Welcome to the 2007 Storm Cross
Country Season! It's hard to believe
that summer is nearly over and that
it's time, once again, to lace
up our running shoes and hit the
trails. I don't know about you, but
XC is my favorite time of year.
For those athletes who are
returning, you'll notice some
changes to the training calendar.
We'll practice Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday until the race
season begins then we'll drop to
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Here's
what you can expect at each
Monday- Long, slow distance (or LSD
in XC speak)
Tueday- Interval workout on the
Thursday- Tempo running or hill
Saturday- Time trial or mock meet
until the season begins, then it's
off to the races!
This schedule change allows for
several quality workout days while
still allowing plenty of downtime
for rest in between. The real
benefits of training come in between
the workouts as your body re-builds.
It's important to eat right, drink
lots of water, get plenty of sleep
and stretch. If you're watching TV
or playing video games you can be
As always, parent involvement will
be the backbone of the team. If
you're a runner, please join us.
We'll have kids at all different
ability levels. If running isn't
your thing, bring your bike and ride
along. And if you're a walker,
you'll make a great sweeper for kids
that might fall behind. The point
is, it's more fun to get involved
than sit on the sidelines...and who
knows, maybe you'll find yourself
with a new life long sport of your
I'm looking forward to meeting
everyone this week...until then...
Yours in Running,