Tuesday’s guest speaker: Murray Banks

Murray Banks will be our guest speaker on Tuesday, June 23 at 5:00.

Meeting link:

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/czq-oukp-qxy

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 747-202-5470

PIN: ‪498 766 362#

 

Murray Banks is an extraordinary athlete and an inspirational human being. Murray has been inducted into the Hall of Fame for track and cross-country at both his high school and at the State University of New York at Cortland. Murray has also been named both teacher-of-the-year and coach-of-the-year in Vermont. As an adult, Murray is a former US Masters record holder at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship and a Nordic skiing Masters World Champion as well. He is the only person in the world to have won masters world championships in both of these sports. He later became a sought-after motivational speaker for school districts and in corporate America.  At 72, Murray still coaches youth to masters level Nordic skiers in Crested Butte and is considered both a coaching guru for the adults and a pied piper for the children in the Crested Butte community. Although Murray is not able to run any longer, he continues to ski, swim or ride his bike daily. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado nine months of the year. He and his wife Jane (also a former champion runner and triathlete) spend their summers in an off-the-grid cabin on a small island near Middlebury, Vermont. They have been doing this for almost 50 years since they were both young teachers in Vermont. On a daily basis, Murray’s raw enthusiasm for a carpe diem lifestyle, unusual love for other people and boundless energy is a source of happiness for everyone around him.

Info for Thursday’s XC meeting

  1. Below is the meeting link for all weekly Thursday meetings.  Join us at 5:00pm.

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/vtm-efhp-akn

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 352-608-0152

PIN: ‪861 822 936#

2.  Permission form to attend virtual meetings.  

Click here for the form: CC 2020 Email Waiver

Fill it out and return it to:  steven_kohuth@dpsk12.org

3.  Video Links

Lunge Matrix:

Strength and Mobility Phase 1:

4.  Runner’s Roost

June 2-4, 2020

20% off shoes, 25% off spring/summer clothing, 50% off winter clothing, 50% off nutrition.  The Denver store at Mexico and Colorado only.  Be sure to tell them you are from the East Cross Cournty Team.

Runners can show up any time during regular hours and receive those discounts.  Masks must be worn, and no crowds—they may limit the number of people allowed in the store.  There will not be snacks, but they are excited to help our team.

 

5.  Join Final Surge 

If you haven’t already, join your team on Final Surge!  Click here to join via computer:  https://www.finalsurge.com

Click here on your phone: Download from the App Store Android Play

Email Coach Scudamore to let him know you have joined and he will invite you on to our site:  ddscudamore@gmail.com

Meeting links, Runner’s Roost & Video links

Hi Runners!

Below are the recurring links for our Tuesday and Thursday Cross County Meetings:

Weekly on Thursday at 5:00pmhttps://ssl.gstatic.com/calendar/images/conferenceproviders/meet_192px.svg

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/vtm-efhp-akn

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 352-608-0152

PIN: ‪861 822 936#

Weekly on Tuesday at 5:00pm

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/czq-oukp-qxy

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 747-202-5470

PIN: ‪498 766 362#

East Cross Country Days at Runners Roost

June 2-4, 2020

20% off shoes, 25% off spring/summer clothing, 50% off winter clothing, 50% off nutrition.  The Denver store at Mexico and Colorado only.  Be sure to tell them you are from the East Cross Cournty Team.

Runners can show up any time during regular hours and receive those discounts.  Masks must be worn, and no crowds—they may limit the number of people allowed in the store.  There will not be snacks, but they are excited to help our team.

Video Links

Lunge Matrix: 

Strength and Mobility Phase 1:

Meeting reminder and app sign up

Hi Runners!

Remember to attend the google meet summer cross country kick off meeting today (Tuesday, May 26) at 5:00pm.  Here is the info to join the meeting:

Join with Google Meet

meet.google.com/ufx-qyft-ebz · Up to 250 participants

Meeting ID

meet.google.com/ufx-qyft-ebz

Phone Numbers

(‪US)‪+1 337-441-4065

PIN: ‪201 844 973#

Please sign up for FinalSurge.com and/or the FinalSurge app on your phone.  This program will allow you to access training plans, update your log, and share other training resources in one place. To join the team, please create a free account on FinalSurge and notify Coach Scudamore (ddscudamore@gmail.com) so that he may add you to the Denver East XC roster on FinalSurge.

Click here for your copy of the Denver East XC Summer Running Guide: East High School XC Summer Running Guide 2020-2

We can’t wait to see you at the kick off meeting tonight!!

Hey Runners!!  Hopefully all of you are finding ways to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and get in some miles!  Please send pictures of yourself and your running buddies (human or other, following safety guidelines) so we can share them!  Please check the training plan on the website by clicking here xc summer training schedule 2020— and please keep a training log!  It is even more important than ever that you are keeping track of what your training!  Since we cannot be with you, we need to see logs so we know how to adjust your training.  We will have more information soon on how to share that with us.

Please stay tuned for some upcoming google chats—I was having some technical difficulties, but think I have it figured out.

If you are going to be a senior and would like to be a captain, please send me a letter explaining why and what would make you a good leader for this team.  I have received several already, and want to make sure I know who is interested.  Please make sure I have your letter no later than June 1.  You can send your letter to: steven_kohuth@dpsk12.org

Happy running thoughts until we talk soon!

Coach Kohuth

Cross Country Updates

Hey Runners!!  As you are painfully aware, the spring sports seasons have been canceled. I wanted to let you know all the coaches miss you and wish we could all be running together! Until we can do that, I want give you some updates and information about the upcoming cross country season—as far as we know, the fall season will happen, though it may be somewhat different than we are used to.  We need to make sure that we use this time to be getting in shape—while being safe and socially distanced.  While we have the potential to be really good next season, the work needs to be done this summer.  I am working on building our meet schedule, and we will be sending out recommended workouts and training plans soon.  Please be watching for upcoming virtual meetings or hangouts or races or other ways for us to stay connected until we are able to all get together!

If you are a rising senior and interested in being a captain next season, please send me (steven_kohuth@dpsk12.org) an explanation of why you would like to be a captain and what would make you a good one.

Please keep an eye on the website for updates—the training schedule will be up very soon and we’ll be updating every week or so. Get out and run with your dog or your parents or your siblings and be safe and stay healthy and hopefully we’ll all be running together soon!

May 4, 2020

Snowshoe deadline and Running Club Meeting

Hi Runners,

Snowshoe Trip

The deadline for registration for the snowshoe trip is this Friday, January 10 at noon.  If you want to snowshoe in the Rocky Mountains with your teammates, click here to register: East Running Club Snowshoe Trip

When: Jan 25-26, 2020

Where:  Snow Mountain Ranch, Tabernash, CO

Who:  All East XC and East Running Club runners

Cost:  $90 (add $18 if you need to rent snowshoes)  If this trip is cost prohibative and you would like to go, please see Coach Kohuth.

Why:  It is just a ton of fun!

Required forms for snowshoe trip:

Running Club meeting

Running Club will have an info meeting on Wednesday, January 8 after school at the Big E in front of the school.  If you think you might be interested in joining the group, come to the E and find out more!  Running club will not run on Jan 8, just meet.