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Change of plans

Hello everyone, 
Looks like this week is going to be cut short due to the statewide mandates put in place. All school sports will have a freeze starting Wednesday 11/18. 
So, that means our time trial scheduled for Friday will be moved to Tuesday (tomorrow) 11/17 at 3:30pm at Phil’s trailhead. It will also be our last practice for the pre-season. I’m sorry we have to end it prematurely, but it is what is. If you can make it tomorrow, awesome! If you can’t, I totally understand. Thanks for being flexible during these crazy times. See you tomorrow!
Go Cougs!

 

Last week of XC pre-season 11/16-11/22

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! 

Go Cougs!

Practice 11/13

 

Hey XC crew,
I’m going to go ahead and cancel practice for this afternoon. It’s going to stay nasty all day and we really don’t have a place to meet and stay out of the rain. Since it is a recovery day, no sense in getting you all soaked and cold. If you can get an easy run in on your own that’d be great. Have a good weekend and see you next week!

XC Week 11/2-11/8

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!

 

Go Cougs!

Season 1 Fall XC

Hello Mountain View XC Fam,
I hope you all are doing well and that the start of classes has been a smooth transition for everyone. I wanted to update you all on what the plan is for the Fall “season 1” and what XC will look like for the Fall. The district came up with a priority system for each sport that gives every sport a time slot in which they can hold official team practices. Since Spring sports were cut short, those sports were given first priority. So, there is a fall track season which will be September 28th-October 23rd. I will be coaching the distance crew during that time and once that wraps up, we move into the Fall sports time slot (October 28th-November 20th).
So we will get together for some training after the fall track season wraps up. I highly recommend signing up for fall track if you have nothing else going on. This is a great opportunity to work on our track speed during the fall! Thank you for your patience with this ever-changing season. Biggest thing to remember is that our actual XC season is still on for March. That’s when we get to lace up the spikes and compete! Let’s keep our eyes set on that and stay ready and motivated. I’ll have more details on XC practices as we get closer. Thanks and be safe everyone! 
Go Cougs!

XC 8/24-8/30

Hey Everyone,

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

Go Cougs!

Summer XC Week 3

Here is the practice/training schedule for week 3. I’m sending this a little early because I am going to be out of cell range for the next few days. Coach Bohnlein will be at Mountain View on Tuesday to get the crew rolling. I will be back Thursday’s practice.

It was fun to see everyone running fast and looking strong during our mini-speed session on Tuesday. I can already tell this group is ready to work hard and start putting in big workouts! We still have to stay patient and not do too much too soon, but keep that motivation high and keep bringing your best to every practice! See you next week.

Monday 7/20– 30-45 minutes easy. 4-6 strides

Tuesday7/21– Mountain View @8am. 30-40 minute progression run. Core work.

Wednesday 7/22– Rest day or 30 minutes recovery run.

Thursday 7/23– Big Sky Park @ 8am. Light Whistle Drills.

Friday 7/24–  Recovery day. Cross train or easy run by feel.

Saturday/Sunday– Rest one day. Longer run on the other, 40-60 minutes.

 

Go Cougs!

XC Week#6 9/23-9/29

We had the chance to get in some great training this last week mixed with some fun team activities as well! This Team is working hard and having fun, which is what it’s all about. Let’s keep that rolling all season!!

Now we head back into a competition week where we will have athletes competing at the Madras White Buffalo XC Invite and Nike Portland XC on Saturday. The rosters for each meet will be announced Monday at practice. We still need a host for this week’s pasta feed. If anyone is interested please let me know. I know some parents have already given me some dates that they want to host, but we don’t have anyone for this specific date. Below is this week’s practice schedule and other important details!

Meet Details

Madras White Buffalo XC Invite: Depart @8am from Mtn View

  • Girls JV@10am
  • Boys JV@10:30am
  • Girls Varsity @11am
  • Boys Varsity @11:30am

Nike Portland XC: Depart @5:45am from Mtn View

  • Girls D2 race@10:40am
  • Boys D race@11am
  • Girls D1 race@11:20am
  • Boys D1 race @11:40am

Bigfoot 10K: October 6th

This year for the Bigfoot 10k we will be volunteering to help out on the course as usual, but we also have a cool option for athletes to run the race as a training run if they want. Athletes can use the discount code: XCATHLETE to get $30 off registration! This run is only to be used as a training run, not a competition!

