Thursday at 7:00p in the PVHS Commons
2 guests per athlete / masks required
zoom link - 7:00p for those that can't attend
Exit Interview: As we've concluded our XC season, we would like to have each athlete take a couple minutes and fill out the following Exit Interview. You can either print one out and fill it out, or visit a coach (Holt or Decker) and pick up a copy. After thinking about the ideas and filling out the interview, come talk to a coach (Holt, Decker, Beattie) for a few minutes about your season. Please fill this out and talk to a coach by Tuesday!
Winter Track Info (Distance Crew): It's time to get rolling again! Here is the most important thing to think about right now - The work you put in now will determine how you race in the Spring. No doubt, if you follow our program and start your build up and follow the program as close as possible, you are going to race well. If you don't... well, that's when the track times (and XC times next year) aren't as great as they should be and we wonder why - then we remember it's because work wasn't done laying a strong foundation. We are very excited for a great track season. We have no doubt amazing things are going to happen for those that put the work in this winter. So let's get ready to start back up on Monday. Now, we aren't sure if we will be able to meet together yet. We will update you as soon as we know. But if we can't meet as a team, please commit yourself to a time that works for you and start following the program this week. For now, we will keep using the XC text reminders for updates on stuff (since we are only working with distance runners in track for now), but we will transition to using the track blog for updates and stuff starting next week (pvtrack.blogspot.com).
Workouts: Did we mention we are excited for track?! Last year we had some great workouts as we modified our program a little. This year, we are building on those changes and taking advantage of the extra few weeks we have now before the holidays to get everyone even more prepared for great races and PRs (if you do the work). So take a look at the first 5 weeks of the workouts. They are updated (with more to come) and you'll notice some great opportunities to be prepped for an amazing season. Obviously we will be starting with Week 1 workouts this coming Monday. Again, maybe we will be able to meet this week (if so, be ready to run together after school), and maybe we won't be able to meet as a team yet (in that case, commit to a time and get out and go each day).
Final Thing: Take a look at this video. It's a great short interview with one of the best coaches (from the best program) in the nation. He hits some key topics: buy in (from athlete and family), building a program, discipline, progression, selflessness, and more, that are all key concepts to building a great team. We have a pretty great team ourselves, and one of the reasons is we have great student athletes and parents who have honestly thought about these topics and decided to buy in. Now is a great time to evaluate your level of buying in... and this winter and the work you put in will prove it one way or another.
***********So this new round of Covid mandates has brought a cancellation of the Border Wars (bumma) and postponing our ability to meet as a team for a couple weeks. As such, we are going to move into the Transition Phase of our season right now. What this means: the Transition Phase is when we move from one season to the next. In the past we have called this our two week's off, but we no longer use that terminology. Why? Because "off" has the connotation of not doing anything for those two weeks - which is the exact opposite of what we need to be doing. So what does Transition mean? It means getting out and doing something everyday for the next two weeks: biking, lifting, going to the gym, x-training, swimming, rowing, easy-short runs (20-30 mins, but just singles, no doubles). You need to be doing something each day. Don't just go home and sit there all afternoon. These will all be done on your own - no team led practice. So it is up to you to stay active. We have had an amazing season with so much growth. Let's keep it going by continuing down the path of growth (in a smart way - which means be active, but also let yourself recover mentally and physically by cutting things down). A warning... Don't try and get ahead by continuing to push super hard these two weeks. ALL OF US - INCLUDING YOU - NEED TO HAVE TIME TO RECOVER. Pushing hard in these next two weeks is asking for injuries later. This also means we will have to push back our awards until after these two weeks as well. A positive to this: we will be able to move into our track training earlier and be more prepared for a great track season!***********
Thanks for a great trip up north everyone. It was great to see many of you run well. We got there and home safely (many thanks to our drivers and chaperones!). And we were able to continue to put our fitness to the test against some of the best in the state.
Purpose of the Week's Workouts: This week's workouts - Make sure you check out the schedule of workouts for the week to see when you should be at practice. We are two weeks out from our final competition of the season - the Border Wars. We will treat these two weeks very similar to our final two weeks before State. Our biggest goal - have each of you prepped to run as fast as possible.
It's been impressive to see everyone coming back out and refocusing after a long XC season. It's paying off already for many of you with a great race at the Autumn Classic. And it will pay off for all of you (and for our team) in the long run as we keep pushing through these next few weeks.
Purpose of the Week's Workouts: This week's workouts - Make sure you check out the schedule of workouts for the week to see when you should be at practice. This week we will hit some hills and some more race pace work as we prep to race this weekend and in a couple weeks at the Border Wards.
What a great season we've had. We are so proud of the growth each of you have had and of the team we've become. Now we turn our attention to our post-season races and training. Those of you who are off to winter season sports, we wish you the best of luck; we will miss you and are excited for you to do great things; we'll see you back in the sping. Those of you who don't have a winter sport, we've got a lot of great opportunities for training an racing this winter and we'll get started on them right away. Just one more passionate plea: if you aren't in a winter sport, please keep running with us; to be a great runner (whatever that means for you), you must keep running consistently.
Purpose of the Week's Workouts: This week's workouts - We'll have a bit of a change on our schedule, so make sure you check out the workouts and times for the week. We will be focused on prepping everyone for our upcoming races by moving into some Pre-Comp work again: hills, long intervals and tempos.
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|2.||Desert Hills HS||6,||16,||17,||21,||32,||(33),||(46)||92|
|5.||Bear River HS||5,||22,||37,||44,||54,||(71),||(75)||162|
|6.||Snow Canyon HS||3,||13,||34,||63,||66,||(72),||(78)||179|
|9.||Sky View HS||2,||25,||60,||81,||84,||(99)||252|
|10.||Mountain Crest HS||43,||52,||55,||61,||69,||(96),||(98)||280|
|13.||Green Canyon HS||15,||56,||77,||80,||93,||(108),||(112)||321|
|14.||Crimson Cliffs HS||9,||39,||87,||92,||95,||(107),||(111)||322|
|17.||Cedar Valley HS||30,||100,||114,||117,||118||479|
|18.||Juan Diego CHS||109,||110,||113,||115,||116||563|
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|4.||Snow Canyon HS||13,||17,||21,||34,||39,||(54),||(75)||124|
|5.||Pine View HS||4,||12,||19,||48,||50,||(89),||(94)||133|
|9.||Bear River HS||5,||23,||65,||68,||77,||(82),||(92)||238|
|10.||Cedar Valley HS||35,||40,||73,||74,||79,||(106),||(111)||301|
|11.||Green Canyon HS||28,||44,||57,||76,||102,||(118),||(120)||307|
|13.||Mountain Crest HS||22,||52,||63,||97,||101,||(112),||(113)||335|
|15.||Crimson Cliffs HS||58,||61,||69,||84,||98,||(99),||(103)||370|
|16.||Juan Diego CHS||41,||55,||96,||117,||119,||(122),||(126)||428|
|17.||Canyon View HS||86,||88,||90,||107,||114,||(115),||(123)||485|