This is a longer email, but I hope you will take the time to read it. We have had 2 solid weeks of indoor track going. The workouts have been great, and we can see that many of you are excited and determined to get fit (strong and fast). Plus, a lot of you are bringing some good energy. We have the beginnings of a TEAM, but we have a lot of work in front of us, and we can improve in a lot of areas.
First of all, if you have not come to a practice for indoor, it is NOT too late to get started (it's also not too late the first week after the break, but the sooner the better). Don't be afraid to come to the next few practices and get the ball rolling. We only have 4 practices left this year! You may also decide to just start up when we get to outdoor track (February 27), but I think you will regret not putting in some work and gaining some experience during indoor.
Secondly, those of you who have committed to this TEAM have got to do a little better at being consistent and finding some DESIRE and PURPOSE. I was a bit disappointed this morning. We had a very fun Christmas run - Santa hats, Christmas sweaters, holiday music, pancakes and chocolate milk - and I know it was a "distance" run, but we opened it up to sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and even throwers to come and do the best you can (even 2 miles if that is all you were ready for). I invited you all week, hoping we would see some excited, passionate ATHLETES who want to be a part of this and want to get better. Shawna was there flipping pancakes, and excited to see if her speed group was tough enough (or self-motivated enough) to come and put in some work. There were only about 5 from the speed/hurdle/jump group who came. Maybe we have a bunch of wimps on this team, but I don't think so. I think you have more to give...No one DIED from the cold or early run this morning, but quite a few people build some character and had a good TEAM experience. The alternative? Stay in bed and get "softer".
We really want to see what you are made of. You are NOT going to get these days back, and right now there is only a small handful of you who are willing to really pay the price to get better. I don't care if you are training to break 4:00 in the mile or 7:00. I don't care if you are training to go under 50 seconds in the 400 or under 70 seconds (or just training to finish the 400 for that matter). Whatever you are trying to do, start finding ways to do your best! You are not going to get better and you are not going to be satisfied if you aren't willing to sacrifice, to hurt, and to spend some time trying hard to get better. We can ALL improve and we can all dig deeper to get better. Quit finding stupid reasons and excuses NOT to workout; quit being LAZY; quit being AFRAID. I hope you all have GOALS, and I hope you all want to accomplish something by doing track & field with us. Now let's see some desire and passion. Let's see you working your butt off to get better and to be a part of something great - part of a TEAM. A number of you are doing a great job at this by the way, I just know that a bunch of you have more in you than I have seen so far in the first 2 weeks.
#noexcuses #noregrets #toughness #guts #goals #tradition #nopainnogain #sacrifice #determination #passion #fightforit #dontgiveup #grit #heart #whereisit? #whatareyoumadeof? #Simplot #statechampions?
Now some business...
Practice this week - We will have practice on Monday and Tuesday (Cafeteria at 2:45pm). No practice on Wednesday.
Practice over the Break - We are going to have 2 organized practices over the break - both Thursdays. Distance runners should meet at the school at 8:00am and everyone else at 9:00am. We will have a workout and open the indoor track and the weight room. It will be a great opportunity to maintain your fitness and to get some extra work (maybe even some block work). Thursdays - 12/22 and 12/29. We will hand out suggested workouts for the other days on your own. Do something! Don't come back completely out of shape.
Hurdle Clinic (12/30) - We would like ALL of the hurdlers to attend a hurdle clinic on Friday, 12/30. We will meet at the school at 8:00am and we will be going to Morgan to the indoor track. It will give you a chance to work on all 5 hurdles. We will provide lunch (Cafe Rio) after. It's a fun "Hurdle Mafia" tradition.
Indoor Track Fee - Please pay $25 in the office before the break on Wednesday. Checks made out to Davis High. Thanks for those who have paid.
Indoor Racing Tops - You can wear whatever you want for indoor races, but we will have team tops available for purchase. We will have samples at practice this week. They will cost $26, but they are going to be awesome! Sign up for one at practice this week.
Social Media - Follow us on Twitter (@davistrackandxc) and Instagram (@davistrackandxc). Cool updates and pictures to come (not just of distance runners). We're almost to 1000 followers on Twitter!
Parent Emails - If your parents would like to be on the email list, please send me their name and email address. They will then get the weekly updates (usually also posted at www.davisindoortrack.blogspot.com).
Indoor Track Schedule:
January 6-7: BYU Invite
January 20-21: Weber State Invite
January 27-28: Utah Indoor Championships
February 6-7: Boise Indoor Meet (small group)
February 13: Utah Distance Challenge
February 19-21: Simplot Games
Enjoy your weekend!