On Thursday at 3:10 all athletes that plan on running with the distance runners this spring should be at practice. Even if you are still taking time off please plan on attending for 15 minutes for a brief meeting. We will talk about goals, training plans/groups, and meet/practice schedules for this winter and spring.
Individuals are still encouraged to sit down and talk with me about your goals for the upcoming track season. I consider this to be the most important piece of communication in the athlete-coach relationship and suggest that everyone find a time to come and talk goals with either me or one of the other coaches in the next 2 weeks.
2013 Winter Mileage Groups
These groups are the coaching staffs best projection of where we think you are at in your running career based on age, ability, and years training. These training groups/plans are not set in stone and are meant to be flexible. If you think you should be in a different mileage group please come talk to us. You can always bump up or down a group if you feel it is best, but come to the coaches first.
If you would like to move up a group we will be happy to listen and collaborate with you. From a coaching perspective, we do not want you moving up anymore than 5 miles a week more on the average than what you were running in the summer.
If I have left your name off of the list please tell me. Many of you are playing other sports this winter/spring and I have left you off for that reason. However, if you plan on playing another sport and running in the off season please come talk with me. I am happy to put a plan together for you so that you can continue to run while playing another sport.
If you ran XC, but have told me you are not running this spring your name is also off the list. However, if you decide to compete this spring please come communicate that with me. I will be happy to suggest a training plan for you.
Finally, if you are still taking your time off that is perfectly okay. When you return, we will start you at week one. Simply adjust the dates in the training plans. You will still be given 13 weeks from the start of your training this winter to earn a mileage shirt.
2013 Suggested Winter Mileage Groups (click for PDF)
Winter Training Plans (click for info)