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This was definitely a tough week of training to include a hill workout (the infamous Johnsen Hill) on Monday, the always fun BUT hard Pole Hill Rd., then races on Thursday & Friday. We ask that you continue to do some REALLY easy miles over the weekend (at least one day of running and one day off; if you are running Monday thru Friday), hydrate and lots of stretching. This is a reminder that the Estes Park Cross Country Team Camp will be held from Friday, August 10th thru Monday, August 13th in Steamboat Springs, CO. Team camp space in limited to 7 boys and 7 girls which is based on certain qualifications. At EPXC’s summer camp, runners will become better, faster and smarter athletes. This very highly sought-after camp is a place for EPXC’s runners to build old & new friendships, have fun, increase running knowledge, continue training for the upcoming season, and most importantly, continue EPXC’s tradition to compete at the highest level. It also is a time to determine goals and what is necessary to accomplish those goals for the season. Towards the beginning of August, we will send out an email to those runners who have met/exceeded the qualifications. In that email, we will have a date in which invitees and parents will meet at the HS before camp to go over logistics (i.e. camp cost per runner, expectations, depart/arrival times, paperwork needed, camping ‘stuff’, etc.). Qualifications for EPXC’s team camp can be found HERE ...

The cross country season is closely approaching as we are about 4 1/2 weeks away from the official first day of practice (Monday, August 6th). The attendance at each of the summer practices has been outstanding! Both coaches can't say enough how proud we are of those that have been putting in the work. As we said this past week, there are very few teams in the state that are putting in this kind of work AND even fewer teams who have been doing the types of hard runs (trails, tempos, etc.) we have been doing. If you have yet to be out this summer, it is not too late! 4 1/2 weeks is still plenty of time to build a decent endurance base before the start of the season. Both of us hope to see everyone out for the remainder of the summer runs. As always, there is a TON of information this week, so please read this email all the way through. "Pasta Jay's" West End 3K: On Thursday, July 12 in Boulder, CO is the first race of the Boulder Race Series, the "Pasta Jay's" West End 3K ...

As EPXC concludes Week #4 of 'Summer Training' and enter Week #5, the body is likely making adaptations to the demands you all have been putting on it; just like before tapering during the season. Trust us (I know, I know, we sound like a broke record), stay consistent with the summer training; eventually the soreness will go away and you WILL feel stronger muscularly & cardiovascularly. We are all going through this together, let's keep it up. Estes Park Cross Country did do one tough run this past Thursday around the High Dr. neighborhood. Tough runs like these make the mind mentally stronger. Please do not get discouraged, keep at it; your future self in August, September, & October will thank you. Ensure you are drinking PLENTY of fluids throughout the day and getting a good nights sleep. There is a lot of information this week, so please read this email all the way through. Enjoy! Lyons River Run 5K: It looks like we've got a good number of EPXC runners & parents attending the 5K tomorrow. There will be no formal carpool to Lyons, so please if you need a ride, reach out to one of your teammates. Coach Harris or Coach Stafford will send out a quick email tomorrow OR Sunday with results and photos. Good luck everyone, run fast and have fun! Run Like the Wind 5K: Next Saturday, July 7th, is the Run Like the Wind 5K ...

