Sunday, April 13, 2008
I want UR input !!
So XC runners ... I want your input. For next CC season TEAM CAMP I'm thinking about having some requirements before you (or anyone) is allowed to go.
Right now, here is what i think.
To go to camp you must ...
1. Attend at least 2 of our Wednesday night runs at Aspen Park. There are 9 total.
2. Meet a mileage requirement between June 9th and August 11th. This is 9 weeks. Incoming freshmen/sophomores and new runners must run a total of 90 miles in training (10 miles per week). Juniors and Seniors must run a total of 135 miles (15 miles per week)
3. Be in regular contact with coach by COMMENTING this blog, or emailing coach directly. (At least 9 posts to the blog or 9 emails - one per week, updating me on how your training is going)
4. Attend ONE road race in northern Michigan - obviously the Alpenfest is your best bet.
I want to motivate people to run over the summer and I feel that attending camp should be a PRIVILEGE. The only way i can think of to make it a privilege is to attach some responsibility to it.
Will this make people run? I think it will.
Will this make your camp more enjoyable? Yes, you'll already be in pretty good shape.
Will this cut some people out of attending camp? maybe, but do we want those people there anyway?? We don't want to overwhelm new people ...
If you DONT do these things over the summer then you don't go to camp and your practice simply starts on August 18th...
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK !!