The school district will allow us to post a winter training plan for cross country beginning on Wednesday, December 2nd. If the winter conditioning period starts tomorrow and there are no “pauses”, I will post a suggested plan for you to follow if you so desire. There are a few sports who have chosen to be in person for conditioning but we are not going to do that. Your coaching staff felt it would be better for you to have the option of running on trails, parks and traditional running routes as opposed to meeting at assigned times on the track following the guidelines of 5 person pods, mask wearing at all times, screening, etc. During the winter conditioning period we are not allowed to coach or educate so our role would be to supervise only with the above mentioned restrictions. This decision was made in the best interest of everyone involved.
As we have always done in the past, the summer and winter training periods are athlete run. Older athletes get the word out to younger athletes so I am confident that will happen again this winter. One thing you will notice that is different this year (besides the obvious) is that the track will not be open to you. Teams who are meeting in person will have exclusive use of the tracks and fields at IHS and IMS. Please respect their use of the facility as there are restrictions on the number of athletes allowed at any one time.
The training plan that will be posted is meant to help you gain a level of fitness to carry into the xc season which is currently scheduled to begin on March 15th. This season start date has been moved once already. There are no guarantees but I am hopeful that we are on target to begin on that date. You are free to work with outside clubs/coaches if you desire to do so. The winter training plan is optional and meant as a guideline for you to use.
Stay tuned and I will try to post something tomorrow if all goes well!
Stay healthy, positive and do your homework.
We miss you and look forward to seeing you once the season starts.
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.
The IHS Track and Field Coaching Staff
Just a reminder to keep a friendly social distance and follow public health and governor guidelines. Your individually fitness decisions should be carried out individually 🙂
This year our month will be March.
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!
Super Jock ‘n Jill Redmond
16095 Cleveland St
Redmond, WA 98052
Register for Spring Sports by THIS Friday – First official day of the season is Monday, March 2. See more about
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!
Please join the coaching staff in celebrating this year's cross country team during Awards Night at 7PM on Tuesday, November 5th.
Munch and Mingle to follow in the Commons...stay tuned!
Enjoy the Homecoming weekend! Practice will NOT be held on Friday.