Estes Park Cross Country is really ROLLING this summer! Both coaches can't stress enough how proud we are of those that have been consistently showing up to practices (and/or logging miles on your own while on vacation). With this consistency, there is no doubt we can compete with any and ALL teams in this state!! KEEP IT UP! There is a lot of information this week, so please read this email all the way through. Longs Peak XC Volunteer Coordinator: EPXC is looking for a Volunteer Coordinator for this year's Longs Peak XC Meet to be held on Saturday, September 29th . The main role of the Volunteer Coordinator is reaching out community members, parents, or anyone else you can think of to volunteer at the race as course marshals, start/finish line marshals, set-up & break down. This role is vital is making the meet a success! If you are interested, please email Coach Harris and/or Coach Stafford ASAP. We know the meet is a ways out but we'd like to meet before the upcoming school year to go over logistics. Tuesday Night Post-Stanley Dinners: Because of budgetary constraints, the Stanley Hotel is only able to provide snacks and water post-run on Tuesday evenings. EPXC would like to continue the Tuesday evening dinner summer tradition as it builds camaraderie and bond for the team. This upcoming week, dinner will be hosted at Coach Harris's home. If you'd like to host a dinner any point this summer, please contact Coach Harris and we can post it on EPXC's weekly summer email. Again, this is great way for the team to be together in a relaxed atmosphere. Don't Be Shy Parents: We've had a couple of parents consistently come out to join our weekly summer runs. If you have yet to do so, we encourage you to come join. Coordinate with each other to either walk, hike, jog, or run any of EPXC's summer runs. We absolutely love the support of our awesome parents!! EPXC Team Liaison: Coach Harris had mentioned in the Summer Training Parent Meeting this past May, however, we are looking for a team liaison to represent EPXC not only at the Bobcat Booster meetings but other responsibilities that would include: - attending all BACers meetings, - assisting with Color Run race day duties, - locker decorating for each meet (Mary Zurfluh would like help with this), - and other duties discussed with the coaches before the season begins. If you are interested, could you please send an email to both Coach Harris and/or Coach Stafford. Fall Sports Physicals: Every athlete for each year they participate in any EPHS sport, needs a sports physical on file. It is better to do it now than waiting to the first week of school to try to cram everything in. Please make every effort to get this done ASAP and turn it in to Coach Harris or the front office. Upcoming Week Schedule: Monday - ***There will be a group of us meeting at the high school at 6:15AM . We will do any where from 4 to 6 miles depending on your weekly mileage plan***....OR.... O.Y.O (On Your Own) run. Please coordinate amongst your teammates to get out for some easy miles. **EPXC Team Captains Applicants**, this is an opportunity to show your leadership; get your teammates out! SEND text messages, snapchat, Insta, or whatever you do to coordinate with each other, LOL. Tuesday - Stanley Run @ 5:30PM (meet at Steamers Cafe). Choose from 3, 4, 5 or 6 low-key/easy effort miles. EPXC will head to Coach Harris's home afterwards for dinner. Wednesday – Deer Mountain Trail @ 6:30AM. EPXC will be meeting the Deer Mtn. junction inside RMNP and make our way to the top of Deer Mountain (topping out at over 10,000ft.) with SUPER cool views. Please note that there will be no park entrance fee as we will be inside the park before 7AM. If you are unsure of how to get there, please refer to EPXC’s trailhead directions HERE ...

This was another outstanding week for Estes Park XC's summer training! Both coaches would like to send a special "Thank You" to Coach Bodin for covering this past week. From here on forward, Coach Harris, Coach Stafford OR the both of us will be at ALL summer training's. It goes without saying, but we'd like to reiterate that each one of you is showing your TRUE dedication to this team and also both individual & team goals. We are extremely proud of you. LET'S KEEP THIS MOMENTUM UP and keep logging you daily/weekly mileage!! EPXC rolls into Week # 3 with some awesome running news and venues, so please read carefully below:   EPXC Team Liaison:   Coach Harris had mentioned in the Summer Training Parent Meeting this past May, however, we are looking for a team liaison to represent EPXC not only at the Bobcat Booster meetings but other responsibilities that would include:   - attending all BACers meetings, - assisting with Color Run race day duties, - locker decorating for each meet, - and other duties discussed with the coaches before the season begins.   If you are interested, could you please send an email to both Coach Harris and Coach Stafford. Fall Sports Physicals: Every athlete for each year they participate in any EPHS sport, needs a sports physical on file. It is better to do it now than waiting to the first week of school to try to cram everything in. Please make every effort to get this done ASAP and turn it in to Coach Harris or the front office. Upcoming Week Schedule: Monday - O.Y.O (On Your Own) run. Please coordinate amongst your teammates to get out for some easy miles. **EPXC Team Captains Applicants**, this is an opportunity to show your leadership; get your teammates out! SEND text messages, snapchat, Insta, or whatever you do to coordinate with each other, LOL. Tuesday - Stanley Run @ 5:30PM (meet at Steamers Cafe). Choose from 3, 4, 5 or 6 low-key/easy effort miles AND stick around afterwards for a FREE delicious pasta dinner served by the Stanley staff. Wednesday – East Portal Trailhead (Wind River/Glacier Gorge Loop) @ 6:30AM. EPXC will be meeting right outside the East Portal Campground. This is easy to get to...just go towards the YMCA, go past it till the road dead ends. If you are not sure of how to get there, please refer to EPXC’s trailhead directions HERE ...

