We will continue to ramp up the practice depending on your current fitness. For those that have had a
busy summer and not doing much running, you will be working on your base training to get ready for
the race season that coming up very soon (next week). Those of you that have been training are
probably ready to get out and race. Look down below to see information about trainer shoes and racing spikes on sale at Footzone.
We are also dealing with the smoke in our area. We cannot practice outside, if the AQI is over 150, so
that means that practice may get moved inside the high school at a moments notice, so always check
the SportsYou app before traveling to practice in case the location has changed.
Reminder: If you cannot make it to XC practice, you are required to contact head coach Carol before
practice begins on the app in order to be excused.
Right now: plan on traveling to all races on the MtV XC Calendar. It will be a busy, fun season.
Coaches are looking forward to working with you to help improve your fitness for our team races.
August 21- Monday– 8:30am- Mountain View HS- Monday looks to be a bad air day so please just
head into the school commons. We will double check the AQI and let you know the training plan for
August 22- Tuesday– 8:30am- Mountain View HS- Lets meet in the commons and the training plan
will depend on the AQI.
August 23- Wednesday– 8:30am- Drake Park – meet near the central rest rooms- warm up run, drills,
hill workout, strides and stretching. Don’t forget your water bottle.
***Sunset Hike Night!!!– this is completely optional, and just a fun activity that you can participate in
if you are up for a hard hike. Coaches cannot organize carpooling, but the plan is to meet at the Black
Crater Trailhead at 6:00pm. Please communicate your questions to your captains. The trail is about 7
miles roundtrip. BRING water, snacks and a headlamp. We’ll plan on hiking (its steep in parts, so
be ready to sweat), but if you want to try and jog it, you can try. The plan is to be up there for the the
last 20-30 minutes of sunset, then hike down as soon as the sun sets at 7:58pm. It will take about an
hour to hike back down, so anticipate driving back from Sisters in the dark and getting back to Bend
around 10pm. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join. If parents don’t want to hike, but instead
head up to Dee Wright Observatory or just drive some of the pass, that is a great option as well.
August 24- Thursday– 8:30am- Mountain View HS- Easy run day- 20-40 minutes. Hopefully outside
if the smoke hides.
August 25- Friday- 8:30am- Shevlin Park- near the parking lot next to the pit toilets. Depending on
the AQI we will run a bit longer and add in 2 x 5 minute pick-ups during the run. We will add some
strides at the end and some cool down stretching.
Looking ahead: Our first race is August 29- Tuesday morning at Juniper Golf Course in Redmond.
Our second race is September 2- Saturday at Marist HS in Eugene. Please note this is the Labor Day
long weekend, but the team will be racing. More details to follow.
As Central Oregon’s only source for an expert fitting of running shoes and competition spikes in Central Oregon we want runners to be set up with the best equipment for a successful season.
During these days, all Cross Country athletes will receive 20% off competition spikes. We have a large stock in models from Nike, Brooks, New Balance and Saucony. All other equipment including training shoes will be 10% off for student athletes as a part of our year round discount to young runners. Additionally we have a sweet gift with every purchase from our vendors.
Please make your team and parents aware of FootZone Spike Days to take advantage of our great product and service at a discount.Best of Luck this season. Please let me know anything else we can do to support your team.