Widefield High School Cross Country Team Blog
There are very few vital pieces of equipment for runners. Good shoes are one. A running watch is another. There are lots of types of running watches. Some, along the lines of the classic Timex IronMan variety, have timer modes, can do splits, and keep running time. Splits can be very important for interval training.
However, for distance runs and tracking mileage, a GPS watch can be a very valuable tool. (Conversely, most smart phones and many apps can be used to track mileage, distance and routes as well.) If you decide you would like a GPS watch and you are not concerned with using it to time intervals, I would suggest the Garmin Forerunner 10. This is the watch we have a few of available for use at practice. It is a no-frills, but very useful watch that can be had at an affordable price for GPS watches. It comes in 2 sizes and many colors.
Two options for buying a Garmin Forerunner 10 online are through Amazon.com and Running Warehouse. Running Warehouse has many GPS watches available, including the Forerunner 10. Additionally, by entering the code RUNBLOG10, you can receive a 10% discount on your order at Running Warehouse. (Coach Nelson buys lots of his shoes through Running Warehouse, using this discount.)
If you have additional questions about watches, GPS watches, and running Apps, ask Coach!
It is hard to believe that summer is upon us, particularly with the weather we have been having. But, it is here and that means it is time for summer running! We will start running together on Tuesday, May 26th and will meet Monday thru Thursday there after at 7am every day at the WHS track. On Fridays we will meet at 8:30am by the Gladiator in front of Widefield to car pool to Bear Creek Regional Park for a run and workout.
There will be many exciting events and announcements throughout the summer, so come to our summer runs, check back here, and refer to the summer dates handout which will be posted here in the near future.
Remember, summer miles bring fall smiles! The best way you can ensure your 2015 cross country season is all you want it to be is by working hard and smart over the next 3 months!
The Pikes Peak Road Runners Winter Series is a 4 race series of progressively longer races starting at 5k and ending with a 10k. The first race is Saturday, January 10 at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. There is a high school team competition that we should be very competitive in. To register and for more info look here: http://www.pprrun.org/events/WinterSeries. If you register for the high school challenge I would suggest the team name WHSXC to make sure everyone enters the same team.
Team Banquet and Awards Dinner
Our team banquet and awards dinner will be Thursday, November 13th from 6-8pm in the WHS Cafeteria. As is our tradition this will be a pot-luck dinner, so please bring something to share.
See you there!
Cheyenne Mountain Tomahawk 2 Mile
We have been invited to be among an elite and select group of teams running in a 2 mile even hosted by Cheyenne Mountain High School this Friday, November 7th. All members of our team are invited and there will be Varsity and JV races for boys and girls. Entries are due on Wednesday, November 5th, so if you are planning on running please notify Coach Nelson ASAP.
All reviews of this race have been positive and it sounds like a fun event with a fun atmosphere. Races will be held on the track at Cheyenne Mountain High School under the lights. Please bring $6 for pizza. Transportation will not be provided by Widefield, so please coordinate rides among yourselves. Race times are as follows:
JV Girls: 6:30
JV Boys: 6:55
Varsity Girls: 7:20
Varsity Boys: 7:45