Monthly Archives: September 2019

XC Week #5: 9/16-9/22

We finally got our 1st race under us at the Northwest Classic in Eugene. We put in some hard efforts against the best competition in the State! It’s tough to open up the season with such large and competitive fields, but everyone handled it well and worked hard in the heat. We ended up having 15 PRs on the day, along with some awesome individual and team performances! Below are some notable performances and fun facts from the meet!

  • Freshman Kyle Swenson ran his 5k debut in 17:58!
  • Senior Nate Robbins Crushed his PR from last season by almost 2 minutes, running 18:48.
  • Sophomore Iris Welsh ran a big PR to open up the season in 23:20.
  • Sophomore Walter Marquez broke 20 minutes in his first XC race! He ran 19:39
  • Freshman Weston Shaffer just missed breaking 20 minutes (20:01) in his 5k debut.
  • The Varsity boys had a team spread of 50 seconds between the top 5.
  • The Varsity girls had a spread of 80 seconds for the top 5.

Very exciting to see PRs, awesome debuts for freshman and great team performances between JV and Varsity! It’s still early in the season and we are just starting to scratch the surface in terms of our fitness and speed, versus where it will be in October and November. This week of practice will be mixed with some hard training and some fun as well. So, be ready to put some work in this week since we don’t have a competition on Saturday.

XC Practice Schedule

Monday 9/16- 4pm @Mountain View. 40-45 minute recovery run. Core and Strides

Tuesday 9/17- 4pm @Mountain View. Cutdown speed workout.

Wednesday 9/18- 2:15pm @Mountain View. Captain lead voluntary practice. 30-40 minute recovery run.

Thursday 9/19- 4pm @Mountain View. Tempo Run.

Friday 9/20- 4pm @Mountain View. Chocolate Milk Mile race

Saturday 9/21- Easy aerobic run. Go by feel for distance and pace. No longer than 60 minutes.

Sunday 9/22- Rest Day

XC Week #4: 9/9-9/15

Well, our first meet didn’t go as planned, but we definitely made the best of it! Thank you all for being patient with the cancellation. All we can do in those situations is make the trip worth it and I’d say that dance party was well worth it! Mountain View cross country definitely provided the entertainment for all. Love it!!

Now we move onto our next meet, the Northwest Classic in Eugene. This meet is a biggie and is held at Lane Community College, which happens to be where the State XC meet is held. It should be a fun meet with great competition! Since we didn’t get to race on Saturday, this will be a great opportunity to open the season with some fast times and really compete against the best competition in the State. There are multiple divisions so it is likely the team will be split up between 3 different races. We will start this week off with a quality workout to make up for the cancelled race on Saturday. Check out below for this week’s details.

Practice Schedule Week #4

Monday 9/9- 4:00-5:45pm @Mountain View. Mile repeats with 150s

Tuesday 9/10- 4:00-5:45pm @Mountain View. Recovery run and Core. Seniors/Captains help with SkyView Practice.

Wednesday 9/11- 4:00-5:30pm @Mountain View. Hill Workout.

Thursday 9/12- 4:00-5:45pm @Moutnain View. Recovery Run. Team Activity.

Friday 9/13- 4:00-5:30pm @Mountain View. Shakeout Run with Strides. Team Dinner @ The Gonzalez’s

Saturday 9/14- Northwest Classic. Depart Mountain View @7:30am.

Sunday 9/15- Rest Day

 

Team Dinner 9/13

The Gonzalez family will be hosting the team dinner for this week, Address will be shared at practice.

Freshman: Bread

Sophomores: Drinks

Juniors: Dessert

Seniors: Salad

 

Northwest Classic Meet Schedule

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/156894/info

Depart Mountain View @7:30am

12:20pm- JV Girls

1:00pm-JV Boys

1:40pm- 5A/6A Varsity Girls

2:20pm- 5A/6A Varsity Boys

3:00pm- JV Open Girls

3:40- JV Open Boys

Return to Mountain View around 7:30 or 8pm.

XC Week 3: 9/2-9/8

We had a great week of practice in week 2 with some hard work put in! With school starting this week, I expect to see our numbers increase and have the whole team in attendance for practices.

Week 3 brings us our first competition of the season with the Cowboy Invitational out in Prineville on Saturday. With this meet being in Central Oregon, let’s do our best to get as many Cougar XC fans as we can to the meet! The first meet is always a fun way to bust off the rust and see where the team stands. Can’t wait to see everyone compete on Saturday!!

Please see below for the meet details along with other important happenings for this week.

Practice Schedule

Monday 9/2: Labor Day, No Practice. Run easy 40-45 minutes on your own.

Tuesday 9/3: 4-5:45pm @Mountain View. Cutdown workout.

Wednesday 9/4: 4-5:30pm @Mountain View. Recovery day. Team Activity.

Thursday 9/5: 4-5:30pm @Mountain View. Easy 45-50 minute run with Strides. Parent Meeting after practice in the commons.

Friday 9/6: 4-5:15pm @Mountain View. 30 minute easy run with Strides. Team Dinner at the Swensons after practice!

Saturday 9/7: First Meet! Cowboy Invitational. Depart Mountain View @6:15AM

Sunday 9/8: OFF! Rest day.

Parent Meeting 9/5: We will be having a quick parent meeting after Practice on Thursday in the school commons. I wanted to make sure everyone was back in town before having a meeting. We will introduce coaches, cover general details for the season, expectations for athletes and how parents can best support their athlete throughout the season.

Team Dinner 9/6: There will be a team pasta dinner at the Swenson’s following practice on Friday. See below for what to bring.

Freshman: Drinks Sophomores: Bread Juniors: Salad Seniors: Dessert

Meet Details: We will be departing Mountain View @6:15am on Saturday. Please be at Mountain View @6AM so we can be leaving by 6:15. If an athlete wants to ride home with a parent after the meet, please check out with a coach before leaving. Also, those who just started practicing last week have the option to sit out the first meet. 1 week of training is not enough to feel prepared for a meet and you are unlikely to have a great experience. I will talk with those athletes and see where you stand on competing. We will most likely be returning to Mountain View around 12:30pm.

Meet schedule:

  • 8AM- Open Race
  • 8:30AM- Girls Race
  • 9:15AM Boys Race

Mountain View XC Team Store:  The store closes Monday 9/2 at midnight! Get some sweet Mountain View XC gear for friends and family. Check it out and represent the XC program at meets! A portion of the sales will also go to the XC program. https://mountainviewxc2019.itemorder.com/sale