Saturday, June 28, 2008

HOPE and KASSUBA

Sean and Amber were the top GHS XC finishers in todays WOLVERINE 5k race, nice job to Sammy Hunt, Anna Kassuba for great finishes too.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

HINT !!

I got home and got bored. Here's your hint. Play around with the length of the stick, the weight of the stick, etc. This will be one of our challenges at camp.
video

confusion !! ?? !! ??

HERE ARE THE REST OF OUR SUMMER RUNNING DATES !!
ALL ARE AT ASPEN EXCEPT FOR TEAM MEETING ON AUG. 5TH.

June 25th - Wednesday - 6pm
June 30th - Monday - 6pm
July 14th - Monday - 6pm
July 18th - Friday - 9am, alpenfest course run
July 19th - Saturday 9am - ALPENFEST RUN
July 28th - Monday - 6pm
July 30th - Wednesday - 6pm
August 5th - 6pm @ GHS TEAM CAMP MEETING WITH RUN AFTER.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TIME TO RACE???


On SATURDAY June 28th i'm heading up to Wolverine to do their 5k race as a little tune up/speedwork/tempo run. Anyone interested? I have an empty van and seating for 7... If you are interested let me know and I'll pick you up in town somewhere on my way up ... Here is the information.

Wolverine Wildcat
1 mile Fun Run & 5K Race/ Walk


Date: Saturday, June 28th
Time of events: Registration begins at 7:00 am 1 mile Fun Run about 8:40am 5K 8:00am
Location: Downtown Children’s Park. Race courses are on the recreation trail and Trowbridge rd, out and back style for the fun run and loop for the 5K. The trail is packed gravel with some dirt, Trowbridge rd is a packed gravel rd.
T-shirts: for the first 50 runners registered with a paid entry.
Age Groups: Mens and Womens . Masters 40 & up
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64,65-69, 70 & up
Awards: Medals to the top three in each age group 5k Race. Trophy to Overall , Masters , Senior Masters, and Junior winners. Participation Ribbons for Walkers and 1 mile fun runners.
Contact Info: Email Matt Bolinger at wolverinewildcatraces@hotmail.com Phone (231) 525 – 8342

Monday, June 23, 2008

MONDAY JUNE 23


REMEMBER WE RUN ON MONDAY ----> > 6pm run time at Aspen, cya all there. PARENTS ?? If you are reading this and you'd like to help out here ... you CAN ! Buy a box of popsicles (24 pack) and bring them to Aspen Park about 645-7pm or so ... they taste GREAT after a summer run. ;) thanks.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

i love COMMUNICATION !

just got a phone call from a parent ... they called to let me know that their daughter would only be able to make FOUR of the scheduled summer runs -- could they make up a run so they had FIVE and be eligible for TEAM CAMP ?? communication like this between parents and coaches is something i love. Of course this young lady will still be able to go to camp - there can be exceptions to just about any rule when parents/athletes communicate with the coach. This family happens to be up in the UP camping... and is a perfectly acceptable exception to the "five summer runs" rule.

Friday, June 20, 2008

LOG IT -don't forget


Remember FRESHMEN, SOPH, and NEW runners need to LOG (that means write down on a calendar, preferably the one i gave you) their miles (90 total at least by August 11) to be eligible for camp !! Juniors/Seniors need 135 miles LOGGED by August 11. You will be required to bring these to our August 5th parent meeting!! Also, better get your physical early so its taken care of ... you must have a physical to go to camp and start practice. Coach.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MONDAY JUNE 23 - 6pm


our next GROUP run time- MONDAY JUNE 23 - 6pm - remember, you must do at least 5 of these to be eligible to go to team camp in august!! CYA @ Aspen Park.

Friday, June 13, 2008

TWO NEW TEAM MEMBERS !!

Hey all, we have two new additions (both girls) to the team for 2008 !! WELCOME !!
Last year they were down in the Ann Arbor area.

Madeline Therese Wright will be a senior -
her email is mt12wright@aol.com ... maybe you can drop her a line !?
She has done varsity soccer, cross country and track all three years, as well as year-round travel soccer

Caroline Grace Wright will be a freshman - her email is lilwright93@aol.com
She plays year-round travel soccer, and school and AAU basketball.

You two will be a great addition to the Gaylord CC Family !
coach K.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm 6pm


ok, due to most of you saying you prefer 6pm, we've changed ALL of our runs to 6pm with one exception. The July 18th run will be 9am at Aspen Park. This is the day before the alpenfest 5k and we'll simply run the alpenfest race course and do some stride outs. Make a NOTE OF IT !! 6pm it is !! let's hear it for sleeping in !

GOOD RUN !!


good run at aspen park last night by 17 of our XC runners... if you weren't one of them you still have 9 more summer runs you can attend. Saw this picture on the way home, its a good luck sign for our first summer run.

also, i'm 99% sure we'll be moving all of our summer run times to 6pm !!! most of the people who emailed me and talked to me at the run like 6pm better.

Also, remember to run 90% of your running EASY in the summer. A few people ran hard at aspen, sometimes that's ok and helpful, but be SURE to take those easy days too.

coach

Monday, June 9, 2008

summer dates

here are our TEN summer running dates. (do any FIVE please !!!!)
June 10th - Tuesday 6pm
June 23rd - Monday
June 25th - Wednesday
June 30th - Monday
July 14th - Monday
July 18th - Friday
July 19th - Saturday 9am - ALPENFEST RUN
July 28th - Monday
July 30th - Wednesday
August 5th - 6pm @ GHS TEAM CAMP MEETING WITH RUN AFTER.

In our the team packet of information I sent you i listed 8 of the 10 dates as 9am for our meeting time figuring it would be cooler outside for running. Some people have said they prefer a LATER time like 6pm. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AND I CAN CHANGE IT TO ALL 6pm if most of you prefer that.... email me or post a comment here on the website. coach

FIRST CC RUN TUESDAY June 9th 6pm

Tuesday June 9th, 6pm at Aspen Park is our first scheduled run everyone.
If you can make it GREAT. If not, just remember you must attend at least FIVE of these runs to qualify to go to TEAM CC CAMP in August.

THE FIRST RUN ON JUNE 9TH IS SCHEDULED FOR 6PM.
ALL THE REST OF THE RUNS ARE SCHEDULED FOR 9AM ...
I have heard some people say they PREFER 6pm... what do you think? Post some comments here on the website OR email me directly and I'll make the change if most people want to change to 6pm.

LET ME KNOW !!!
COACH

Thursday, June 5, 2008

TEAM CAMP


someone asked the other day ... HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR CAMP? Scroll down a few posts and you'll see the requirements to go to TEAM CAMP. Its pretty simple. 1. Attend at least 5 of our 10 planned runs (check your calendar in your CC packet.) and 2. LOG some summer miles (90 for fresh/soph/new runner or 135 for junior/seniors) When i say LOG them i mean DO the miles and write it on your calendar. I will collect these at the team camp meeting scheduled for August 5th. The cost of camp last year was $80 and it might go up just a bit because gas prices are so high. the $80 covers camping fees, food, T-shirt, snacks, drinks, and ferry ride to Mackinac Island. You will have to pay only for one dinner (wed. night of camp).

Sunday, June 1, 2008

CC season has begun.


Track state finals yesterday means its CC season today !! Start running ... long, short, fast, slow, trails, roads, do all you can do. Only 70 days to TEAM CAMP 2008.