2017 Season – Week #15

Cougar XC Athletes & Parents –

We are looking forward to racing at Portland Meadows this Saturday and optimistic that we will be seeing some fast times!  Make sure you aren’t on your feet too much this evening at the MV/Summit Football game (Go COUGS!) and in bed at a reasonable time.  We will see you very early tomorrow morning (5:15).

Here are this week’s announcements:

Oxford Classic –

This week we will be racing in Drake Park at the Oxford Classic.  Athletes are excused from class at 12:30 and we will be meeting at the XC Tree to carpool to Drake Park.  We may need a few parents to help with carpooling.  Let me know if you’re available.  Race times are as follows:

Girls Varsity – 2 pm

Boys Varsity – 2:30 pm

Girls JV – 3:00 pm

Boys JV – 3:30 pm

For race information go to the meet page at https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=129443#/263

All Seasons Flapjack Give-Back –

We need a small group of volunteers to help out at this fundraiser on Saturday, October 7th.  If you can’t attend Bigfoot on Sunday (because of Church or another conflict), this would be a great opportunity to pull your weight 😊.  Volunteers will be making pancakes for customers from 8:30 to about 11 and All Seasons will donate $500 to our team plus any tips received during the event.  This will be at the location on Jamison Street.  If you can volunteer, please let me know!

Green Lakes Trail Run –

We will be taking a small group of athletes to run Green Lakes Trail on Saturday, October 7th.  In order to attend you must be injury free in the last 2 weeks and have competed in a varsity race this season.  This is due to group size restrictions for this trail and the length and intensity of this trail.  It is open to the first 10 athletes meeting this criteria who respond.

Bigfoot Run –

We will be helping out at the Bigfoot Run next Sunday, October 8th with all proceeds of the event going to local cross country programs based on the number of participants volunteering from each school.  We need all athletes that are able to attend this fundraiser!  Please bring parents, friends, and family members to contribute to our overall volunteer count and wear your Mountain View Gear! We will be providing direction and cheering for runners on the course.  Meet at the Les Schwab Ampitheater at 8 am and we should be done within no more than a few hours.

Pasta Feed –

Our pre-Oxford pasta feed will be at the Goff House which is at 20745 Kilbourne Loop.  We will carpool there after practice.  Please bring the following items to share with the team:

Freshmen – Drinks

Sophomores – Desert

Juniors – Bread

Seniors – Salad

Team Gear –

We’ve got a few extra team sweatshirts from our order this season as well as some men’s and women’s brook half-zip pullovers (these are super nice and would be over $100 retail) that we are looking to liquidate so we can use those funds to help with an order for new team jackets for the 2018 season.  These are $30 for athletes or parents interested in buying one.  Please email me if you’d like to confirm a size.  Payment can be made on Touchbase and you can send me an invoice with the receipt and I will bring the item to practice.

Practice Schedule – Meet in Bohnlein’s Classroom at 3 pm all week.

Monday – Mile Repeats at Pine Nursery (Only 3 – but fast!)

Tuesday – PB Perimeter Trail w/Summit Option & Mini Strength

Wednesday – 1600, 1200, 800, 400 @ MV Track & Mini Strength

Thursday – Easy Run to MV Park & Strides

Friday – Oxford Classic

Saturday – ASRVM FlapJack Giveback & Green Lakes Trail Run

Sunday – Rest Day/Bigfoot Team Fundraiser