Excellent job at Arapahoe this week! For the 4th time in 6 years the girls won the frosh/soph race. For the 5th time in 6 years the boys were frosh/soph meet champions! Hard work pays off! Running everyday in the heat, or when conditions are not ideal, is never easy. But the rewards are always great when you put in a consistent effort. Great job on Friday!
Arapahoe Warrior Invitational Results, Articles, and Photos (link)
"Going the Extra Mile"
I was very impressed by the number of our athletes that showed up early last week to get in some "extra miles" in the morning before school. We had at least 8 boys, and 6 girls that showed up to do their morning runs together. Going to bed early, and waking up early, to run before school isn't easy, but the extra dedication can pay off for you in a big way down the road! Here is the schedule for this weeks A.M. runs
- Tuesday: 5:30 a.m.
- Wednesday: 6 a.m.
- Thursday: 6:30 a.m.
Who should be running in the morning?
Here are my thoughts. Freshman/1st year runners should not run before school. Right now running 6 times a week is plenty. For athletes running 40-45 miles a week, you can do 1 a.m. run a week of 30 mins. You pick which day works best for you, and take Sunday completely off. For our athletes running 50 or more miles a week, 3 morning runs a week of 30 mins easy will do the trick. This will ensure that you always have Sunday off.
St. Vrain Invitational
Who: All Vista XC Athletes
Where: Lyons HS in Lyons, CO
Bus: 2 busses leaving Visa at 5:45 a.m., show up at school by 5:30 a.m. We would like to have all athletes on the bus back to school
Lunch: Bring $$$ for lunch. We will stop in Boulder after the meet.
Official Meet Website w/ Time Schedule, Map, Awards Info, Etc. (link)
Varsity Boys: Smith, Fu, Hart, Romine, Currie, Burgoyne, Zarrin, Mackay, Dillon, Gleeson (run 10, score 5)
Varsity Girls: Chipman, Fitzsimmons, Easton, J. Nats, Suntken, Eck, Simmons, Smetanka, A.Nats, Brown (run 10, score 5)
JV Boys: All boys not in the varsity race (run unlimited, score 5)
JV Girls: All girls not in the varsity race (run unlimited, score 5)
Elementary School XC Meet
On Wednesday after practice is our annual Elementary School XC Race. We will need all Vista athletes in attendance after practice to help run the meet off. Every athlete on the team will be given 5 hours of community service. Here is the info on the meet, we are expecting 250 to 300 runners this year.
2015 Elementary School XC Meet (link)
Schedule for the week
Mon-Redstone Park 5-6:30 p.m.
Wed-MVHS 3:10-5 p.m
-Elementary School XC Meet 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Thur-Rocky Heights MS 3:20-5 p.m.
Fri- MVHS 3:10-5 p.m.
Sat-St. Vrain Invitational
Sun-Optional Run on your own, or w/ a teammate. Check Training Peaks to see what your run is.