Many of you have heard that we will NOT have cross country starting in September. The Kingco Conference decided to move our season to the WIAA Season 3 which will begin somewhere near the beginning of March and last for two months followed immediately by a two month track and field season. King County is required to be in Phase 3 for cross county to take place. Stay tuned for more information as we get it from our school district. I will update you as soon as it is available.
Please stay active and healthy!
We hope this finds everyone healthy as the school year has ended and the weather begins to remind us that summer is here!
At this time we are not allowed to post a Summer Training Plan but we will share with you information that has come from Mr. Ande, IHS Athletic Director. What we know now is as follows:
All school facilities are closed to all community groups. There will not be organized athletics until we are out of Phase 2.
What can athletes do?
Access any community sports that resume.
Participate in any number of workouts available on-line or through any streaming services their family uses or likes.
Focus on conditioning.
Get outdoors. Fresh air and sunshine can lift spirits as much as physical exertion.
Cross train to help with injury prevention.
What can coaches do?
Rest and prepare for an unusual fall!
Your coaching staff understands how difficult it is to do things in a manner we are not accustomed to. We missed seeing all of you during the spring but we are hopeful that we will be able to see you sometime in the near future. We think about you often and wish the seniors had been able to complete their year in person. As the seniors move on to the next chapter of their lives know that you will be missed and we hope you come back to see us when Covid19 allows!
The WIAA, the school district and all the coaches are planning multiple scenarios. We all hope that we will have sports this fall. Stay positive, keep healthy and remember all of the good things we still have during this time.
WE MISS YOU! We will update you as soon as we have more information.
It truly takes a village to host a track meet. To ALL of the parents and family members who have taken the time to come out to support us during our home meets, we would like to extend our sincerest gratitude. Your willingness to commit springtime afternoons to measuring, raking, running results and transporting equipment , often under less-than-ideal conditions, is foundational to our program. These events couldn’t happen without you.
We would like to individually acknowledge a handful of super senior parents who we will be saying goodbye to, as their student athletes are seniors. Your presence at our future meets will be missed:
The Martinez Family
The Eskenazi Family
If you noticed a parent we unintentionally missed, please reach out and we will add the name to our blog.
Due to the taking extra health steps there will no longer be food and the team does not need to come in all at one time. There will still be discounts and the chance to be professionally fitted for shoes, spikes, and apparel. The team will receive a still receive a 15% discount on all items and a 50% discount on all sale rack items. Drop-in any time from now until March 31, to find their great selection of running shoes and specialized spikes!
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Training in the off season is the best way to crush it in-season! Coach endorsed and athlete tested with proven results! You have a few months to go before track season starts. The process to focus on now is consistent training so that you can build fitness and strength before the season starts. It can be a grind at times. We all have those days when it’s cold and miserable and the last thing you want to do is go outside and run. Chances are, you will not regret embracing the suck, layering up, and getting your pals together to go for a run in the beautiful Issaquah Alps. Future you will be thankful. Also, very very important to remember to listen to your bodies and know when to back off. Sometimes less is more. Now is not the time to push it. Reach out to your coaches if you have questions. Support each other and have fun with this! 🙂
Came across this excerpt, “The Price of Winning at All Costs”(from Believe Training Journal by Lauren Fleshman & Roisin McGettigan), that excellently sums up what we always talk about: the importance of process over outcome.
Both “Off Season Training” and “Good Reads” can be found on the left side bar of the blog. If you’d like to contribute any “Good Reads,” feel free to send them my way – firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a reminder for the Awards Night at 7pm on Tuesday, November 5th (tomorrow!). Join us in the Theater at 7pm followed by Munch and Mingle in the Commons. Bring your uniform-washed and dried in a bag with your name on the bag. For those of you competing at the state meet, you can turn yours in next week. The bookkeeper will have fines for those of you who do not turn in the uniform tomorrow night. Please take those to her on Friday and she will remove the fine once turned in. We look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow night!