Thursday, July 20, 2017


WAS: Howarth Park at 10AM

CHANGED TO: The Fields House at 9AM (Meghan, Logan, Dad Barry and Mom Lesley) 
4727 Devonshire Place, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (near where we meet for Park Trail, off of Summerfield)   -
Be ready for a 60-70+ minute run, then all you can eat pancakes when you return!   Runners to bring extra: Juice or Bagels or Donuts or Fresh Fruit

...Hope to see YOU there!


MONDAY, JULY 24:  Tahoe Running Camp Planning meeting 6:00-7:15 at Greg's house: 4525 Ranchette Road, Santa Rosa CA 95409 (get there early to park on our road, but space is limited, so you'll have to park at the Rincon Valley Bible Church, then walk over; no cutting through our neighbor's yard as I posted earlier...)
Bring to our Camp Planning meeting
(a copy of picture of you from Kindergarten)
1) Greg needs to collect a copy of your Kindergarten picture (no originals; I won't be returning them) with your name on the back; if you don't bring one, you won't be eligible for the prizes at camp; OK to bring one to the pancake run on Saturday, or drop off on Greg's porch before our meeting, but please don't make Greg do extra work chasing you down after this meeting!  

2) Be prepared to fill-in your "something unusual and interesting about you" trivia slip
3) Start working on your tent group; remember Greg needs to approve of your tent group, which CANNOT be clics or 100% your BFFs!   ...Mix it up a bit and invite someone new into your group; let's keep camp inclusive; no camper left behind (or alone)! 
-NOTE: on this day, we won't have a 6PM run from Channel; we'll meet 9AM instead

FRIDAY, JULY 28: Tahoe Running Camp begins!
LINK to Tahoe Running Camp Schedule
LINK to What to Bring to Camp
LINK to Zephyr Cove Campground Map (We have Drive-In sites #1-#10)

WEDNESDAY, AUG 2: Returning from Tahoe Running Camp!    ...For those dedicated few that want to join us, we'll meet at Park Trail for a shake-out EZ run at 6PM.    -Parents, please remember to pick-up your camping gear when we return to MCHS; please don't make us unload, then load up again, then take to Greg's and unload again...   All forgotten gear will be donated to Goodwill after 1 week.

THURSDAY, AUG 3: Summer training schedule resumes up till the beginning of MCHS XC Practice:
8/3 Thursday at 6PM: Howarth Park EZ Run
8/5 Saturday at 10AM: Pancake Run at Civello's House (1501 Owl Perch Pl, Santa Rosa, 95409)
8/7 Monday at 6PM: Channel Drive EZ + Richardson Hill Tempo
8/9 Wednesday at 6PM: Park Trail Tempo/Watermelon Run
8/10 Thursday at 6PM: Howarth Park EZ Run
8/12 Saturday at 10AM: Pancake Run from Howarth Park

MONDAY, AUG 14 at 3PM: First day of MCHS XC Practice! (meet at the entrance to the track)

TUESDAY, AUG 15 AT 3:30PM: First day of school for MCHS (XC practice starts 3:30 for the rest of the week)

FRIDAY, AUG 18 AT 5:30-6:30PM: Mandatory Parent team meeting (meeting at MCHS track or classroom TBD) 

SUNDAY, AUG 20 10AM-2PM: Fundraising at Olivers

MONDAY, AUG 21 - FRIDAY, AUG 25:  Regular practice schedule (Monday 3-5PM, rest of the week 3:30-5:30),

PARENTS!!!   SAVE YOUR STUFF!!!  SATURDAY, AUG 26 RUMMAGE SALE 8AM-NOON AT MCHS FRONT PARKING LOT)    -ATHLETES: Run-a-thon location TBD, but we'll need all of you to rotate going to Safeway to solicit donations from 10AM-2PM.


-Coach Greg

Cell: (707) 291-2967
Facebook Team Page: MCHS XC 2017!!!   (I know, it's not "cool" to be on Facebook, but we use this platform to post pictures and for a variety of communication; this is a closed group, so you'll need to request to join...) 

Sunday, July 16, 2017

MCHS XC 2017 Tentative Competition Schedule + Summer Mileage Highlights

LINK 2017 MCHS Tentative Competition Schedule

-Note the Ed Sias Invite on September 9th is the same day as ACT testing
-Note the Clovis Invite on Oct 7th is the same day as SAT testing 

...There are other ACT/SAT test dates available, but if you have already scheduled these dates, please let Coach Greg know!

Reminder for our Rummage Sale at MCHS on August 26th, 8AM - 1PM; save anything you have that might help us raise funds for the team!

...We're 1/2 way through our 12 weeks of Summer Training, here's who is racking up the miles for the first 6 weeks, via (May 29 - July 9) with the same timeframe for comparison (if available) for 2016: May 30 - July 10, in parenthesis for those who have logged in over 100 miles: 

Sara Nguyen 106.8
Zach Lindemann 109 (2016: 219.5)
Logan Field 124.1
Talia Leano 124.72 (2016: 131.74)
Elijah Ettedgui 129.33
Sydnie Rivas 130.38 (2016: 141.6)
Jasmin Hirth 131.58
Ben Lawson 144.6 (2016: 181.76)
Haley Joerger 155.25 (2016: 93.5)
Scott Kruetzfeldt 167.74 (2016: 241.38)
Aimee Armstrong 169.19 (2016: 175.87)
Patrick Phillip 171.1
Nicole Morris 172.91
Pierce Kapustka 182.8
Meghan Field 184.37 (2016: 161.71)
Jack Pickle 242.18
Owen Pugh 242.5 (2016: 220)
Rory Smail 265.76 (2016: 265.45)
Colton Swinth 282.1
Harrison Frankl 316.39 (2016: 233.7)

...Overall, we have more people logging in from 2016 and I believe everyone who is running is putting in good base miles + some decent quality days (I.e. our Monday Richardson Hill Tempo, our Wednesday Tempos and our Saturday Over-distance days...) and I know many athletes have not yet caught up with their logging in, so please do your best to keep logging in your runs and your cross training (swimming, biking) for credit.

...Only 4 weeks until the first day of practice; if you have been training consistently, you had better start to keep up with everyone else!  ;)  

GO PUMAS, it's going to be a great season!

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967
Team Facebook Page: MCHS XC 2017!!!


Thursday, July 13, 2017


Reminder #1) Saturday, 7/15 Park Trail Long Run changed from 10AM to 9AM start (expecting another HOT-HOT day!) be sure to show-up if you have not yet completed the ~9.5 mile time trial in 2hrs 10 minutes.
...For those who have already complete this requirement, come join us for one of the best courses available in the area, or just come to run 6, 7 or 8 miles with us!

Reminder #2) Monday, 7/24 6PM Tahoe Running Camp Planning Meeting at Greg's house!   ...If you're going to camp you must show up!    Exceptions must be cleared by Greg.    ...Show up to pick-up your camp shirt, fill out your "something interesting about you" trivia card and take this opportunity to meet the camp counselors, our cook Tanya Stevens, we'll discuss what supplies you need to bring and you can ask questions/get clarification on our plans...
-Where?   4525 Ranchette Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95409    -This meeting should be 6PM-7:30PM, please be sure to get there early, parking will be a challenge!

Next post I'll publish a Camp Roster, our driving plans for Camp, update on summer mileage from and some preliminary information regarding our upcoming Fall 2017 season  (including our tentative competition schedule)

-Coach Greg
Cell: (707) 291-2967

Facebook page: MCHS XC 2017!!!

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