The Estes Park Cross Country team had one of the best turnouts this past Wednesday for summer training as far back as Coach Harris and Coach Stafford have been with this program! Both coaches could not be more proud of this dedicated group of individuals who appear to have made the commitment to better themselves and this team. There is no doubt in either of the coaches minds that if this trend continues, EPXC will make a HUGE impact at League, Regional, and potentially, the State Meet! Keep up the great work. **Please note that this upcoming week, both Coach Harris and Coach Stafford will be out of town (Monday thru Friday).** However, Coach Bodin (EPMS XC Coach) will be there on Wednesday, and potentially, Thursday to lead those runs. [He will be taking attendance :-) ] Here what EPXC has on tap for this upcoming week. Please read carefully below as each week changes: Upcoming Week Schedule: Monday - O.Y.O (On Your Own) run. Please coordinate amongst your teammates to get out for some easy miles. **EPXC Team Captains Applicants**, this is an opportunity to show your leadership; get your teammates out! Tuesday - Stanley Run @ 5:30PM (meet at Steamers Cafe). Choose from 3, 4, 5 or 6 low-key/easy effort miles AND stick around afterwards for a FREE delicious pasta dinner served by the Stanley staff. EPXC Senior runners will be in charge. Wednesday – Cub Lake Trail @ 6:30AM. EPXC will be meeting at the Cub Lake Trailhead (4.8miles round-trip) inside RMNP; note there will be no entrance fee as we'll be inside the park before 7AM. The run to Cub Lake begins from the Moraine Park area. To reach the trailhead from Bear Lake Road through the Beaver Meadows entrance, follow Moraine Park Road for a half-mile to an unmarked junction - just before reaching the campground. At the junction, turn left and drive roughly 1.2 miles to the Cub Lake Trailhead. If you are not sure of how to get there, please refer to EPXC’s trailhead directions HERE ...

WE’VE MADE IT!! Estes Park Cross Country is a couple of days away from the ‘official’ start of summer training next, Tuesday, June 5th . With that said, please expect a weekly email from either Coach Harris or Coach Stafford regarding important information for the upcoming week. Please read carefully through this email: Fall Sports Physicals: Every athlete for each year they participate in any EPHS sport, needs a sports physical on file. It is better to do it now than waiting to the first week of school to try to cram everything in. Please make every effort to get this done ASAP and turn it in to Coach Harris or the front office. Mileage Tracking: We would also like to remind everyone to start tracking/recording your summer mileage (whether with OR without the team) as this is a criteria/consideration for EPXC's team camp in August. You can use a Garmin watch, the MapMyRun app, or some other device to track mileage. Please let us know if you have any questions on tracking mileage. Upcoming Week Schedule: Monday - O.Y.O (On Your Own) run. Please coordinate amongst your teammates to get out for some easy miles. **EPXC Team Captains Applicants**, this is an opportunity to show your leadership; get your teammates out! Tuesday (FIRST OFFICAL DAY OF SUMMER TRAINING) - Stanley Run @ 5:30PM (meet at Steamers Cafe). Choose from 3, 4, 5 or 6 low-key/easy effort miles AND stick around afterwards for a FREE delicious pasta dinner served by the Stanley staff. Excellent post run replenishment. Wednesday – Bridal Veil Falls Trail Run @ 6:30AM. EPXC will be meeting at the Cow Creek Trailhead off McGraw Ranch Road for this sweet trail run. Runners can cool off in the falls at the turnaround before heading back. If you are not sure of how to get there, please refer to EPXC’s trailhead directions HERE ...

First off, YAY, summer is finally here and school is out! From here till the end of the cross country season, either Coach Harris or Coach Stafford will send a weekly email to you all with updates on a variety of things related to Estes Park Cross Country. If there are runners or potential runners that you are aware of that are not receiving Coach Harris (alexander_harris@psdr3.k12.co.us ...

We are coming close to the end of the school year and cross country is going to be ramping up pretty quickly. The following news has tons of important information for the rest of May and the month of June. Please make note of the following: First Day of Summer Training: The first 'official' day of EPXC's Summer Training is on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:30PM at the Stanley Hotel. For June, July and till school starts in August, will have organized team runs every Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Both coaches understand that many of you all work, so please start speaking to your employers now to request those days and times to be with the team. You can find each training run on EPXC's team calendar HERE ...

It that time of the year again! As summer is closely approaching, we are getting excited for the 2018 cross country season. And, as coaches, we really want the EPXC team to continue to grow; we want...

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