Pioneer Cross Country 2020 Season
Head Coach: Jared Wilding
Contact: Jared.Wilding@wjusd.org or through the remind app
During the season I will be on campus every day in room S108.
Remind App: If you have not already go ahead and download the remind app. This will be the primary way I get information to the team or individual athletes. You can also send questions to me through the app. The code to join is: kaahge
You can also text @kaahge to 81010 to join without downloading the app
Why off season training: It helps to prepare you for the season and most importantly helps you stay injury free. Running is a sport that if you are not physically prepared when the season starts the possibility of injury increases dramatically. If you are trying to improve your ability from past seasons you must train regularly over the off season. Off season training means building a mileage base, don't go too crazy with the workouts and burn yourself out.You will work hard enough during the season, trust me.
I will be sending out remind messages about Summer conditioning. Please join there to stay in the loop. I am unsure when we will start or what it will look like, but trust me when I say we have a lot of work to do! I can't wait to get back out there and run with you all!
**Important** If you know anyone interested in Cross Country please have them email me or join the remind. With school closing the way it did I was not able to have a meeting on campus nor get word to incoming freshmen the way I normally would. Help me by spreading the word if you know people interested in the sport!
Tips for Off Season Running:
- Check your running shoes, if they seem worn down or it has been over a year since you have had them I recommend getting a new pair.
- HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE staying hydrated is the easiest thing a runner can do and has the best results on your body. You are losing A LOT of water when you run, you need to replace that. Runners need to drink more than the daily recommended amount of water to stay hydrated.
- Don’t overdo it, the goal is to get into shape before the season begins to avoid injury. We are not expecting fast times during summer training.