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Crawford County

posted Sep 15, 2017, 10:53 AM by Mustang TrackXC

Crawford County Invite time!!! This meet is usually one of the kids' favorites.  It is a beautiful course, with a cool meet setup, and a great tradition of the Overlook restaurant afterwards.  Parents, y'all are welcome to join us for lunch.  All info is attached to the document here in this announcement.  

All athletes need to be at the school at 6:45 so that our bus can leave at 7:00.  It is about a 2-hr drive from here, so we really need to make sure we are getting out of here with time in case we hit traffic or construction or something like that. 

****PLEASE NOTE*****  This is Crawford County (Marengo, IN),  NOT CRAWFORDSVILLE.  

Next two meets

posted Sep 6, 2017, 12:12 PM by Mustang TrackXC

Thursday, the bus leaves at 4:00 for Clay City.  We are scheduled to start the race at 5:30.  It will be a tight squeeze.  

Saturday, we are at Brown County for the Eagle Classic.  We need to meet at 6:30 and will leave as soon as we are loaded.  The schedule is included below, and please remember that they do charge for entry.  

Also, The start time for our first race is 8:30


Times:       

8:30am       Freshman/Sophomore Boys’ Race - 5 Kilometer Up to 10 Runners

 

9:00am       Boys’ Elite Race Up to 10 Runners

                   (any runner not in the elite race who ran a time under 16:30 this year or last                       year can run in the elite race)

9:30am       Girls’ Elite Race Up to 10 Runners

                   (any runner not in the elite race who ran a time under 19:30 this year or last                       year can run in the elite race)

10:00am     Boys’ Varsity Race 7 Runners

10:35am     Girls’ Varsity Race 7 Runners

11:05 am     Boys’ Reserve Race Unlimited

11:40 am     Girls Reserve Race Unlimited

Columbus Meet Notes

posted Sep 1, 2017, 8:18 PM by Mustang TrackXC

We meet at 6:30, to leave at 6:45.

I have attached the document we got from the folks at Columbus North with all the information. 

CN Classic info letter‎[5297]‎.docx


Journal Help

posted Aug 23, 2017, 2:49 PM by Mustang TrackXC

Hey parents and other team supporters:  Want a way to participate and help spread the word about what fantastic things our group is doing?!  Here is a great opportunity to do that and help our local resource (Ellettsville Journal). 

After speaking to staff members of the Journal, they are interested in trying to make sure that our kids' efforts are shared with the broader community.  The limited staffing has stretched them pretty thin this year and I thought we could contribute.  They will be using this site as a resource for information to include our kids' efforts, by pulling from the race recaps,  results and highlights that I post here after each meet.  They have also asked if we have pictures that would be good ones to use, that we submit them via the following email address:  journal@bluemarble.net

I know some of you take some fantastic shots to document our kids' events, and have pointed the staff at the Journal towards some of those Facebook pages.  But I thought if you had some that you felt particularly strong about, if you wanted to send them in, they might appreciate it.  I know I would, as would our kids, and I believe the broader community as well!

Thank you for all that you guys do...we had a great start to the season last Saturday and I'm excited for what this group could accomplish!

First Meet Around the Corner

posted Aug 17, 2017, 11:24 AM by Mustang TrackXC

We are excited to be at this point.  Our group has been really hard at work and making progress.  Now we get a chance to get out and hit the course for some race action.  The schedule of events for us will be as follows.  

6:45- Meet at Athletic Doors  (All team members should be there prior to 6:45 so that we can start loading at 6:45)
7:00- Pull out of parking lot
9:00- Boys Race
9:45- Girls Race
11:00- Awards
12:30- Arrive home at EHS

We do have a snack tote to take with us, but could use a cooler with a couple of gallons of chocolate milk.


Custom Shoe Fitting

posted Aug 4, 2017, 12:07 AM by Mustang TrackXC

Friday at 6PM, at the Indiana Running Company, there will be a special Edgewood night, for custom shoe fitting and a 20% discount.  Members of the EHS and EJHS cross country programs can meet at the store at 6PM and will have the trained employees at InRunCo do gait analysis and help place our athletes in the proper footwear they would need for the remainder of the season.  Then they are going to give a significant discount on any shoes we purchase that day. 

The kids on the team (and I as well) enjoyed the chance to run in different venues, so we thought it would be fun to meet at the B-Line to do our workout there, and then would go over to the Running Company after that.  To avoid parking meters and all that, we will meet at the B-Line parking lot on the north portion of the trail, on Rogers St. (Just north of where the Farmers Market is held).  The map location and directions can be found here.  

We will meet there at 4PM, do our workout, and then finish up at the Running Company.  Sophia and Amos may join us for a portion of the run, and your families are invited to join us as well.  I will be running with my phone, so if you would like to join us a little further into the run, feel free to give me a shout and I can let you know where we are.  

Planning for next week (7-28-17)

posted Jul 28, 2017, 8:36 AM by Micah Mobley

The group is rolling along and doing VERY well with our training.  It has been hot out and having them run at 3:00 this week has given them a chance to adjust to the heat before we get back to school.  Thank you parents for your flexibility in getting them here at the varying times.  It really has been a much more productive summer period than I can remember, and sets us up well for the rapidly approaching competitive season.  

