East Track Update (Track still cancelled)

FYI – in-person practice on the East Track is still cancelled for this week as originally planned for session 8. The previous post was for the East Cross Country Virtual Running Club. We will keep you updated with any news regarding the restart of off-season training for Track & Field. Thanks! – Coach Tasker

Running Club Schedule Changes – December

Due to the lack of sun and the increase in covid cases, we are changing the running club schedule.

In December, the group will only meet once a week on Wednesdays, depending on your school schedule, at 9:30am or 3:00pm at the big E. This will cut down on the size of the group and allow you to run in daylight. During winter break, we will not meet.

The other days will be virtual or you can meet and run in small groups. We will post training schedules for those training for 5Ks and another set of training schedules for those training for an April half marathon. See Final Surge for workout details.

We will not run a 5K in December. If cases decrease, we will try to run a 5K in January. If they increase, we won’t.

Remember masks and social distancing are required at practice. You can remove your mask during your run, but they must be worn at all other times.

We hope you all had a nice fall break!!

Hey Track Athletes!

Sorry for the post about letters and academic awards. Those are for our XC distance runners.

Track and Field awards will be awarded after the T&F season. We are so excited for the 2021 track & field season, stay tuned for more details on pre-season workouts and info on the season.

Letter & Academic Awards

We will pass out letter and academic awards on Thursday, November 19 from 4:00 – 4:30pm on the Esplanade by the E. If you didn’t get your covid, four year award, or cookie, those will also be available.

If you haven’t returned your uniform, you can also do this at the same time.

This is “drive by” style.   Wear your mask and drive on by!  

Hope to see you tomorrow!

East Track Banquet – June 4!

Hello East Track,
This Thursday we are going to host a virtual google hangout to help send our seniors off properly. Coach Kohuth and myself will speak about the seniors, we will also let the seniors and their teammates say some words if they would like. I will send out the google hangout link Thursday morning. It is open to all East Track Athletes and your families if they’d like to attend. If you have a senior on our team and have not yet emailed me pictures and a short bio, please do so as soon as you can. This will be a very informal event, but gives us one last opportunity to gather as a team.
Details below. Thank you!!
East Track “Banquet”
When: Thursday, June 4th @ Noon
Where: “Google Hangout” – link will be provided

Distance Workouts for the week of 4/6-4/12

Distance Workouts 4/6 – 4/12 Distancing Workouts 4:6 to 4:12

 

Monday 50 minutes maintenance run. (40 minutes JV)
Tuesday 15 minute warm-up.  6 x 400m at 800m race pace. Full recovery (whatever you need, probably 4-5 minutes). 15 minute warm-down.
Wednesday 50 minutes maintenance run. (40 minutes JV)
Thursday 50 minutes maintenance run. (40 minutes JV) plus 10 x 100m uphill
Friday 15 minutes maintenance.

4 x 5 minutes tempo running 3rd minute of each tempo at 5K race pace (so 2min tempo, 1 min fast, 2min tempo), 5 minutes easy running between each interval. 10 minute warmdown

Saturday 75 minute run
Sunday rest

 

  • Since you may not have access to a track, you may need to run these intervals as a fartlek, or you may set up your own course on a trail or field and run for an equivalent amount of time or estimate the distance. For instance, if a 200m sprint normally takes you 40 seconds, simply sprint 40 seconds on a trail, road or field. 
  • Hang in there! We know it is hard to stay motivated with no races in the immediate horizon and the likely cancellation of the season. Hopefully these workouts give you a taste of something normal from our pre-shelter-in-place lives. All training is cumulative – training done now will help you in future seasons. We miss you.

Sprint workout for the week of 3/30

Click here for a PDF of this week’s sprint workouts: Sprints workout 3:30

Monday:

Warmup

Short sprints: 90% speed

200m x 5

3-4 min rest between

Long Sprints: 90% speed

200m x 7

4-5 min rest between

Abs:

Suitcases x20

Russian twists x40

Leg raises x10

Bicycles x40

V – Sits x10

Planks: 30 sec each side, 45 middle

if track not accessible, estimate distances

 

Tuesday ( recovery) 

30 min easy run

60 min walk

30 min stationary bike

30-45 min yoga

Wednesday: Hills/Stairs

If possible find access to hill or a long set of stairs to do the following workout:

6 times up with jog down

3-5 min break

6 times up with jog down

3-5 min break

6 times up with jog down

focus on good knee drive, toes up, big arms

Abs:

Suitcases x20

Russian twists x40

Leg raises x10

Bicycles x40

V – Sits x10

Planks: 30 sec each side, 45 middle

Thursday (recovery)

30 min easy run

60 min walk

30 min stationary bike

30-45 min yoga

Friday/weekend: circuit 

Set 1:  Do this set 3 times before set 2

High Knee Lunge x20 (10 each leg)

10 suitcases (abs)

30 Russian Twists (abs)

Backward Lunges x20 (10 each leg)

5 V-sits (abs)

30 Bicycles (abs)

Set 2: Do this set 5 times

Tempo 100m at 70% pace (estimate distance)

20 regular squats

10 suitcases

30 Russian Twists

Tempo back 100m at 70%

20 single leg squats (10 each leg)

5 V-sits

30 Bicycles

Finish with planks: 2 sets – 30 sec each side, 45 sec front

Distance Workouts for the week of 3/30

Click here for PDF of this week’s distance workouts: Distance Workouts 3-30 

Distance Workouts 3/30 – 4/5

Monday

15 minute warm-up.
2 sets of 200m, 400m, 600m, 400m, 200m with 2 minutes rest between intervals and 6 minutes between sets. Intervals are run at 1600m race pace.
15 minute warm-down.

Tuesday

50 minutes maintenance run. (40 minutes JV)

Wednesday

15 minute warm-up
2 x 1600m 5K race pace. 6 minutes rest after each 1600m. Varsity finish with 6 x 200m sprint with full recovery (whatever you need to sprint the next 200m).
15 minute warm-down

Thursday

50 minutes maintenance run. (40 minutes JV)

Friday

15 minutes maintenance, 15 minutes tempo, 15 minutes maintenance (15 minutes for JV)

Saturday

80 minute run

Sunday

rest

  • ●  Since you may not have access to a track, you may need to run these intervals as a fartlek, or you may set up your own course on a trail or field and run for an equivalent amount of time or estimate the distance. For instance, if a 200m sprint normally takes you 40 seconds, simply sprint 40 seconds on a trail, road or field.
  • ●  Hang in there! We know it is hard to stay motivated with no races in the immediate horizon. Hopefully these workouts give you a taste of something normal from our pre-shelter-in-place lives. We miss you.