Race this Saturday at El Cariso Community Regional Park in Sylmar.
This weeks practices
Cross Country will practice at the following locations:
Monday – West Creek Park – at 6:00 – 7:15 pm
24247 Village Circle
Valencia, CA 91354
Tuesday – College of the Canyons – at 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Near Baseball Diamonds
Behind Track Stadium
(purchase day parking pass at kiosk for $3.00, COC does issue parking tickets from time to time.)
Thursday – Central Park – at 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Near Basketball Courts
Saturday – LA County Invite at El Cariso Park – Sylmar – See Flyer for More Information
This year our lap-a-thon will be on Saturday September 12 at Central Park.
The Lap-a-thon is a fund raising event used to support our program and our national athletes. We will give the kids a chip, and setup our chip timing system, we will run laps at Central park while playing music for 45 minutes or so. The kids are encourages to seek donations either of 2 ways a per lap amount such as $3 or $4 dollars per lap or a flat donation of $5 or $10. All kids who raise at least $40.00 will receive a special Lap-a-thon prize. The kids will also be entered into a raffle on a 1 ticket per dollar raised and other prizes will be awarded at the end of season banquet. (more details on that as we get closer to the event).
Please click here to download the Lap-a-thon form and start raising funds.
The deadline to turn in funds will be Oct 1.
We begin week 5 today. What does that mean? Well it means a lot: we have our first meet this coming Saturday the 5th, we are going to keep improving with faster workouts, and we are gearing up for the official first meet on September 19th.
At Saturdays practice I took group 2b through my running mechanics clinic. Thanks 2b’s to paying close attention. As a reminder to all athletes, don’t forget about the importance of good running mechanics (form). Those of you who have been running with me for a while can help the newbies in understanding how much your running form will carry you when you feel completely exhausted. Two keys to focus on this week: where do you look and how do you control your arms. First with your focus, you should be looking out 20-30 feet at all times. This helps you identify obstacles both on the ground and with other runners. Always be alert. Moving to your arms, you want to carry them close to your waste. Imagine two strings running at your sides front to back parallel. Relax your hands and imagine them following the strings front to back. This will help you move forward on the flats and up the hills faster. We’ll hit on other mechanics probably next week and I’ll remind you at practice as well.
That’s it for now. Thanks parents, coaches, and athletes. We are gearing up for an amazing race season that is right around the corner.
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I believe this will work even if you don’t have a twitter account.
We do tweet out a link to our newsletter each week also, so you will get more information from us via twitter than our Urgent Alert Text System.