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"Let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
​Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith." Hebrews 12:1-2

       Schedule for Week of:
             October 3-8




​ ​​Tuesday


​  ​Thursday



SEASON THEME: Start Strong / Stay Strong / Finish Strong   TEXT: Psalm 125: 1&2
​​​THEME OF THE WEEK:  Relax & Just Stinkin Run
Text: Prov. 16:9 ​"A man's heart deviseth his way, but the LORD directeth his steps."  

​Our teams are progressing nicely and racing well. Our desire has and continues to be. Let's keep this going! We have found that a huge part of running involves our mental mindset. The last couple weeks we have talked about remaining hungry and focused in striving toward our goals, but there is also another aspect of the racing mindset that can be helpful. One where it is good to also remain a bit relaxed and to not overthink things. To just step to that start line with a relaxed state of mind and just go!
In our text this week we are told that man/we often make plans and set goals for the future​. We then put together plans to try to best make them happen and to achieve them. This is OK, but we always need to remember that in the end our God is in control of it all. He directs our steps. Knowing this by faith we must find contentment in His perfect way for us and just run His race hard.​
This applies to us as runners and as an XC team as well. We set goals and have our hearts set on doing our very best to achieve them, but this to is in God's control​. So there very really is a sense as Christian runners that we can say "relax, take a deep breath, and just stinkin' run".

​​​May God give us the grace and strength this week to find contentment in His perfect plan for us in every part of life's race. For only when He is directing our steps will we be able to start strong, stay strong, and finish strong!

Practice: 3:00- 4:45 at CCHS
​​​​-Warmp up
-800m / 400m combo Intervals
-Cool Down
-Stretching / Rolling

​Practice​​​: 3:00-4:30pm at CCHS                                               
-Warm up / Core
-Recovery Run
-Stretching  / Rolling​​​ 

​Practice: 3:00-4:30pm at CCHS  
​-Warm up                                                                                
-Tempo Run
-Cool Down​
-Stretching / Rolling​           ​

​Practice: 3:00-4:30 at CCHS    NOTE: We plan to take our team picture right before practice. Please bring
-Warm up / Core                                        your warm up top and some sort of black warm up bottoms.
​​​-Recovery Run
-Stretching / Rolling

​​​​​​​Pre-race Practice: 3:00-4:30pm at Johnson Park
-Warm up​
-Extra Stretching & some strides
-Team devotions & dinner​​
NOTE: ​Please plan to pick your runner up from the park.


​​​Portage Invite @ Portage West Middle School     7145 Moorsbridge rd. Portage, MI 49024         ​

NOTE: We plan to leave on a bus from CCHS at 6:45am. Please be sure they are there on time!
-Coaches open race: 8:15am
-Boys: 9:30am
-Girls: 10:30am


"Mindful running is the medicine which throws out all the negativity from the mind and body."