Friday was fun, but we still have a lot of work to do in order to be ready to achieve our team goals for the end of the season. An area where we need to get better is closing the time gap between our #1 to #7 runners in each race. Good teams can get the gap from #1 to #5 down to 60 seconds. Great teams can get their #1 to #7 between 30-45 seconds. This is where I challenge us to be. The hardest work is still ahead, but so is our best racing. Keep things in perspective and remember that Arapahoe was in August. We want to be at our best in October.
Arapahoe Warrior Invitational Results (click)
Week in Review: A New Season Begins (Milesplit Article)
Team Statistics from Arapahoe:
Varsity Boys: 1st place, 1-5 Gap 1:04, Not bad. Lets close it to under 45 seconds on Sat.
Varsity Girls: 1st place, 1-5 gap 1:21. Great start, now we need to get the pack closer
to our front runners on race day and in practice
JV Boys 3rd place, 1-5 gap 45 seconds. Solid gap. Lets get closer to the front on Sat.
JV Girls: 1st place, 1-5 gap 35 seconds Awesome Spread Time. Lets close on the varsity.
Fr/So Boys: 1st place, 1-5 gap 33 seconds Wow! Can we do this from #1 to #7?
Fr/So Girls: 2nd place, 1-5 gap 2:18 Great start, you can brining this to under 1 min
Summer Mileage T-Shirts
For those that logged your miles this summer, I will be collecting mileage charts this week. Hand in your chart w/ your name on it before Friday. I will hand out shirts on Saturday at St. Vrain after the meet.
Elementary XC Race: 5:00-7:30 on Wednesday
Wednesday after practice is our elementary school XC race. Athletes should plan on staying at school until about 7:30 that evening. Right now, there are 200 kids that have signed up for the event. All MVHS XC athletes need to be there. Remember, this is your part of of the fundraiser to fill the community service piece.
Please be at practice 10 minutes early on Wednesday (3:00). We are going to stretch you out quickly and send you on your run a few minutes early. Please check the attached information for race times and athletes assignments for the elementary school meet:
MVHS Elementary School XC Meet Information (click)
Athlete Jobs for Wednesday (click)
This weeks team dinner is on Friday after practice at Lindsey Smith's house. Please check the google group email for location. Thank you to the Mr. and Mrs. Smith's for hosting!
Friday's Football Game
We encourage everyone to go to the home football game after the team dinner on Friday. However, we ask that each athlete stay only through 2 or 3 quarters, and to stay off of your feet as much as possible at the game. This is a sacrifice in order to be ready for Saturday mornings meet. We leave early for St. Vrain and want everyone to get at least 8 or 9 hours of sleep the night to be ready to compete.
St. Vrain Invitational:
Teams Competing/Schedule/Maps/Meet Info (click)
When: Saturday, Sept 8th
Where: Lyons HS, Lyons CO
Girls Varsity (Run 10, score 5) Schwartzkopf, Smith, Fitzsimmons, Londono, Reicher,
McGinty, Brooke Mackay, Newman, Dixon, Goodrum
Boys Varsity (Run 10, score 5) Walton, Steiner, Geisler, Graf, Weaver, Hart, Wagner,
Parker, Matzke, Romine
Boys JV (unlimited, score 5) All athletes not running varsity
Girls JV (unlimited, score 5) All athletes not running varsity
Busses: All athletes should be on the bus to St. Vrain. We would like for athletes to ride
home together after the meet as well unless they need to go with their parents.
Be at Vista at 6:15 a.m.
Busses depart at 6:30 a.m.
Busses return after the meet between 2:00 and 3:00.
Awards: Ribbons for top 25 in the Open Races
Meadles for top 10
Plaque for team champion in the varsity races
Ribbons for top 3 teams in Varsity race
Lunch: Please bring money to eat after the meet. We will stop for lunch in Boulder on the way home from the meet.
September 3rd-9th Schedule
This week we are going to get in our quality efforts on Monday and Thursday. They will both be relatively flat, so we want to do something a little bit hiller on Tue and Wed for your recovery runs.
Mon: 6:00 p.m. MVHS Track (please be back in town for practice)
Tue: 3:10 MVHS (Recover run in Playground/Weights)
Wed: 3:00 (recovery/Strides)
5:00-7:30 Elementary School XC Race (All-Vista athletes in attendance)
Thur: 3:10 (Vista 500 on the track)
Fri: 3:10 (Recovery Run/Weights)
Sat: St.Vrain Invitational
Sun: Optional run on your own or w/ a teammate to "Go the Extra Mile"
Going the Extra Mile
For those "going the extra mile" right now here is what the coaches suggest through the month of September. These miles can be done in the morning before school, on Sunday, or added on at practice.
Jr/Sr girls: 5 miles extra a week
JR/Sr boys: 5 to 10 extra miles a week