Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

Weekend Training - Saturday 11am

Practice Location: Hudson's Bay High School track, however, as always, we will meet in the red parking log of Clark College at the start (9am) before heading to the track at HBay.

Because I am teaching at Clark from 8:30-10:50am, today's practice will begin later than normal.  Please note the start-time is two-hours later than normal, 11:00am-1:00pm,

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Oct
15
7:00am 7:00am

Girlfriends Run for a Cure - Volunteer Opportunity!

Help support two great causes - WHY Racing's Girlfriends Run for a Cure Race, as well as Whisper Running, by volunteering at a water station or the Whisper Running Information booth.  

WHISPER WATER STATION: Helping at the Whisper Water Station can be a great way to encourage runners through their race to the finish line.  Here, you'll be distributing water to runners and encouraging them to remain strong through the finish!  On a fun-o-meter, this ranks 8 out of 10 at it's peak (mid-race).

WHISPER INFORMATION BOOTH: Helping at the Whisper Information Booth will be a great opportunity to promote Whisper Running and it's program by talking with people who swing by the booth to inquire about Whisper Running.  You can hand out Whisper wristbands and stickers, and socialize with the locals.  On a fun-o-meter, this ranks 6 out of 10 at it's peak. 

The location of the Water Station will be shared by WHY Racing in early October so more information will be coming soon. 

Parents, depending on the logistics, you may have your child at the Water Station and you can choose whether to remain there with your child or come to the Info Booth.  Coach Dave will likely be at the Info Booth, and his wife, Kaci, and their two children, Madi and Grayson, will likely be holding up the fort at the Water Station. 

Helping out at either location can be a great way to accumulate any required community service hours for your school, or possibly community service hours for the state, if you find yourself in a pinch (if applicible, talk with your PO about this fantastic opportunity).

More information to come as the date nears.

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Oct
7
11:00am11:00am

Weekend Training - Saturday 11am

Practice Location: Hudson's Bay High School track, however, as always, we will meet in the red parking log of Clark College at the start (11am) before heading to the track at HBay.

Because I am teaching at Clark from 8:30-10:50am, today's practice will begin later than normal.  Please note the start-time is two-hours later than normal, 11:00am-1:00pm,

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Oct
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

USATF Meeting at Clark College, OSC 204, 7pm.

If you are interested in learning more about the USATF Junior Olympic Cross-Country meets beginning November 11, please join us for an information session at Clark College, building OSC, room 204, at 7pm.  We will discuss the three meet series, 11/11, 11/18, and 12/10, the travel logistics, meet logistics, uniforms, and more. 

Please call Dave Caldwell, 360-989-0935, if you have questions about this event.

Dave

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Sep
30
8:00am 8:00am

Nike Portland XC - Saturday

Race: This is one of the largest and highest quality meets of the season.  Click here to learn more about the history of the Nike Portland XC meet.

Click here for race information and race start times.

Travel: The location of this race is just across the river, in Portland, Oregon.  This meet is quite large, so please account for traffic when you calculate your departure time.

Lodging: Probably not necessary.

Whisper Runners: As with most races, this meet will require a running bib to be worn on each runner.  We will plan to meet at 7:30am near the start/finish area to distribute bibs and complete our team warm-up together, pending race start times.

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Sep
23
12:00pm12:00pm

Weekend Training - UPDATE (now two weekend options)

Due to the large number of runners competing this weekend, practice will be moved to Pacific Park, from noon to 1:30pm.  Please email, text, or call (360-989-0935) to let Coach Dave know that you plan on attending practice.  Because of the move, a second weekend practice has been made available on Sunday at Hudson's Bay (meeting at Clark College) from 11am-12:30pm. 

 

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Sep
10
10:00am10:00am

Weekend Training - Sunday 10am now at Clark

Practice Location: Because of the length of the workout, we are going to meet at Clark College instead of Lincoln.  I hope this is okay for the Portland peeps.  Thank you for understanding and I hope to see as many Whisper Runners there as possible! (Clark College, 10am-noon)

Training type: speed-endurance work.  Mostly speed. :)

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Sep
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

57th Annual Run-A-Ree Race @ Hbay

We can run in either the community race or the middle school race.  This may be a game-time decision and we can discuss the pros and cons as the event nears.  The community race begins at 3pm and the middle school race begins at 5:45pm.  Depending on which race we decide to enter, I ask that runners arrive 70-minutes prior to the start of that specific race. 

Event Info: Run-A-Ree.  (I am waiting on the system administrator to allow me to add this race to our athletic.net race schedule.)

