As I sit here, quarantined at home, reflecting on the 2020 season that wasn’t, I thought it was about time to write another post for my blog. One of the things we do to recognize our seniors is to ask them to share their favorite track memory. I always enjoy reading and hearing all the… Continue reading My 3 Favorite Track & Field Coaching Memories
A new challenge awaits me this season as I begin the 2019 cross country season. For the first time, I will begin the season not as an assistant coach, but as the head coach of Geneva Vikings Cross Country. After 17 years as an assistant in the program, I am extremely excited for this new… Continue reading The Next Evolution of GVXC
These days, it’s not often that I test my physical limits with a race, so when I do, I want to make sure to make the most of it. This summer as with the past 3, one of my key races is the Obstacle Course Race (OCR) brand called Savage Race. This year, I’ve still… Continue reading Savage Race Chicago 2k19
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