Saturday, May 30, 2009


Savannah Hypio is GAYLORD's latest ALL-STATE RUNNER. She placed 8th overall at the state finals in the 400m dash with a school record time of 59.64 seconds. THAT's FAST!!!!!!!!!! u go savannah!! nice job. In addition to a FAST runner, she's also been ALL-REGIONAL in XC !!!

PS. sorry about the crappy cell phone cam pic.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

good quote, not sure where i got this...

“Games require skill. Running requires endurance,
character, pride, physical strength, and mental toughness.
Running is a test, not a game. A test of faith, belief,
will, and trust in ones self. So hardcore that it
needs a category all to itself to define the pain. When
game players criticize, it's because they have someone else to blame.
In running, you have only yourself to blame. Running is
more than a sport; it's a lifestyle. If you have to ask us
why we run, you'll never understand, so just accept.”

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What's HUGE?

Jayden's 4:38 mile at the MEET OF CHAMPIONS TONIGHT. That's huge.

Monday, May 25, 2009

What running should be all about.

What is running? Its a vehicle to finding new things, discovering new places, meeting new people and experiencing nature in its splendid beauty. Kinda like this... thanks Nick.

UltraRunning from Matt Hart on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Bayshore 10k

Congratulations to Ian, Charlend and Nate - our new 9th graders on the GHS XC team in the fall.

7 Ian Callison Gaylord MI USA age 13 time 45:06.16 === 7:16/M
8 Nathan Fischer Johannesburg MI USA 14 time 45:06.35 === 7:16/M
9 Charlend Howard Gaylord MI USA 14 time 45:06.55 ====7:16/M

Its great to see you young guys out trying to make yourself better. Good work!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


Track season is nearing its end and its time to start thinking XC training over the summer. Here's the SECRET RECIPE for how to become a good XC runner. RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN, then take a day off. Then RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN. Then take a day off. Then RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN. Then take a day off. What do you need? mental toughness and big goals. You don't need a ball or friends or a field or coaches or a hoop or a glove or special shoes or anything but determination.

also, meeting coming up soon, please attend. First GROUP RUN will be Thursday 6pm. I am going set a date of THURSDAY 6pm, all summer as its just easier to remember. Or, wait, maybe MONDAY is better?? anyone have any input? post comments here!