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Sep
6
6:30pm 6:30pm

Weekday Training - Wednesday 6:30pm CANCELLED

Due to Air Quality conditions, today's practice is cancelled.

Practice Location: Hudson's Bay High School track, however, we will meet in the red parking log of Clark College at the start (6:30pm) before heading to the track at HBay.  Becauseit is a school night, we will be as efficient as possible with practice and will be done at 7:30pm sharp.

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Sep
2
8:15am 8:15am

Ultimook Race

Race: What better way to kick off the 2017 Cross Country season than by participating in the Ultimook Race, held in Tillamook, Oregon?  This course appears to be of "old school" form, in that it will provide a balance of challenge and fun for all participants. 

Click here for race information and race start times.

Travel: The location of this race is approximately two hours from Vancouver, Washington.  This meet is quite large, so please account for traffic when you calculate your departure time.

Lodging: If you wish to turn this event into a weekend at/near the beach, you may consider hotel accommodations.  Click here to begin your Google search for hotels in Tillamook.

Whisper Runners: Team uniforms have been ordered and should be ready by this meet.  As with most races, Ultimook will require a running bib to be worn on each runner.  We will plan to meet at 7:30am near the start/finish area to distribute bibs and complete our team warm-up together, pending race start times. 

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Aug
17
9:00am 9:00am

Thursday Training - Pancake Breakfast to follow!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FITNESS JOURNAL.

Practice Location: Pacific Park (1515 N.E. 164th Ave - Vancouver, WA). 

Parking: Using the PDF map as a guide, please park (drop-off) in/at the parking lot between the Off-Lease Dog Park and Extreme Sports Park (Skate Park).  Coach Dave will meet all runners at the large, covered picnic shelter located near the Community Play area.  Training at this location will include running a variety of intervals on the marked (with orange 12" cones) trail.  The outside loop is approximately 1800m, with 1600m being dirt and compact gravel. 

Training Agenda: Final training day together.  We will run a 1k time-trial, a few 200m repeat relays, and then have pancake breakfast at Coach Dave's house.

Coaches Address: 16409 NE 13th St. - Vancouver, WA

All registered Whisper Runners welcome to join.  Not a member?  Go here to find out more about Whisper training.

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Aug
15
9:00am 9:00am

Tuesday Training - Picture day (and workout)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FITNESS JOURNAL.

Practice Location: Park in the Red 1 Parking Lot at Clark College.  We will meet in the O'Connel Sports Center (OSC) in front of the Fitness Center to answer any questions that parentsmay have, and review the workout of the day with the runners.  Summer training from this location will take place at one of the following terrains:

  • 1k loop around tennis courts.
  • Fort Vancouver Park.
  • Dirt Track on SW corner of E. Reserve St. & E. Mill Plain Blvd.
  • Hudson's Bay HS track.

Training Agenda: Cross-Country conditioning and preparation.

All registered Whisper Runners welcome to join.  Not a member?  Go here to find out more about Whisper training.

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Aug
11
9:30am 9:30am

Friday Training - UPDATED LOCATION

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From Coach Josh:

Here's a bunch of info for Friday's run. Feel free to share what you see as useful. 

Leif Erikson Trailhead on Germantown Road. There is a looped gravel parking lot where we will meet. The trail is an old dirt and gravel road that is mostly flat. There is a bit of uphill in the first half mile, but it flattens out for the rest of our run. There are many trails that intersect with Leif that go up or down the hill, but we will remain on Leif for 100% of our run. Since it is an old road, it is wide and there is plenty of room to run. Leif Erikson Road is popular for runners and cyclists alike, so we will remain on the right hand side of the trail at all times. Even though it is an old road, there are rocks, roots, and potholes on the road, so we will need to be aware of these things while running. White concrete posts mark every quarter mile of the trail, so we will know exactly how far away from the trail head we are while running. There is no water source on or around the trail, so athletes should bring water; they can leave it it my car or run with it. There is a single portable restroom about a quarter mile up the trail. I regularly see professional runners like Eric Jenkins and 2016 1500 meter Olympic Champion Matt Centrowitz running on Leif Erikson for their long runs on the weekends. 

Directions to the trail head from Clarkhttps://www.google.com/maps/dir/Clark+College,+1933+Fort+Vancouver+Way,+Vancouver,+WA+98663/45.589191,-122.790376/@45.6338416,-122.6565933,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x5495af48d0171471:0x9abd0099a24c5171!2m2!1d-122.651709!2d45.6346116!1m0!5i1

Thanks!

Josh

 

LEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FITNESS JOURNAL.

