Coach Jeremy's Notes to Team
We just finished week 2 and already are seeing great progress! Great job to everyone!
How was the time trial? Everyone looked great out there.
I’ll remind you: we aren’t in racing shape yet so this was just a good opportunity to push hard and see what you had in the tank!
If nothing else, hopefully our athletes took away the idea that YOU have the ability to change your outcome.
If you gave it your all: congratulations!
If you held back a little: then challenge yourself to push harder next time!
If you needed to walk: then push to keep running this week!
Either way you look at it, running teaches us all lessons and finishing the time trial should give you some things to consider.
Speaking of things to consider…. We have 3 week coming right up! Boom! This is an exciting week!
I’ll start with Tuesday which will bring us to the first night of intervals. These will challenge you as we are continuing to build strength and now incorporate a little speed!
Thursday night we will push a tempo run without stopping and work to maintain a little faster effort than our Monday long run, but for the entire time! Believe it or not, this is one of the most important workouts that will translate into faster times on the XC course. So come ready to work!
All week we are working hard but we have a reward for you at the end of week 3: Carpinteria Beach Day!!! Yeah Buddy!
You won’t want to miss this practice! We meet at the beach, we run on the beach, we do core on the beach, and then… we play on the beach!! Stay for a while, hang out with other families, swim to the dock’s with me!!! And just have a great time chillaxin with the Storm Family!
Running has many rewards for all the hard work… this is one of the rewards we look forward to every season. SO DON’T MISS IT!!!
Alright, to wrap this up, let me remind you if there are any sharp pains your athletes are experiencing please let me or another coach know. Right now is the time when calves start to get pretty tight. Sometimes stretching at practice isn’t enough so take some extra time at home to make sure and stretch the calves. Follow the same stretches we do for calves but change it up by leaning against a wall with your hands. You can hold these stretches for up to 20 seconds so don’t let soreness turn to sharp pains, and then to injury. Just get ahead of it and take some early prevention on your own!
Ok, that’s it for now. Thanks for a great start to what is shaping up to be a fantastic season.
Keep up the hard work, the great attitudes and desire to be AMAZING!
See you out there,