Monday, May 20, 2013

WELCOME TO GHSXC MIDDLE SCHOOLERS!!!

26, yes TWENTY SIX 8th graders signed up today for GAYLORD HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY!!  Pretty exciting to have that many since we are losing 22 seniors this year!!  WELCOME TO GHSXC !!!

Pretty soon you middle school runners will be at GHS.  It seems like a long ways off but August 12th really isnt that far away.

A few reminders.

To go to TEAM CAMP (Aug 12-15)
A.  You must run 80 summer miles from June1-Aug 11th.
B.  You must attend 5 summer runs at Aspen Park (Wed 6pm)
C.  You must complete a 3 mile run in under 30 minutes for girls and under 27 minutes for boys.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RUN THE SUMMER MILES OR GO TO TEAM CAMP TO BE ON THE TEAM.  IF YOU PREFER TO JUST JOIN THE TEAM ON AUGUST 19TH YOU CAN DO THAT TOO.  WE WILL MEET AT ASPEN PARK.

OTHER SPORTS --   many of you are involved in "other sports" - club soccer, GHS soccer, basketball, hockey, ... or whatever.  We encourage our XC runners to participate in these other sports ALL summer, through September.  But, once the second week of October rolls around we want you to be an XC runner only.  Why?  The month of October is the XC runners time to focus and rest.  It is the time where we "peak" to run our fastest times of the season.  If you are going to another practice after our regular XC practice you are not going to be at your best.  If you just can't miss your "other sport" practice for the last 3 weeks of October then I'd suggest you not do XC.

The pictures below were taken at TEAM CAMP 2012.  We are expecting TEAM CAMP 2013 to be just as fun!!