Sunday, August 01, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 10 - Time Trial Week

 Competition Eligibility: The season is fast approaching.  There is a checklist of things that will need to be done before our first meet: 1) all documents on registermyathlete.com need to be completed 2) a physical on the approved UHSAA form needs to be submitted either to the AD or on registermyathlete 3) the $60 participation fee needs to be paid. That can be done either on registermyathlete or through the Hillcrest office.  This is different than the summer camp fee.  Also, remember you needed a 2.0 or above for 4th quarter last year to be eligible to compete.

Summer Camp: The deadline for the camp registration is approaching, if you haven't already done that, please do so.

Summer Miles: Remember the mileage goal to get the mileage shirt is 400 miles, 250 for middle schoolers.  Make sure your mileage logs are completed.  You will turn them in after Premier.

Recovery Runs: Remember you need to get afternoon or evening recovery runs in, low effort for 30 minutes, cross-training is allowed

Monday August 2 mile repeats meet at Hillcrest at 6 for the caravan, or meet at Cottonwood Complex 4300 S 1300 E by 6:20 - park in the north parking lot

Tuesday August 3 Ghostrider - meet at Hillcrest at 6, strength work after the run

Wednesday August 4 Top of the World meet at 2300 E Bengal Blvd by 6:15

Thursday August 5 TRAX meet at Hillcrest at 6, strength work after the run

Friday August 6 Crestwood Park meet at the park by 6:15 learn the home course and pre-race day

6 pm course set up at the park

Saturday August 7 Time Trial at Crestwood Park race starts at 7 am breakfast after $5 per person (team members don't pay) We may also be doing team photos this day, more info to come






Sunday, July 25, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 9

 Congratulations on surviving HARC week and a huge thank you to the families that helped out with breakfast after the morning runs all week.  

Mileage shirt update: to be on track to earn the mileage shirt for the summer you should be at about 290 miles, 180 for our middle schoolers.  We have 3 weeks left.  Make sure you have been keeping track of your miles on the mileage tracker sheet or another method.

The start of the high school season is rapidly approaching, make sure you have completed all the documents on registermyathlete and have submitted a physical. I want all team members on register my athlete by August 1st with physicals submitted by August 10th.  Our first meet is August 14th.

We may be dealing with air quality issues again this week, so some run locations may be changed at the last minute. Notification will go out on Instagram @hillcrestruningco and on the captain's group me.

Just a reminder that when we have travel runs, the car caravan leaves Hillcrest at 6:05.  You can also go directly to the run site if you prefer.

Remember the afternoon/evening recovery runs are not only a great tool in keeping your legs healthy, they are also a good way to increase your weekly mileage total.

Monday July 26 Bonneville Shoreline Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 for the caravan or at 6:25 at Hidden Valley Park 

Tuesday July 27 Vine Street  - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Wednesday July 28 Albion Basin - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd at 6:35

Thursday July 29 Tennis Courts  - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Friday July 30 Jordan River  Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at Winchester Park at 6:20 

Saturday July 31 recovery run - 45 - 60 minutes, 30 - 45 for our beginning runners This may be a captain's practice, watch the group me for information

Sunday, July 18, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 8 - HARC Week!

 We are starting week 8 our hardest and most fun week.  This is the only week we will be having official twice daily practice and also we will go up in elevation each day this week.  This will also be our first week with Saturday practice. We will also have some sort of food or treat after each run this week.  Thanks in advance to all the families who will be providing breakfasts and frozen treats this week.

Watches are very important this week.  Some of our runs are timed runs and the others have timed turnaround points for our runners that aren't ready for the full trail yet

Summer camp (that thing we have been doing all summer) registration is still open.  Please take care of that ASAP.  The registration link can be found here.  Contact Coach Stucki if you have questions about the camp fees and/or registration.

If you want to be part of the car caravan, we will be leaving Hillcrest at 6:05 each morning.  

