XC Practice Schedule/ Update 8/16-8/23

What a great time at our team camp up at Little Cultus Lake! It was great to see everyone working so well together during the team competitions and helping each other make it to the top of Cultus Mountain. It was an awesome way to kick off the 2019 season! All of the coaches were very impressed with everyone.

We are quickly approaching official practices starting 8/19! The practice schedule is posted below including this Friday’s practice. Once official practices start on 8/19. We will transition to meeting at 4pm, which will be our regular practice time once school begins. This will help the athletes adjust to working out in the afternoon. Also below, you will find other important info and happenings!

Fall Sports Registration: Everyone needs to be registered and cleared in order to practice starting 8/19. Make sure you are good to go or you will not be able to attend practices. https://www.bend.k12.or.us/mountainview/student-life/athletics

Bigfoot 10k tent- I know this is short notice but CORK needs some last minute help at the Bigfoot booth at the Twilight 5k tomorrow 8/15 at 6-8pm, only 2-4 athletes. Bend High was originally planning on helping but they are at their team camp this week. Let me know if anyone can help!

Mountain View XC Team Store: We have set up a team store for family and friends to get some sweet Mountain View XC gear. 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

Pilot Butte Middle School XC Camp

Pilot Butte Middle School will be having their annual XC camp on August 26th-29th from 3-4:30pm. They would like to have Mountain View XC athletes there to help out at the camp each day. Please let me know if you can help and which days you can be there. This is a great opportunity to represent MVXC and connect with younger xc runners who may be a Cougar XC athlete someday! Be sure to wear MVXC gear at the camp.

XC Practice Schedule

Friday 8/16- 8am: @River Bend Park- Easy run with 6 strides. Ice bath in the River!

Sat/Sun– Off one day, Easy run on your own the other day.

Monday 8/19- 4pm: @Mtn View. Easy Run. Strength.

Tuesday 8/20- 4pm: @Pilot Butte Park: Hill Workout

Wednesday 8/21- 4pm:@Mtn. View. Fun Run. Recovery

Thursday 8/22- 4pm:@Mtn. View. Easy Run with Strides and Core.

Friday 8/23- 4pm:@Mtn. View. Speed Play workout.

Team Camp 2019!

Here are some details for Little Cultus! The sign up link will be up on touchbase soon. Just waiting for everything to be processed by the school since they just opened their offices. So, keep an eye out for that and sign up once it gets posted. It may be the case that you may just have to pay the camp fee after camp. Also, any athlete that wishes to attend Team Camp has to fill out the waiver below and also be cleared for Cross Country. Please bring the waiver with you to camp or email it to me. You can register for cross country on the Mountain View Athletics page https://www.bend.k12.or.us/mountainview/student-life/athletics

Sign up for Team Camp: https://touchbase.bend.k12.or.us/signin.aspx

Waiver: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Y6m869NLEO8AaKXnZHACIxTW-QLfOG3F/view?usp=sharing

Camp fee: $25

-$0 if you Volunteered at Cascade Lakes Relay

If your entry is Free there is no need to sign up on Touchbase.  We just need the waiver.

Transportation: Since this years camp is not mandatory and doesn’t land on official practices. Each athlete will be responsible for their own transportation to and from Little Cultus. Coaches are not allowed to transport athletes. If you need a ride communicate with your teammates to see if carpooling is a possibility.

Itinerary:

Monday 8/12– Meet at the intersection/Turn off to Little Cultus Lake @10:30 AM. Be ready to run when you get there. We will be running to camp from there. Some of the coaches will transport your camp gear.

Wednesday 8/14- Depart Little Cultus @11am. Plan on getting picked up at the same spot you were dropped off at. At the Gravel turn off to Little Cultus.

Personal Equipment for Cultus Running Camp:

  • Tent (may share with teammates)
  • Pillow
  • Sleeping Bag & Pad
  • Running Shoes & camp shoes
  • Running Clothes
  • Warm jacket, Light running jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Pair of long pants
  • Small backpack
  • Insect Repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimsuits
  • Towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Personal items
  • Games, cards, water guns, etc.

