After an amazing year we have a lot to celebrate! We will be honoring the State Champion XC Braves in an assembly on Thursday at 3:00. Also we will be having our end of year banquet at 6:30 in the cafeteria. Bring your family and a dish to share. Seniors and Sophomores bring a main dish, Juniors salads, and freshmen desert. Hope to see you all there.
Here is a link to the information for the state meet in Sheridan. The bus will leave the HS at 6:15 a.m. on Friday. We will return home either late night on Saturday or mid-day on Sunday. Thank you to the runners and all their hard work this year and thank you to all the parents for your help at the meet yesterday and your continued support to your kids and the program.
WYOMING STATE XC INFORMATION
We will be hosting Cody, Powell, Lovell, Mountain View, Jackson, and Lander for the 2014 3A West Region XC meet this Friday. Girls will race at 1:00, Boys at 1:40. Please have your athlete at the Golf Course in Afton by noon. Top 10 finishers in each race will receive all-conference awards. Go Braves and Lady Braves!!!! HYW2?
We will be competing in Park City this Friday. The bus will leave the HS in Afton at 11:00 am and we will return after the meet is over. Please pack a water bottle, a lunch, and $ if you want to purchase something afterward. Here is the information for the meet.
We will be leaving the HS for the BYU Autumn Classic this Friday at 3:15 p.m. Please remember to pack your overnight gear and some $ for dinner. The school will pay for hotel and meals the morning of the meet. This course is flat and fast, you will also be able to spectate easily from the stands. Note to parents: there is an admission fee of $5. Information can be found HERE.
We will be competing at the Soda Springs Cardinal Classic this Saturday. The buses will leave the HS at 7 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. We will travel north and pick up athletes at Thayne School and Silverstar. We will NOT be going to Etna or Alpine. The races will be held at Kelly Park Nordic Ski Trails in Soda Springs and the schedule will go as follows: MS Girls 9:30 a.m., MS Boys 10:00 a.m., JV Girls 10:30 a.m., JV boys 11:10 a.m., Varsity Boys 12:00 p.m., Varsity Girls 12:40 p.m.
This Friday we will have our first meet of the year. We will be hosting the first annual "Dairy-Air" mud run. We would like you at the site by 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Check your email, there will be a bus if your parents cannot bring you. Also, directions to the start will be included in the email. We will start with the MS girls at 2 p.m. followed by the MS Boys, HS Girls, HS boys. The MS runners will run 2 laps, the HS runners 3. You will be practicing on your own Saturday and Monday.
We are off and running- pun intended. Here is our competition schedule for 2014. Let us know if you have questions:
8/29- SV Dairy Mud Run (Draney Creek Dairy) 2 p.m. start,
9/6- Cardinal Classic (Soda Springs)
9/13- BYU Autumn Classic (Provo)
10/3- Park City
10/8- Braves Time Trial (Star Valley View Golf Course)
10/17- Regionals @ SV (Star Valley View Golf Course
10/25- State XC @ Sheridan (State VA Hospital)
Can you believe it? Where has the time gone? We are five weeks into summer and we have 5 more to go until midnight madness. Here's a great chance to assess where you're at with your summer miles. No matter how many miles you've put in so far....keep or get going! Ever day, every run counts toward achieving your goals. Remember, everyone wants to win in October, but few are willing to prepare to win in June and July. Are you a lion or a gazelle?
Two days into your summer training and there are some of you that feel like you are already worn, beat, and overwhelmed. Its early and remember that our goal is to be a better runner on 8/18 than on 6/09. If team mileage goals seem to be too much, cut it back a little and be consistent. Find something that challenges you but that you can do EVERYDAY, well, at least six days a week. Call some teammates and let it rip. Remember NOW is the time to get better and as the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) Haile Gebresellase "No race begins at the starting line." Check out one of his finest moments in one of the most exciting races ever run. You can bet that a little training went into this final moment. The race link can be found here.
More on his life here
Today's team run will be at the McCoy Creek turn-off on Hwy 89 near Alpine. We'd love to see you there!
As the above photo may indicate, Navidad vino temprano this year. No doubt, Hardrock 2014 is the main focus for my season this year. I have run it twice before, both times I was overwhelmed by the vastness of the San Juan's and the altitude. Even living at 6k and training at altitudes didn't prepare me for what the course had to dish out. So now I get a mulligan. A do-over. A third chance to perform well on the loop of loops starting and ending in Silverton. The field is stellar, the course burly, and I'll be moving to the 40+ age group. What does that mean? Not much, I'll just be older than I was last time I ran the course- which is better than the alternatives. I'm looking into getting an altitude tent and torturing my quads every chance I get to be ready for this monster. No guarantees that the lottery gods will ever smile on me again. To prepare me for this there will hopefully be a lot of adventuring involved. Our trip to Andorra last year gave me a traveling itch and hopefully I have the opportunity to scratch it. Early/late race plans are pending some of these possible ventures. My "other" little project next fall is a double Bear 100. I hatched this plan after my third finish and first 100 win in 2008 thinking that I could run it every year and do a "double" on my 40th for an even 10. Well, real life has been in the way and I only made it back to the race once-but the ideas has stuck. Yes it scares, me. Yes there will be some carnage but there is a part of me that is intrigued with the "strategery" that this will take to pull it off. The first event of the season will be on March 1st. I will be joining Jared Campbell and friends to raise money for Breath Utah via his RUFA. Come join us, make a donation-every little bit counts! Thanks in advance to those who help make these adventures possible. My family, Patagonia, Black Diamond, First Endurance, and Ultraspire. Time to saddle up and make some memories!