Time Trial Aug 2020

The additional time trial only pod, originally scheduled for Tuesday, will now be held on Thursday this week at 8:00 AM at Starr Farm.

The Blue Pod will now meet at 6:45 AM on Thursday at the Wilderness Trail. They will run to Starr Farm for the time trial and workout, then back to Wilderness Trail.

This week we will be holding a team time trial in order to better understand each individual athlete and to help us group our athletes for (hopefully) the upcoming season.

Time Trial Details

Athletes will race 3 loops at Starr Farm on their designated day. Each loop is just shy of 1000 meters, so athletes will be racing roughly a 3k. Spikes or flats are highly encouraged.

We would like to have as many of our athletes as possible run the time trial; however, we do understand that not everyone will be able to make that happen due to vacation, Covid, work conflicts, etc.

If you are unable to make the time trial, but still want to be on the team this upcoming season, we are asking that you run a 3000m time trial on your own and submit your results to Coach Burns (sburns@dasd.org). You will need to provide a picture of your GPS watch or phone reading 1.86 miles and showing your total time. You may run the time trial any time between 8/17 and 8/22.

** Our expectation and hope is that ALL athletes interested in running Cross Country this fall for Downingtown West will complete a time trial this week. Exceptions will be made for injured runners or on a case by case basis. **

We will still split into Pods this week. All pods have been been cleared out and ALL interested runners will need to register for the upcoming week. Athletes that have taken part in previous weeks should sign up for the same pod. There should be no switching of pods at this point. (POD REGISTRATION LINK)

I have added an extra Pod this week called the "Thursday Pod" for athletes that need/want to run the time trial, but are unable to commit to an entire week of training. Remember if you sign up for a pod you MUST complete the pre-work survey for your pod, links are listed below.

Time Trial Dates / Times:

White Pod - Starr Farm on Wednesday 8/19 at 7:00 AM

Blue Pod - Starr Farm on Thursday 8/20 at 6:45 AM

Tuesday Pod - Starr Farm on Tuesday 8/18 at 8:00 AM

Gold Pod - Starr Farm on Friday 8/21 at 7:00 AM