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Lots of stuff here!

posted Jul 21, 2018, 2:28 PM by Mustang TrackXC

Been a while since we have had a full slate of announcements, but the post camp week kinda caught up with me and here we go...i apologize for the length, but there is a lot of info to get out at the moment.  

1) Thank you to all the parents and athletes for coming together to make the camp one of the most successful we have had in my time around this program.  Kids were working hard and developing the team chemistry that is important for us to accomplish as much as I believe this group can. 

2) The summer schedule page was actually based on last years dates (my fault). Originally the Summer Running page indicated that this coming week we would begin practicing in the afternoon.  That was incorrect.  The actual plan for 2018 is to continue our morning practice for the upcoming week (23rd through 27th).  Then on the 30th, we will begin meeting at 3PM at the high school.  While I absolutely love getting the chance to work while it is cooler in the mornings, we will use the week before school begins as a way to allow our bodies a chance to adapt to working at 3PM, since that is when we will be running once the school year begins. 

3) September 2nd is the Mustang Mini!  We will need all available hands on deck. This is our primary (last year our ONLY) fundraiser.  Because of this event we were able to provide team logs, will provide team shirts, and were able to keep the camp cost relatively low for a four day trip.  We have grown the event for the past few years, and we hope to see it continue in 2018.  There will be plenty of work to be done.  In general, most kids end up manning a water table, or working at the finish line.  I am actually also going to begin a search for a primary sponsor on Monday morning, so if anyone knows of a business that would like to donate to the cause, in exchange for their name and logo plastered on the website, flyers, shirt and at the event, please forward them on to me.  

4) That being said, we may have the opportunity to pad our coffers a little bit, by working the Snow Cone stand at the four home football games this coming season.  We would need at least four people per night, and we would need to work through the 3rd quarter.   A portion of those proceeds that day would go to us, but we would also have the opportunity to then use the stand at our home cross country meets, and net the all of the profit.  If we could get our parents to cover the junior high meets and then they could cover ours, it would be the ideal situation.  Once I have the full schedules for all of those events, I will have a sign up sheet for that. 

5) I have already started fielding some questions about our traditional weekly pasta dinners.  Here is a link to a sign up sheet that we can use for this purpose.  It seemed to work well doing the camp food signup this way, so we can roll with what we know here.  Feel free to 

6) Lastly, thank you parents for your support in getting your kids to the different locations this summer.  The mileage is up from 2017 as a whole, and I really believe that having the chance to do these runs on the different trails we have gotten the chance to work on has helped make that experience more beneficial physically and mentally.  It really sets us up well for the upcoming season, and makes running from the school most days during the school year more tolerable. 

Camp Food Signup

posted Jun 28, 2018, 2:58 PM by Micah Mobley

The camp Food sign up sheet is posted. This year we are doing it a little bit different than last. Rather than people contacting me and me having to update the site with the donations, I ha e posted a Google Doc that anyone can edit.  That way, when you click on the link it will open the page and you can add your own names to the list next to the food items you would be willing to contribute. 

I have already covered the cost upfront for the cabins. If you are going to make the checks to me for camp cost they will go into a separate account that is specifically for stuff like this. I will stop at the bank on the way out of town Monday the 9th and deposit those checks. If you send cash, it will be deposited in that account as well. If you make a check to EHS XC, it will go into the account at the school but our account lady is usually gone this time of year and im not totally sure when the checks would clear.

Monday Meeting at Coach Mobley's casa

posted Jun 24, 2018, 8:01 PM by Micah Mobley

The Mobley family is welcoming you all to come out and run our trail, and have some breakfast afterwards.  The run and workout will be done by our regular 9:30 time, but you are more than welcome to hang out for a while and watch a movie, jump on the trampoline, or shoot some hoops. ...Amos and Sophia will be excited to see you all too!  

The address is 8444 N. Red Hill Rd. 

It is easy to find.  If you come from in town, hit 46 and head toward Spencer.  Red Hill Rd. is the first right after the Marathon gas station on the curve as you head out of town.  Turn right on Red Hill, and follow it exactly 3.5 miles.  The drive is a blacktop drive at the bottom of a hill, and the numbers are on the mailbox.  

If you have any problems finding it, just give me a shout and we will make sure you find it. 

Thursday Meeting at SONIC

posted Jun 13, 2018, 6:57 PM by Micah Mobley

Our normal thing on our annual Sonic Run has been to meet at the B-Line and end our run at Sonic.  However, with the traffic changes and re-routes, it is best if we just actually meet at Sonic to begin.  We will start at our normal time (7:30) and finish around our normal time  (9:30). 

I believe the best route is to actually just take 46 into Bloomington and take a right (South) on College.  Follow that down to Sonic, near Bloomington South.  

