Sunday, March 20, 2016

Week End at the Races Update

Week End at the Races Update
Congrats to Coach Hurt who competed in the Bay City 8K St. Patrick's Day Run. Coach Hurt finished in a great time of 50:26.

Week End at the Races

Week-end at the Races
Congrats to Comstock XC and Track stars Emma Clawson and Mackenzie Broekstra who competed in the Spectrum Health 2016 Irish Jig. Emma finished in 29:19 which placed her 629/2043.
Mackenzie finished in 22:35 which placed her 64/2043.
Great racing by both of you!

Friday, March 18, 2016

Week of 3/21/16

Monday- uniform distribution during seminar, practice 2:45 pm

Tuesday- practice 2:45 pm 
Parents Meeting: Tentative
Date: March 22, 2016
Location: HS Auditorium
Time: 630pm

Wednesday- practice 2;45 pm

Thursday- team pictures 3:00 pm on track

Friday- practice 2:45 pm

Also, signed contracts need to be returned to me ASAP. Picture forms are in my room.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Start of Track and Field

Great first day of Comstock Park Track and Field! About 45 boys and girls are competing this year.
Looks like its going to be fun!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Week End at the Races

Saturday at the"Mad Hatter 5K" at Holy Trinity School, Mrs.V using the excellent pacing abilities of Coach V on a very rolling course won her age group with a time of 28:11.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Michigan State Indoor Track Meet

Saturday at Aquinas College Reid Parsons set a new school record in the 3200m run with a time of 9:53.60. Reid was seeded 31st and improved to 14th place overall. Nice running young man!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Multi Talented CP Athlete

Photo credit: Brian Forde

mLive Nice story on Andrew Taylor

Not only can he run and jump but he has some serios basketball skills.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Run the White Pine Trail

Great 10 mile run on the WPT from Rockford to the 13 mile marker. Trail is completely clear, temp was in the low 40's. Perfect day to run.

GVSU Indoor Results

Congrats to our participants from Saturday's GVSU Indoor Track Meet:

  • Isaac Morse Shot Put 32-3
  • Sam Racalla 1600m run 5:24.87
  • Sam Borisch 1600m run 4:52.17
  • Reid Parsons 1600m run 4:43.53
Next Saturday Reid will be running the 3200m run at the Indoor State Meet hosted by Aquinas College.
Come over to Aquinas to watch him run.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Beautiful Weather for Running

Hope you have gotten outside the last 3 days weather has been great for running. Looks kike even warmer weather for the next few days.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Comstock Park Track and Field Regional

No. 17-2Grand Rapids-Houseman Field
Ada-Forest Hills Eastern
Belding Area
Cedar Springs
Comstock Park
East Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids-Catholic Central
Grand Rapids-Christian
Grand Rapids-Kenowa Hills
Grand Rapids-South Christian
Howard City-Tri County Area
Kentwood-Grand River Preparatory
Stanton-Central Montcalm
Wayland Union
Wyoming-Godwin Heights


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Aquinas Indoor Meet

Results from Monday's indoor meet at Aquinas College.
Congrats to the following runners who ran the 1600m:
Sam Racalla 5:18.95
Sam Borisch 4:50.93
Reid Parsons 4:43.04 Reid's time is a new school indoor record!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

New School Indoor Record

Saturday in the 3200m run at Saginaw Valley State University, Reid Parsons ran a time of 9:56.54. Reid's time is a new school indor record and also qualifies him for the Indoor State Track Meet February 27 at Aquinas College.

Keep Running

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rockford Native Trying for 4th Olympics

Dathan Ritzenhein is running the US Olympic Trials Marathon this weekend in Los Angeles. He is trying to make his 4th US Olympic Team.

Ritz on way to Rio

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Great Weekend

Beautiful weekend for running. Saturday 8 miles on White Pine from Belmont to Rockford. Sunday 10 miles on WPT from Belmont to North Park Drive Trail almost entirely clear of snow and ice.

Results of USATF XC Championships.

