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.
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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!
Saturday, November 2nd at Lake Sammamish State Park
Come and support our varsity teams this Saturday. The sun will be shining! Race Schedule 1:15 Girls 4A Julia David-Smith, Darwin Hanson, Julia Ryan, Anna Jensen, Swathi Padmanabhan, Berry Chen, Tiffany Wung, Elin Nybonn and Vernika Jain 2:45 Boys 4A Liam Heninger, Jasper Fuhs, Alec Barran, Jerry Imai-Takemura, Torin Carmichael, Sam Rosenkranz, Conner Tobey, Jonathan Liu, Spencer Haas See you Saturday!
On a crisp, sunny day at North Bend’s hottest frisbee golf course, we witnessed some strong Issy running! This “mini Kingco” meet featured us, Mt. Si, Bothell, Woodinville and North Creek. Twas a flat, fast, fun course, and it was great to see a bunch of you take advantage of it.
Fun race for these guys with a solid individualwin and lifetime PR for TrentAngell and 3 freshmen (Konopka, Chollman, Heu-Weller) contributing to the score! Wooohooo! Exciting improvements for these guys with more to come.
Took the win!
Issaquah: 38 (Scoring 5: David Smith 1, Hanson 5, Ryan 6, Anna Jensen 8, Chen 19)
Mt. Si: 41
Individual win for David Smith with Hanson, Ryan & Anna Jensen finishing in the top 10 and Chen top 20!
Had a strong pack of boys with Heninger, Fuhs, Imai-Takemura, Barran, Carmichael and Rosenkranz all in the top 20!
Overall, great performances today and execution of race plans. You guys did super well pushing and feeding off of each other in your packs. Way to run hard and support each other! Little reminder for you all – as it gets chillier (~60-deg and below), it is important that you bring and WEAR warm clothes, before your race. You will perform and feel much better in your race when your muscles are warm and happy even if you think you “feel fine” wearing shorts pre-race in 56-degree weather.
And THANKS to you fans who bundle up and support, regardless of the conditions outside ❤
**Regarding the confusion over course distance: It was indeed closer to a 3 miles (for everyone; they did not alter the course for any of the races). However, xc courses are rarely, if ever, exactly 5k. The elements and conditions of every course varies too, so time is ultimately pretty arbitrary in xc. So please STOP freaking out about the numbers. They are just a rough estimate of where you’re at, and yes of course still get excited about PRs. Overall, the most important thing is that you are learning how to work together and compete, which is what prepares you for the post season when all that matters is place.
This is the best that these runners have looked all season. Everyone ran aggressively, was engaged and focused, confident, and when the pain kicked in, these kids didn’t back off – they embraced it and ran hard through the finish. On top of that, there was some serious pack synergy going on, meaning that this group is learning to run together and help each other out, which can lead to immense improvements for all! All of the coaches were very impressed and proud of what Issy did out there. Let’s keep it rolling into this week (regardless of if the wheel’s prophecy is that you survive the swim upstream or get eaten by a seagull 🙂 ).
Word on the street is that you all are having fun together, so that’s cool. Absolutely loving the vibes out there. Keep it up!
And of course, THANKS to all the fans who made the trek over to cheer on your fierce eagles!
PS: Thanks for cheering your coaches on in the community race 🙂 You guys made it fun!