Footzone Spike Days – 8/10-11 & 8/28- 20% Off training and racing shoes. Student athletes always get 10% off, but it’s worth it to try and make it in on one of the three Spike Days!

Week 4 MVXC 7/29-8/4

As July comes to a close and August begins, we turn to our next phase of the XC season! Focus and intensity will begin to change this month. We will also hope to get more numbers out for voluntary practices as we approach our team camp at Little Cultus on 8/12-8/14, which is not mandatory, but very fun! I will post more details on our team camp this week before our moratorium week begins. It is important to make sure all athletes get signed up for XC before August 15th. Sign-ups open on 7/29 and can be found on the Mountain View Athletics page https://www.bend.k12.or.us/mountainview/student-life/athletics

Cascade Lakes Relay Fundraiser: We still have some spots to fill for our Cascade lake relay fundraiser. Below are the shifts that still need filled with the number of people needed for each. If you are in town Saturday 8/3, we need your help. This is one of our bigger fundraisers for the year and we need it to be a team effort. Please let me know which shifts you can take by emailing me @ bassett12@up.edu

31(ODOT Century Drive)-Parking/Traffic: 6:45am-1:15pm- (2 people), 12:15pm-6:45pm- (5 ppl)

33(Century Chain Up Area)-Parking/Traffic: 7:30am-1:30pm-(filled), 1pm-8pm- (5 ppl)

35(Athletic Club of Bend)- Parking/Traffic: 8:15 am-1:30pm- (filled), 1pm-8pm-(5 ppl)

Finish (Riverbend Park/Mill Point Parking lot)-Parking/Traffic: 9am-3pm-(filled),3pm-8pm-(1)

Finish line(Riverbend Park)-Timing assistance:8:30am-2:30pm(2ppl) 2:30pm-8:30pm (1)

Week 4 Practice Schedule

Below is the practice schedule for the week ahead. We are building a great base and momentum to have a stellar season! See you this week!

Monday 7/29- Pine Nursery @8am. 3-5 miles easy with 80 meter strides.

Tuesday 7/30- Riverbend Park @8am. 3-5 mile Progression run. Spike ball tournament afterwards.

Wednesday 7/31- Off/Cross training day

Thursday 8/1- Shevlin Park @8am. Long run. Ice bath in Tumalo Creek. bring a towel!

Friday 8/2- Mountain View @8am. 3-5 miles easy with strides.

Saturday 8/3-Cascade Lakes Relay Volunteer Fundraiser

Sunday 8/4- Rest Day

Week 3 XC Training Schedule 7/22-28

Monday 7/22- Pine Nursery @8am. 3-5 miles easy with 6 strides. Core session.

Tuesday 7/23- Pilot Butte @8am. 20 minute warm-up. 10×15-20 second hill sprints. 15 minute cool-down.

Wednesday 7/24- Off day or easy 2-4 miles optional.

Thursday 7/25- Mountain View @8am. 3-5 easy run. Strength workout.

Friday 7/26- Sawyer Park off of O.B. Riley @8am. Long Run. Team activity in the park after.

Saturday 7/27-Easy 3-4 miles on your own.

Sunday 7/28-Rest Day

Week 2 XC Training Schedule 7/15-721

We had an awesome showing for our first week of summer practices. A lot of new faces, which is very exciting to see! Our first week of summer training was pretty mellow, mainly to make sure everyone eases into their training for the season. In Week 2 we will start to add some light intensity to start getting our leg turnover primed and ready for the season. Please do your best to get your runs in on your own on the days we don’t meet or if you can’t make it to voluntary practices. If you are having trouble getting out of bed in the mornings to get to practice. Just remember that success in the Fall is forged in the Summer. You will not regret getting the work in with your teammates first thing in the morning, and it will pay off! See you all nest week!

Go Cougars!

Monday-7/15- 8am @Pilot Butte Park. 3-5 miles hilly run. 4-6 Strides. Core.

Tuesday- 7/16- 2-4 miles easy on your own. 4-6 strides

Wednesday 7/17- 8am @Drake Park. 20 minute warm up, 10×30 seconds @5k pace on grass, 15-20 min cool down to The Doughnut on Galveston. bring some money if you want a doughnut!