Info on US Olympic Marathon Trials

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Core Workouts for Runners

Core Workouts for Runners

There are many different core routines that runners can use. The routine linked above is from Competitor Magazine. As with any routine/training program consistency will produce your results.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Workout Wednesday: Penn State Women Ladder Workout

Workout Wednesday: Penn State Women Ladder Workout:
FloTrack took a trip to Happy Valley to see the Penn State women do their ‘go to’ workout for opening up the 2016 indoor season.Workout:3x2002x3001x4002x3003x200w/ 90 sec rest Group 1 featuring Tori Gerlach10min Warm-Up/10min Tempo/10min Cooldown33.8/34.3/34.0/50.5/51.5/66.2/49.5/49.1/31.1/33.2/28.5Group 2 featuring Tessa Barrett10min Warm-Up/10min Tempo/10min Cooldown34.4/35.1/34.6/52.8/52.3/70.3/52.0/52.0/32.8/32.9/29

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Best High School Boy Since Alan Webb

Pretty high praise from Alan Webb for Drew Hunter

I did have the opportunity to meet Alan Webb a few years ago at the Big Ten XC Championships at U of M after he turned professional.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Riverside Park

Great day to run outside- 4 mile run south on Monroe then north through Riverside Park.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Icy Path

Started running north of Rockford today on the White Pine Trail. Path was fine until 12 mile road at that point it became very icy. Turned around ran back to Rockford then did the Mitchell's Run course.
Planned a 10 mle run but it got reduced to 5 miles - gotta go with the flow.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Saturday's Run

Went north this morning on White Pine Trail out of Belmont. Trail pretty icy so at the 2nd road got on Packard and went along the Rogue River. All in all a scenic 5 mile run. Temperature was great
 at 35-40* F. Trail along US131 looked clear later in the day.

Training With a Group/Great Weekend

No matter what the sport group training will help you achieve your goals. The synergistic effect of the group can elevate your performances.

Great weather to get outside this weekend.

From a "Running Times" Article 
The Coach's Take
While time constraints or travel are legitimate barriers for some, most runners worry they won't be able to keep up with others in the group or are afraid they'll have to prove something, Jenny Spangler says.
Yet running with a group provides mental and physical benefits, as well as a network of people sharing best practices and resources. The group dynamic can compel members to challenge themselves on days when they might otherwise check out.
"It's often the power of the group that gets these athletes where they need to be," Spangler says.

Wicked Fast - group training with New Balance in Boston

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Workout Wednesday & Dog Runs Half-Marathon

Workouts are always more fun with a group. Click here.

(Courtesy We Run Huntsville via Ari Mason on Twitter)

Something caught the attention of Ludivine, a 2 1/2-year-old bloodhound living in Alabama, on the morning of Jan. 16 and the dog was off and running.
And running. And running.
She didn’t stop until she’d finished the Elkmont Train Trek Half-Marathon, finishing seventh among the pack of runners in 1:32:56. It’s a truly amazing feat on a number of levels. For one thing, her owner, April Hamlin, had just let her out for a quick bathroom break. For another, Ludivine is a bit of a sloth.

“She’s laid-back and friendly, so I can’t believe she ran the whole half-marathon because she’s actually really lazy,”
Although her owner worried that her pup might have been a distraction for the field of 165 runners, Ludivine seemed to make friends along the way, stopping once to sniff out a dead rabbit.
“One time she went over and met another dog next to the course,” he told Runner’s World. “Later on, she went into a field with some mules and cows. Then she’d come back and run around our legs.”
Elkmont is a small town and everyone just thought Ludivine belonged to a runner.

Source: The Washington Post

Monday, January 25, 2016

Is this a Pre Quote?

Interesting article on Flotrack click here if Pre actually said this.
Top ten Pre quotes.

New Track and Field Record Board

Current School Records

We are currently in the process of purchasing a new record board for the gym. The new board will be tentatively placed above the girls locker room entrance. To view the current records click on the link above.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Running Outside this Weekend

Saturday ran at new place Roselle Park located on Grand River Dr near Ada. The 8 foot ashphalt trail was mostly clear and is pretty flat. The "blue loop" is a 5K loop that has mile markers every 1/4 mile. This would be a great locattion do do some moderate interval training.

Today's 9 mile run was out the White Pine Trail starting in Rockford and running north. The trail had a minimal covering of snow and footing was good. When running on the trail in the winter slow down and run for time instead of distance.

Time to Start Moving

The start of track practice is only 7 short weeks away! If you are not participating in a winter sport Coach Peoples is conducting after school workouts Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45pm-3:20pm. Meet in my room B201. These typically are conditioning workouts concentrating on the use of body weight for resistance.

You might also consider running in one of the local indoor track meets click here for the remaining season schedule. You can contact Coach Schneider or myself for more information.

From the Ashes

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes time to resurrect the "Panther on the Run " blog.