July 28, 2014
Here's Tyler's Great Video of the Via Ferrata Strobel Climb
July 25, 2014
A Different View of the Palio! We're in there somewhere
July 23, 2014
June 14, 2014
Mac Fleet is NCAA Champion AGAIN!
Summer Training Is Well Underway!
We are currently meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:30 a.m. at Standley Park, on the east side of the pool. Tuesdays we are meeting at 8:30 a.m. at Penasquitos Canyon on the WEST end, and Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. we continue to meet at Mission Bay Park at the runner's bathroom, south of the Information Center.
Plan your summer well and follow the training information that you'll find on this page and the orange links. We have a phenomenal group that has already begun training, and our team looks great! This could be one of the strongest teams in the last several years, but only if YOU do the work this summer.
Read the mileage goals sheet to plan out your summer framework, most importantly how many miles you will run from today until September 8th.
Which group are you in? Many times the groups will be mixed together on longer runs. Being in a slower group does not necessarily mean you will be running slower than the faster groups each day. It means you MAY be running shorter and/or you MAY be running slower. Always strive to be better.
All Groups Follow the SAME Run
This is important! Everyone will be running the same course. We are not splitting up all over the city. We'll have different runs each day, but all groups will follow each other. Most runs are out-and-back, which means you will follow the same course, but likely turn around earlier.
Here's What's Important:
1. You must fill out the running log EVERY DAY. This is mandatory to be part of the mileage club AND to go to camp. I will not accept just numbers in the daily mileage box. You need to write a daily journal: where you ran, with whom, how you felt, how long the run took to complete, any extra exercises/activities for that day. This is the only way you can compare your improvement to previous workouts over the same course.
2. If you're in town, you need to be running with the team. This is the only way to run FAR enough and FAST enough, the two "F" words that make us great.
3. Camp is an awesome experience, but to qualify to attend, you must be on track to achieve the appropriate mileage goals assigned to you. Make sure you have talked to me about your goals before the first week of training is over.
4. If you can't make it to practice for vacation or other previously scheduled activities, understand that you MUST STILL RUN. You cannot progress in mileage if you don't complete the appropriate mileage the week before. One week builds on the next, so you have to get it done. Wherever you are going, there is still Earth, and the laws of gravity remain the same, so put on your shoes and get out the door. NEVER make decisions from the couch.
For all you history nuts, click on the pics above for a great history of just about everything running and racing, including some epic pictures. This is a great archive that is updated periodically, so I will have a permanent link to it. Dale and Mac are on page 40. There are also some other great pictures of Dale in his running days, as well as current high school and collegians that you will all recognize. Check it out.