Wednesday, November 18, 2009

TGIS 5k running race

April 17, 2010
TGIS 5k

Type of Race:

» ROAD RACE
» Start Time : 11am
Where:

» Gaylord
» Starts and ends at the PAVILION Main St downtown Gaylord
(corner of COURT STREET and MAIN STREET)
» 49735
Event Links:
Event Distances

•5K : RUN

Event Fee(s):

$10.00 RACE DAY REGISTRATION ONLY
(no T-shirts will be given out as this is a fundraiser for GHS XC)
SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE FOR PURCHASE SEPARATELY FROM RACE
$5.00 entry fee for ages 18 and under.

Contact:

Jeff Kalember
989-731-0969 ext 1243
kalemberj@gaylord.k12.mi.us
90 Livingston Blvd
Gaylord, Mi 49735

Comments/ Race Info:

Course follows the same route as the Alpenfest run 5km. Paved, flat, and fast course following city streets past the elk viewing area. The city pavilion is located right next to the courthouse at the Old-27, M-32 intersection.

Awards will focus on YOUNGER age groups. Age groups 10 and under, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18, 19-39, 40-49, 50+

This is a fundraiser for the GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL XC and TRACK TEAMS.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Banquet Xc 09

Check out this SlideShare Presentation:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

BANQUET INFO

XC ATHLETES/PARENTS bring a dessert for the banquet. 6pm GHS NOV. 12th Pick up meat boxes from fund raiser at this time, if you can't make it be sure to make other arrangements with Jill Kassuba vjkassuba@hotmail.com or phone (989) 983-3993.

GIRLS SPLITS

Kassuba Anna 6:38 6:38 6:47 20:41
Megan Borgeson 6:26 6:48 6:53 20:46
Amanda Olds 6:26 6:53 7:07 21:05
Geena Duff 6:45 6:55 7:07 21:27
Katelynn Dreyer 6:41 7:13 7:10 21:43
Dawn Pagels 6:51 7:05 7:08 21:43
Maria Warren 6:51 7:05 7:15 21:55

boys SIXTH IN THE STATE !! woot woot

Jayden Hesselink 5:20 5:32 5:28 16:50
Joe Jones 5:22 5:36 5:23 16:52
Bryan Slocum 5:21 5:36 5:33 17:04
Charlend Howard 5:26 5:37 5:44 17:21
Nate Fischer 5:26 5:47 5:53 17:41
Sean Hope 5:37 5:53 6:13 18:22
Ian Callison 5:43 6:06 6:17 18:42

Thursday, November 5, 2009

change

Change in our itinerary - WE WILL NOT RUN AT SHEPHERD, INSTEAD WE WILL WAIT AND RUN WHEN WE GET TO OUR HOTEL LIKE WE DID AT PORTAGE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO WEAR YOUR RUNNING STUFF IN TO THE VANS FOR THE RIDE DOWN IF YOU DON'T WANT TO.

Monday, November 2, 2009

and more info on state finals

http://www.mhsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=AZZcf454ujs%3d&tabid=142

state finals course map

http://www.mhsaa.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2HfJ73mP4_A%3d&tabid=142

STATE FINALS INFO

GHS STATE FINALS ITINERARY

FRIDAY November 6th, 2009
1130am – meet at Coach’s side door READY TO RUN, have your RUNNING CLOTHES ON.
1145 – Leave from side door by coach’ room.
2:00 – Arrive Shepherd, run workout – short 15-20 minute run with stride outs.
245 – Workout over, pack up, back on the road – Have a sack lunch ready to eat for lunch after run
415pm - Arrive at Holiday Inn Express – 2209 University Park Dr, Okemos, MI‎ - (517) 349-8700‎
Unpack, take shower, clean up, get organized
5pm – Head out to dinner @ Olive Garden by the mall – mmm good. GHS pays for your dinner.
6:30 – Dinner done, off to the mall
9:00 – Back at hotel relax, quiet time
910 – GIRLS TEAM MEETING
940 – BOYS TEAM MEETING
10:30 – In bed, lights out.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
800am – Wake up, pack, shower or wake up, shower, pack --
845am – Showered, packed, ready to head down to breakfast
845-930am – TEAM breakfast – school pays.
940 – back to rooms, check out, pack vehicles
10am – On the road to MIS and the 2009 MHSAA State Cross Country Meet
1115 – Arrive MIS – Light snack time – sandwich, banana, Gatorade, water etc.
1130 – Tent set up, bathroom stop, go buy a state finals T-shirt
12- 1245 – Team go through course, coach gets team packets, chips put on shoes
1-120 warmup, stride outs Cals, stretch etc
1:30 pm - Girls Division 2 Cross Country Finals race
1:30 boys watch girls go by then follow on warmup.
2:30pm - Boys Division 2 Cross Country Finals race
3:45 – AWARDS
4:30 – on the road to Gaylord
5:30 – stop to eat @ Lansing – Jet’s Pizza ??
7:30 - Back on the road
Other stuff…
1. Check the laces on your running shoes and spikes. Does it look like they are going to break soon? If so bring extra shoe laces.
2. Have a garbage bag for wet nasty sweaty stinky stuff.
3. Ladies – hair ties, scrunchies, whatever you call ‘em
4. I will have a cell phone 1-989-370-0924 if anyone needs to call us.
5. Bring this packet of info with you.
10pm – Home ?

