Summer Running Week Six 8/8 – 8/14:
- Registration is now open for Fall Sports. Please make sure to get signed up through the Athletics page for MV. You need to register, pay the Pay-to-Play & have a current physical on file in order to practice/compete. Wednesday, August 10th is the last day to register and be able to practice on the 16th when official practices start. If you’re not cleared by the 10th you won’t be able to practice.
- Official practices start Monday, 8/15 (one week away!!). We will be having those practices at 3pm and will be meeting at Mountain View near the “Cross Country Tree” across from the ticket booth of the football stadium. Please bring water!! It’s going to be hot.
- The race calendar on Athletic.net is close to being finalized, but there will be other items added to the calendar as the season goes on.
Workouts for the week:
Monday 8/8 – Meet at Juniper Park by the Tennis courts. 8 am.
- 3-4 sets of 2x800m w/1 min rest. Rest interval between sets is 3-5 minutes until the HR goes down. Pace should be fast but comfortable. You should be able to feel like you can keep going right into your second rep. Focus on getting at least 3 sets done as that equates to a 5k. 2-3 sets of 30 walking lunges after the workout. Stretching and core.
Tuesday 8/9 – 30 – 45 minute easy run on your own or with friends. Try to find a soft surface to run on.
Wednesday 8/10 – Meet at Hollinshead Park. We’ll warm up, do some drills and then do some short/medium intervals with a short hill kicker.
Thursday 8/11 – Meet at MVHS @ 2pm for a strength/lifting workout similar to what we did last week. Again, we’ll shoot for being done close to 3:30, but it might be closer to 3:15.
Friday 8/12 – Meet at Alpenglow park at 8 am. We’ll do a 20-min run, some longer strides and then hit up the splash pad. I think we’ll beat all the little kids to it since we’ll be relatively early.
Saturday & Sunday – Rest one day and do an hour plus activity the other, run, bike ride, hike with climbing. Just be active.