Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We are in our first two weeks of camp, so our workouts are pretty simple. Just focus on time right now and run at a pace where you can still maintain a conversation. Beginners need to be running for 25-30 minutes. Intermediate runners should be running 30-40. Advanced runners are looking at 35-45 minutes each day. Take one day off on the weekends.
We have begun our strength training workouts. Those will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you need to come late, look for us in the weight rooms those days. We have a couple at the school, so if we aren't in one, move to the next until you find us.
We will be holding a time trial this Friday to see where everyone is at. Don't panic. This is just one way for us to help you as runners. It's also fun to look back on and see how much improvement has occurred over the weeks (just ask Cole how his first time trial was last year). Afterward we will have breakfast.
I am excited for all the new runners who have come out. We have a fun time, and have the chance to do some great things in this new region. It will take a lot of hard work, but you will be able to do it.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Coach Christensen will be back on Monday

Hello everyone. I just wanted to let you know that I will be back on Monday. I hope that you are having a good time getting to know the new coaches. They are great!

Make sure that you are staying hydrated and that you take care of your bodies. For those who are new, keep going. The first couple of weeks can be the most difficult and frustrating.

I spoke with Coach Englestead and he said that some of you have paperwork to turn in. If you haven't done that already, I will collect them and take them to the Murray office on Monday.

I hope that you are enjoying running. I have had the chance to do some fantastic runs up here in Logan (when I get a break from studying). Don't forget that running is fun and something you can do when you are old like me.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Just a reminder that camp begins Monday morning at 6:00 AM. Meet by the track at the school. FYI, we will more than likely be moving our start time to 6:30. That will be discussed during the first day.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Welcome Back XC Runners

I'm very excited for this upcoming year. We will have two new coaches joining us t--Coaches Englestead and Henderson. They are excited to work with you and I think you will be happy with these two new additions to our team.
Our summer camp will begin on June 20th, so make sure you sign up. There are some forms in the main office at Riverton High School, or you can also register online. Send me an e-mail (michael.christensen@jordan.k12.ut.us) if you have any questions.
Just a few reminders...Make sure you are taking care of your body (eating, sleeping, and staying hydrated). Start working on your abs if you haven't already. Set 3 goals that you want to achieve by the end of summer. Finally, get involved in some low-impact aerobic activities like swimming, biking, hiking, etc. These are important and will help you in the coming months.

-Coach Christensen