As mentioned earlier, today concluded our fourth week of pre-season work. Think about that...then ask yourself: four weeks ago, could I do what I'm doing now? My guess is (based on what I've seen) that you've all improved-even the veteran athletes-more than you thought possible in just eight training sessions. Maybe it's been your stride or leg work, your arms, your breathing, or just starting a fitness program for the first time, you've all reached a certain level of success. Congratulations!
Now it's time to accept that fact you are capable of more than you know. It's time to believe that you are an athlete-in-training and you are part of the best team BK has to offer! You are BKXC.
Only three weeks remain in our pre-season Wednesday/Saturday schedule. Our regular season practices will begin the week of August 14 and our first competition may take place in early September - that schedule is being developed and will be posted shortly. It's important to set a few team goals as we prepare to transition to the regular season:
1: For experienced/veteran runners - You should be able to run 5K (3.1 miles) without stopping.
2: For new and modified runners - You should be able to run 2.4K (1.5 miles) without stopping.
We suggest the following:
1: Do your running at home as often as you can. If you need extra help, contact a coach. We can set up extra sessions as needed.
2: Do your core training...everyday
3: Get into gear: shoes, socks, sports bra's, water bottle, foam roller/massage stick are just a few of the basics. For detailed information on these items, see the article Shoe and Gear Notes on our team site (http://bkrunningsports.blogspot.com/2017/07/shoe-and-gear-notes.html). Remember: if you are unsure of what to get, you can call/text or send a picture to Coach Russotti. We want to be sure you get the best gear at the most affordable price!
Getting the word out - now that you've experienced BKXC, reach out to a friend who might want to give this a try and bring them to practice. Parents are always welcome to workout with us too! If you haven't been to a workout with us yet, it's not too late! Contact Coach Russott as soon as possible.
Remember: follow us on Twitter @BKXCTF, join us on Facebook (send a friend request to Rick Russotti and I will add you), sign up for email updates on our team site www.bkrunningsports.blogspot.com.
Thank you for all the family support and getting the kids to our various running venues!