Three weeks later, on July 1, semi-official workouts begin under the auspices of O'Brien's Army, a USATF club. That continues for seven weeks until school practices begin the last week in August, three weeks before the first meet. Over those 13 weeks the Apaches log prodigious miles. The top 14 runners who will make up the varsity top 1,000 miles, with underclassmen and JVs running 800 to 900. Even the lowest-level runners are asked to do 650 miles.
This would appear to be a violation of CIF rules (out of season training), or at least questionable territory. I wonder if this is the reason why O'Brien is in trouble with his track coach--if it is just the track coach.