. If you are running from Aspen Grove. 7:00 a.m. if running from Centennial Park.
Bag/Gear Transport: You can load your stuff up in Dalby's car and he will transport it down to Denver for you.
Where: Centennial Park
4630 S Decatur St
Englewood, CO 80110
Directions: 25 mins from MVHS. Go North on Santa Fe. Take a left on Union. The park will be down on your right off of Union
Cost: $15 should cover the cost for breakfast and your light rail ticket.
Ticket App: Please download the RTD ticket app and purchase your ticket prior to Saturday mornings run.
We are looking for 2 to 3 parents to help us out on Friday to chaperone at REI/Illegal Pete's and to help drive runner's back from Mineral Station to Centennial Park once we return, if they need to get their cars. If you can help please email Coach Dalby.
Labor Day/Saturday Practice
Our plan for Labor Day weekend is to meet for practice at 7 a.m. on Saturday morning at Redstone Park. Those that raced at the Arapahoe Invite will be doing a long run. Those that did not race will be doing a longer steady state run/rhythm run. If you are leaving town please arrange to leave with your family after practice Saturday morning. We will be finished by 9 a.m.
For Monday, check the training document to see what your run is that day and get it in on your own. Or call a teammate up and run together. We will not be meeting on Monday as a team.