Lynbrook HS - Update #2

July 25, 2001 Hello All, Man am I in shape (4:56 mile)! One week to go and off to the Corporate Nationals. Hope everyone is either getting in shape or thinking about it. (Note: We WON the Nationals - 2nd year in a row. I ran a 2:15 half). X-C training starts on Aug. 20th at 9:00 (we meet at the Football shed by the outdoor basketball courts or on the track if it's still blocked off). We'll start off with an easy 3 miles that day and then work our way up from there. For those doing the 300 Mile Club (and there are about 6 or 7 of them) we'll have you do a longer workout (minimum of 5 miles) and the 500 club members (Eugene & Jeff) will get to go even further. This is the highest number of kids I've ever had go after one of these two "Clubs" during the summer. "Grease" opens in 1 week at PYT (I'm in the orchestra), daughters are in the show. As last year, everyone is expected to join the Lynbrook Boosters or to sign up for the Escrip program. What you will get by joining is: XC Shirt Busses to the meets Awards Pasta Parties More information on Boosters and Escrip will be presented at the Parent Meeting which will be at the beginning of the year (more info to come). The CHECKLIST (on the other side of this letter) will needed to be completed before you can compete for Lynbrook - get a start on it now. You can get more info by going to the Web page (URL at the bottom). Please get your HEALTH CARDS in ASAP so you won't miss a single race. Still looking for an Assistant Coach (I have some thoughts). Recruit your friends to join the team. Figure out when you'd like to Host a Pasta Party (we do one the night before all meets). Please share this letter with your parents. A few words about running/racing shoes: Depending on how much you want to spend, you can get by for as little as $60 or as much as $160. Most important, a good pair of training shoes with good absorption and arch support if the foot so needs it. I strongly recommend that you buy your shoes at a reputable running store, such as MetroSport in the Oaks (across from De Anza) or Ryan's Sport Shop (Homestead & Lafayette near SC University). These stores have knowledgeable staff that will help you find the right shoe for you and let you try it out before you buy. The shoe may also double as a racing flat but will be heavier than if you were to buy a separate racing shoe. A good training flat will run you about $80 but both Metrosport and Ryan's Sport Shop will give you a 15% discount if you tell them you run for Lynbrook. Make sure the fit is comfy with toe room. A racing flat will be many ounces lighter and make you feel like you're flying when you put them on, but it's also another $80. Your choice. Hank Lawson (408) 446-9063 hm (408) 506-6714 cell WWW.LYNBROOKSPORTS.COM - click on CROSS COUNTRY