Techniques of Cross Country II


  2. A. Course Title: Techniques of Cross Country II
    B. Course Number: PY 121O - 30309
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: -
    E. Credit Hours: 1
    F. Instructor: Blackwill, Keith
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 154
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2747
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 9:00:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:30:00 AM-10:45:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s):
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location:

    This is a physical education activity course that provides instruction in and practice of advanced cross country running techniques. This course is designed to increase cardiovascular and aerobic endurance of distance runners through distance training. It is set up to meet the needs of sophomores. This is a one credit hour course.


    Besides enhancing your physical exercise regimen, this course will meet the requirement for a one hour Physical Education credit at New Mexico Junior College; however, you may want to inquire with the institution of your choice if it meets their transferability requirement




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    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    90 - 100% = A
    80 - 89% = B
    70 - 79% = C
    60 - 69% = D
    0 - 59% = F
    A student's grade in this course will be based on the following:

    50% of the studentís grade will be based on attendance. Attendance policy is as follows:
    3 or less absences the student can receive an "A" or 90.
    4 absences the student can receive a "B" or an 80.
    5 absences the student can receive a "C" or a 70.
    6 absences the student can receive a "D" or a 60.
    7 or more will result in an "F" or a 50.

    50% of a studentís grade will be based on participation. Participation policy is as follows:

    Student must participate in 80% of all competitions for an "A" or a 90.
    Student must participate in 70% of all competitions for a "B" or an 80.
    Student must participate in 60% of all competitions for a "C" or a 70.
    Student must participate in 50% of all competitions for a "D" or a 60.
    Student that participates in 40% or less of all competitions will receive an "F" or a 50.


    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    To condition and train college athletes in cross-country so that they are able to successfully compete at the collegiate level. These events are in Region V.


    By the end of this course students should:

    1) have a better understanding of cross country training.
    2) increase their VO2 max.
    3) run competively 4 ot 5 kilometers at the collegiate level.
    4) have participated in Region V Cross Country meet.
    5) have participated in the NJCAA National Cross Country meet


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

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    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

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    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

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    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Week 1-2
    Evaluate the studentís fitness level to include VO2 max. This will be done through specific testing. Student will begin conditioning according to the test results. Intensity of workouts will begin at 60% of the VO2 max.

    Week 3-7
    Raise the intensity of workouts to 70% of VO2 max. The studentís first competition will be during this time. Goals for competition for the athlete will be to give maximum effort so that the instructor can assess their fitness level at this time.

    Week 8-12
    Raise the intensity of workouts to 75% of the VO2 max. Duration of the workouts will also increase due to the studentís fitness levels increasing.

    Week 13-16
    Raise the intensity of workouts to 80% of VO2 max. The duration of workouts will now "decrease". These weeks will focus on speed and fine tuning the athlete for the regional and national meets.

    Regional V Cross Country meet and National NJCAA Cross Country meet will take place during this time.