Thursday- 7/18- 3-5 miles recovery,

Friday- 7/19- 8am @Shevlin Park. Long run with 6-8 strides. Bring your towel for an ice bath in the Creek!

Saturday- 7/20- 3-4 miles easy on your own.

Sunday-7/21- Rest day

Week 1 XC Summer Training Schedule

Here are the times and locations for the first week of voluntary practices. This week we will be focusing on running easy mileage and getting our legs back under us. We will also be focusing on getting our running drills dialed in for the season and establishing proper running form. If we start early we will be pros by the first day of practice 😉 It is also important to note that athletes should be running on their own on some of the days we don’t meet as a team. 5 days of running out of the week is ideal. I look forward to seeing everyone and getting the 2019 XC season under way!

Go Cougs!

Monday-7/8: 8AM @ Pine Nursery Park.

Wednesday-7/10: 8AM @ Drake Park.

Friday-7/12:8AM @ Riverbend Park.

2019 Mtn View XC Summer Training/ Important Dates

It’s that time already! Time to start building those Summer miles for success in the Fall. Summer training is a great opportunity to set yourself up well for the regular season while bonding with your teammates. It’s also an opportunity for us to do fun activities we don’t normally get to do once the season begins. Below are some important dates for the summer. For practice times and locations during the summer, please check the team website for weekly updates. https://mvhsxc.com/

7/8/19-Voluntary Practices Start – We will start meeting for voluntary practices on Monday July 8th. Every practice will be at 8 am at different locations. We will start with a Mon, Wed, Fri Schedule to start and will eventually move to 4 days a week as we get more mileage under our legs. We are starting a little later this year because I wanted to make sure we had a solid break between track/school and the start of XC training. It’s a long season and we want to be feeling good come October.

8/2-8/3-Cascade Lakes Relay Volunteering- For our team fundraiser this year we will be helping out at Cascade Lakes Relay. It will only be a 1 day event and should be fairly simple helping out at the exchange zones. We need to start getting a head count of all who can help. Please let me know if you will be able to help! Family members and friends are more than welcome to help out.

8/4-8/10-OSAA Moratorium Week- Since our fundraiser falls on the tail end of the official Moratorium week, we had it pushed back to 8/4-8/10. We will be off that week from all team functions. Athletes will run on their own that week.

8/12-8/14- Team XC Camp- Our team camp will be at Little Cultus Lake this year. A little bit of a change from years past but this still gives us the opportunity to do the Cultus Mountain run!

8/19- Official Practices Begin- All athletes need to have their sports physical and registration completed in order to practice.

Go Cougars!

District Championship Week (10/22-28)

District Championship week is upon us! After starting summer practices 18 weeks ago, we approach the race that we have been focusing on all season. We have put in a lot of hard work this season and this is where all of that hard work pays off. This week we will continue to focus on tapering, staying healthy and sharpening up for race day. Both the girls and the boys teams have an opportunity to qualify for the State meet. So let’s stay focused this week and do all of the little things to allow us to perform at our best on Saturday.

Just like the Oxford Classic, we want as many Cougar XC  fans out on the course on Saturday. This is a home course for us and having fans out on the course gives us that extra boost! The race for that #3 qualifying spot is going to be tight and having home course support could be the difference! So work on your family and friends and get them out to the District meet on Saturday! 🙂

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Central Oregon Relays and helped out or cheered on the Cougars. Also, a BIG thank you to Peter Hatton for making the event happen! It was another success, Peter! It is a great event for the Mountain View XC program and is always enjoyed by all of the teams that attend. Thank you all!

District Meet Schedule- Meet at COCC at 10:30 am

Varsity Boys- 12:00pm

Varsity Girls- 12:45pm

Junior Varsity Boys- 1:30pm

Junior Varsity Girls- 2:15pm

Team Dinner

Our Team Dinner this week will be at the Santaguidas right after practice. We will be finishing practice around 4:30pm, so plan accordingly. Since Halloween is right around the corner. This is a costume attire team dinner! Address: 62906 Bilyeu Way

Freshman- Drinks

Sophomores-Dessert

Juniors- Bread

Seniors- Salad

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/22– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy run 3-5 miles with Strides.

