So far we are off to a great start with official winter conditioning! We had between 50 and 60 athletes out running with us last week in the wind and cold. This is potentially a great sign of things to come. I want to keep emphasizing with everyone the 2 key ingredients to our success this season, being consistent and having fun! The best way to achieve your goals is to have fun training with your teammates everyday and being consistent with your running. 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.
If you would like to sit down and talk goals for the upcoming season please tell me or Coach Cooke sometime soon. We would love to hear about your goals for the season and help to guide you down a path that will give you your best chance to achieve them.
Martin Luther King Jr Mile-High Classic
There is an indoor meet at the Air Force Academy this Sunday. There is not a lot of info up right now, but check the Colorado Milesplit page for details. I do know that the meet starts at 9 a.m. and that the following events will be contested on Sunday in this order:
60 meter hurdles/Mile run/400 meter dash/60 meter dash/800 run/200 dash/4x1 lap relay
If you decide to go down and race keep things low key. Times are not important right now. Relax and have fun at the meet. You can worry about times later on in the season.
If you ordered an end of the season XC shirt most of them are in. Stop by Selle's room to pick them up. If you ordered a shirt without print on the back your shirts will be in next week. I will email everyone when those shirts come in.
Schedule for January 13th-19th
Whichever training plan you decide to go with this winter stay consistent with it. We would like to see athletes sticking with one plan and not bouncing back and forth between different training plans. This will help you to stay healthy and reach your potential come spring. I have listed all of the potential runs for the week below.
Mon: Aerobic run
40, 50, or 60 mins + 6x100 strides
Tue: Aerobic run
35, 45 or 50 mins + weights
Wed: Medium Long Run
40- 50, 60, or 70 mins + 6 power hills
Thur: Aerobic Run
35, 45, or 50 mins + weights
Fri: Aerobic Run (No School, run on your own)
40, 50 or 60 mins + strides
Sat: Long Run
on your own or w/ a teammate
up to 60 mins, 70-75, 85 mins
Sun: Optional Run
30 to 60 mins easy
Mon: Medium Long Run (No School, run on your own)
40-50 mins, 60 mins, or 70 min run + Strides