Sunday, April 26, 2015

Thoughts About OC Champs/Meet of Champions and the Final Two Weeks of the Season

Athletes & Parents,

Boy there was a lot of track going on this weekend!

Our little adventure to Cerritos (Amy, Cece, Madison, McKenna, and Shawnie) was interesting. We showed up at Cerritos Stadium to find it devoid of human beings! This, while I sat there with a printout of the heat sheets that was over 20 pages long in my hands. Thankfully we have the internet, and a quick search guided us to the new venue at Gahr HS, which was only 1.5 miles away.

As we strolled leisurely into the stadium, an hour before the first of our heats was scheduled to go off, we overheard the announcer making the last call for the F/S 1600! We shouldn't have been surprised, with the way our morning was going.

After finishing the races, we came to the conclusion that everybody learned something valuable from their events, which they can carry forward in the the upcoming meets and next year. At any rate, we can chuckle about the wild goose chase we went on to get there!

OC Champs is one of the biggest meets in Southern California, and there were some exciting and motivating performances! Haleigh jumped into the "shark tank" with some of the best runners in OC and held her own. As with the girls that raced in Cerritos, I am sure that Haleigh can take a few lessons from her race on Saturday which will help her develop as a racer in the near future. Chandler set a new PR in the 3200 and ran a smart 8-lapper that will also help her become a more experienced racer as well.

The link below will take you to the training plan for the final two weeks of the season. We have one more dual meet this Thursday and then most of you will get a slot in League Prelims next Tuesday. The top 12 in the 800 and 1600 make it to Finals on Friday night, but this could be a tall order in our tough league. For the 3200 finals on Friday night, there are no qualifying heats, but Proodian is still making decisions about who will run there.

Have a great week,
Coach Horton

Training Plan

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New Training Plan & Quick Irvine Summary

Athletes & Parents.

I intended to give an extended summary of the outstanding efforts at the Irvine Distance Carnival, but time got away from me, so I have distilled it down to the following:


If you weren't busy setting a personal record or season best, you were gutting it out after a rough week of illness and down time. It is impossible to take anything but positives away from this meet! YOU ALL MADE COACH EISELE & I PROUD!

Please see the link for the coming weeks' training. With bigger and more important meets further out on the horizon, we will be training through the San Juan Hills meet this week.

See you soon,
Coach Horton

Updated Training Plan

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Updated Irvine Distance Carnival Schedule

Athletes & Parents,

You will find the schedule for the Distance Carnival this Saturday below. It appears they have received quite a few entries so the times have changed a bit. We still don't have specific heat times, but we do have scheduled event times. Please make sure that you are at the stadium, and checked in with us no later than one hour prior to your event time (90 minutes is even better). Also, parking can be a bit of a problem, so please take that into account. We will have the red EZ-UP in the same area as the Irvine Invitational.

F/S 800 9:46-10:05
F/S 1600 Invite 12:10
Open 1600 Invite 12:24
Open 1600 12:38-1:06
F/S 1600 3:33-4:15
F/S 3200 Invite 4:22

See you Saturday,
Coach Horton

Friday, April 3, 2015

Irvine Distance Carnival Anticipated Schedule

Listed below is the tentative schedule of races for the Irvine Distance Carnival. As you are aware, meets don't always run on time. Once we get confirmation of our entries, you can get a better idea of when you'll be running.

8:00am F/S 3200
9:30am F/S 800
11:40am F/S Invite 1600
11:53am Open Invite 1600
12:06pm Open 1600

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Schedule of Remaining Track Meets:

Sat.          4/11 Irvine Distance Carnival
* Current Entries for Irvine:
3200- Chandler
1600- Amber, McKenna, Tanlee, Haleigh B, Brooke, Chandler, and possibly Kristen
800- Madison, Katelyn
Thurs.      4/16 San Juan Hills Dual Meet at SJH
Thurs.      4/23 Capo Valley Dual Meet at Capo
Sat.          4/25 OC Championships (Only accepting two athletes per event with FAST times)
Sat.          4/25 OC Meet of Champions
Thurs.      4/30 Tesoro Dual Meet at home
Tues.        5/5   Sea View League Prelims
Fri.           5/8   Sea View League Finals (must qualify)

Athletes & Parents,

Strong efforts all around today! It is tough when your only competitors are the wind on the backstretch and your own teammates!

Please take a moment to review the schedule of remaining meets. Our season is flying by and we'd like to see all athletes available to participate in as many meets as possible. We understand that other obligations pop up, but please let us know if you won't be able to attend any of the meets listed above.

With Spring Break upon us, our team members will be scattered far and wide. If you are in town, please try to make it to the workouts that Coach Eisele will be leading (I will be out of town until Thursday). If you are away, please try your best to get similar work done on your own.

Have a great day!
Coach Horton

P.S. Please see the updated training plan linked below.

Updated Training Plan