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1 week ago @ 2:26PM

The 2022 Cross Country season starts unofficially June 20.

The 2022 Cross Country season starts unofficially June 20.  Training in the summer is crucial to a successful Cross Country season in the fall.  If you are new to running, now is the time to start preparing for the season, getting out the door and running at least 4 times per week, for at least 20 minutes, preferably running on grass or trails.

 

We will also be having strength and conditioning at Herndon High School meeting in the weight room at 4pm on Monday and Wednesday.   This is not mandatory, however, it is an opportunity to lift with teammates and get stronger for the upcoming cross country season.  

 

Items needed to begin practicing on June 20:

- submitted VHSL Physical completed AFTER May 1, 2022 and Rschool registration completed online.

- Proper running shoes and running clothes-preferably dri-fit or light weight clothing.

- Water bottle brought to practice every day.

 

In the month of July we will also meet Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30am at Lake Fairfax Park on the following dates:   

July 11th, 13th and 14th

July 18th, 20th, and 21st

July 25th, 27th, and 28th

 

August 1st  begins official mandatory practices for the 2022 Cross Country season.

Practices will be Monday through Friday the entire month of August from 8-9:30am.  The first week of tryouts, August 1-5, will be held at the Herndon High school track and will consist of a 1600m time trial on the track, with group runs and off campus workouts the rest of the week.  In order to run off campus, boys must run a 7 minute 1600 meter and girls an 8 minute 1600 meter (for safety reasons no one can run alone off campus and no runner can be left behind, so runners need to be able to run this pace). 

 

We will also have practices at Lake Fairfax Park and Burke Lake Park in the month of August.

Burke Lake Park practices for the month of August are from 8-11am 

August 10th -workout

August 15th  -workout

August 19th – 2 mile scrimmage vs Chantilly

(bussing will be provided to Burke Lake)

 

Once school starts on August 22nd, practices will be after school.

 

In order to participate in tryouts and these mandatory practices in the month of August a completed VHSL Pre-Participation Exam Form-all 4 pages signed and completed and submitted to Lisa Petruzzi along with an Rschool registration that must be completed online.

  

Any questions email japolaha@fcps.edu or cgeary8@gmail.com


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