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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.