Thanks to all the athletes who joined us for our informational meeting Thursday. For those not able to make it, and those wanting a recap of the information, you can download the 2020 XC Informational Meeting sheet. You can also download a copy of the slide deck from the online meeting.
Mileage – As mentioned, it’s important to track your mileage as you begin running between now and the start of the season. You can download a 2020 Mileage form if you want to print it out and post it on your fridge or elsewhere to track it manually. We’re also doing a mileage challenge beginning Saturday 5/9 and ending with our first meet on Saturday 8/29 (16 weeks total). We’ll be providing info soon on a way you can track mileage and see everyone’s progress as we work to hit those goals.
Weekly Meeting – We’ll also be doing a weekly Zoom call on Wednesdays at 3pm through June. This will be an opportunity to check in, ask questions, get new workout ideas, etc.
Viking XC Summer Weekly Meeting
Meeting ID: 713 0452 6570
Videos – We also have a YouTube channel set up to provide, among other things, videos of strength and mobility exercises. As a starting point, we’re looking to use our Warmup Matrix before every run. These lunges and leg swings should be done as a dynamic stretching routine before normal runs. As we get closer to time trials, speed work and races we’ll introduce additional dynamic stretches that will be more familiar from previous seasons. We’ll also start with an easy Strength and Mobility circuit to be done three days a week for the first week (only takes 5 minutes). We’ll branch out from there, discussing on the weekly calls and adding videos as we go.
While we can’t meet in person yet to do our open runs, we’re excited about the chance for you all to get a head start on what should be a great XC season. Keep encouraging each other, and reach out to your coaches if you have any questions or concerns! Let’s get out there and #BeatYesterday !