Summer Training

2019 Summer Training Camp

Summer training camp begins on June 24th.  The program will help cross country and track and field athletes prepare for the upcoming year. We will meet at 5:00 pm throughout the week to do a variety of workouts to help improve our fitness, strength, speed, and power, as well as hang out with friends and have some fun. Track and field camp meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays while Cross country meets on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. All new and returning cross country and track and field athletes are highly encouraged to participate in one or both camps. Cross country camp is primarily for distance runners, while track and field camp is for all events. Consistent training is the most important factor when it comes to improving performance and staying healthy. Summer training is especially important for cross country because the season itself is too short to get into shape. You must start in the summer if you want to run fast in the fall. And, last but not least, you get to hang out with your friends all summer. Each camp is $60 or you can join both for $80 (t-shirt included).

Contact Coach Cobb by email (brcobb@cps.edu) for more information.

2019-20 Mileage Challenges

We have three challenge levels planned for the summer to help motivate runners with different levels of experience and ability. There is also an annual challenge to provide some long-term motivation. Runners who successfully meet their mileage goal will receive a “Mileage Club” t-shirt.

  • Summer 300-Mile Challenge: Experienced, varsity runners and ambitious underclassmen are encouraged to strive to run 300 miles or more during the summer.
  • Summer Open 200-Mile Challenge: Returning runners and ambitious newcomers who are not ready to run 300 miles are encouraged to strive to run 200 miles or more during the summer.
  • Summer Freshman 100-Mile Challenge: Incoming freshman are encouraged to strive to run 100 miles or more during the summer.
  • Annual 1000-Mile Challenge: Experienced, varsity runners and ambitious underclassmen are encouraged to strive to run 1000-miles in the next year (by May 2020).

Contact Coach Cobb by email (brcobb@cps.edu) for more information.