A couple of notes about next week (I know there is a lot happening with the first day of school right around the corner).
  • SENIOR BANNER PICTURES are Monday at 1:30 at the high school.  I will have uniforms to give them before the pictures, so if you could be there by 1:15 we could get those taken care of. 
  • LOCKERS and UNIFORMS will be handed out Monday at practice (3PM-5PM). 
  • ALL FALL SPORTS MEETING is Tuesday at 6PM in the gymnasium.  
  • XC PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, immediately following the fall sports meeting.  We will be going over a ton of stuff like milk signups, Mini Marathon signups, Meet schedules and procedures, Photo/Video sharing, Social Media posting, etc..  I will have handouts, and will do my best to keep my portion of the meeting to about 45 minutes. 
  • WEDNESDAY PRACTICE Amos and Sophia are both in school now (I can not believe it!!), and their open house is Wednesday, so I will be leaving practice early to take them there (Sara is a teacher and will not be available).  Coaches Rachel and Trent will be there still, to be with the kids wrapping up. 
  • SCHOOL YEAR PRACTICE This group has done a good job at getting here on time and really getting started pretty quickly.  That means that we should be able to be done with our practices throughout the year by 5PM.  We will begin at 3PM each day, so that gives the kids a few minutes after school dismisses to take care of any meetings with teachers, change clothes, grab a bit to eat, etc.  

Monday Notes (7-24-17)

posted Jul 24, 2017, 4:59 PM by Mustang TrackXC

The first day of school is rapidly approaching, and the competitive season will be here before we know it. 

The new reroute on the north end of the course had it's first rain test with the storms yesterday.  While there was standing (ankle-deep) water just to the left of our newly mulched running path, the path itself was good...still needs to be beaten down by running on it more, but it appears that it is going to work really well!  Kudos to the crew who came out and helped on that portion last week!

Practice schedule this week:  We are meeting from 3PM to 5PM at the high school all week this week.  We needed to have a week of running at this time before school starts, so we have a chance to let our bodies acclimate to it.  It is way better to do it this way so that when we start school, that will be one less adjustment to make, and will allow us to train more thoroughly. 

There will be a parent meeting sometime early in the school year.  We do not have a date yet, but I would like to do it during the first full week of school.  There will be quite a few topics to discuss and I would like all athletes represented there if at all possible.  Over the past couple of years I have not done so well at relinquishing control of certain things and I have some ideas that will help improve our program, make the experience more enjoyable for us all, and give more folks a way to feel connected to what we are doing. 

Please make sure that our athletes are getting their workouts in on the weekends.  This sport rewards consistency in training.  And the weekends are an opportunity to build that consistency.  We also will be running every Saturday once the season starts and if that is the first time they are running on the weekends, it will just make it a more difficult transition than if they are getting used to that now. 

Course Workday Thursday

posted Jul 19, 2017, 9:36 PM by Mustang TrackXC

First off, I apologize for short notice...I made the announcement yesterday from my phone and thought I posted, but it saved as draft.  

But at 6:00 PM Thursday we could use some help at the course.  
  • We have about 20 posts to set, to finish the setting of the permanent markers.  If we had 2 or 3 others who could help Mr. Able and I on that part, we could probably knock that out fairly quickly. (A set of post hole diggers would be helpful, to clean out the hole from the auger)
  • We also have some areas of the course that need some limbs and branches trimmed back.  (Loppers, weedeaters, etc could come in handy)
If you would like to help, give me a shout or send me at text at 812-340-2222 or send me an email at mustangtrackxc@gmail.com

Monday July 17th Updates

posted Jul 17, 2017, 12:44 PM by Mustang TrackXC

CAMP NOTES:
What an awesome time we had last week at camp.  We had 16 athletes participate, which is our largest camp in my time as coach.  The camaraderie that was on display made me feel really good about the team chemistry.  That and the results that showed up in the workouts gave me reason to be  optimistic about the things that this team can do.   Thank you to all the help from parents and our coaching staff, to make it happen!  From the donations, to the getting kids rides, to making sure they had gear, and coming down and preparing food...all of that was necessary to pull off such a fun and productive week.  


SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENTS THIS WEEK:
Boys & Girls Club:  There is NO BGCE running club this week.  They have another mini-camp going on during that time and they thought it would be better if we just let them do that, and then resumed next week at our normal time.

Tuesday: We meet at 7:30 at McCormick's Creek.  Please be there on time (early??)  We are actually going to meet at our normal spot, then drive up to the Canyon Inn to do a workout with Coach Bill Craig's new team (Noblesville girls).  They are on their team camp at McCormick's Creek and they asked if we wanted to join them for this workout.  

Wednesday:  We will not practice at Griffey this day.  Instead we will meet at 3:00 PM at the Shelter House on our course, to do a speed workout with the Noblesville Millers.  They were interested in seeing our course, and since they are on their team camp I thought it would be better for us to adjust our schedule a bit, since i know how tightly planned that all has to be.

Thursday:  We will meet at our normal spot at the B-Line at 7:30.  

Friday:  We will not practice at the school.  However, I will be going to Terre Haute for a coaching clinic, and they also have a runner's clinic.  I have had a few athletes express interest in going.  Here is a link that has the info. http://iatccc.org/devsite/?p=8544
It is $15 per athlete, which includes their shirt and lunch.  They will get a chance to do a workout on the state course and will have guest speakers all day.  Please check the schedule and let me know if you would like to attend.  We could caravan over, or get a mini bus if we need to do that because of large numbers.  Registration/Check-In is at 8:30, so we would need to leave the school no later than 7:30.  We could still meet there as a group, and then the folks who are not going could still do their workout together, and those that are going could hit the road. 

OTHER RANDOM NOTES: 
I am trying to be more on top of Facebook and Twitter updates this season (I got a newer phone that actually makes it easier).  Spreading word of these kids' efforts via those forums is a big help to promote the program.  

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