Wednesday, April 22, 2020

17 Weeks 6 days

If you click on the button at the top of this page, you'll see how much time there is between today and the start of Cross Country 2020.  Of course it may be that long before I can get my hair cut again.  None of us can predict the future, or what we will be doing 17-18 weeks from now.  But if I were a betting man, I'd bet on XC starting as planned, AND me shearing these locks well in advance of our first practice.  Of course, there is a myriad of other tasks that must be performed in the interim.  And those tasks involve training.

Over the next few days while we all get into XC mode, we will be putting together some training programs designed to get you to the start of practice in great shape and ready to go.  What we are looking for are those student-athletes willing to lead the way.  That is, to get the word out, encourage others to start (or continue) training, and be prepared for group runs when the time is right.  The coaches will be happy to answer questions, make suggestions, offer specific training plans based on past performance or future goals, and anything you'll need to fill the Grand Canyon sized gap between now and August 27.

But that Canyon will fill before you know it.  Right now it represents a king-size opportunity to prepare for your best season yet.  Don't think the "other guy" hasn't already figured that out.  To be competitive in the Fall, you'll have to train both Spring and Summer.  We have the chance to incorporate all that training we condense into a couple of months into meaningful and long term fitness and preparedness.

We've got a lot of ideas.  And we're ready to go.  Those that want to be a part of it can get onboard now.  I'd love to hear from anybody interested in a training program.  I'll need some information.  Particularly where you are in your training and where you want to be in the fall. (Text info to 781-367-8487 along with your name and email address.)  It won't  be ALL running.  There are other things you can and should be doing to put you in the best position to achieve all that potential YOU know is there.  Don't squander this opportunity.  Leaders . . . step up.  Let us know what you think.

In the meantime, an article, from a reputable source can be found at the following link which details the type of training which is safe, and even recommended at this time.  We'll be back quite often from here on out with ideas and recommendations.  No pressure from us, but don't you want to do it anyway?

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