First meet postponed

ECHS has asked to postpone the meet scheduled for Friday, September 8th. The tentative make-up date is October 11th, but we will update once we have a confirmed date.

The team will still have practice and the coaches plan on doing a race simulation. The bus will depart the school at 3pm with a 'race' start at 3:45. We should wrap up around 4:30 out at the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve.


***Update: ECHS has cancelled the meet due to lack of runners.***

Third week of preseason in the books

The third and final week of preseason has come to a close. The weather at the beginning of the week was very mild and fall-like, which led to some fast performances. We ended the week with a race simulation at our home course at the Milford Millponds Nature Preserve. The conditions were not ideal, as the temps and humidity shot up, but everyone still gave it their best to prepare for our home opener on Friday, September 8th. The team is back to school next week and we should be on our regular practice schedule going forward. Here are a few photos from our race simulation practice (apologies for the quality -- taken on a phone).

Solid second week

Despite the very hot and humid conditions, we've had a fantastic 2nd week of practice. Our runs have consisted mostly of steady 40-minute runs to help build the base for the harder workouts and races to come. Today's practice consisted of a nice easy warmup, some dynamic stretches and then a mile time trial. There were quite a few lifetime PRs set and even more PRs compared to the time trial we did at the start of the season. Times improved almost across the board and we had several athletes drop 1-2 minutes off their previous time. We then moved on to a 15-minute circuit workout that consisted of bleachers, lunges, pushups, mountain climbers and squats. We're seeing a ton of progress and hope that we can continue this upward momentum all the way into the fall.