CROSS COUNTRY SEASON STARTS IN THE SUMMER!
Because cross country is a fall sport we train smart in the summer to prepare for the major competitions in October and November. We “hit the ground running” as soon as school starts as races begin the first weekend! It is imperative that your summer training is consistent and we offer a few classes and a camp to ramp up your training and maximize your effort for success.
Summer training is the foundation for a great cross country season, which is something that runners should understand. What many might not understand is that a great summer is also important for your long-term development. The summer between your sophomore and junior year, for example, helps you run even more mileage and intensity when the cross country season ends and you begin your winter training for your junior year of outdoor track, a season that is crucial for athletes who want to be recruited to run in college. Do the things in the summer that will make you a better runner, not only in the upcoming cross country season, but in the seasons that follow.
Head Start Class
The HeadStart Class allows for students/athletes an opportunity to get familiar with the basics of XC training for new athletes prior to their July class. For the more the advanced athlete HeadStart provides an opportunity to work on deficiencies in preparation for the season.
Classes are conducted by GrassRoots Athletics, a USATF Sports team with highly certified coaches.
This class is for the month of June and meets from 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM Monday/Wednesday/Friday (Saturday’s optional) at a location to be announced.
Running Class is intended for students/athletes that attend MVHS, and are ready to excel in the sport. We start with the basics and ramp up as we get in better shape. The goal for runners the first year is to reach 30 miles a week (+/- 5 miles), and we increase from there depending on how well each athlete is adapting.
This class starts Monday June 26 and lasts for 6 weeks. Returning athletes meet at 6:30 AM Monday to Saturday. NEW athletes meet at 5:30 PM Monday to Friday (Saturday’s optional) at locations to be announced.
If you are going on vacation anytime during the class session I still encourage you to attend. You will have had a foundation on our daily practice routine and can apply it anywhere you may be vacationing for the most part.
Big Bear Camp
“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. “
The Big Bear Altitude Camp is designed as a bonding and team building experience for our team to come together and focus on a championship mindset, cohesiveness and developing leadership skills. We will accommodate 30+ motivated athletes to help build the program to the next level. We will have daily activities and classes covering Exercise Physiology, Sport Psychology and Sport Nutrition. The vision is for you to become a self sufficient Cerebral Athlete and to contribute in a positive manner to the development of the XC program and community.
We train twice a day and end with a challenge workout at the end of the week. This camp will be more pivotal as we prepare for a state championship title and NXN berth while strengthening the programs foundation for future years.
Camp is from August 7-11th.
More info to come.
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