Week 8: Viking Invitational
Homecoming week comes and goes. Our team had a solid week with some impressive performances and breakthroughs!
The Monday lakefront run brought some challenges with high heat and humidity, but our guys overcame and many had fantastic runs and kept solid pace. As the weather cooled down for us midweek, we were able to have some excellent workouts that displayed months of work leading to a fun and fast October for the crew. The guys have brought focus to the journey and the day by day process of being great. We're having fun working hard and embracing being different. I actually overhead a teacher that was surprised we ran on Friday after the pep rally. You guys truly are doing uncommon things that will cultivate innovative minds and the discipline and drive to put your creativity to work! Normal is boring.
Nothing will be handed to us, we're just going to go out and let a rip every day. No limits. This group of guys is ready to put on a show and have some huge races this month. It's fun to have the group coming together at the right time, and Thursday will be a nice launching pad for us.
We have to keep focused on 33 guys all being essential to the success of the team down the stretch. While only 7 men will toe the line to race at sectionals and state, EVERY man is essential to build the team and create special moments. Push for each other and discover a new reality with some huge breakthroughs. Out and after it now!
Click and scroll to the viking info. Please be aware lineups are tentative and can change based on the week. Please note that there is a bus to take guys there from school, but a PARENT/GUARDIAN of the athlete must take home their son AFTER completion of awards, cooldowns, team breakdown and when dismissed by coaches. Our guys are going to crush it.
Some practice notes for the week,
The plan Monday is to take the guys to a 2 mile gravel loop in Tosa for a tempo workout. We will head out right at practice time of 3:15 and return to Hale for normal pick up around 5:15/5:30.
Saturday practice at 9:00 a.m.!
This week we will continue to focus on our standards and selflessness, putting the team goals over individual self interests. We look forward to some incredible competition, and can't wait to face the best as that will bring out our best. We aren't afraid to fail, and know it's a possibility when we have no limits and do things different. But it's what makes the journey so fun. It's putting our head down, going to work and letting ourselves perform at our best, controlling only what we can actually control. Now is about positive affirmations, "We can", "We will". Believe in this team, believe in each other. We are powerful. Making each moment matter, overcoming difficult times, and maximizing love for each other and what we do will lead to powerful moments as a team.
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