It’s that time of year again, track season. Every year, I look forward to and am encouraged by the possibilities that lie ahead. When we have our informational team meeting, I look about the room and get excited. Seeing my classroom packed with kids, all of whom are eager for the upcoming season. As a… Continue reading ‘Tis the season – Track Season!
Greetings XC runners! It’s that time of year again when the excitement and nerves build for the first meet of the season. Weeks and months of summer and early season training are about to finally pay off. But all of that hard work can be easily squandered with a poor race strategy. It’s very important… Continue reading Racing and Pacing
After finishing the Spartan Super this past weekend at the Blue Mtn Ski Resort in Palmerton, PA, my initial reaction was dour. It took me longer than I had hoped: 3hrs 40 min. I failed two of the obstacles I had written off as simple and wasn’t worried about: A horizontal bouldering Z shaped wall… Continue reading Race weekend reflections
At its root, the sport of track and field is made up individuals who are fast, strong, and have a will to win. In essence, competitive athletes. This is why, as a girls’ track coach, I always look forward to having athletes from other sports join Geneva’s girls’ track and field team. I know they… Continue reading Multi-Sport Athletes
Although nothing is better than a warm spring evening at a track meet under the lights, I truly enjoy the atmosphere of indoor season. First of all, the weather is always perfect for an indoor meet. Yes, the air can be a bit dry, and the field house might be a bit dusty or stifling,… Continue reading Indoor season
There’s a reason why a track meet finishes with the 4x400m relay…it’s the best event. It is the best event for many reasons, the first of which is the distance each relay member runs. Anyone who has run track knows what it takes to run a 400. There’s going to be lactic acid. There’s going… Continue reading Why I love the 4×4
As student athletes move through high school, eventually they turn their attention to college. In doing so, they often contemplate whether they should continue to compete in college or not. I chose to compete in college and enjoyed my experience greatly, but is certainly not for everyone. For most, their career will come to a… Continue reading College