#1 Have Fun!
This is the most underrated aspect of training. Enjoy what you are doing everyday and training becomes more meaningful. If you are going to be out running 6 or more times a week make sure you are having fun in the process. It's easy to get caught up in the daily grind of training and to forget that sports and fitness should be enjoyable. The means have to justify the ends, and if you are enjoying the process distance running with your teammates becomes a lot more fun!
#2 Be Consistent
The best way to achieve your goals is to have fun training with your teammates and to be consistent. Run everyday that you can, 6 to 7 days a week. Being successful in distance running, or anything else in life, requires consistent hard work. Set a goal for yourself this season, work consistently towards it, and have fun with your teammates in the process.
Christmas Party on Thursday, Dec 19th
When: Thursday, December 19th @ 5:30
Where: Caroline Smetanka's House (see email for address)
Who: All Vista XC Runners and Alumni
What to Bring: The Smetanka's are providing pizza and drinks. You should bring the following.
- Seniors: chips
- Juniors: desserts
- Sophomores: veggies or salad
- Freshman: fruit
Schedule from December 16th-January 6th
Everything for December is posted here: December Schedule and Training
There are a few optional meet ups on the calendar during winter break. These are simply opportunities for the team to meet up and run together.
December 23rd (Monday)-Redstone Park 9 a.m. (athletes only, no coaches present)
December 30th (Monday)-Rocky Heights Middle School 9 a.m.
January 2nd (Thursday)-The Bluffs 9 a.m.
January 3rd (Friday)-9 a.m. RedStone Park 9 a.m.
January 6th (Monday)-1st official day of winter conditioning. 3:10 MVHS