Excellent efforts out there yesterday. You should get a short shake out run in today to loosen up your legs. Take Sunday off and come back ready to go on Monday. Our next race is the Viking Opener at Spring Lake. I am entering everyone and will use these times and practice attendance to determine who is running in which races. Most races are limited to 5 runners and once we fill that up extras go to the Open Division. Times and such will be up on XCstats shortly. If you haven't set that up yet, you are missing out! Some times are estimated due to course issues.
Parents-- as you can see we need a good supply of volunteers to work the Eye Opener Invitational (Sept. 30th) and other meets(10/11 and 10/25) we host. It is easy to do when you have the numbers. We have the knowledge and the ability to pull it off successfully! One parent has volunteered to help out with the concessions, but the finish line is the most vital. Shollenberger is easy to monitor since it is just two basic loops. Crowd control in the tight confines could be an issue. "The Gauntlet" in the first lap will be a challenge to keep spectators out of the way of athletes as they run down the trail, but it could also be cool for the athletes to run through a long chute of cheering spectators.
Parents and Athletes
This was voted in so the schedule will be as follows for league meets:
Wed. Oct. 4th Casa vs Rancho Cotate @ Rancho Cotate HS,
Wed. Oct 11th Montgomery and Cardinal Newman @ Casa,
Wed. Oct. 18th Casa and Santa Rosa @ Maria Carillo (@Spring Lake),
Wed. Oct 25th Ukiah and Windsor @ Casa.
Also, I am requiring athletes to sign in to XCstats.com so we can keep track of times, set goals, and look at training. I think it will be a valuable resource and allow athletes to track their seasons.
Here is the link for the online registration process. Please have this completed before we begin practicing on August 14th.
A couple of money saving tips. Number 1: Buy a Regional Parks Pass. It will more than pay for itself during the season because we do race at a variety of regional parks and we have occasional practices there as well. It is inexpensive way to experience the great outdoors of Sonoma County as a family. Number 2: Get a family membership to the Empire Runners Club. You can sign up for free for all their races except Kenwood, if you do it online before the entry deadlines. It will pay for itself if you do just a few of the races.