We've completed yet another great week laying a stronger and stronger foundation for track meets starting this Spring. As a reminder, we start our season early for the purpose of building a stronger base and ensure a healthy season. By the time we reach these track meets, we will be in great shape as a distance crew.
Before getting into this week's workouts, I want to take a moment to share some stuff going on with me personally. Sorry to get personal, but this needs to be shared as it influences the next several weeks. My father has been battling Lung Cancer. He beat it once already about 4 years ago, and now it's back just as strong as ever. It's been a very rough battle. In the midst of this treatment, there is a reunion happening in Australia and, the Doctors seemingly less optimistic with this battle have elected to pause his treatments so that he can take what very well may be the last trip of his life. My siblings and I have decided that it would be best if I take this trip with him to literally carry his bags and make sure he gets to where he needs to go. For this reason, I will be leaving after Tuesday night's practice on the 10th and will return late Tuesday night the 24th. I look forward to taking this trip with my Dad as potentially one last experience for the memory banks.
Regretfully, I will not only miss several practices, but I will also miss Shamrockin'!! I can't wait to hear about the race and I will be available via text and even Facetime if needed. I leave knowing full well that I have confidence in the workouts you have completed and also confidence in the rest of our coaching team. Added bonus, I believe coach Dusty will be making an appearance at Shamrockin' too!
And now on to this week of workouts:
Tuesday: ON THE TRACK!!!! (@ River City High School)
Thursday: ON YOUR OWN (But try and group up with friends)
Final coaching comment: I'm seeing a lot of great improvement from our athletes who are consistently showing up to practice. Consistency is key in laying the foundation we are building. Thank you parents for your dedication in getting your athletes to practice on time and ready to go. Doing so helps them not only have a more successful season, but builds lasting relationships with teammates and wards off late season injuries.