Friday, May 29, 2020

Summer Training 2020 Week 1

Summer Cross-Country training is upon us. Remember to follow the training calendar for those times you can't make practice due to illness or family vacations or whatever takes up part of your summer.

Remember the second runs are only for our experienced runners. Beginning runners need to build up a base before they start adding second runs. Second runs should be in the afternoon or early evening.

We meet at Hillcrest each morning at 6 am in the north parking lot by the concessions building. We will start practice each day with a symptoms check for all athletes, coaches, and super seniors.  On travel run days we will then go to the site of the run. For each of the travel runs, I have links of directions from Hillcrest to the destinations.  Runners can be picked up at the site of the travel run or back at Hillcrest depending on the transportation arrangements you have made for your child. Your child will not be left to wait alone at any of the travel run sites.

Make sure you properly hydrate.  You hydrate for the next day's practice each day.  I would also recommend brining a water bottle each day to practice

Monday June 1st - Del Taco variations
2nd run 30 minutes recovery

Tuesday June 2nd - tennis courts runs
After the run we will learn and start strengthening and core exercises
2nd run 30 minutes recovery

Wednesday June 3rd - Wrangler Trail Head for intro to trail running
 2nd run 30 minutes recovery

Thursday June 4th - Skywalk run then strength and core
2nd run 30 minutes recovery.

Friday June 5th - Winchester Park  We will be doing our first 70 minute run on the Jordan River Parkway. Beginning runners will be doing a run of shorter duration.
2nd run as needed for recovery

Saturday June 6th we will not meet as a team but run on your own or with a group.  This should be an easy run of 45 - 60 minutes,  30 - 45 for beginning runners.


Friday, May 22, 2020

2020 Parent/Athlete meeting

The 2020 Hillcrest XC Parent/Athlete meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday May 27th at 6pm.  We will use Google meets for the meeting.  You can use the meeting name (Hillcrest XC 2020) to join directly from a csddocs account.  You will also be able to use the join codes the evening of the meeting.  I will post the join codes here after 5 the day of the meeting.

Here are a number of things we talked about including the recording of the Google meeting.

Recording of Meeting


Links to handouts:

Main Handout

June Training Calendar
July Training Calendar
August Training Calendar

Mileage Tracker Sheet

Assumption of Risk Form will be handed out Monday.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Coronatine Workouts 5/11- 5/17

We'll continue with the two workout tracks.  If you are planning on trying to run some fast time trials between now and Memorial Day, do workout option 1.  You should be winding down time trials soon.  This week would have been state.  If you want to just build up a quality base for XC, do option 2. If you are needing to cross train, do the number of minutes that it would take you to do the listed run. No matter which option you are using, log your miles on the google doc. Sorry, I brain cramped getting this posted on time.

Option 1

Monday 30 minutes recovery pace
speed workout Since we are still not supposed to be using school facilities, it would be better to use time rather than distance.  Recovery should be double the time of the repeat
strength workouts

Tuesday 30 minutes recovery pace
5/6 mile easy run depending on level
core workouts

Wednesday 30 minutes recovery pace
6-8 mile run with hills
strength workouts

Thursday 30 minutes recovery pace
tempo run
core workouts

Friday 30 minutes recovery pace
5/6 mile easy run

Saturday 70 - 75 minute run

Option 2 - doubles will help, but they can wait another week or so

Monday 6 - 8 mile run
strength workouts

Tuesday 5/6 mile easy run
core workouts

Wednesday 6 - 8 mile run with hills
strength workouts

Thursday 5/6 mile easy run
core workouts

Friday 5/6 mile easy run

Saturday 70 - 75 minute run

Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Coronatine Workouts 5/4 - 5/10

We'll continue with the two workout tracks.  If you are planning on trying to run some fast time trials between now and Memorial Day, do workout option 1.  If you want to just build up a quality base for XC, do option 2. If you are needing to cross train, do the number of minutes that it would take you to do the listed run. No matter which option you are using, log your miles on the google doc. Sorry, I brain cramped getting this posted on time.

Option 1

Monday 30 minutes recovery pace
speed workout
strength workouts

Tuesday 30 minutes recovery pace
5/6 mile easy run depending on level
core workouts

Wednesday 30 minutes recovery pace
6-8 mile run with hills
strength workouts

Thursday 30 minutes recovery pace
tempo run
core workouts

Friday 30 minutes recovery pace
5/6 mile easy run

Saturday 70 - 75 minute run

Option 2 - doubles will help, but they can wait another week or so

Monday 6 - 8 mile run
strength workouts

Tuesday 5/6 mile easy run
core workouts

Wednesday 6 - 8 mile run with hills
strength workouts

Thursday 5/6 mile easy run
core workouts

Friday 5/6 mile easy run

Saturday 70 - 75 minute run