Tuesday 10/23- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout on the Track. Foam Rolling/Stretching.

Wednesday 10/24- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery day. Easy run. Core.

Thursday 10/25– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Easy Run with Strides. Revisit our Goals

Friday 10/26– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Short Shakeout run with strides. Team Dinner

Saturday 10/27- Mountain Valley District XC Championships

Go Cougars!

Week 17- Central Oregon Relays

The Warner Pacific Meet was exactly what we thought it would be. Fast! We set 35 Personal Bests on the day! It was a great way to get some speed in the legs and go up against the best competition in the State. Thank you Parents that were out on the course in Portland cheering on the Cougs! Check out the Warner Pacific results below!

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/143986/results

This week’s focus will be to recharge and make sure everyone is feeling strong and healthy before we go into the District Championship week. We have Central Oregon Relays on Wednesday, which will be a fun event for the team. We need volunteers to help with course management, So any parents planning on attending please let me know if you can help!

Let’s have a fun and focused off week from racing and recharge for next week heading into District!

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/15- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout. Create teams for CO Relays,

Tuesday 10/16- 3:15 pm @Mtn View: Easy Recovery Run. Core. Fun Team Activity.

Wednesday 10/17– Central Oregon XC Relays @3pm Pine Nursery.

Thursday 10/18- 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery Run to Pine Nursery and help with Middle School Relays.

Friday 10/19-  3:15pm @Mtn View: Light Team Workout. District Goal Setting

Saturday/Sunday- Easy run one day. Rest day the other. Try and meet with Teammates for your run!

Go Cougars!

Week 16 (10/8-14)

The Oxford Classic showed us a lot of good things as a team. We had 16 PRs on a course that was significantly long. We had the best fans out on the course cheering on our runners (The Cougar included). And both Varsity squads showed that they can contend for a qualifying spot for the State meet. It was a great day, and truly an all around team effort. Thank you to all of those that came out and supported the team at Oxford. You all made it a very special day out on the course. Also, Thank you to everyone who helped or ran at the Bigfoot 10k. We had a great Mountain View XC showing! Check out Oxford Results below as well as a cool article covering the race.

Oxford Classic Results

https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/meet/143955/results

Here’s a Bend Bulletin Article about the Oxford Classic. There some good photos of our Mountain View Athletes!

https://www.bendbulletin.com/sports/6573474-151/oxford-classic-a-source-of-fun-competition

With Only 3 weeks left in the regular season. It is crucial that everyone does their best to make it to practices. We have to stay committed if we want to achieve our goals. So let’s stay focused and continue to support each other as a team. You have all put in tremendous work this season. Now it’s time to reap the benefits and enjoy the ride! We have one more fast and competitive race this Saturday at Warner Pacific. Then it’s a fun week with Central Oregon Relays before we head into the District Championship week. So, this week’s race is a great opportunity to run some fast times before District!

Team Dinner

This week’s team dinner will be at the Creech’s @5:45ish. Address: 843 NE Locksley Dr.

Freshmen- Drinks

Sophomores-Bread

Juniors- Dessert

Seniors- Salad

Also, the Friday before the District meet is available (10/26) the Halloween dinner! Let me know if anyone is up for that!

Warner Pacific Race Schedule

Jv Gold Girls- 2:30pm

Jv Gold Boys- 3pm

Varsity Gold Girls- 3:30pm

Varsity Gold Boys- 4pm

Practice Schedule

Monday 10/8– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Workout at Al Moody Park

Tuesday 10/9– 3:15pm @ Mtn View: Recovery Run 4-6 miles. Core work.

Wednesday 10/10– 3:15pm @ COCC Track: Workout on District Course.

Thursday 10/11– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Recovery run 4-5 miles. Team Game?

Friday 10/12– 3:15pm @Mtn View: Pre-Race Practice. Easy run 3-4 miles. Strides

Saturday 10/13– Warner Pacific XC Classic. Depart Mtn View @9am

 

Go Cougars!