I will have my phone with me so if you are coming but are having some trouble with the traffic, give me a call.  


Monday Meeting Cancelled (Storms)

posted Jun 11, 2018, 3:17 AM by Micah Mobley

We can run in the rain, but we can't if there is lightning and thunder.  Today's plan was to just have a strength day.  Doing this run on your own when you get a break in the weather will keep you on schedule.   I hope the weather cooperates and we can meet tomorrow at McCormick's Creek.  All athletes please take a photo of your log books from weeks 1-2 and send those to me via text, GroupMe, or email. 

PLANNED WORKOUT:
10min wmup;  light stretch; 6x Hills (comparable to Edgewood Dr.); 10 minutes run; Gambetta leg circuit; 10 minute run; foam roll/rope stretch


WORKOUT DETAILS/REMINDERS:
***For the hill, think about the main road coming up from the 46 to the high school.  We want something that is fairly steep (but not Chandler Drive steep).  Long enough that it takes you about 30-60 seconds to make it up.  Easy jog back down and do it again.  

***During the hill run, focus on "being tall" and getting good "Knee, heel, toe up"

***For the 10 minute run segments, dont worry about pace, but try to focus on that same "knee, heel, toe" action and "run light"

***DO A  GOOD STRETCH AFTER...spend a good 15-20 minutes of actual stretching.


Clarification for Thursday

posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:25 AM by Micah Mobley

To avoid any confusion about which trailhead we are meeting at for Thursday, HERE IS THE GOOGLE MAP

The best way to get there (barring any unforseen construction detours) is to head South on 37;
Take the Tapp Rd. Exit and turn left at the top of the ramp (heading East).  
Go a couple of miles and we are at the parking lot on your right AFTER YOU PASS the Country Club Golf Course. 


Informational Meeting Date Change

posted May 21, 2018, 6:23 PM by Micah Mobley

The previously announced date for the Informational meeting ended up not being workable.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but the meeting will be moved to WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd, after school, meet in the EHS commons. (That is the big, main lobby as you go in the front of the school).  We will meet there and then move to Mr. Ratliff's classroom for the rest of our meeting.  We would like to start the meeting by 2:45 The meeting should conclude by 3:15.  

There will be no obligation if you attend.  We simply want to give anyone a chance to hear what we are looking forward to for the 2018 season, and see if you think it is something you would want to be a part of.   All ability levels are welcome.  

Upcoming Dates

posted May 14, 2018, 10:19 PM by Micah Mobley

Hard to believe that the time is here to start marking calendars for XC events, but it is here!  There are a few dates that will be important to get on our collective radar. 

Wednesday (May 16th) is the junior high  track team's end of the year celebration.  I will make a brief appearance.  So as to not get in the way of their celebratory moment, I will just pass out some info about our meeting on the 22nd and some general summer running info. 

Tuesday (May 22nd) is the call out meeting at the high school.  We will find a meeting room at the high school and meet for about 30 minutes to get some info out and get the summer off on the right foot. 

Monday (May 28th) is the first date for our summer miles recording.  There are 13 weeks in our plan for summer, and much of it is flexible and worked around your schedule, especially in the first four or five weeks. 

July 9th-12th is the 2018 XC Camp!  Check the XC Camp page for more info on that, but we would love to see as many of our team as possible to be there.  It is a great time, that includes some important bonding time for the team.

If there are questions and/or suggestions, please feel free to reach out.  

Micah

XC Camp Date Reminder.

posted May 13, 2018, 9:13 PM by Mustang TrackXC   [ updated May 13, 2018, 9:14 PM ]

MONDAY JULY 9th through THURSDAY JULY 12th

As we have done for the past four years or so, we are heading to camp the week that follows moratorium week, from Monday through Thursday.  This is an important time for our team, and all athletes are encouraged to attend.  This is always a time where we get some quality training-focused time, but it is also a time when the team really bonds and starts to form our identity for the upcoming season.  

Full details are posted on our XC Camp Page, including the waiver and the checklist. 

Please make sure all paperwork, including an updated physical, is completed well in advance of this time. 

If any parents are interested in coming down for portions of the trip to help prepare meals and things like that, feel free to reach out. 

WIC INFO

posted Sep 29, 2017, 10:47 AM by Mustang TrackXC

It is kinda unbelievable how fast this season has flown by!  We are already at the WIC meet, when it seems like such a short time ago we were getting together at Lake Griffey for the Hill Challenge, or at McCormick's creek to run and then jump in the waterfalls!  This group has grown a lot and done some incredible things as the season has progressed.  It is going to be exciting to see them work towards one of their team goals that were laid out early in the summer, this Saturday at Cascade.  

All info is attached here, with schedules and awards info...hopefully we are bringing some of that back home! :) 

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