This will be our last week of pre-season practices before we break for winter. As of now we haven’t heard anything on how the new statewide mandates will affect us this week, so we will just continue practices as planned until told otherwise.
Monday and Wednesday, we will plan on meeting at Mountain View @3:30pm. Friday we will be having a voluntary 5k trail time trial. Since this is an off campus get together, no one is required to attend. If you can make it, awesome! This is simply a fun opportunity to race a 5k on some dirt and end this preseason on a strong note! We will plan on meeting at 3:30pm at the Phil’s trailhead parking area and go from there. Please remember to bring a mask just like you would at practice. We plan to do the time trial in the same time frame a normal practice would last, so please plan accordingly. I know this location isn’t the most convenient option. But with parks being off limits for the team, we had to be creative for a location that would be fun to race a 5k.
Let’s have a great last week of pre-season training and keep that great work ethic rolling!
I hope you all have had a great weekend! Just a little update for the week. For this week’s practices, prepare for colder temps. The forecast for the week looks to be on the chilly side, but not quite as wet as we saw at last Friday’s practice. So, please come to practice prepared for cooler temps and bring layers to throw on after your workout.
We will continue to meet at Mountain View at 3:30pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Wednesday we will have a team 2 mile time trial. This will be a great opportunity to test out the legs, get a little friendly competition in and gauge our fitness level. So, let’s be ready to run fast on Wednesday!
Remember our message from last week. “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.” Let’s keep working to be better than we were the day before!
Looking forward to another great week of practices! See you all Monday @ 3:30pm.
Hope you all had a fun and safe weekend! This week we will be shifting our practice start time to 3:30 pm with the evenings getting darker earlier. Practices will still be the same length, ending around 4:45-5pm. Plan to meet at Mountain View Monday, Wednesday and Friday @ 3:30pm.
Please be sure to bring warm clothes to practices. Temps will be dropping in the evenings and you will want to have extra layers for when you aren’t running. Come to practices prepared and willing to work hard. Workouts might not be as intense as they usually would be this time of year, but that doesn’t mean they are any less important! See you all Monday!
The fall Track season is about to wrap up, which means we get to jump back into some cross country training! We have been given a 4 week period to get together and get some more training in as a team. Starting October 26th we will have practices Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 4pm-5:15pm at Mountain View High School. This is considered a part of the official XC season, which means all athletes must be cleared through Family ID and signed up for the sport in order to practice.
We no longer have to stick to our 10 athlete pods, but we do need to have masks on when we are gathered as a group and not running. There will also be a digital sign-in and sign-out process for when athletes arrive and leave practice. If we stick to the guidelines and protocols, we get to keep practicing and not get shut down.
A few things to keep in mind before coming to practice on Monday. Please bring warm clothes for when we aren’t running. Temps will be dropping especially right around practice time, so please be prepared. Also, please bring a water bottle so you have water that is easily accessible and you don’t have to go inside the school to get water. Last but not least, don’t forget to show up with a positive attitude and a willingness to make yourself and your teammates better. I know we still have a while until we get to actually lace up the spikes for competition. But success for the season comes from what we do now. So, let’s bring our best to every practice!
I look forward to getting XC back up and running and can’t wait to get the crew back together. See you all Monday 10/26 @4pm at Mountain View!
Hope you have all had a great weekend! This week will be the last week we will get together as a team, at least for a little while. We will wait to get some clarity on what this fall will look like and what the school district will allow. In the meantime, the athletic department wants all athletes to turn in physicals now to speed up the clearing process. This way, if we can get back together and practice this fall you will be cleared and eligible. The school will be limiting the amount of people in the school, so please try and do registration electronically if possible. Once physicals are turned in it should be quick to register on Family ID once it is opened.
Once we get word from the school district, I will update everyone on when we may get back together as a team and what makes the most sense from a safety and training perspective. Moving forward, it is important to remember that our season has not been cancelled but simply pushed back. My goal is to make sure we are peaking for the season and not feeling burned out before it even starts. So this break actually comes at a good time from a training perspective since we have been logging miles as a team since early July. I’m looking at the delayed season as XC just being extended 😉
So let’s be patient and smart with training. I encourage you all to still try and get together with your pod and run low easy mileage. You are all still a team even when we can’t all get together. Let’s have some fun practices this week! Check below for this week’s practice info.
