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!

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