Monday July 19 - morning run - Lamb's Canyon meet for the Caravan at 6:00 or at the trailhead at about 6:30.  The main parking area is very small, but there are small pull out areas just above and below the parking area that can be used. 

evening run - meet at 6 pm at the Hillcrest run for a 30 minute recovery run and frozen treats after. We will enjoy more shade than in the past with the new building. Park in the fieldhouse parking lot

Tuesday July 20 - morning run - Silver Lake meet for the caravan at 6:00 or at the visitor center parking lot at about 6:40

evening run - meet at 6 pm at the Hillcrest run for a 30 minute recovery run and frozen treats after. We will enjoy more shade than in the past with the new building. Park in the fieldhouse parking lot

Wednesday July 21 - morning run - Dog Lake run meet for the caravan at 6:00 or at about 6:40 in the lower Big Water parking lot - if the lot fills up, there is also parking just up the road at the little water trail lot - we will be running with dogs, their owners are usually more cooperative and courteous than the cyclists we have run into on the trails on mountain bike days

evening run - meet at 6 pm at the Hillcrest run for a 30 minute recovery run and frozen treats after. We will enjoy more shade than in the past with the new building. Park in the fieldhouse parking lot

Thursday July 22 - morning run - Albion Basin/Catherine's Pass meet for the caravan at 6:00 or at about 6:35 in the parking area above Alta For variation from our normal run, several will be heading up towards Catherine's Pass instead of the campground

evening run - meet at 6 pm at the Hillcrest run for a 30 minute recovery run and frozen treats after. We will enjoy more shade than in the past with the new building. Park in the fieldhouse parking lot

Friday July 23 - morning run - long run Friday, bring a watch Pipeline Trail meet for the caravan at 6:00 or at about 6:30 in the parking lot just up the road from the Burch Hollow trailhead.  

evening run - meet at 6 pm at the Hillcrest run for a 30 minute recovery run and frozen treats after. We will enjoy more shade than in the past with the new building. Park in the fieldhouse parking lot

Saturday July 24 - recovery Saturday Rail Trail meet for the caravan at 6:00 or at about 6:40 in the Star Pointe trailhead parking lot - after the run we will caravan to Trailside Park for breakfast and other activities

no evening team activities

Sunday, July 11, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 7

 Hopefully everyone was able to keep their fitness level during the moratorium.  Even though we didn't meet, the week counted as week 6 of the summer for mileage tracking purposes.  If you didn't get a tracker sheet, or have misplaced yours, ask for one at practice.

We still have a number of participants who have yet to sign up online for the summer camp. The registration site is live, make sure you go online and register. Get this taken care of ASAP.  

Remember that physicals are required for the high school season.  If you can't get into your regular doctor, TOSH will be doing physicals during the summer.  They we will be doing them in the late afternoon/evening on July 27th.  Registration will be required at least 4 days in advance.  Appointments can be made at (801) 314-4119

If you haven't completed and turned in the yellow assumption of risk forms, please do that immediately.  I will have additional copies of all the forms at practice each day.

Parents - if you aren't on the parent email list contact Michael Hooper at Michael@Superhooper.com

Schedule for the week: Air quality may be bad, so some of these locations may get changed for locations out of the valley.  Check the Instagram and captain's group me for updates. 

Monday July 12 Bonneville Shoreline Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 for the caravan or at 6:25 at Hidden Valley Park

Tuesday July 13 Skywalk  - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Wednesday July 14 Albion Basin - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon Rd at 6:35 

Thursday July 15 Ghostrider - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Friday July 16 Jordan River Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at Dr. O Roi Hardy Park at 6:30 This is a slight change from the original plan, it is the park across the river from where we normally meet.

Saturday July 17 Recovery run 45 to 60 minutes (30 to 45 minutes for beginners) as your legs need.  Pay attention to the heat and air quality


Sunday, June 27, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 5

The Sandy City Classic 5K is coming up.  Don't forget to register with Sandy City Parks & Rec.


The camp registration site is live, make sure you go online and register. Please register by the end of June.  

Remember that physicals are required for the high school season.  If you can't get into your regular doctor, TOSH will be doing physicals during the summer.  They we will be doing them in the late afternoon/evening on June 29th and July 27th.  Registration will be required at least 4 days in advance.  Appointments can be made at (801) 314-4119

If you haven't completed and turned in the yellow assumption of risk forms, please do that immediately.  I will have additional copies of all the forms at practice each day.

