This is an indoor meet we are going to attend as an entire team. It is the same weekend as the Air Force Academy Invite, but we are choosing this meet because it is on a Friday instead of all day Saturday.
When: Friday, February 1st (4:30-10:30)
Where: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lion Field House
760 North Campus Heights
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Meet Information (doc)
Meet Time Schedule (doc)
Registration: Bring $15 this week to Dalby's room in L503 and sign up for events.
Events: Choose 1 or 2 events. Your choice of what you want to race.
Relays: If you would like to run a relay please put your own teams together.
Early Gear Orders/Girls State Champions Shirts
Gear orders for the spring are now available through Denver Athletic Company until Sunday, January 20th. Once the site closes you will not be able to order gear again until the season starts. If you wait until the second gear order there is no guarantee that your order will come in before the end of the season. All gear is optional to order.
Denver Athletic Website (Store Closes Thursday January 24th at 11:59 p.m.)
On Wednesday we will be doing a fart-lek. You will notice in the training document that I wrote the workout as "2 mins on (10K effort)/3 mins steady. Here is a short article about what the workout will look like.
Schedule for the Week
Mon-On Your Own
Tue-SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSED DUE TO SNOW
-Run on a treadmill or run this afternoon outside if things clear up. Be safe!
Thur-A.M. Run 6:30 a.m.
Fri-MVHS 8 a.m.
Sat-Waterton Canyon 8 a.m.
Sun-On Your Own
Training Plans for the Week
If you are unsure which plan to follow please come talk to the coaches.
- Middle Distance Training plans: January 14th-27th
- 800 Training Plan: January 14th-27th
- 1600/3200 Training Plan: January 14th-27th
If you have not already had your iron/ferritin levels checked by your doctor since the end of the cross country season, please make sure you do so in the next few weeks. Please refer to last June's blog post about the importance of iron and ferritin for distance runners for more information.
It is the coaching staffs recommendation that all runners on the team (both boys and girls) be taking an iron supplement that works for you as an individual.
New Running Shoes at Runner’s Roost Lone Tree
Please ensure that you have appropriate running shoes at all times. If you need to purchase a
pair of shoes and have no idea what may be best for you it is a good idea to visit Runner’s Roost in Lone Tree who specializes in running shoes and apparel. Not everyone has the same type of foot. Some people have high arches, some flat feet, some pronate, and the list goes on. The Roost specializes in running shoes and is able to suggest the correct shoe for your type of foot, foot motion, and event. The correct shoe will assist your efforts and help prevent injuries.
• Runner’s Roost (Near Lincoln and I-25)
- 15% Off for all Mountain Vista Athletes
When to buy new shoes????
1. Every 3 months
2. Or Every 400 to 500 Miles
3. Athletes can also purchase racing flats/spikes from Runner’s Roost at a discounted price. Racing shoes usually on last for one season.
Spring Track Registration
STEP 1) REGISTER ONLINE www.vistagoldeneagles.org
STEP 2) COMPLETE PAYMENT ONLINE VIA MY SCHOOL BUCKS (LINK AT THE END OF EACH REGISTRATION) **NO CHECKS**
STEP 3) TURN IN PHYSICAL FORM TO ATHLETIC'S OFFICE OR HAVE CURRENT PHYSICAL ON FILE (you can email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Step 4) New CHSAA Requirement: STUDENTS ONLY (Parents you DO NOT need an account, click SKIP when it asks to link accounts) If you participated in a Fall or Winter sport and have already created an Arbiter account you DO NOT need to create another account.
Beginning with school year 2018-19, Student Athletes MUST create an account with CHSAA using one of the following methods:
- Text S41320 to 69274. You will then receive a text reply with a link to create an account.
- Create an account at arbiterathlete.com from any desktop, laptop, tablet, iPad, or smartphone.