Train Tough This Summer!
We meet every Monday Wednesday and Thursday. From the week of 6/20 on we will begin meeting at 7:30 AM on Monday and Wednesday and 8PM on Thursday. One of the best things about training in Idaho are the beautiful trails we can take advantage of so we are going to be meeting at some other locations since we will be forced to run near the school for much of the official XC season. The locations and times will be posted on this site well in advance as well as on our Facebook page. I am also asking that athletes give me their phone numbers so I can send out mass texts to disseminate information.
6/20- Camel’s Back Park in Boise @ 7:30AM Pancakes @ Muri’s afterward
6/22- School @7:30
6/23- Eagle Greenbelt behind Bardenay by the river. @8PM
6/27- Settlers Park @7:30 Pancakes @ Rusty’s afterward.
6/29- School @ 7:30am for a run
6/30- Military Reserve @8pm there is a parking lot near where the purple arrow is on the map below.
These are some recommended running distances to train for cross country in the best way possible. All runs outside of team runs should be done at an easy pace. One way to check if you are running too hard is see if you can talk with someone at the pace you are running. I recommend you run 4-5 times a week in June and 5-6 times a week in July upping the amount you run a little every 2-3 weeks.
- Freshmen – From 15 to 25 miles per week.
- Sophomores – From 25 up tao 35 miles per week.
- Juniors – From 30 up to 40 miles per week.
- Seniors – From 35 up to 45 miles per week.
You are also strongly encouraged to do between 50 and 100 pushups, sit-ups, and standing squats a day. The stronger you make your body the faster you will run!
Also, play other sports for fun!
Strive to go further! Though some people may run more or less depending on experience and personal need you can always encourage yourself to go that extra mile.