Parents - if you aren't on the parent email list contact Michael Hooper at Michael@Superhooper.com

Schedule for the week:

Monday June 28 Corner Canyon Trails - meet at Hillcrest at 6 for the caravan or at 6:25 at Orson Smith Park

Tuesday June 29 Tennis Courts  - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Wednesday June 30 Little Cottonwood Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at the park and ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon at 6:20

Thursday July 1 Vine St run - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Friday July 2 Wheeler Farm - meet at Wheeler Farm at 6 am 

Saturday July 3 Sandy City Classic 5K - meet north of the Target in the parking lot at 6 am for pre-race routine  race starts at 7 am 




 



Sunday, June 20, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 4

Due to construction/demolition, you will need to enter from 9th E.  It doesn't look like we will have access from 7th E for awhile.


The Sandy City Classic 5K is coming up.  Don't forget to register with Sandy City Parks & Rec.


The camp registration site is live, make sure you go online and register. Please register by the end of June.  

Remember that physicals are required for the high school season.  If you can't get into your regular doctor, TOSH will be doing physicals during the summer.  They we will be doing them in the late afternoon/evening on June 29th and July 27th.  Registration will be required at least 4 days in advance.  Appointments can be made at (801) 314-4119

If you haven't completed and turned in the yellow assumption of risk forms, please do that immediately.  I will have additional copies of all the forms at practice each day.

Parents - if you aren't on the parent email list contact Michael Hooper at Michael@Superhooper.com

Schedule for the week:

Monday June 21 Top of the World - meet at Hillcrest at 6 for the caravan or at 6:15 at 2300 E Bengal Blvd 

Tuesday June 22 Ghostrider - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Wednesday June 23 Little Cottonwood Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at the park and ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon at 6:20

Thursday June 24 TRAX run - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Friday June 25 Jordan River  Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at Winchester Park at 6:20 

Saturday June 26 Recovery Run - do this run on your own, preferably with family or friends for experienced runners, this should be 45 - 60 minutes long; for beginning runners it should be be 30 - 45 minutes.  Cross training would also be a good option for this day.  If you are on a family bike ride or hike that day, that can count as your weekend recovery run Do it early before the heat really hits




 



Sunday, June 13, 2021

XC Camp/Summer Training Week 3

We are starting the second daily run this week.  It will be hot, so make sure you are hydrated and pay attention to air quality.  The afternoon and evening is when air quality is usually worst. I would prefer that beginners wait until next week when hopefully this heat wave has passed.  

As we continue with our summer training camp experience, make sure you are taking care of your body.  You need to be eating enough protein and carbs to fuel your body through the training of the summer. The amount of calories is dependent on your size and miles totals, so fuel up.  Hydration is also crucial.  A good rule of thumb is drink half of your body weight. So if you are 150 lbs, you should be drinking about 75 ounces of fluid a day.

The camp registration site is live, make sure you go online and register. Please register by the end of June.  

Remember that physicals are required for the high school season.  If you can't get into your regular doctor, TOSH will be doing physicals during the summer.  They we will be doing them in the late afternoon/evening on June 29th and July 27th.  Registration will be required at least 4 days in advance.  Appointments can be made at (801) 314-4119

If you haven't completed and turned in the yellow assumption of risk forms, please do that immediately.  I will have additional copies of all the forms at practice each day.

Parents - if you aren't on the parent email list contact Michael Hooper at Michael@Superhooper.com

Schedule for the week:

Monday June 14 Bonneville Shoreline Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 for the caravan or at 6:25 at Hidden Valley Park 

Tuesday June 15 tennis courts run - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Wednesday June 16 Little Cottonwood Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at the park and ride lot at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon at 6:20

Thursday June 17 cemetery run - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am  we will doing strength and core work after the run - bring resistance bands if you have one

Friday June 18 Jordan River  Trail - meet at Hillcrest at 6 am for the caravan or at Jordan River Rotary Park at 6:20 

Saturday June 19 Recovery Run - do this run on your own, preferably with family or friends for experienced runners, this should be 45 - 60 minutes long; for beginning runners it should be be 30 - 45 minutes.  Cross training would also be a good option for this day.  If you are on a family bike ride or hike that day, that can count as your weekend recovery run Do it early before the heat really hits


High School mileage goal - 36.36 miles is the weekly average you need to hit for the summer

Middle School mileage goal - 25 miles is the weekly average you need to hit for the summer

Most of you will be a little less than that average for the first few weeks and it is ok. For example, I did 33 miles this week and I am planning hitting the 400 with miles to spare