Lynbrook HS - Update #2

July 30, 2002 Hello All, Stop the presses - this old geezer still has some wheels on him! I ran a 60.7 400 and a 16:57 5K (that's equivelent to sub 16:50 on Crystal). So I hope you've been running some this summer... if not, get out there - now - or you'll have 'yours truely' taking advantage of his 'bragging rights'. X-C training starts on Aug. 12th at 9:00 (we meet at the Football shed by the outdoor basketball courts). 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 (I do believe there are a couple of you) we'll have you do a longer workout (minimum of 5 miles). 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 need 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. Coach Hovancik is back again to head up the ladies squad while I take on the guys. We expect some great things from you runners this year - and we have great things planned. 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 - click on PRE-SEASON CHECKLIST (on the left)