Week 1 Recap
The first week standards focus were 'For The Team' and 'Accountability'. This young team has a choice of what type of team they want to become, and if their choice is to be great, the decision needs to come now. 'For The Team' is about a shared discomfort in pursuit of something bigger than the self. It's the Accountability of sticking with the pack and never falling back. There's physiological gains to be made through training, but the true way of breaking through limits comes through this selfless act of holding one another accountable. A group of five average men who believe in one another and believe in success will always go further than a group of five talented men who expect great things to come to them.
Our First two workouts which took place over Monday and Tuesday focused on keeping packed up and running for each other. This will take time, but for their first workout of the season, things went solid for where they are. The bond between teammates is formed through the hard work and races ahead. What team will emerge over the coming weeks, months and years?
Thanks to everyone who came and made Family Night very fun!
It was a good rust buster for many who had been training well all summer and haven't raced in a while to get that feeling back a bit. A few others had fun with it and will be ready to take the first meet seriously as they learn about racing this Thursday! Some results of the event are below,
Family Night 3k Results
Week 2 - Palmyra Invitational and Runathon!
Our first invitational is this Thursday. Athletes will get locks, team shirt and uniforms at Monday practice. This will be a time for new athletes to learn about routine and preparing to race. The guys in the JV race will watch the race before their warmup, but will have a bit more time until their race so plan snacks/eating around that. Bus times, lineups and meet info are included below
Team Lineups and Info
Remember lineups are dependent on accountability and communication with coaches. If an athlete missed a practice or event without communicating they will not be listed on the lineup. I believe you can find time for things important to you and of course we hope this team and their teammates become to be an important part of each person's life!
Our Runathon practice will be this Saturday. We ask everyone to arrive by 8:45 p.m. at the Hale track. The event will go from 9:00 through 10:00 p.m. Our goal is for each athlete to raise at least 75 dollars toward helping the team. I have linked the form for sponsors below again if needed. The money won't be due until the Thursday following our event to give time to collect, but can be turned into Coach Mach when available.
Schedule and Looking Ahead
Practices this week will continue to be held at 7:45 a.m. The day of the meet Thursday, arrive at Hale for the bus by 1:30 p.m. so we can depart on time! (No morning practice on the meet day). The day of the Runathon on Saturday arrive by 8:45 p.m.
Next week, school starts on Thursday!
Practices will stay at 7:45 a.m. up until school starts, except for one day! Just that Tuesday we will do an afternoon practice due to freshmen orientation day that day. So just for planning ahead to week 3,
Monday, August 29th - Practice at 7:45 a.m. at Hale
Tuesday, August 30th - Practice at 3:15 p.m. at Hale
Wednesday, August 31st - Practice at 7:45 a.m. at Hale
Thursday, September 1st - First Day of School! Practices after school from now on except meet/event days will be given info on. Meet in Room 108 after school for practice.
First Pasta Party this Wednesday!
Finally, our first pasta party is this Wednesday hosted by the Hutters and Pliers! Thanks for stepping up to host the first week. Plan to arrive around 5:00 p.m. and let coaches or athletes know if you need help getting a ride! Their address is 12137 W. Verona Ct.
We still have a couple of dates to fill if you are willing! See the current list below and add your name to take a spot! Thank you!
Pasta Party Signups