I recently read a book by the great coach Lou Holtz- in there is a powerful quote- “”Everything that happens to us is the result of the choices we make. You choose to act or procrastinate, believe or doubt, help or hinder, succeed or fail”.”. Some of us are simply not making choices that positively effect yourselves or the team. I asked an upperclassman today ( a boy who- in the past- has earned all of our respect) what he was doing on the days we weren’t meeting for practice and he replied ‘eating’. This isn’t going ot cut it- if this is the prevailing attitude than expect a time trial in September that will be followed immediately by cuts. It’s up to you kids- either make it happen or don’t- but Coach Wayton is not going to sit back and allow the team to be complacent, lazy, and dishonest . So- to reiterate- you have a choice- a choice to work hard or slack off, a choice to be a supportive and enthusiastic team member or to be a negative slouch, a choice to passionately pursue our goals or to whither through life with complacency and idleness. I will only tolerate those who devote themselves to the former- if you’re leaning towards the latter- take a hike.
Sunday 7/25/10-run to reach mileage goals.
Saturday 7/24/10– 5k warmie- hotter than heck out- folowed by stretching and a mile of madness. Finally kids got betwen 20-25 striders. Good work considering.
Friday 7/23/10- guys 14- pretty solid day.
Thursday 7/22/10- 50-55 minutes oyo
Wednesday 7/21/10- Long run . guys got in between 9-14 (13.5+ 8 strides) toweards Griggstown- hot and humid out- still we saw much improvement between this week and last. Girls got in between 8- 14 (Caroline). Great day.
Tuesday 7/20/10- 45-55 minutes oyo
Monday 7/19/10- team met at Princeton XC course, hit 2 miles up followed by quick stretching. Team then hit between 2-3 2 mile repeats. Schoepfer led all with an 11:50 avg. We were trying for a 2 minute rest int. cooldown of 5 and 5. About 9 on the morning.