The coaching staff has high expectations for our TEAM. We don't like lowering the bar and feel that the hardest things to work towards in life are the most fulfilling to acheive. Anyone can be mediocre or average but we are looking for student-athlets that want to achieve their full potential.
You have heard us say time and time again that there are no short cuts in the sport of distance running. If you want to reach your full potential you have to work at it every single day. Daily consistency, while having fun, are what matter most. Lots of runners across the United States will show up the first day of practice in February and have good seasons. However, only those runners that have consistently committed to their off season will have great track seasons!
Anyone can be average, but those that are truly hungry for success will sacrifice the time now that it takes to be successful. Settling for being average is the enemy of being great! Stay consistent Vista over the next 3 weeks and continue preparing for the upcoming track season. You have the opportunity to reach your full potential this spring.
Air Force HS Indoor Open
This Saturday is the last opportunity we will have to run at an indoor track meet. The coaching staff would like for as many athletes as possible to sign up for this Saturday's Air Force Academy High School Indoor Open.
This meet will be fun! We are not looking for PR's or big time performances. Instead, this meet provides an opportunity for you to see where your fitness is at. The 400, 800, mile, and 2-mile will all be contested. In addition, the 4x400 will also be run. Registration is only $10 per athlete. You are responsible for registering yourself for Saturday's competition.
Here is the link to the meet schedule and registration:
League Relays Help
On Saturday March 8th MVHS is responsible for hosting the Continental League Relays at Sports Authority Stadium in Parker. I am looking for about 10 parents who will be willing to help us run the event off. Jobs will include things like moving hurdles, assisting at field events, helping keep score, etc. If you are willing to help please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
National Letter of Intent Signing Day
This Wednesday (February 5th) several of our seniors will be taking part in the National Letter of Intent Signing Day. This means they will be declaring their intention to run for a particular college next fall. The ceremony starts at 3:00 in the MVHS auditorium. For practice that day athletes are encouraged to be at the ceremony and then complete their run after. The following athletes are signing on Wednesday.
Blake Graf-Colorado Mesa University (Grand Junction, CO)
Connor Weaver-Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Michael Pons-Fort Lewis College (Durango, CO)
Ashlee Jonson-United States Coast Guard Academy (New London, CT)
Schedule for February 3rd-9th
Mon-Vista 3:10 (aerobic run)
40 to 60 mins + 6x100 + weights
Hill workout + injury prevention
Wed-Vista 3:10 (med-long run)
up to 50, 60, or 7o minute run + 4x150 + weights
Thur-Vista 3:10 (tempo workout)
Fri-Vista 3:10 (aerobic run)
40 to 60 mins + 6 power hills + injury prevention
Sat-Long run on your own or w/ a teammate (up to 60-70 mins, 80 mins, or 90 mins)
-or- Air Force HS Indoor Open
Sun-Run on your own 30-60 mins or Rest (aerobic)
-or- Long Run O.Y.O. if you raced at Air Force