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

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