The list
_____ spikes
_____ extra socks (3 pr)
_____ running pants
_____ shorts
_____ jersey
_____ warmup jacket
_____ long sleeve Tshirt
_____ nicer clothes for dinner/mall
_____ clothes for after the meet
_____ Toiletries
_____ water bottle/Gatorade
_____ sack lunch for after the workout on Friday – or are parents doing this for you???
_____ $$ - Mall, State TSHIRT, Sat. dinner
_____ camera, take some pics of the excitement
_____ CD player, music, HEADPHONES --- have music that will get you pumped up
FRIDAY DINNER and SAT. BREAKFAST IS PAID FOR BY SCHOOL.



A few things from the coach ….

1. Do not think you need to have to be a hero. Your state finals race will require a good race and that is all. Do your best, leave all of your effort on the course and be happy with it.

2. Run YOUR race. Don’t go out too fast, don’t go out too slow, don’t make silly decisions. We’ve talked endlessly about how to race. It’s time to follow through with it all.

3. Have fun. Don’t obsess about your place, your time, who beat you, who didn’t beat you. Enjoy the day, enjoy the dinner, enjoy the shopping, and enjoy the race.

4. Do NOT be distracted. On this trip we’ll go shopping, out for dinner, joke around, listen to music, and have fun. But, all the while be thinking about the real reason for this all. We’re here to perform at our best, race in the race of our lives, and take home a memory that will last a lifetime.

5. Think back over the course of the season. We’ve been many places and seen many things and what makes it so sweet is that we shared it together. No activity, no race, no run is as fun as it is if you don’t have a team to share it with.

6. Jayden – It has been a great 4 years I’ve spent with you. I’ve seen you develop from a skinny little pretty good freshman to the CONFERENCE CHAMPION. I hope that you’ve enjoy the time as much as I have.

7. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors. By making to the state finals as an underclassman you are in an elite group. You will be the leaders of our team next year. You will be taking the place of Jayden -- These are big shoes to fill. Huge shoes. But, I have confidence that you can do it. I know you can do it. These team leaders are good students, positive role models, and hard workers. That’s what successful people do to achieve greatness. Set your goals for next season and begin working toward them TOMORROW.

8. Exactly 36 years ago I set foot on the line of the STATE XC FINALS just like you are doing this week. It seems like an eternity ago, but I can remember it as clearly as if it were yesterday – I hope this day is that important for you too. I know how much preparation and training and running and focusing and commitment it has take to get you to this point. You are among the ELITE of the ELITE. Enjoy the day and enjoy your experience.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Week workouts

STATE FINALS WEEK 2009 >>>----CC -- >

Monday – 2 mile warm, cals, high knees, 20-30 minutes easy
Tuesday – 2 mile warmup, 1xmile HARD, 4x400m HARD, 4x200m HARD, easy 1 mile cool.
Wednesday – 2 mile warm easy 30 minutes, 4x100yard stride-outs.
Thursday – 2 mile warm, 4x400m, starting at race pace, then each one 1 second faster.
Friday – MEET AT MY ROOM AT 1130am, run at Shepherd, then to Lansing
Saturday – MHSAA DIVISION 2 STATE FINALS, girls at 130pm, boys at 230pm.
Sunday – eat lots of junk food and look at your times at mhsaa.com

Amanda, Megan, Anna, Bryan Jay-- You five are our all-regional runners, the core of our team, the leaders, and the people we rely on. Enjoy this week, enjoy this time and take it all in. A trip the MHSAA state finals is a special thing and we get to experience it as a boys and girls team together again for the first time in 6 years. You have all been together for a long time and I’m so glad you get to all experience this…

Katelynn, Joe, Charlend, Nate --- You four were ALMOST all-regional last weekend at Benzie. Soooooooo close. Luckily we have you all back next year and you will achieve the honors then!!! None of you have been to the state finals before – think of the experience as a time to LEARN what its like. It will be big, intimidating, and possibly overwhelming for you – but when you return next year, it will be a time to shine. For this year you have to just think of it as any big race – JUST LIKE PORTAGE. We’ll talk about your team goal at our team meeting on Friday night.

Geena Maria Dawn Ian Sean--- With the exception of Dawn, none of you have experienced this before. It’s a big race and a huge deal to go to the state finals, but for you its just another race like Portage. Don’t worry and don’t fret, just approach the day with the idea that you will run your best and give a great effort to help your team. Dawn – Just enjoy the experience again!



Team -- It is almost over. Many teams that have qualified for the state finals are very excited to have made it that far. Many teams have a goal of making the state finals and that’s it. They qualify and go to the finals meet with the idea that it is all fun and games and going shopping and going out to eat and watching fast runners run. They do not have a real goal at the finals race and they do not focus themselves on really putting in a good effort on Saturday. These are the teams which we will beat on Saturday. Our teams will not be state champions – we will, however, place quite well and surprise the people who make the state rankings top ten lists. We will also make people realize that the Gaylord CC tradition lives on and will continue to live on.

Yes, we will go out to eat and go shopping. But, all the time we are doing this I want you to be thinking about Saturday afternoon. Think about the effort you will put forth. Think about how far you have come and how much you have worked and how much your team needs you. We have truly become a team this year and it is very special that we can share the experience as a group – boys and girls varsity both. We are not there just to run and then go home. We are there to turn some heads and place well and kick some butt.