Ok Hawks, its about that time… time to start a new season! Monday, March 14th is the first day of track season for the Delta Hawks, and the coaches cannot be more excited – we have missed our Hawks! For the first practice, we will meet at the Bridgeway Lakes Boathouse near the intersection of Marshall and Southport Parkway at 5:30pm. Practice will be until about 7pm.
Our regular practice schedule will be Monday and Thursday evenings, and we will either meet at the Boathouse or at a track (most likely the nearby track at River City High School). The weekly schedule will be posted on the Coaches’ Blog each week. The coaches have spent a lot of time in the off-season reading about training fast track runners, and we think we have a training schedule that will bring our Hawks a lot of success! But be ready, we are starting it off strong right from day one, and we hope our team is as excited to get going as we are.
As a reminder, we always start each season with a two-week trial – a time for the coaches to get to know our runners and also for the athletes to decide if they are ready to commit to this team. The Delta Hawks Racing Team’s mission is to develop the next generation of confident and competitive elite distance runners in the Sacramento Region. That confidence is derived from effort, and the effort is only put in when there is commitment. What we mean by commitment is two-fold: showing up to practice ready to do the work, and doing the runs on non-practice days when the coaches aren’t there to encourage you. Without real commitment, there is increased risk of injury and the potential to be left behind by more dedicated teammates in practice and races. So everyone gets to try out the Hawks and see if this is what they want to do, hassle-free; if it doesn’t feel like a good fit, no worries. If you are ready to commit to our system, then we’d love to have you be part of this awesome team and community.
We are really looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday, March 14th! Bring your running shoes, water bottle, and positive mental attitude, and be ready to get to work. We’ll post more information on the coming season in the next few days, but if you have any questions, contact us any time!
Run with Heart,
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