With December rapidly approaching, the sun is going to set a lot sooner than we are used to. The sun will set tonight in Denver at 4:38 pm, and it is going to get earlier and earlier until the end of December.
When the sun sets in Colorado, it gets cold quick. All that heat reflects off the Earth and with no clouds to hold it in, sweaty athletes start shivering right away. While it might be 68 degrees at 3:15 and we can train with short shorts and no shirt, in a little over an hour the temperature can drop twenty degrees!
It is very important that athletes bring enough clothes to be able to train in these colder temps. Shorts and a long sleeve t-shirt will not cut it. At the end of practice, we will not go inside to do our strength work. Sit-ups, cannonball cooldown, push-up pyramids. They will all be done outside on the football field, so you must have clothes to put on to keep warm.
Starting Monday, please throw in a sweatshirt and some sweatpants into your track bag. You can throw them on that the end of the running portion of practice to stay warm through the strength portion.
From here on out, it is only going to get colder before it gets warmer, so please be prepared!