Practice Location: Lincoln High School track (1600 SW Salmon St. - Portland, OR).  Best parking is typically found along SW Salmon St.  We will meet at the bleachers, just off the track near the finish line.   Summer training from this location will take place at one of the following terrains:

  • Lincoln HS track
  • Forest Park

Training Agenda: Cross-Country conditioning and preparation.

All registered Whisper Runners welcome to join.  Not a member?  Go here to find out more about Whisper training.

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Aug
10
9:00am 9:00am

Thursday Training - UPDATED LOCATION

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Practice Location: Lacamas Heritage Trail - Camas, WA

Parking: The address, 341 NW Lake Rd, Camas, WA 98607, is that of SUP rentals, located at the east end of Lacamas Heritage Trail.  SUP is short for "Stand Up Paddleboards" and is located near the boat launch, child play structure, and restrooms at LHT.  There is plenty of parking and space to drop off your child. 

Training Agenda: Cross-Country conditioning and preparation, or in this case, hills :).  Training should conclude around 10:30am.  Afterward, we plan to go enjoy the Lacamas Lake, which includes swinging from the rope swing and jumping off the dock.  I feel this is totally safe, however, I will be the watchdog from the side.  If your child is not comfortable around water, they can hang with me.  If they wish to play in the water, be sure to pack a towel with them to dry off before they get into your car.  I am happy to place all belongings (water bottles, towels, etc) in my car while we venture out to practice, etc.  Do not hesitate to call or text if you have any questions at all.

All registered Whisper Runners welcome to join.  Not a member?  Go here to find out more about Whisper training.

 

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Aug
8
9:00am 9:00am

Tuesday Training

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FITNESS JOURNAL.

Practice Location: Park in the Red 1 Parking Lot at Clark College.  We will meet in the O'Connel Sports Center (OSC) in front of the Fitness Center to answer any questions that parentsmay have, and review the workout of the day with the runners.  Summer training from this location will take place at one of the following terrains:

  • 1k loop around tennis courts.
  • Fort Vancouver Park.
  • Dirt Track on SW corner of E. Reserve St. & E. Mill Plain Blvd.
  • Hudson's Bay HS track.

Training Agenda: Cross-Country conditioning and preparation.

All registered Whisper Runners welcome to join.  Not a member?  Go here to find out more about Whisper training.

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Aug
7
9:30am 9:30am

Monday Training

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FITNESS JOURNAL.

Practice Location: Park in the Red 1 Parking Lot at Clark College.  We will meet in the O'Connel Sports Center (OSC) in front of the Fitness Center to answer any questions that parentsmay have, and review the workout of the day with the runners.  Summer training from this location will take place at one of the following terrains:

  • 1k loop around tennis courts.
  • Fort Vancouver Park.
  • Dirt Track on SW corner of E. Reserve St. & E. Mill Plain Blvd.
  • Hudson's Bay HS track.

Training Agenda: Cross-Country conditioning and preparation.

All registered Whisper Runners welcome to join.  Not a member?  Go here to find out more about Whisper training.

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Aug
4
9:30am 9:30am

Friday Training - UPDATED LOCATION

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FITNESS JOURNAL.

 

From Coach Josh:

Here's a bunch of info for Friday's run. Feel free to share what you see as useful. 

Leif Erikson Trailhead on Germantown Road. There is a looped gravel parking lot where we will meet. The trail is an old dirt and gravel road that is mostly flat. There is a bit of uphill in the first half mile, but it flattens out for the rest of our run. There are many trails that intersect with Leif that go up or down the hill, but we will remain on Leif for 100% of our run. Since it is an old road, it is wide and there is plenty of room to run. Leif Erikson Road is popular for runners and cyclists alike, so we will remain on the right hand side of the trail at all times. Even though it is an old road, there are rocks, roots, and potholes on the road, so we will need to be aware of these things while running. White concrete posts mark every quarter mile of the trail, so we will know exactly how far away from the trail head we are while running. There is no water source on or around the trail, so athletes should bring water; they can leave it it my car or run with it. There is a single portable restroom about a quarter mile up the trail. I regularly see professional runners like Eric Jenkins and 2016 1500 meter Olympic Champion Matt Centrowitz running on Leif Erikson for their long runs on the weekends. 

Directions to the trail head from Clarkhttps://www.google.com/maps/dir/Clark+College,+1933+Fort+Vancouver+Way,+Vancouver,+WA+98663/45.589191,-122.790376/@45.6338416,-122.6565933,17z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!1m1!1s0x5495af48d0171471:0x9abd0099a24c5171!2m2!1d-122.651709!2d45.6346116!1m0!5i1

Thanks!

Josh

 

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