The district has informed us that we are not allowed to provide any training guidance at this time. Also, you cannot organize yourselves at IHS or any schools. We still have no further info regarding the rest of the season.
We hope we receive more info to share soon. The uncertainty is difficult for all of us, and we appreciate you all being patient.
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
WHAT a day to be an Eagle!! All 3 Issy runners had absolutely incredible races. After an evening filled with both glutenous and non-glutenous pasta, an architecturally unsound gingerbread house, and sledding (don’t ask), one could say that these kids were prepared to run pretty dang quick.
Julia “I’ll have the Special K with a side of salmon” David Smith
STATE CHAMP, 17:26. Last year, she was 2nd in 18:01. Not much else to say aside from, she demolished it! Julia beat everyone by a minute (WOW), ran powerfully and competed with herself the whole way through. Ding dong, Julia ran strong!
Darwin “if I could warm up in Crocs, I would” Hanson
49th in 19:22 (PR!). Last year, she was 94th in 20:21…at this rate, she’ll be -41st by senior year! A well-earned improvement and race for this girl. Keep it going Darwinski!!
Liam “I own 8 onesies, and they’re life-changing” Heninger
46th in 16:12 (PR!). He was the 1st freshman in 4A and 2nd freshman over ALL classifications. His secret? Something along the lines of chocolate milk and a really good attitude.
Truly only positive remarks to say about this Issy XC State crew. With stellar positive attitude and gritty racing, they perfectly represented what it means to be an Issaquah Eagle.
Special shout-out to “manager” of the weekend, Jerry, for keeping the others in line and contributing to a swell time in Pasco. You’re awesome, Jerry!!
Thanks to everyone who drove all the way out to support. You guys brought some amazing energy that the meet wouldn’t have been the same without.
Good luck to those competing at NXR next weekend! Represent Issaquah well, and please make it easy for the parent chaperones 🙂
Under perfect racing conditions, and with the potential of being the final race of the season, it was THE time to truly leave it all out there, no gas left in the tank, no regrets. Many of you took full advantage, ran confidently, and had the races of your lives.
Darwin ran relentlessly on Saturday. This girl knew what she wanted and went for it. Darwin consistently works hard and has an infectiously positive attitude. To say the least, she deserves this. We are all extremely psyched and happy for Miss. Darwinski!
Julia David Smith
In her usual composed and confident way, Julia took the Kingco win for the 3rd year in a row. She consistently dominates, and will be very exciting to see her matched up against other strong competitors this weekend. Go Julia go!
Liam earned first team all Kingco and State qualifier as a freshman. Very. Impressive. Liam is the only freshman boy to individually qualify from Kingco! It’s no surprise though, as Liam has what it takes, consistently gives his all, and is a fearless competitor.
Best of luck to Darwin, Julia and Liam this Saturday in Pasco!
Girls placed 5th – Scoring: David Smith 1, Hanson 13, Ryan 23, Anna Jensen 35, Padmanabhan 42
Shout out to the seniors: Swathi Padmanabhan, Berry Chen, Tiffany Wung, Jasper Fuhs, Sam Rosenkranz, Torin Carmichael, and Conner Tobey, who all competed in their last XC race for Issaquah. Proud of all your hard work over the years and for being such positive influences on the team! We’ll miss you!!
Huge thanks to all the teammate and family supporters for bringing such incredible energy!! You guys are awesome.
See you all at Awards Night tomorrow at 7pm (Tuesday)!!! Remember to bring your laundered uniform in a bag with your name on it!
“Tough Mudder” or XC meet?? Whichever one it was, you guys sure ran tough through the mud! If I got a dollar for every Issaquah shoe fallen victim to the course, I would get at least $9! The course conditions Saturday were probably easily the worst conditions you all have ever had to run in. Regardless, we saw some incredibly strong efforts and positive attitudes. Way to give it your all in your last race of season. Feeling the Issaquah pride!
2nd – Scoring: Saviello, Violette, Angell, Huard, Jordan