Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Team jackets and pants

It's time to order ...

Running team jackets and pants are available for team members to purchase.  For those that may have team jackets from previous years, note that these new jackets will have our new name - Maine Coast - and will be sporting our new school logo.

The jackets (without artwork) can be seen here:
Click here for link to Jacket

The pants can be seen here:
Click here for link to Pants

Both jacket and pants are navy with white trim.  The jackets will have the school name and logo on the back and your name on the left chest.  The pants will just be plain with no personalization.  You can get just a jacket and not pants, which is what we think many runners will do.  Or, you don't need to buy anything - this is your choice and there is no pressure to purchase.

Most team members have tried on jackets for sizing, so now it's time to decide if you want to purchase.  Send Susan an email at by Monday, August 31, if you would like to purchase.  Be sure and include exactly what you want (just a jacket, jacket and pants, etc.).  No need for money now - you will be billed by the school.  The prices are: Jackets - $50, Pants - $20.

Also note, if you want pants, please see Susan to try on for sizing.

A gentle reminder...

...that you should always race through the line.

At the World Championships in Beijing, American Molly Huddle lost out on a medal (to fellow American Emily Infeld), because she pulled up right before the finish.

From the NPR story:

"The runners sprinted down the stretch during the 10,000-meter World Championships race in Beijing. American Molly Huddle neared the finish line. Just steps away from a bronze medal, she eased up, raising both of her arms in triumph — just as her countrywoman Emily Infeld ducked across the line in front of her.
There was a moment of confusion at the finish line, and then realization dawned on Huddle's face. She buried her head in her hands as the American flag was draped over Infeld's shoulders."
Check out the link for video.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Maine Coast Home Course Map

For those who are new (or a little confused), here is our course map.  It's not drawn to scale, but it gives a pretty good overview of the course.  

Monday, August 17, 2015


Announcing your captains for the 2015 X-Country Season:

  • Girls: Fiona A and Sylvie
  • Boys: Dylan and Tucker

Preseason starts today!

Today is the first day of preseason practice.  Check out the Practice Schedule tab to see the schedule.

Spike Night at Fleet Feet/Maine Running Co.

For those of you who need spikes (or need to replace an old pair), Fleet Feet is having their Spike Night this August 30th form 12-6PM.  Spikes are discounted, as well as regular trainers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Preseason Practices and Sports Permission Forms

The practice schedule for Preseason was posted on the blog today.  Check it out on the Practice Schedule tab.

Everyone needs to be sure to get their Sports Permission Form in to the office asap.  These MUST be turned in prior to the first race.  You will not be permitted to race without one.  If you have had a physical within the past two years, you do not need a new physical, but your doctor still needs to complete the back side of the form.  The school needs one of these every year.  Contact Susan if you have any questions.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Hands-Off and Preseason

The Hands-Off period begins today and goes through August 16th.  During this time, runners should not be in contact with Morgan about anything running related.

Preseason will begin on Monday, August 17th.  'Preseason' refers to official team training before the competitive season begins.  The preseason schedule will be posted soon, but please note that preseason is NOT OPTIONAL.  If you have a serious conflict (i.e. summer job or family vacation), it is your responsibility to let Morgan know BEFORE preseason begins, so she can make arrangements for you to train on your own.  A few of you have already done this, and Morgan will send you a schedule at the start of preseason. Otherwise, we will expect to see you Monday afternoon, August 17th.  Preseason is especially important this year, as our first meet (at home!) happens on September 4th, which is before school starts.

We will meet at Pineland for the majority of our pre-season practices, although we will also have one Friday at Back Cove for our annual ice cream run, as well as a practice at Twin Brook.  

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Run with the Beach to Beacon Elites

An athlete-driven seminar/informal run is planned for Friday at about 12:20 p.m., beginning at Cape Elizabeth High.

Local high school runners are invited to pick the brains of some of the American elites, including Alexi Pappas (a five-time All-American at Dartmouth and Oregon who won the Peachtree 10K earlier this month), Will Geoghegan (Brunswick native who also ran at Dartmouth and Oregon, and won last year’s Maine men’s category) and Riley Masters (Veazie native who ran at Maine and Oklahoma, and won the 2013 Maine men’s race).

Hands-off Period August 3 - 16

The hands-off period starts this coming Monday, August 3.  From that date through August 16, high school runners may not have contact with their coach regarding anything running related.  That includes running and also talking about running or training.

If you have any running things to discuss with Morgan, please do so prior to Monday.  She will be back in action beginning Monday, August 17, when preseason practice begins.

During the hands-off period, runners can still be in contact with Susan if they have questions about schedules, pre-season, etc.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

XC Camp 2015

Strangely enough, there weren't many action shots taken at camp this year (well, as long as we're not counting the stretching...) A big thank you to the Pierce family for making camp possible this year!
Almost everyone from MCWS XC Camp 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How Fast Can We Go?

Over at Slate there's an article on Genzebe Dibaba's besting the (22-year old) 1500m record.  Author Emma Zehner ponders the question of just how much faster human beings can go.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Beach 2 Beacon

The Kids Race (this Friday at 6PM) is still looking for a few good volunteers (we're short by 7-8 people).  If you're interested, please let me know!

Additionally, if you are running the 10K, please let me know- I'll look for you in the starting corral!  Good luck to all who are running.

Last Monday Run

The last Monday Back Cove 8AM run is still on the calendar for tomorrow, but it will again be led by our fearless upperclassmen.

Remember that the hands-off period starts in a week, so if you have any questions, concerns or comments, make sure to get in touch ASAP.

Friday, July 24, 2015

When running and science intersect...

Here's a fascinating story on a local runner from the County, a scale model of the solar system which takes up a 40 mile stretch of Route 1, and NASA's Pluto mission.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monday's Group Run

I will miss tomorrow's Monday morning run at Back Cove.  Feel free to meet up without me and I'll catch you all soon.

Stay tuned for photos and XC camp updates...

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Sunday Run!

This Sunday, we'll meet at Pineland in front of the high school at 4:30 for a run on the trails.  Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 10, 2015

XC Camp info

Everyone who said they would be attending running camp July 15-17 should have received an email this past week with running camp details (info, packing list, schedule, Pierce liability waiver).  If you did not get this email, please contact Susan.  Have fun at camp!