Lynbrook HS - Update #2

August 4th, 2005 Hello All, Have you been running? I had been, and so have an additional 10 or so kids that will be running for Lynbrook next Fall. Team SCVAL (Coaches & Teachers came away with a win in the 28th Annual Corporate Track Championships so we're National Champs once again (this was a "3-Peat"). I ran a 1:43.3 600M (about a 2:20 800) and I'm done running for 4-6 weeks. Right now we're doing fun runs for ANYONE every Mon & Wed at 5:30 at Lynbrook (meet in front of the pool). X-C training starts on Aug. 15th at 9:00 (we meet at the Football shed by the new Gym). 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). This year everyone is required to pay a "Transportation/Competition" fee of $50. With the loss of District dollars coming into the sports program, it needs to be made up so that we can continue to compete. I'm also encouraging everyone to sign up for the Escrip program. What you will get by joining is: XC Shirt Busses to the meets Awards Pasta Parties / Meet Snacks Entry into Meets More information on the "Transportation/Competition" fee will be presented at the Parent Meeting which will be on Sept 7th at 7:00 in the Library. 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 CARD in ASAP so you won't miss a single race. Coaches Missy & Mandy will be back (Anil too) to help me out. On Sat Aug 27th will be the 3rd Annual Marshal Clark 4 Miler which I want you to either sign up and run or to help out with. We expect some great things from you runners this year - and we have great things planned, recruit your friends to join the team. We'll be doing Footlocker this year as our trip. Figure out when you'd like to Host a Pasta Party (we do one the night before all meets) or bring snacks to a meet. 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 $50 or as much as $140. 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 JC) 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 $50 but both Metrosport and Ryan's Sport Shop will give you a 10-20% 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 $60. Your choice. Hank Lawson (408) 446-9063 hm (408) 460-6785 cell HANKLAW@IX.NETCOM.COM Missy Sudan (408) 973-9519 hm (408) 832-3380 cell Mandy Benham (408) 480-1353 cell - click on PRE-SEASON CHECKLIST (on the left of web page)