Tomorrow's run is at Red Stone Park next to Shea Stadium. Please meet in the parking lot of the tennis courts by 7 a.m. We will be running for a set number of minutes tomorrow so please bring a watch with you. Proper fitting running shoes and a wrist watch (not your phone) are the 2 pieces of equipment you should have on every run. If you don't already have a watch you can usually pick up a reasonable one at Wal-Mart or Target for cheap. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just something that tells time and has a stop watch feature on it.
June 10th-16th Information
If you just registered and have not viewed Sunday nights weekley blog update please do so today. There is a lot of info about things going on this week that you need to be in the loop about. Here is the link to that blog post: http://www.vistanationxc.com/1/post/2013/06/june-10th-16th-summer-conditioning-begins.html
Get Fitted Properly for Running Shoes at Run Colorado
If you have not been to Run Colorado off of I-25 and Arapahoe yet to be fitted for running shoes I strongly encourage that you do. They will do a free gate analysis for you to make sure you are in the right kind of shoes. They will also give you 20% off all running shoes and apparel if you tell them you run at Mountain Vista. The shoes you will find at Run Colorado will be of much better quality, and help to keep you healthier, than the typicall shoes you will find at a big box store.
On our team, most athletes will need to change out their running shoes about every 3-5 months depending on how many miles a week you are running. Most shoes will last between 400 and 500 miles if you get a good pair.
Payment for the Summer
If you did not pay your $100 registration fee this morning please bring it to practice with you before Friday.
Today's Upperclassmen Breakfast
The upperclassmen breakfast was this morning. We had a very positive conversation between the coaches and the older kids about their leadership on the team this year. We are expecting great things out of the older athletes and that they will be positive role models and character builders for the younger kids on the TEAM. The legacy they leave behind this year will be a great one!
Team Breakfast after Friday's run at Panera Bread
On Friday we are meeting a little bit further away from campus than normal to run the Platte River Trail. We will meet in front of the Panera Bread at Aspen Grove shopping center off of Santa Fe. Please bring money with you for breakfast after the run as we will be herding a mass of HS distance runners into Panera to eat. This is a great time for us to bond together as a TEAM and really get to know each other. Parents are more than welcome (and encouraged!) to join us for the run and breakfast that morning.
TEAM Goal Setting BBQ's
The Team goal setting BBQ's are set for the following dates. The goal setting meeting is for all members of the TEAM including incoming freshman. I consider this to be the most important conversation we have as a TEAM all season so please plan on being in attendance if you are in town this week.
Boys Goal Setting BBQ: Wednesday, June 12th @ Carson Hart's House (6 p.m.)
Girls Goals Setting BBQ: Thursday, June 13th @ Kenzie Haberkorn's House (6 p.m.)
I will email out addresses and directions for the BBQ's on Tuesday night.
Team Camping Trip Update
We finally have a location set for this years camping trip. On July 18th-20th we will be camping as a TEAM in Gunnison, CO and staying at the KOA campsite near town.
I will have specific details about the trip shortly, but this is open to all high school aged athletes (including incoming freshman) on the TEAM. The camping trip is always one of the highlights of the summer and I encourage everyone that can to come along.
The cost of the trip will be modest. It will be $15 for camping, around $25 gas money for your driver, and everyone will chip in about $20 for food as wel. Usually around $50 total plus personal expenses for things like lunch or ice cream when we go into town.
We will be looking for 8 to 10 parents that would like to come along with us this year (more if possible!) to help drive and supervise. We are trying to work this out this year where only adults are driving on the camping trip and none of the athletes.