Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  October 3, 2011
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4 down and 3 to go.  El Cariso was a beautiful day and we had a lot of good racing out there.  How about Shelbi Schauble, Valerie, and Sierra for the girls.  All made huge improvements from last year or Shelbi coming back from being sick.  And don't forget the boys with the late addition of Nicholas Serrano, Joshua and Kaleb English pushing it hard, Jacob Lee making a big jump, and Riley getting up there in the mix with the youth boys.  I love to see the fight in you guys so great job.

REMEMBER, THE SEASON ISN'T OVER YET!  I want to encourage you with a couple things: first, listen at practice and run the workouts as they are outlined, and second look at your place in the conference from the first race to last week.  If you desire to move on to Nationals, place is all that matters.  It's easy, even for me, to compare times from last year.  And if you see them slower it can be easy to get discouraged.  Remember one thing, the race, even on the same course is never the same.  Last year we had pretty much perfect weather and this year was beautiful, but much hotter and humid.  El Cariso was also the 6th race, not the 4th.  With that said, please don't get discouraged.  You guys are all doing great!  Tired..  yes I understand.  Keep your heads up and YOU WILL BE READY for the final 3 races of the season.

This week for practice we will bring it down a little again in mileage.  Not intensity.  Remember as you train, if you start reducing your intensity, your body will start to think that is all you have and you will slow down.  One of the most difficult ideas for me to grasp was the fact that during a taper period I still need to run with the same intensity.  The part you change is the volume.  So this week, as I'm not there to push you, listen to the coaches, push yourselves and your legs will start to feel fresh again soon.  Tonight is going to be a nice easy jog.  Enjoy the night with your friends.

One more piece I want each runner to look at.  Take 10 minutes and look through the results to see which Storm team mate you are running with each week at races.  In practice work together.  Push each other on the hard workouts.  In two weeks we have Mt. Sac.  This race is all about position and it is a good place to push yourself to take one or two, or more spots. 

Alright, I'll miss you guys this week, really I will.  Although I've attached a picture of where I'll be training in Colorado.  Maybe one of these years we'll rent a team bus and you can come with me for the week!  I'll be back for the race this Saturday.  Work hard, sleep well, DON'T GET DISCOURAGED, and most of all have fun!

See you soon,

Coach Jeremy

Cross Country Practice 
Monday October 3 - Heritage Park

Tuesday October 4 - Central Park 

Thursday October 6 - College of the Canyons (Last Week)

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Practices @ 6:00 p.m.
Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser

If you have not yet turned in your donations for the Lap-a-thon, Please turn them in now, see Alan or Elaine Bingham. We will announce a winner of the grand prize at the banquet.

This Weeks Meet is at Crescenta Valley  Park 


Take exit 161A to merge onto I-210 E toward Pasadena
Take exit 16 to merge onto Lowell Ave
Turn right onto Honolulu Ave
Take the 3rd right onto Dunsmore Ave

Click here for a Map


In an effort to emphasize the importance of maintaining scholastic ability in conjunction with athletic ability, The Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc, in cooperation with local school districts, awards a scholastic achievement medal to all active athletes that maintain a 'B+' (3.5)  grade point average or better during the season.  The medal is engraved with the student's name, year and symbol of the sport in which he/she is participating. A special President's award medal is presented to players that maintain straight A's

You must submit the Scholastic Form before the deadline in order to get the medal The Deadline for turning in your forms to be eligible for the award is October 13 at the end of practice

Volunteers Needed for XC Meet on 10/22 
We are going to need a lot of help to host the meet at Santa Clarita Central Park, We need a key volunteer to run our concession stand, we are also going to need course monitors, and set up and tear down people, and finish line crews.
Have a great summer,

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club