Saturday, September 8, 2012

MXC Weekly Update - Sept. 8, 2012

This Past week
This was our final pure week of just workouts because the meets start this coming week!

The rain really hurt our schedule on Tuesday.  We had figured Monday was a good rest/fun day with Frisbee and we had counted on a good long run for Tuesday.  Most guys were not able to get a good workout in, but we made up for it with a stellar workout on Wednesday.

If you have never been on a track with 60 guys broken into 3 groups running between 5 and 7 800's, it is a real treat.  Mass bedlam. Everyone is rounding into shape to be able to make this a quality workout, so there was some fantastic effort being put forth.  On Saturday we did another Holmdel Hill day.  Special thanks to all the parents for driving!  

This Coming Week
Meet at BCIT Westhampton.  The bus will leave right after school from the fron of the MAC center. The gun will go off sometime between 3:45 and 4:15.  This is a full 5km (3.1 miles) course for everyone.  it is a batch meet where we will face 3-4 other teams.  Take a look at the VDOT charts - most everyone should improve from their 2 mile time trial - to get a feel for what pace you should be running. Make sure you bring food and drinks.  It is tough to run a race at 4 if you have been in class all day and have not had enough food and water.  Also make sure to take a look at Pre-Race Preparations on our website -  The big two things to remember are run in packs and respect your competitors.

Cherokee Challenge.  This is a huge race.  There will be 10 races on Saturday ranging from Middle School to Frosh, Soph, Junior and Senior races for both boys and girls. There can be as many as 200 runners in a race.  The distance is only 2 miles for everyone so it will be fast!  Bus departure time will be announced during the week at practice.

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