WHO: Any Mountain Vista HS or Mountain Ridge MS student-athlete looking to prepare for the upcoming spring track and field season.
WHAT: Winter training for all sprinters, jumpers, middle/long distance runners, and throwers.
WHEN: The camp runs from December through the end of February. We meet from 3:10 to 4:30 each day at MVHS.
COST: $150 for high school students (grades 9-12). $100 for middle school students (grades 6-8).
THROWERS: Will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays with Coach Gardner. Throwers do not need to register online. Please speak with Coach Gardner for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
COACHING: Head Coaches Jonathan Dalby and Kelli Kunz will be working with our athletes on a full time basis throughout the winter. Coach Karen Sprafke will be working with our middle school athletes.
Godzilla Gear Order
The Godzilla gear order is open until January 12th.
Middle/Long Distance Training: Jan 6th-12th
If you are unsure which training plan to follow please come talk to the coaching staff.
Practice Schedule: January 6th-12th
Monday-On Your Own
Thursday- Morning Run 6:30
P.M. MVHS 3:10
Friday: MVHS 3:10
Saturday: DeKoevend Park 8 a.m.
Einstein Bagel After Run
Sunday-On Your Own
If you have not had your ferritin levels checked since the end of XC please do so in the next week or two. My recommendation is to have your ferritin levels checked at a minimum of twice a year: Once after the track season, and once after XC season. If the last time you had your levels checked was before XC, it is time to get them looked at again.
Below is information about the importance of iron/ferritin for distance runners. Please review, and have your iron levels checked ASAP if you have not recently done so. This goes for both boys and girls. Rule of thumb, get your ferritin levels checked at least twice a year by your doctor. A ferritin level of 30 is the minimum number acceptable for adequate performance as a distance runner. I also recommend that every athlete on the team be taking an iron supplement that works for them. Please come talk to me if you have questions.
- The Importance of Iron in Distance Runners (Blog Post)
- Why You Should Get Your Ferritin Levels Checked (Blog Post)
- A letter from a doctor, with references, about ferritin levels for endurance athletes that you can take with you to your medical provider when you get tested. (Doc)
- Are Your Ferritin Levels Up to Speed? Top Coaches Take Tests for Iron Seriously (article)
- Ironing Out the Details: Know the facts about ferritin and iron before deciding to supplement (article)
- Iron Level Upkeep For Runners (article)