Practice: Practice is Monday through Friday 2:30 – 4:15 p.m., rain or shine, unless otherwise cancelled. If you are at school that day, you are expected at practice. If there is not a meet, there is practice Saturday at 7:00 a.m. (location at coaches' discretion).
What to bring to practice: · Running clothes · Running shoes and socks · Water bottle · Watch · Sunscreen
Water: A good practice starts with good hydration. Bring a water bottle to school each day to stay hydrated during the day. Avoid caffeinated beverages!
Shoes: As a general rule, running shoes should be replaced every 300 to 500 miles. Look at your shoe sole – if the tread is getting worn, it may be time for new ones!
Meets: Most meets are on Saturday mornings. The varsity races are usually first, followed by JV. Coach Hughes and Coach Thurmond will tell the runners the week prior to the meet whether they will be running varsity or JV. Pre-meet tips – eat carbs the night before, have a relaxing evening, sleep well, have everything packed (meet departure times tend to be quite early Saturday morning!), prepare your mind, eat carbs 2-3 hours before your race (at runner’s discretion), be on time for the bus!
What to bring to the meets: · Uniform · Full water bottle · Spikes and extra socks · Running shoes · Warm Ups · Extra Clothes · Hat/gloves when it gets colder · NO Jewelry! Race rules only permit runners to wear a sports watch.
Spikes: Spikes are lightweight racing shoes with metal spikes on the sole. They are optional but HIGHLY recommended for meets. They can be purchased at running stores such as Fleet Feet.