Training Over Winter Break
Right now we are in the middle of the toughest time to train of the entire year. It's difficult because we don't have the TEAM to train with everyday. Ask yourself though, "How bad do I want to be at my best? How important are my goals to me? How much do I really want to help the TEAM?" If being at your best and achieving your goals is something you are committed to this year then I encourage you to find an hour each day over break to get out there and run!
I hope you are taking me up on the challenge to get out and run 6 to 7 days a week over winter break. There are always excuses that can be made about not running on any given day, but the athletes that will be at their full potential in April/May will be the ones that follow the training plan now. There are a lot of athletes out there on other teams that are taking advantage of these 2 weeks to make sure they are at their best for the spring. Athletes that will make HUGE improvements in-between the XC and track season. That can be us as well, but we have to get out there and train everyday!
Getting in your base miles now will carry you far into the track season and have you ready to run your best later in the spring. It's amazing what running everyday can do for your confidence as your fitness improves. Watch and see how you start to feel when you commit to running 6 or 7 days a week, even when the rest of the team isn't around. This is where some of your biggest gains as a distance runner can be made. Training everyday, even when no one else is around to push you.
Remember, all mileage schedules are posted (click here to see workout schedules) if you need to know how much to be running each day.
Winter Break Runs as a TEAM:
For those that are in town here are the days we are meeting as a group over break that were posted on the schedule.
Friday, Dec 28th: Redstone Park 10a.m. to 11a.m.
Monday, Dec 31st: Rocky Heights 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 2nd: Waterton Canyon 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Friday, January 4th: Redstone Park 10a.m. to 11 a.m.
Follow the appropriate mileage schedule on the other days. Get out and run on your own or with a teammate. The challenge it to run 6 to 7 days each week over break and come back in better shape then when you left.
Winter Conditioning Registration
If you have not registered for winter conditioning yet please do so before we come back. Here is the link the sign-up online: