Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Davis Cross Country Blog

We have changed the blog site to:

Dart Challenge Results

17th Annual Dart 5k Challenge
August 16, 2008 @ Barnes Park
Weather: 70 degrees, no wind. Course: 5000 meters on asphalt, flat
Womens Race Record: 17:55 by Jami Caldwell, 2004
Men’s Race Record 15:28 by Trevor Willey, 1998

Girls/Womens Results
1. 18:41 Candace Eddy Davis 17
2. 19:37 Katie Swanson Davis 17
3. 19:48 Julianne Wirthlin Davis 17
4. 19:52 Meghan Hedquist Davis 15
5. 19:53 Emily Hansen Davis 16
6. 19:58 Hannah Williams Syracuse 16
7. 20:21 Hollie King Davis 17
8. 20:30 Megan Madsen Ogden 16
9. 20:49 Talya Kussee Davis 17
10. 20:50 Amy Laughter 25
11. 21:01 Lizzy Wallin Davis 17
12. 21:21 Jessie Wilding Davis 16
13. 21:34 McKayla Williams Syracuse 17
14. 21:55 Brittany Sumsion Davis 17
15. 22:07 Chelsea Jackson Davis 17
16. 22:17 Megan Parker Davis 14
17. 22:20 Brooke Stromberg Davis 17
18. 22:20 Carlee Petersen Davis 17
19. 22:33 Hannah Firth Davis 17
20. 22:36 Brooke Gutzwiller Davis 15
21. 22:53 Rebecca Albrechtsen Davis 14
22. 23:38 Rachel Jackson Davis 17
23. 23:39 Mikelann Wilcox Syracuse 14
24. 24:35 Missy Lott Davis 16
25. 24:40 Carly Cloward 19
26. 24:43 Corinne Johnson 19
27. 25:01 Camille Lott 18
28. 25:03 Danna Stuart Davis 15
29. 25:12 Aubrey Eddy Syracuse 17
30. 25:27 Karaline Vandemerwe Davis 15
31. 25:27 Anna Ward Davis 15
32. 25:46 Lori Masero 45
33. 26:06 Michelle Clouse Davis 17
34. 26:25 Christine Stuart 39
35. 27:34 Amy Brautigan 32
36. 27:34 Sasha Russell Syracuse 16
37. 28:30 Whitney Bates 17
38. 28:48 Jennifer Gremillion 32
39. 28:49 Jennifer Harward 37
40. 29:03 Bethany Keller 30
41. 29:03 Katy Drost 30
42. 29:19 Nicole Steinicke 11
43. 30:27 Madison Bates 17
44. 30:27 Cami Satterwaite 17
45. 34:44 Dana Fitch 48
46. 35:18 Dodi Sorenson 36
47. 36:10 Alayna Williamson 32
48. 36:13 Chelsea Williamson 17
49. 36:51 Mindy Arnspiger 26
50. 47:23 Hillary Rhees 26

Boys/Mens Results
1. 16:01 Ken Richardson 29
2. 16:19 Seth Gutzwiller Davis 17
3. 16:22 Jason Schoenfeld 33
4. 16:58 Nathan Pollard 41
5. 17:12 Michael King Davis 16
6. 17:23 Caleb Ward Davis 17
7. 17:29 Carston Feigleson Davis 17
8. 17:30 Leland Stenquist Davis 17
9. 17:32 Jeff Taylor Davis 16
10. 17:34 Logan Petty Davis 16
11. 17:36 Jason Thomas Davis 16
12. 17:57 Brock Casselman 21
13. 17:59 Derek Gallacher Davis 17
14. 18:04 Brian Alfaro Davis 16
15. 18:17 Preston Williams Syracuse 15
16. 18:30 Jake VanWeezep 19
17. 18:35 Luke Taylor Davis 17
18. 18:39 Trevor Mills Davis 17
19. 18:44 Stanford Firth 48
20. 19:13 Keigunn Kunz Davis 15
21. 19:17 Luke Adams 37
22. 19:24 Jake Rossmango Syracuse 16
23. 19:26 Andrew Steineck Davis 16
24. 19:27 Cody Robbins Davis 16
25. 19:28 Cade Cloward Davis 16
26. 19:29 Preston Johnson 13
27. 19:29 Ryan Thomas 18
28. 19:34 Brandon Yardley Syracuse 14
29. 19:36 Kyle Kelly Syracuse 16
30. 19:43 Alex Hedquist 13
31. 19:50 Joseph Albrechtson Davis 16
32. 20:00 Spencer Anderson 18
33. 20:00 Brandon Estoque Davis 17
34. 20:13 C.J. Scothern Syracuse 17
35. 20:14 Nick Hilton Syracuse 17
36. 20:21 Jantzen Deppe Syracuse 17
37. 20:31 Jake Widdison 28
38. 20:34 Seth Reid 23
39. 20:52 Colin Cromar Davis 17
40. 20:53 Brayden Cromar 13
41. 20:57 Westin Atkins Syracuse 15
42. 21:16 Matt Lloyd 22
43. 21:18 James Stenquist Davis 16
44. 21:45 Clayton Bergloff Syracuse 17
45. 21:47 Nate Lee Davis 15
46. 22:09 Troy Williamson 35
47. 22:09 Brett Wilding ??
48. 22:15 Roger Buhrley 60
49. 22:31 Dylan Rossmango Syracuse 14
50. 22:37 Mark Andrus 52
51. 22:51 Chris Hock 19
52. 22:53 Cody Trease Syracuse 17
53. 23:09 Josh Lloyd 18
54. 23:19 Adam Matthias Davis 15
55. 23:25 Adam Taylor 22
56. 23:40 Rob Wilcox 45
57. 23:51 Chris Hedquist 41
58. 24:07 Devan Vance Davis 15
59. 24:08 Tim Higley 31
60. 24:59 Chris Lloyd 28
61. 25:23 Garrett Petersen 12
62. 25:39 Bandit Runner --
63. 25:45 Kent Card 42
64. 25:53 Michael George 50
65. 26:14 Grin Pearce 30
66. 26:25 Nate Stuart 41
67. 26:29 Max Gines 57
68. 26:47 Steven Gines 29
69. 26:51 Tim Fitch 49
70. 27:33 Richard Brautigan 34
71. 27:49 Markham Hyde 28
72. 28:37 Rob Lloyd 55
73. 32:44 FrasierWilliamson 9
74. 36:08 Elijah Williamson 6
75. 36:09 Spencer Wilcox 8

Saturday, August 9, 2008

We made a Dyestat Top 5 List

Check this out:
It was posted on Thursday.
Our excitement is contagious.

XC Update - High Altitude Camp/Dart Challenge

Darts -
I am writing you from the hospital. A lot of you know that Stefanie, my wife, had our 2nd baby yesterday morning. They are both doing great. Stef has handled it well, and is already ready to run a 5k (okay, maybe not quite, but she has been really strong through it all). We have decided to name the baby Samantha Colleen Talley. She was born at 7:30am yesterday (08/08/08). She was 6 pounds 6 ounces and 19 inches long at birth. Her hair is a light brown color right now, but when the sun is coming in through the window, you can see some red in there :) So far she has been a good eater and has been very content most of the time. She is cute like her mom. We are really blessed. Thanks for all the words of encouragement and for all the support you have shown.
High Altitude Camp was a huge success. Although I wasn't able to be there the entire time, I was extremely pleased with the teamwork and the positive feel that the camp had to it. I think we are in for an exciting season for both the boys and the girls. I will write about some of the highlights of the camp (including mile repeats, Red Castle, the 1-5 game, and some of the awards I wasn't able to present) and I will post some pictures on the blog later on ( Thanks to all of you who made the camp possible. Special thanks to Steve Petty for all the work he put into it and for the use of his ginormous trailer, his movie projector, his water tanks, his water filters, his cooking gear, his dutch ovens, and many other things, as well as his supervision most of the time. Thanks to Brad for the entertainment and for the story of his childhood and for helping me shop and for the nicknames. Thanks to Janae for coming up Monday to Wednesday even though she is pregnant and was sick with the flu on Sunday and had to come home just to leave for girls camp Thursday through Saturday. Janae has done an incredible job coaching and sacrificing for all of us. Thanks to Coach Buhrley for the work he put into the camp and for creating it and keeping it going in the first place. We still miss him a lot and it is nice to spend time with him again. Thanks to the Syracuse team for joining us and adding to the fun. Thanks to all the parents who took the time to drive to and from camp (I will still get you some gas money - missed giving it to you on the way up because of car trouble and on the way back because I wasn't around, but I will send that home with your kids). Thanks to the Wards for donating all of the ice and the fruit. Thanks to our graduates who joined us and helped out (Spencer, Natalie, Erica, and Ryan) they will always be part of our TEAM, and it was fun to spend some more time with them. And thanks to each of the Davis athletes for running hard during the week, for growing closer as a TEAM, for cleaning up after yourselves (some of the time), for helping with the cooking, and for your personalities, commitment, and teamwork. Because of everyone's efforts, this was one of the best camps I've been a part of.

We have some important things coming up:
This weeks workouts -
Monday - Vita Course @ 7:00am - I will not be there, but Janae will be.
Tuesday - Meet at Davis High @ 7:00am for some intervals on the grass at Nichols Park. I should be there.
Thursday - Meet at Barnes Park @ 7:00am on the East Side of the park.
Saturday - Dart Challenge 5k @ Barnes Park. The race is at 8:00am, but be there by 7:15. We will do a TEAM warmup. I will hand out the registration forms on Tuesday and Thursday. You can give them to me with $15 on Thursday or Saturday morning at the race. We will need a few parents to help with the food and with race registration and timing if any of your parents want to help, let me know. Also, let me know if you are not going to be at the race - I would like to see EVERYONE there. You can also register online at or in person at Strider's in Layton.

First Meet of the Year - Grass Relays at American Fork - Saturday, August 30. The entire season schedule is posted on the blog. I will email it out again soon.

Thanks again for everything - keep running hard. We are now getting to the more intense part of our summer training. I expect everyone to put a little more effort into pushing themselves and into doing the little things that are going to make us better. Email me your mileage (some of you are missing a couple of week's worth). If you are unsure about what to count any of the camp workouts for, I will figure those out for you. The boys were about 100 miles behind the girls with the last updates.

See you soon
Coach Talley

ps. I messed up last weeks email. It was Sarah Oldham (not Goldman) who ran in the Baer Gutsman Race (not sure what I was thinking there). And I forgot to mention Keigunn Kunz who ran awesome as well.

pps. If you want to see some pictures of Samantha - they will be posted later today on

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Cross Country Update - August 3rd

Darts -
An extremely short update this week. It is the week of high altitude camp. For those of you who are going, be ready for some tough workouts. For those of you not going, set a goal to have a solid week of training. Hopefully next year we will be able to take as many as want to go (but you will still have to earn it). In case you don't have the workout paper, here is what I would like to see this week:
Monday - 6 mile trail run
Tuesday - 8 x 400 (or 90 seconds) on an uphill slope - jog or walk down for recovery
Wednesday - 3-5 mile run
Thursday - 3 mile tempo run (faster than your normal training pace) plus 4 x 600m (or 2 minutes) on the grass
Friday - 3-5 mile run
Saturday - 6 mile run

The next workouts as a team will be:
Monday, 8/11 - 7am - Vita Course
Tuesday, 8/12 - 7 am - @ Davis High
Thursday, 8/14 - 7am - Barnes Park (on the east side of the park)
Saturday, 8/16 - Dart Challenge - race starts at 8:00am. You are all expected to run the race unless you are going to be out of town. Let me know if you can't make it to the race. It is a team fundraiser and also a team time trial. Treat it like our first race of the season.

Baer Gutsman - Nice job to Kye Kunz, Brooke Stromberg, Sarah Goldman, and Drew Rees who completed the challenging Crazy Bob Baer Gutsman 11 mile mountain Race last Saturday.

Keep Running -
Coach Talley

ps. Send me your miles :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Cross Country Update - July 26

Another week of the summer is gone. I am sure you are all excited to get back to school :)

I know that I am always talking about doing little things to take care of yourselves. Everyone needs to make an effort to do these things the rest of the summer and into the season. This is what I mean:
SLEEP - Try to get 7-8 hours per night. I know this is hard, especially in the summer, but it can be done. Don't stay up all night texting or playing video games. Also, if you can, a nap in the afternoon will help you recover from a hard run.
EATING - You have to fuel the engine. You need to get the proper amounts of the proper foods in your diet. Fruits, Vegetables, whole grains, pasta, fish, chicken, and red meat. For snacks try things like apples, peanut butter, raisins, and nuts. Pizza or fast food are fine as long as it is not every day.
HYDRATING - 8 to 10 glasses of water a day plus sports drinks and juices.
SHOES - make sure that you are not running in a pair of shoes too long. I know that new shoes can be expensive, but it is a huge part of preventing injury. I think about 400 miles or 3-4 months is good use out of a pair of shoes.
GOALS - set some goals for yourself. Try setting some goals for the last 5 weeks of the summer. For some of you that might be to run 5 or 6 days a week. It might be to run 25 or more miles each of the last 5 weeks. For some of the experienced runners it might be to hit around 40 miles each of the last 5 weeks. Also be thinking about your goals for the season. Our TEAM goal is to win another region and state championship for both the boys and the girls. Try writing your goals down and putting them in a place you can see them.

Let's finish the summer off strong and be ready for a fun and successful season.

Deseret News 10k -
Nice Job to the boys and the girls teams in their Deseret News 10k performance on the 24th. We had 5 girls and 6 boys in the race. On the girls side, the team took 3rd behind the Utah All-Stars and the U.S. All-Stars. We were led by Natalie Haws who finished 2nd in the high school division and 20th overall for females with a time of 37:37. Loren Storey finished 10th in the high school division with 41:49. Meghan Hedquist was 11th with 41:53. Emily Hansen was 13th with 42:09. And Hollie King finished with a time of 43:06. A great showing for our girls.
On the boys side, the team finished 5th behind the U.S. All-Star team, 2 Utah All-Star teams, and the team from Alta. Seth Gutzwiller finished 10th with a time of 42:44. Carston Feigleson was 16th in 35:31. Derek Gallacher was 20th in 37:02. Kye Kunz ran 41:09, Spencer Anderson ran 41:42, and Brad Frye finished in 45:29.
Former Dart Morgan Haws finished in 9th place among females in a time of 35:04. Nice Job to all who ran.

Upcoming Practices:
Monday 28th - 7:00 am at the Vita Course
Tuesday 29th - 7:00 am at Davis
Thursday 31st - 7:00 am at Layton Park

The Dart Challenge 5k (our TEAM race and fundraiser) will be on August 16th at 8:00am - more details later.

If any of you would like to read the long report of the Wasatch Back Relay (and see some photos soon to be posted), you can go to It is mostly a report of the girls race, with a little bit about the boys as well.

Coach Talley

Believe in Yourself
"It is necessary to dig deep within oneself to discover that hidden grain of steel . . . called will."
-Ryan Shay

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cross Country Update July 19

Darts -
A very short update today. I hope your training is going well on the days that we don't meet as a team. Make sure you are doing the little things that are going to help a lot in the long run - especially abs and taking good care of yourself (diet, sleep, hydration). Keep having fun and working hard! If you are going on vacation, just do the best that you can to get a workout in, and try to have a little fun (we'll miss you at practice though).
1. Send me your mileage - some of you are still missing previous weeks.
2. Upcoming TEAM Workouts:
Monday (21st) - trails, 7am
Thursday (24th) - no organized practice. Some of you will be running the Deseret News 10k (I had a dream this morning that Leland won the Deseret News Marathon).
Monday (28th) - trails, 7am
Tuesday (29th) - Davis, 7am
Thursday (31st) - Layton Park, 7am
3. Camp - August 4-8 - Will be $90 instead of $80 (because of gas). If you have not given me the parent waiver and first $40, try to bring that on Monday. The rest of the money and the physicals are due by July 31st.
4. Dart Challenge 5k - August 16th 8:00am at Barnes Park - I will be handing out registration forms pretty soon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Coach Talley


Monday, July 14, 2008

Cross Country Update - July 14

Darts -
We are now 1/2 way through the summer training schedule. 6 weeks down, 6 weeks to go. I am pleased with the training for the first 6 weeks. I think that many of you have developed a really solid base to start from. Our workouts will gradually get more and more intense. At this point, the girls have moved into the lead on overall miles reported for the summer. The girls are at 3689 (200 more than this point last year), and the boys are at 3483 (750 more than this point last year). We have had a great TEAM summer. There were 60 people at the trails again this morning, and it gets me pretty excited, but I know we have 6 more important weeks in front of us before the season really begins. Keep reporting your miles, and keep running on the days we don't meet as a TEAM. I still think we are going to have some great surprises as the summer and season go on. I see some great potential in our new runners, and with a little hard work, we could be stronger than last year on both sides. Most of all, keep having fun and bringing good attitudes to practice.

Here is what we have coming up:
Tuesday, July 15 - Meet at the school @ 7am. We are running to Nichols Park and playing steal the flag then getting the last set of workouts.
Thursday, July 17 - Meet at Layton Park @ 7am
Monday, July 21 - Meet at the trails @ 7am
Thursday, July 24 - No practice - our top runners will be running the Deseret News 10k.
Monday, July 28 - Meet at the trails @ 7am

August 4-8 - High Altitude Camp. I still need the first $40 and the parent waivers from most of you who are going. I will also need 'A' or 'B' forms before you can go.
August 16 - Dart Challenge 5k. If you are in town, I expect you to run. We will be breaking up the TEAM into 4 TEAMs for a TEAM competition.

Congrats to Katie Swanson - Farmington 10k winner, and Brooke Stromberg - 4th place at Farmington 10k. Also congrats to Chelsea, Rachel, and Carlee for kicking trash in a triathalon last Saturday.

Happy Running,
Coach Talley

"Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great"
-or as I like to think of it-
"Don't be afraid of giving up sleeping in for going out on a nice summer morning run"

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Cross Country Update July 5

Darts -
I hope you have all been enjoying your holiday weekend. We had a great time at the Kaysville 4th of July 5k/10k. It was good to see some of you at the race. Ashlyn was impressed with your efforts and said you all looked like you were running really fast. It is hard to believe that the first month of the summer is already gone. The cross country season will be here in no time.
Darts in the 4th of July 5k & 10k:
5k -
Jordan Stuart 17:27
Jason Thomas 17:45
Caleb Ward 18:01
Curtis Carlisle 18:03
Brian Alfaro 18:24
Logan Petty 18:41
Preston Johnson (8th grader) 19:21
Garrett Allen 19:30
Colin Cromar 19:31
Ryan Thomas 19:42
Alex Hedquist (8th grader) 20:15
Steve Petty 20:16
Cade Cloward 20:37
Brayden Cromar (8th grader) 20:39
Micah Johnson 21:33
Nate Stuart 22:12
Sam Haws (8th grader) 23:02
Dan Houston 23:14
Rex Sumsion (7th grader) 23:25
Joseph Haws (10) 24:51
Jorgen Sumsion 26:28

Morgan Haws 17:41
Natalie Haws 18:51
Loren Storey 20:43
Emily Hansen 20:43
Brooke Stromberg 22:02 (4:42 faster than last year)
Carlee Petersen 22:15
Hannah Firth 25:04
Danna Stuart 25:07
Carly Cloward 26:16
Anna Ward 26:19
Erica Petty 26:23
Amber Johnson 27:11

Seth Gutzwiller 34:09
Josh Ward (11 years old) 45:40
Kye Kunz 46:09
Keigunn Kunz 50:44

Meghan Hedquist 45:03
Jenny Welling 52:58

If any of you have been able to watch any of the US Olympic Track & Field Trials this week I am sure you have been inspired by the awesome distance races. Eugene, OR is definitely the greatest track in the country for distance running. I have all the races recorded and we will watch a few of my favorites at practice in September. The highlight of the trials has been Lindsay Anderson making the Olympic Team by running 9:30 in the 3000m steeplechase. Lindsay came to talk to the team last year at our parents' night, and she is Brad's sister-in-law. Brad was also her coach when Lindsay was in high school, and I am sure that is one of the reasons she ran so strong to make the team. Here is how the other Utahns have done:
Josh McAdams (ran for BYU - the only guy to ever beat me at the Simplot coaches mile) - 3rd place in the steeplechase (makes the Olympic Team)
Josh Rohatinsky (ran for BYU) - 5th place in the 10,000m in 27:54 (he also took 6th in the marathon trials)
Seth Pilkington (ran for Roy High and Weber State) - 19th place in the 10,000m
Sariah Long (ran for Weber State) - 12th place in the steeplechase
Mike Spence (trains with Weber State) - 6th place in the steeplechase
Abdi Abdirahman (not a Utahn, but he ate dinner with our girls at the Nike Team Nationals) - 1st place in the 10,000m
It was pretty amazing to watch them all run so well.

1 - High Altitude Camp: I sent out the list of those invited. If you don't have the paper for camp yet, make sure you get one on Monday at the Vita Course. The 1st paper and $40 are due by next Monday (the 14th).
2 - Upcoming Workouts:
Monday (7th) - Vita Course @ 7:00 am
Thursday (10th) - Davis High @ 7:00 am
3 - Send me your workouts from Week 5 (that was this last week) and any others which you have not reported on (there are some of you who have not done a very good job with that this summer).

Keep up the good work. Make sure you are doing the little things that will help you improve - like ABS, hydration, and a good diet (make sure you are getting iron - it will help you recover and will help you to have energy).

Monday, June 30, 2008

Update - June 26

Darts -
Great job at the workout this morning. We are coming along. A lot of you are working hard and putting in some great miles and it is showing in the runs that we do as a TEAM. Some of you have got to be a little more disciplined when we don't meet together, but overall I think we are doing a good job. It is really important at this point to put in some of the extra work that will help you out in the long run: things like abs, weights, sleep, diet, hydration. Also, just try to stay positive and patient :) I like the improvement I see so far, and I think it is going to continue. I really like the energy you are showing at practice.

1. Send me your miles - I am missing some from week 2 and 3 (we are in week 4 right now). The boys are currently beating the girls by just under 100 miles
2. Cross Country Camp - I will be handing out the information fliers at the Vita Course on Monday. You will need to fill out the flier and have your A or B form done if you want to go to camp on August 4-8. If you are wondering if you qualify to go to camp, email me with any questions.
3. Wasatch Back Relay - in case you hadn't heard, the boys and girls who ran the Wasatch Back Relay last weekend did a spectacular job. I really enjoyed watching both TEAMS work so hard together. I was impressed with the positive attitudes and with their efforts and fitness. The girls were the fastest overall all-female team and the boys finished 8th out of all the teams. I will be posting a full report of the relay on later this week.
4. July 4th Kaysville 5k and 10k - If you would like to run (and I do encourage you to do so, but it isn't mandatory). You can register on - it cost $15 today, but late registration is $30 starting tomorrow (so get on that).
5. Upcoming Workouts:
Monday (30th) - Vita Course 7:00 am
Wednesday (2nd) - Layton Park 7:00 am
Monday (7th) - Vita Course 7:00 am
Thursday (10th) - Davis 7:00 am
6. Dart Challenge 5k will be on August 16th at 8:00 am. It is a TEAM fundraiser. Encourage family and friends to come and run. Registration can be done on or with a registration form from me (I will start handing those out soon). Our goal is to have 150 runners this year (last year we had 97).

Keep working hard and looking forward to the season.
If we run as a TEAM, Anything is possible!

Coach Talley

Davis High 2008 Cross Country Schedule

Aug 16 Dart Challenge Barnes Park, Kaysville 8:00 am

Aug 30 Grass Relays American Fork High 8:00 am

Sept 3 Pre-Region One Layton Commons Park 3:00 pm

Sept 6 BYU Autumn Classic Cascade Golf Course 9:00 am

Sept 10 Davis Clipper Invitational Layton Commons Park 3:00 pm

Sept 12 Murray Invitational Murray City Park 3:00 pm

Sept 20 Bob Firman Invitational Boise, ID TBA

Sept 24 Open Region Meet Weber High 3:45 pm

Oct 1 Open Region Meet Clearfield 3:45 pm

Oct 4 Orem Invitational UVSC 9:00 am

Oct 8 Open Region Meet Fremont 3:45 pm

Oct 15 Region One Championships Layton Commons Park 3:00 pm

Oct 22 State Championships Sugarhouse Park TBA

Nov 22 Nike Team Southwest Regionals Tempe, AZ TBA

Dec 6 Nike Team Nationals Portland, OR TBA

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cross Country Update 2

Davis Runners - Another awesome morning at the vita course today. Other than the 3 falls, I thought things went well, and we were above 50 in attendance for the 3rd week in a row. Things are looking good. The key to our success as a TEAM is going to be to continue this enthusiasm and commitment level. I usually find that end of June through mid July is the challenging time for many of you. It is getting hotter and many of you have family vacations and other obligations. I understand if you have to miss the practices and some days of running - it is not a reason to quit. Don't get discouraged if you have to miss days, just don't let LAZINESS be your excuse to not run (or not make your bed).
There are some of you who are getting the emails who I still haven't seen at a practice. Don't be shy. It is not too late to start coming. I think if you give it a try for a few weeks you will find you like it.
Keep emailing me and Coach Richardson your weekly mileage. I have most of your miles from week 1, but I am missing quite a few from week 2 (but my email is working, so you don't need to send a 2nd email like I said this morning). It is pretty cool, after week 1 the boys were only 4 reported miles behind the girls (629 to 625). This could end up being a pretty exciting contest by the end of the summer. Don't cheat, but make sure you are reporting your miles. Janae's miles are counting for the girls, and the miles that Brad and I run count for the boys.
Speaking of Brad, nice job to those of you who attended the Gerald Anderson Memorial 5k last Saturday. Hopefully we will show more support in years to come, but it was a great race for those who were able to make it to Morgan. All 6 boys who came finished in the top 10.
Congrats to Morgan Haws (former Davis runner and Natalie's older sister) for finishing 7th at the NCAA Championships in the 10,000m and earning All-American status. Her time of 34:05 is under 5:30 pace for 6.25 miles
Important Upcoming Information:
*TEAM Workouts:
Tuesday 17th (tomorrow) at 7:00 am at the school (I will hand out the next set of workouts) - if you are late, we are running to Nichols Park
Thursday 19th at 7:00 am at LAYTON PARK (we meet just to the west of Layton High) Monday 23rd at 7:00 am at Vita Course
Thursday 26th at 7:00 am at the school
*Wasatch Back Relay - we finally took care of volunteers, don't worry about finding them any more (thanks for your help though). Those running will meet at the school at 12:30 on Friday, and come home exhausted around 3:00 or 4:00 on Saturday. I will get more information later this week for those running.
*High Altitude Camp - Aug 4-8. I will be handing out a paper to those interested which explains what to do if you would like to come to the camp. We will be able to bring about 35 athletes (maybe a few more), so those who have been committed will be the first to be invited.
*Dart Challenge 5k - August 16th - 8:00 am. Try to keep this date open. It is one of our 2 cross country fundraisers for the year (the other is the runathon-funathon in November).
*Please include your parents email address in your next email if they are interested in receiving the cross country updates throughout the rest of the summer and the season in the fall.
Keep up the good work. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Also, keep bringing your friends, you have all done a great job recruiting this summer.
Thanks & Happy Running-
Coach Talley

Do your AB workouts!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cross Country Update - June 10

Davis Cross Country -
I can't tell you how excited I am about the start of this summer training. Even though we have a long way to go from here, I have never seen so many runners who want to get better and want to have fun. The TEAM is looking good, and I think
each of you are bringing the right attitude to practice. The hard part will be keeping this energy going the next 2 months - both when we meet together and especially when you are running on your own.

A few things I need to update you on:
1) Great Southwest: Natalie and Candace competed at the Great Southwest track meet in Albuquerque, NM last Saturday. Natalie finished second in the 2000m steeplechase in 7:04 - a new school record, and would have been a meet record - then she came back and won the 3200m in 11:02. It was a great ending to an outstanding career at Davis. Candace ran the first leg on the winning 4 x 800 - she ran a great time of 2:18 in a very strong wind. She came back in the 1500, but took a hard fall near the end of the 1st lap; she got up 5 or 6 seconds behind last place, and still came back to finish 9th. It was a valiant effort after a difficult season. We also brought some sprinters and throwers: Bryce Hall finished 3rd in the hammer and 5 th in the shot put; Tony Hill just missed his pr in the shot put finishing 10th; Ryan Avery set a pr in the 100 (10.92) and was on the super fast 3rd place 4 x 100 team; and Shaun Webb had a season best in the 300 hurdles to finish 9th.

2) Wasatch Back (PLEASE READ): The 13 boys and 13 girls who will be running the Wasatch Back relay will be meeting at Davis at 12:30 on Friday, June 20th. If any of you or your parents are interested in getting involved, we still need to fill some volunteer spots ASAP. The volunteer stations will be in Huntsville and the volunteers are required to spend 5 hours at the stations directing runners. If you can volunteer, you will be at the station when both of our teams pass through (and Janae's team as well). I think they also give you a free t-shirt. In order to volunteer you need to be able to get yourself to the exchange station. If ANY of you or your PARENTS are willing to help us fill this requirement, please give me a call ASAP and I will walk you through the online sign up process (580-8713). Once again, this is for anyone that is not actually running on the team and it would be greatly appreciated. This year's TEAMs are boys: Spencer Anderson, Bryce Larsen, Ryan Thomas, Carston Feigelson, Seth Gutzwiller, Caleb Ward, Leland Stenquist, Curtis Carlisle, Jason Thomas, Michael King, Logan Petty, and Brad Nye. Girls: Natalie Haws, Loren Storey, Kelsey Valentine, Ally Adams, Candace Eddy, Hollie King, Carlee Petersen, Talya Kussee, Katie Swanson, Julianne Wirthlin, Emily Hansen, Jessica Wilding, and Meghan Hedquist.