Tuesday 8/25- Mountain View @8am
Thursday 8/27- Mountain View @8am
Sorry, I’m getting this out a little later than usual. I spent Sunday running around the Three Sisters and ended up getting home and going straight to bed haha! It was a fun and painful run, but worth it! That is what running is all about. The places running will take you never cease to amaze. Here are some pictures from the day.
Looks like we get another week to meet up and get some runs in together. This week we will be meeting Wednesday/Thursday due to work conflicts on my end. Look forward to seeing you all! Check below for when and where to meet.
Wednesday 8/19- Pine Nursery @8am.
Thursday 8/20- Mountain View @8am.
As most of you have seen or heard, the 2020 XC season has been pushed back to late February. The season will go through late April just in time for the Track season. There are still a lot of details to be worked out and a lot of questions to be answered, but at least we now know that we will have a cross country season. Here is the link to the OSAA article with the details of the changes to sports seasons. http://www.osaa.org/today/article/1797/view?title=OSAA+adopts+New+2020-21+School+Activities+Calendar
Moving forward for this week, we will plan on meeting on Tuesday and Thursday not necessarily for the sake of training but to get the team together, get a nice run in and enjoy hanging out (from a distance). With the season now being so far out, we will be dialing back structured workouts and focusing on running for fun maintaining a solid base. Continue to run easy mileage by feel on the days we don’t meet. I will update everyone as I get more information in regards to what practices might look like moving forward and what this Fall might offer running wise. Check below for Tuesday’s and Thursday’s meet-ups!
Tuesday 8/11- Pine Nursery @8am.
Thursday 8/13- Mountain View @8am
This week we will have our first team time trial of the season! This will allow everyone to gauge where they are at fitness wise and also tap into that competitive edge. Be sure to prep appropriately so you can run at your best on Tuesday!
Bend Parks and Rec. is now requiring masks for sports teams practicing in parks. Please try and bring a face covering for when we meet as a group before and after our runs/workouts. Once we start the workout the masks can come off. I know it’s another thing to add to the list, but if it keeps us practicing I’ll take it.
Let’s keep bringing a positive attitude and willingness to work hard to practices. This is a great group and I’m excited to see everyone crush it in the time trial on Tuesday! Check out this week’s schedule below.
Monday 8/3- 30 minutes easy with 4-6 strides afterwards.
Tuesday 8/4- Pine Nursery @8am. Intersquad 2 mile time trial.
Wednesday 8/5- Recovery day. Cross train or recovery run on grass or dirt if possible. Go by feel for pace and distance.
Thursday 8/6- Mountain View @8am. Speed play workout
Friday 8/7- 30-45 minutes recovery run.
Sat/Sun- Rest one day, Longer run the other day. Shoot for 45-60 minutes.
Here we are into Week 4 already! Looks like we get to go back to Pine Nursery and get on some running paths again. I was very impressed with how everyone looked during our whistle drill workout on Thursday! I know it’s early, but everyone handled it very well and looked strong. We will keep adding in light workouts each week, along with a slight increase in mileage. Just so everyone is aware, the latest change to the season is the delay in competitions to September 23rd. The official season will still start in late August, but as of now we will not be able to compete until the end of September. This doesn’t change where we are training wise and we will continue to work hard and be ready for those competitions when they do happen.
Check out this week’s training schedule below. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Monday 7/27- 30-50 minutes easy on your own. Light Strides.
Tuesday 7/28- 8am @Pine Nursery. Surge run.
Wednesday 7/29- 30-40 minutes recovery run. Foam roll!
Thursday 7/30- 8am @Pine Nursery
Friday 7/31- 30-45 minutes easy
Saturday/Sunday 8/1- Rest one day. Longer run the other. 40-70 minutes steady depending on your weekly mileage.