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Next week marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. The EPXC runners have been training hard, building their mileage base for the past 12+ weeks, and we are excited to see all of that hard work pay off as we transition into the competitive season! This morning the team ran the EPXC Annual 1-mile time trial on the track. This workout serves as the first real indicator of the athletes' fitness going into the season; the runners absolutely crushed it! All of EPXC's returning runners beat their marks from last year, dropping a collective 7:22 from their 2017 time trial times; an average of 40 seconds per runner! It's great to see all of the summer miles already paying off.   The opener to the 2018 EPXC season will be the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede (CMS) at the Norris Penrose Equestrian Center in Colorado Springs on Friday 8/24. This same course will host the CHSAA State Meet on October 27th. At camp the athletes stated their intention to qualify for and compete at the state meet this season; the CMS meet is a great preview for athletes so they know what to expect at state. This year we will be bringing a full roster, Varsity & JV, down to CMS. All athletes who have the reached the minimum 5 practice requirement by 8/24 will be on the travel roster. We will be departing at 7am and returning around 5:30pm on 8/24. We will send out a link with more meet info including race times later this week. Positive Coaching Alliance - Parent Workshop On Wednesday 8/22, there will be a workshop for all parents of student-athletes in the high school auditorium from 6-7pm. The main focus of the presentation is how to best support your athlete's athletic achievement as a parent. We attended a coaches' workshop by PCA earlier this week and highly recommend it! Parent Meeting Recap Yesterday, we had our EPXC parent meeting. Below is an abbreviated agenda from the meeting, key information, and sign up links. If you were not able to attend, please read the following carefully and let us know if you have any questions. 1. Introduction:    - Coaches & Team Philosophy 2. Rules, Policies, & Other Info:    - New Eligibility policy : The main change is that eligibility grades will be posted on Fridays and will affect runners' eligibility to compete beginning the following Monday through Sunday.     - Varsity Letter Requirements : Finish in the top 7 of EPXC runners in four or more meets OR be a member of the state roster.     - New Uniforms! : This season we are planning to phase out the old uniforms for a new set of New Balance uniforms! As a part of this, we will be switching to a "BYO Shorts" uniform policy. We will be asking every athlete to purchase their own matching uniform bottoms, which they will keep. The girls team has already done this beginning last season and the boys will switch to new shorts once EPXC's new uniforms arrive. Most of the girls already have the black New Balance shorts from last year. If these were lost or need to be replaced OR if this is your first season with EPXC, please let Coach Harris know ASAP so that he can order more.  3. The Role of Parents & Coaches:    - Team Dinner Sign Up : We like to have a team dinner the night before every meet during the season. Several nights were signed up for last night, but we still need more! If you are interested in hosting, please add your name to the calendar using this link (Team Dinner Sign Up ...

We are through the first 'official' week of cross country practice and everyone is looking real strong, fit and ready to have a GREAT season! It seems as though nearly everyone has developed a strong endurance base from the summer training and ready to start tackling some 5K specific workouts. These speed workouts will sharpen the legs, heart and lungs to begin dropping significant 5K times, AS LONG AS 100% is given by each of you every day at practice. For this upcoming week, EPXC will continue to have practice from 6:30AM to approx. 8:15AM Monday (8/13) thru Friday (8/17). After next week we'll start our regular after school practice which can be found on our team calendar ...

WHAT? You know that anticipation you get as a kid the night before Christmas? Well, this is like that feeling for ALL of us right now. What you say....well the “Official First Day” of cross country practice in 3 days, of course!! WHAT DAY/DATE? This upcoming Monday, August 6th is the first day of XC practice . If you are unable to attend for whatever reason, contact Coach Harris (alexander_harris@psdr3.k12.co.us) ...

Before the 2018 XC schedule BIG reveal, there are two things to note: Fall Sports Physicals: This is VERY, VERY IMPORTANT as it needs to get done BEFORE August 6th (the first OFFICIAL day of Fall Sport practices) ! Every athlete for each year they participate in any EPHS sport, needs a sports physical on file. This needs to be done before any student-athlete can participate in any sport. Here is the LINK ...

It was another great week of training! Thus far, we have been really impressed with the number of XC runners committed to the summer training...IT WILL PAY OFF. EPXC has 2 more weeks of summer training and then the 'official' first day of practice on Monday, August 6th! Please, please, please read each email from now forward all the way through as the next 2 weeks and into the season there is a lot going on. Also, if you look at EPXC team calendar ...

Estes Park Cross Country is entering Week 8!! WOW! I know you probably don't want to hear this (I think parents do, LOL), but we are officially one-month out from the first week of school. The good news is that means the cross-country season is ALMOST HERE! The first meet will be here in a blink of the eye, so let's keep up those summer mileage. Also, try your best to get in AT LEAST 4 days a week of running from here on out; remember during the season, we are running 5 days per week. As EPXC finishes out July and enters August, you’ll notice the EPXC calendar starting to ramp up with practices, races, team dinners, Color Run, and MUCH more! Please check our team calendar ...

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 ...

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