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Updates - Dead Week


-After a strong start these past two weeks the team will now pause for the MHSAA mandated Dead Week. Coach Elsey will not meet/communicate with athletes during this time. More info on the Dead Week can be found on the MHSAA website.

-After Dead Week we have our second singlet track trail and the Kensington Camp. We will carpool from BHS at 7:30 for the Milford Trail. These single track trails are ideal for athletes capable of maintaining contact with the main group and athletes that have run 6 or more miles without stopping on several occasions. The annual Kensington Camp is the following day and is a great event for everyone interested in running cross country in the fall. We will meet at 11:00 at/near the North Martindale Picnic Shelter (by the Splash n Blast at Martindale Beach).

-A quick word on iron. Now is an excellent time to get a baseline for blood iron levels (and ferritin levels) with the season still young and the athletes still feeling relatively fresh. Iron levels vary widely from person to person and without an accurate baseline it becomes difficult to determine if blood iron levels are an area of concern if an athlete is feeling significant fatigue and/or underwhelming race performances. This especially important for our junior/senior athletes with high training volumes. The USOC Iron Factsheet and Runner's World - Ironing Out the Details articles are good starting points for more information on iron.

-Have a great 4th of July!

Links

This Week's Schedule...

Dead Week

Upcoming Dates...

Single Track Trail - Wednesday, July 10th

Kensington Camp - Thursday, July 11th

Single Track Trail - Wednesday, July 17th

July Time Trial - Friday, July 19th

Middle School XC Camp - Monday, July 22nd through Thursday, July 25th

Camp Time Trial - Wednesday, July 31st

Livingston County Day of Caring - Wednesday August 7th

Brighton Cross Country Parent Meeting - Wednesday, August 7th (7 p.m.)

Team Camp - Monday, August 12th through Friday, August 16th

South Lyon Invite - Saturday, August 24th


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