Team Dinner

This Friday the team dinner will be at Tyler Beecroft’s house after practice. Address: 20694 Nicolette Dr

  • Freshman- Dessert
  • Sophomores- Salad
  • Juniors- Bread
  • Seniors- Drinks

Week 6 Practice Schedule

Monday 9/23- 4pm @Mountain View- Interval Workout

Tuesday 9/24- 4pm #Mountain View- Recovery run. Strength/Core

Wednesday- 4pm @Moutnain View- Pace change workout

Thursday- 4pm @Moutnain View- Recovery Run to Pine Nursery and help out at Skyview XC Meet.

Friday- 4pm @Mountian View- Easy 30 minute shakeout run. Quality Strides.

Saturday- Madras White Buffalo XC Invite and Nike Portland XC. Departure times TBD.

Sunday- OFF! Rest 🙂

XC Week 3: 9/2-9/8

We had a great week of practice in week 2 with some hard work put in! With school starting this week, I expect to see our numbers increase and have the whole team in attendance for practices.

Week 3 brings us our first competition of the season with the Cowboy Invitational out in Prineville on Saturday. With this meet being in Central Oregon, let’s do our best to get as many Cougar XC fans as we can to the meet! The first meet is always a fun way to bust off the rust and see where the team stands. Can’t wait to see everyone compete on Saturday!!

Please see below for the meet details along with other important happenings for this week.

Practice Schedule

Monday 9/2: Labor Day, No Practice. Run easy 40-45 minutes on your own.

Tuesday 9/3: 4-5:45pm @Mountain View. Cutdown workout.

Wednesday 9/4: 4-5:30pm @Mountain View. Recovery day. Team Activity.

Thursday 9/5: 4-5:30pm @Mountain View. Easy 45-50 minute run with Strides. Parent Meeting after practice in the commons.

Friday 9/6: 4-5:15pm @Mountain View. 30 minute easy run with Strides. Team Dinner at the Swensons after practice!

Saturday 9/7: First Meet! Cowboy Invitational. Depart Mountain View @6:15AM

Sunday 9/8: OFF! Rest day.

Parent Meeting 9/5: We will be having a quick parent meeting after Practice on Thursday in the school commons. I wanted to make sure everyone was back in town before having a meeting. We will introduce coaches, cover general details for the season, expectations for athletes and how parents can best support their athlete throughout the season.

Team Dinner 9/6: There will be a team pasta dinner at the Swenson’s following practice on Friday. See below for what to bring.

Freshman: Drinks Sophomores: Bread Juniors: Salad Seniors: Dessert

Meet Details: We will be departing Mountain View @6:15am on Saturday. Please be at Mountain View @6AM so we can be leaving by 6:15. If an athlete wants to ride home with a parent after the meet, please check out with a coach before leaving. Also, those who just started practicing last week have the option to sit out the first meet. 1 week of training is not enough to feel prepared for a meet and you are unlikely to have a great experience. I will talk with those athletes and see where you stand on competing. We will most likely be returning to Mountain View around 12:30pm.

Meet schedule:

  • 8AM- Open Race
  • 8:30AM- Girls Race
  • 9:15AM Boys Race

Mountain View XC Team Store:  The store closes Monday 9/2 at midnight! Get some sweet Mountain View XC gear for friends and family. 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

Week 2 of Official Practice 8/26-8/30

We had a great first week of mandatory practice. Everyone worked hard and made it through some hot days and one rainy one! Lots of team spirit and positive attitudes during hard workouts. Just a glimpse of what will be a great season!

Looking ahead at the forecast for the week, we have decided to have all practices this week at 8 am to minimize the risk of heat exhaustion. One or two hot days are fine but it’s supposed to be pretty hot all week. If you can’t make it to practice due to the time change, don’t worry. Just let me know and I’ll give you the workout for the day. We will move back to 4pm the following week, but figured we would try and stay out of the heat with the warmer forecast.

Practice Schedule

Monday 8/268am @Mountain View. Easy aerobic run with strides.

Tuesday 8/278am @Moutnain View. Inter-squad 3k time trial.

Wednesday 8/288am @Mountain View. Shorter recovery run. Fun Day!

Thursday 8/298am @Moutain View. Longer aerobic run with strides.

Friday 8/308am @Moutain View. Cruise Ks

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.

Mountain View XC Team Store:  The store closes Monday 9/2 at midnight! Get some sweet Mountain View XC gear for friends and family. 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

Footzone Spike Days-8/28: %20 off shoes and spikes for student athletes. This is the last one of the season!

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!