3) Gerald Anderson Memorial 5k (Brad's Race) - is this Saturday (the 14th) at 8:00 am in Morgan. Some of you have already registered, the rest of you can still register if you are interested. The cost will be $20 at this point. I have fliers I can give you at Thursday's workout, or you can register at the race on Saturday. We will probably meet at Davis at 6:30 Saturday morning to carpool to the race (we will need some people to drive). If you have any questions, you can email me or Brad ( I am sure it will be a party.

4) Upcoming Workouts:
Thursday (12th) - 7:00 am - Meet at Davis High
Monday (16th) - 7:00 am - Meet at the Vita Course
Tuesday (17th) - 7:00 am - Meet at Davis High - I will hand out the next set of workouts.
Thursday (19th) - 7:00 am - Meet at Layton Park

Thanks for putting in the hard work you have been. Let's keep it going. Don't forget to email me your mileage at the end of the week. So far, we are off to a great start - the boys have so far reported 40 miles more than they did this week last year, and the girls are just barely below what they reported last year (some of you need to still send in last weeks miles - Lizzy, Katie, Gallacher, Leland, Brad, Talya, etc.

See you all on Thursday -
Coach Talley

"That that don't kill me, can only make me stronger"

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Summer 2008

Welcome to Davis Cross Country. Our goals this summer:
*To build a base for the cross country season. New runners are going to build up to 25-30 miles per week by August, and Experienced runners are going to work up to 40-50 miles per week. We will improve by being consistent.
*To have fun running - that's right this is fun. We are always going to be positive and enthusiastic about running together (and alone).
*To work together as a TEAM. We are looking forward to another great season this fall.

TEAM Workouts -
Thursday, June 5 - 7:00 am Davis
Monday, June 9 - 7:00 am at the Vita Course
Thursday, June 12 - 7:00 am at Davis
Monday, June 16 - 7:00 am at the Vita Course
Tuesday, June 17 - 7:00 am at Davis (I will hand out the next set of workouts).

On the days we don't meet together, run on your own or in groups following the workout sheet I handed out. If you can't find it, run between 3-8 miles a day (depending on experience).

* Email your weekly mileage to me ( and to Coach Richardson (
* Cross Country Camp will be August 4-8 for those who have been consistently running all summer up to that point. (The cost will be about $80).

Go Darts!

Cross Country Day 1

Darts -
I had to send out an email today because I was pumped about this morning's run at the vita course. Not only did we have a HUGE group show up (probably the biggest ever), but everyone came with a great attitude. I counted 44 Davis runners plus 6 grads. It was good to see so many young runners there today, and many young runners who showed a lot of skill and potential - willing to work hard and challenge themselves. It was also nice to see some grads (I know that sounds weird to those of you who graduated) - I hope you will keep coming this summer.
This morning made me excited for the season. I love Davis Cross Country!
Those of you who missed - don't stress it. Just come on Thursday - 7:00 am at Davis High.
Those of you out of town, do your best to get some running or working out in, and enjoy your vacations.
Remember that this is the first 'official' week of the summer training program. Plan on emailing me your updates at the end of the week. Last year we ended with a total of 6114 total boys miles and 7439 total girls miles (13,553 total miles and our TEAM goal was 10,000). Let's see if we can beat it on both sides and get to 15,000 total TEAM miles. That would be incredible, but it will take all of you working together.
thanks again for a great morning. Let's keep it going. Bring the energy on Thursday - see you there.
Coach Talley

ps. Anna McKay - let Joe know that I am going to call him and tell him he should be running cross country 2:10 is a great time as a freshman.
pps. Great job this morning to Matt, Chris, Wes, Brad, Bradley, Jorgen, Keigunn, Curtis, Kye, Trevor, Julia, Hannah(s), Roxy, Madie, Brooke, Karaline, Boston, Sarah, Megan, Becca, and any other new runners I might have missed in that list. Excellent new group!!