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
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 – email@example.com
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 🙂
Race times tomorrow:
- Darwin and Julia @ 1:30
- Liam @ 3:00
Going to be a fun day for these kiddos! Let’s go Issy!!
3 Issy runners earned their tickets to STATE!!!
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!
- Boys placed 5th – Scoring: Heninger 7, Imai-Takemura 21, Fuhs 25, Barran 26, Rosenkranz 27
- 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!
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!
“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
3rd – Scoring: Murphy, Mularoni, Konopka, Fulford, Scheppat
Top 7 Boys
4th – Scoring: Jonathan Liu, Takeuchi, Delgadillo, Geisser, Wiederien
5th – Scoring: Patterson, Spatoro, Arnold, Grudin, McIntyre
5th – Scoring: Roberts, Iacomini, Tremblay, Eddins, Wang
Top 7 Girls
6th – Scoring: Jain, Nybonn, Jensen, Hirao, Mularoni
Proud of you all for finishing the season strong! It was so exciting to watch all of your phenomenal improvements from beginning to end. Thanks for a fun season! See you all at Awards Night 🙂