Wednesday August 14th - Friday August 16th: OFFICIAL TEAM PRACTICE 4:30PM-6:00PM LINCOLN PARK
Meet at Lincoln Park near the intersection of Edith and University Ave at 4:30PM. Please bring a watch and water bottle. Athletes are expected to attend if they are in town. NOTE: If you do not have full athletic clearance you WILL be sent away. We meet at Lincoln park for these few days because it is closer to the pathways of Los Altos Hills which are softer on the legs and help prevent injury. New runners will be able to explore new trails without having to run all the way from the high school.
Saturday August 17th: Team Run & Picnic in Rancho San Antonio Preserve. ***NOTE: Meet at Montclaire Elementary
Meet at: Montclaire Elementary School, 1160 St Joseph Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024
This run is optional but highly recommended. Families are welcome to join us but dogs are not permitted at this location. Run/walk will be about an hour followed by a potluck picnic. Note that we meet at Montclaire Elementary School and run into Rancho from there because the main parking lot is too busy.
Monday August 19th: Mandatory Practice 4:00PM-6:00PM
First day of school and practices are mandatory from this date on. Athletes please meet at the LAHS Track shortly before 4:00PM.
Regular practices will be Monday to Friday 4:00-6:00PM starting from LAHS Track. Saturday practice times and locations will be announced each week through email.
Athletes are expected to be able to run two miles or 20 minutes continuously by the first week of school. There will be a one mile time trial on the track in the first week to help place runners in appropriate training packs. There will be a two mile time trial on trail in the second week for Varsity team selection and as a practice for everyone before the first meet.
Official season begins August 10th- Athletic Clearance Process must be complete in order to participate
Important Docs & Info
XC Stats Mileage Logging
All athletes are strongly encouraged to log their daily miles into XCStats.com. This will help you and the coaches ensure you ramp your mileage safely. Follow these instructions to sign-up and start logging.
Our team code is los+altos
Once you sign up for an xcstats account, you will be emailed the link to the training plan each week.
Please note that some SAT and ACT test dates conflict with meets. You will be excused from meets for testing, but it's better if you plan to take your test on a date which does not conflict.
Recommended dates to take SAT/ACT:
ACT: September 14th, December 14th
SAT: August 24th, October 5th, November 2nd
Note: Footlocker West conflicts with SAT on Dec 7. This would only be for elite runners wishing to extend their season.
Parent Volunteers Needed!
Having a great season depends on parents chipping in to help in small ways. Please consider signing up for a volunteer role here.