It’s is catch-up time for all the athletes at King High School.
They, of course, missed all of the Spring offseason conditioning, and they were out in the heat doing what they have to do to get ready recently.
The Lady Mustangs have been attending voluntary workouts since last week, and are eager to work out with their coaches.
"I have been running and lifting weights a little bit, but I have not been pushing myself as hard as the coaches have been here, which is something I need to work on a lot more," said basketball player Makya Key.
But for some other athletes, it was their first time back since Spring Break
"It’s kind of rough because this is my first time coming back out, so today was my first day back and was really good,” said wrestler Sirena Hale. “I like working out, and I miss it."
And with more than 100 athletes working out at one time, the King coaching staff put a lot of thought into how they would structure conditioning drills.
They felt like setting up outdoors was the best way to accomplish that.
"We are at 10 feet, at the minimum, away from each other at all times, and a lot of times 15 feet apart, because we use our yard markers,” said King Head Football Coach and Athletics Coordinator Doug Foster. “So this has allowed us to space children out, so we can drive the point across that to be socially responsible, we have to do our part."
Each training period lasts an hour-and-a-half, four days a week.