Parents and Athletes, if you've can take anything away from these several weeks of shelter in place, zoom meetings, distance learning, and "one your own" workouts, remember this: You are NOT alone. Running clubs all over this country are experiencing the same issues you are. They aren't seeing their friends, they're running their workouts by themselves, and they are all missing out on competing against others in track meets.
As we are all learning how to innovate and do our everyday tasks a little differently, we have come up with a new "way" to compete for the second the second half of the season. Our first set of Time Trials on April 11th two weekends ago was a step toward success. Word got out and the coach of the Chico Striders reached out to me with a great idea. Let's Race! Over the weekend and today, we mapped out a series of 2 more trials and a Championship to finish off the seasons. Our goal: Keep training, Keep Improving, and start winning against other teams doing the same thing. We are working on "Branding" the time trial series right now but the dates will be as follows:
May 2nd - Time Trial #2
May 23rd - Time Trial #3
June 6th - Time Trial Championships!
We will invite other Track Clubs to join us such as Oak Hill, Buffalo Chips, and SRA. Hopefully by the time we reach June 6th, we will have several clubs reporting their athletes times. We will even have some awards for top finishers in each age group and races.
Our First Time trial is the template. Each Club will host their own Time Trials at their own courses. Athletes will run a 1600m and/or 800m time trial and coaches will report the times onto a shared google spreadsheet by 4pm the day of the trial. It has been agreed that if some athletes want to run their trial on their own on the preceding Thursday or Friday for purposes of safety, they may.
As with the last Time Trial, we will follow all safety rules including 6 feet separation, staggered start times, and mandatory face masks anytime someone is not running.
The Chico Striders will be catching up with us and posting their first set of time trials this week. On Saturday, I will share the first set of Race results.
With that, Let's get Training!!!
Sorry that this week's workouts are a late. I'll try and be better. :/
TUESDAY: TEMPO LADDER.
THURSDAY: G/B 4-5 easy miles
FRIDAY: All groups, 20min Hill Tempo Workout.
SUNDAY: Long Easy Run
Looking forward to seeing you all hit some PRs at our next time trials.