Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Second Week of Running Club

Way to go runners!  We had 66 students at running club this week!  We did a half mile run to see where we are at with cardio and speed.  Our fastest runners finished at 3:03!  Thanks to all the parent volunteers that recorded times, ran with the students, and/or cheered on the students.  It was a huge help!

Next week we will be dividing the runners into four groups.  For the next two weeks we will be working on building speed, cardio, hills, and running without stopping around the school grounds.  We will be doing two stations each week.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

First Running Club in the Books

We had a great turnout for our first running club!  We had 53 students running with us in the heat.  Mrs. Fernandez with the students did a great job in leading us in stretching before and after running.  After a few warm up laps we did some 2 lap repeats to work on our condition and discussed pacing.  Pacing will be a theme and discussion point for most of the running clubs.

We discussed that as we begin running we need to remember the talk test, that is if you can talk to the person next to you, then you are going an appropriate speed.  Talk test appropriate for beginners.

The rest of the running club we separate into two groups.  One group that thought jogging was too slow and wanted to run faster and the second group thought jogging was a good pace.  Our next running club will be similar in its organization and schedule.  We did three more repeats for a total of over a mile!

Runners remember to bring water bottles (we will have access to additional water), shorts, hat or visor and eat a good lunch!  Also remember it is about your running and how you are feeling, not the person next to you.

See you all next Tuesday!  

Monday, April 8, 2013

First Running Club!

Brassfield Runners, 

We are very excited about our first running club tomorrow afternoon!  We will start by going to room 313 (girls) and 314 (boys) and signing in with Mr. Shillings.  The running club will be meeting outside immediately after check-in.  We will do some warm up running, stretching, fitness check, intervals, cool down, stretch and then packing up to go home.  

By 4:45, the runners will come out to the carpool loop at the front of the school.  Parents, please park in the carpool loop and stay close to your cars. For safety and quick dismissal the runners will come to your cars.   Running Club Adults will be at dismissal to direct traffic. 

Reminders --- Students be sure to where comfortable athletic shoes, tshirt, and shorts, water bottle, and sunscreen if need (staff members are not allowed to apply sunscreen). 

We looking forward to seeing you all out at the track!

Mr. Shillings, Mrs. Fernandez, and Mrs. Hamilton