This week I'd like to spend a little bit of time at practice talking about a few other things that will be important to helping us achieve our TEAM goals for the fall: Friendship, Loyalty, and Cooperation. People make us better. There is a much better chance that we will accomplish our TEAM and individual goals when we include others in the process.
If we are going to accomplish our TEAM goals this year building friendships with the other members of the TEAM is critical. Our goals are big this year, and accomplishing them alone are unlikely. We will be much stronger if we go at it together, and help make each other better in the process.
Camping Trip to Gunnison, CO
Online Camping Trip Registration:
The highlight for our TEAM every summer is always the camping trip! For the 5th year in a row we will be packing up and heading out of town to do a little altitude training, strengthen our friendships, and build a stronger TEAM. If you are having second thoughts about going I encourage you to come. The last 4 years the only regrets that people have had about the camping trip are not going.
Additional information about the trip is below. Currently, there are 3 parents signed up as volunteers. For us to be able to make the trip we will need at least 5 more parents to come along. We do not want the kids to drive to Gunnison. I am happy to rent a cabin or even a hotel room for parents that are willing volunteer. Parents can sign up as volunteers online when you register your athlete for the trip.
What: 5th Anual Vista Nation XC Camping Trip
When: July 18th-20th
We will leave from Vista at noon on Thursday July 18th and return around
2:00 Saturday Afternoon (July 20th)
Who: All high school aged runners that have been consistently running this summer.
Where: Gunnison, CO
Campground: Gunnison KOA
Cost: $55 per camper (payment due before we leave)
This will cover the cost of camping, gas, food and entrance into Black Canyon of
the Gunnison National Park.
Athlete and Parent Volunteer Registration: Please register at the link below by next Sunday (June 30th) so we can accurately plan. Parents, you can sign up for a volunteer spot at the same time you register your athlete.
Our boys were mentioned in the 2013 5A XC preview this weekend on Milesplit. There were some nice things said about us, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. It's one thing to be mentioned as a solid team, but it's another to actually put in the work and prepare for success. Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, "There is no substitue for work. Worthwhile results come from hard work and careful planning." When you prepare great things can happen! Here is the link to the article:
Summer Registration Fee
A few athletes have still not paid their $100 for the summer. Please take care of this by Tuesday morning.
The Feed Zone Cookbook
Recently I have been using a cookbook at home that I think is an invaluable asset to your overall performance as a runner. The name of the book is The Feed Zone: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes. It's extremely easy to use Mom and Dad, and most recipes take about 15 to 20 minutes to prepare. I have been using at least one of these recipes almost everyday over the last 3 months. If you are an athlete who is serious about reaching your full potential, recovering between workouts, and fueling your body for top performance than I think this is great resource for you. Here is the link to the book. You can also pick up a copy at Run Colorado for 20% off.
Schedule for June 24th-30th
June 24th: MVHS 7 a.m.
June 25th: East/West Trail Parking Lot on top of Grigs Rd. 7 a.m
June 26th: MVHS 7 a.m.
June 27th: Dekoevend Park (lot off of University just past Arapahoe Rd.) 7 a.m.
June 28th: Coach Cooke's House. Pancake Breakfast after run. 7 a.m.
June 29th: Run on your own or w/ a teammate
June 30th: Optional Run