Category Archives: xc

Distance Winter Training + a Good Read

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 –

Saturday Tempo (*for those who have been doing them*)

Meet at 10am, Lake Sammamish Boat Launch (4455 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Issaquah, WA 98029). You need a Discover Pass to park.

You can contact me (Ellie) at if you are lost or confused for some reason.

See you there!! Should be fun.

Issaquah High Booster Club

XC and Track Parents JOIN NOW IHS boosters to help support our team and all other activities (clubs, sports etc.)

Athletes may also find spirit gear options on their home page.

Boosters Home Page


Get your Spirit wear!

HS Cross Country spirit wear is now available for online purchasing.

  • Nike gear is available for purchase until Thursday, Sept 5 @ 11:59 pm
  • non-Nike gear is available for purchase until Sept 15 @ 11:59 pm

Click here to order spirit wear