We’re here! The start of the official XC season is upon us and with it some transitional time. First, we’ll be transitioning to some later practices and meeting at the school for the majority of practices. With this change, we’ll be adjusting to the schedule we’ll have when school starts. Also, many people who haven’t been able to workout in the mornings will be able to join us and in varying levels of fitness. So, we’ll start a new training cycle that allows for an ease into fitness.
Practices are now 5-days a week, and for this first week since it is going to be so hot, we’ll be doing practices at 12:00pm. That way we can be a little later in the day, but not in the intense late afternoon heat. Once school starts we’ll have to bump back the start time to 4pm, but the longer we can be done earlier in the evening, the better.
If you are not on the Remind app, please download it and use the join code: @ebd6c64
We will be using Remind for the most pertinent changes and information updates, like changes to practice schedules due to smoke. I’ll make sure if changes need to be made I’ll send a remind at least 30 minutes before the start of practice. Also, if you’re on Instagram, our team account is @mv_xc. Updates are put up there as well.
Be sure to check the schedule on Athletic.net to get meet dates. We’ll be providing information for each meet as they get closer and will be posting the information on this site.
Week One Workouts
Monday 8/15 – 12pm @ MVHS. Meet at the XC tree near the entrance to the stadium. Easy run day. In the 20-40 minute realm, depending on your fitness. We’ll talk about where to go and how to make sure to run together in small groups. Core & stretching back at MV. Practice should be over around 1:20ish pm
Tuesday 8/16 – 12pm @ MVHS. Run to Al Moody Park for short hill repeats. Strength & stretching back at MV. Practice will be over closer to 2-2:15pm.
Wednesday 8/17 – 12pm @ MVHS. Easy run, 20-45 min, followed by strides & stretching. Practice will be over around 1:20pm.
Thursday 8/18 – 12pm @ MVHS. Fartlek workout @ Eagle Park. Strength & stretching back at MV. Practice will be over 2-2:15pm
Friday 8/19 – Meet at 12pm @ Drake Park. Long run day, relatively easy effort, just putting in some miles. I’ll describe some routes you can take depending on your fitness level and to maximize opportunities for water breaks.
Saturday 8/20 & Sunday 8/21 – Active recovery. If you can organize with your teammates to meet either day, that will help with accountability to get out and exercise.