You have to watch this one! Over the weekend American Evan Jager, Nike teammates with my good friend and high school teammate Matt Tegenkamp, ran the absolute best distance race I've ever watched an American run! We talk a lot on our TEAM about taking chances, and wanting athletes to push themselves to their absolute limit. This is the best example I've seen of an athlete going for it, and being willing to take risks in a race. If you do not know anything about the mens 3000m steeplechase, then you should know 2 things.
- If you can break 8 mins you are unbelievably fast! It's only been done by 11 athletes in history, 10 of those times are by Kenyans.
- No American has ever gone under 8 mins.
Here are the links to the race videos, and a post race article. These are definitely worth your time!
- Videos of Evan Jager's American Record Steeplechase in Paris (links)
- Post Race Interview with Evan Jager (link from FloTrak)
- Post Race Article: In a Brave, Brave Run, Evan Jager Nearly Crushes The World's Best In Men's Steeple, Settles for 8:00.43 American Record.
7th Annual Vista Nation XC Team Camping Trip
Link to Registration
What: 7th Annual Vista Nation XC Camping Trip
When: July 15th-17th. Arrive at the Park between 5 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday. We will be leaving the park by 11 a.m. on Friday.
Transportation: Athletes will be responsible for finding their own rides both to and from our camp site at Golden Gate Canyon State Park.
Who: All high school aged runners that have been consistently running this summer.
Where: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Campground: Reverends Ridge Campground
Cost: $50 per camper
This will cover the cost of both camping and food.
Parent Volunteers: Parent Volunteers can register online at the same time you register your athlete. We are looking for 5 to 10 willing parents that would like to help.
Training Peaks Workouts for July 6th-19th
The next 2 week cycle of workouts are currently being uploaded into TP, and will be up before practice on Monday.
Team Phone List
The team phone list was sent out again in an email tonight. If you are in need of a ride, please call up one of your teammates and help each other out.
Schedule for July 6th-12th
Mon-Red Stone Park 7 a.m.
Tue-MVHS 7 a.m.
Wed-The Bluffs Regional Park 7 a.m.
Thur-MVHS 7 a.m.
-IHop after the run, bring $$$ for breakfast
Fri-Waterton Canyon 7 a.m.
Sat-Run on your own/with a teammate. Check Training Peaks to see what your run is.
Sun-Optional Run on your own, or w/ a teammate. Check Training Peaks to see what your run is.