Week #6 Rettblog

summerpopsiclesWeek #6 is now over, which means that we have now reached the half-way mark of the summer training schedule.  This is the time of the summer that is the most crucial–and the most difficult–in terms of training.  The early excitement of summer has worn off.  The start of the new year seems like a long ways away.  Getting up in the morning to run is harder and harder because everyone is going to bed later and later.  This is the time to really dig in and run consistently, however.  If you can keep training these next few weeks, then you will be in good shape.  Once we hit August, the first cross country practice will only be a few weeks away, which will provide more motivation for you.  Believe me, those who are training now will have a HUGE advantage once the season starts. 

Next week is running camp, and several of our team members will be participating.  They are:  Matt, Trevor, Nate, Joe, James, James, CJ, Thanh, and Anna.  I will also be at camp all week.  Everyone else needs to just keep running. 

At the end of week #6 I have finally broken the 200 mile mark–205 miles to be exact.  This is 20 miles ahead of schedule for the 500 mile club.  So far I am staying healthy and feeling good.  I need to start working in more long runs–8 – 10 milers. 

 Last week on Wednesday was the hottest day of the summer so far–98 degrees.  Only a few people had the guts to show up and run on such a hot day.  Those who did were rewarded with ice cold water and popcicles.


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