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    • XC Season 2020
      Published October 15th, 10:32am

      We hope to keep this page updated throughout the year so please check back often for the latest news. Information regarding registration and other sports are found on the IHS Athletic page https://inglemoor.nsd.org/athletics

      WIAA Alters Season Schedule 11/18/20

      Here is the latest information regarding school sports. The XC season has been moved back from 3/1/21 to 3/15/21. The Open Coaching Period has also been extended to 1/23/21 which will allow us to continue sport specific coaching even if only virtual. You can read the article here. We have been holding weekly zoom Core/Injury Prevention exercises for the past month on Wednesday typically at 11:45am and 1:15pm and lasting about 20-30min each. Athletes are then encouraged to go for a short run afterward. Contact coach Bennett or Whitmire if you have not seen these invites coming through your NSD email.

      New! Northshore Track Club

      There is a new club sport specifically for track and field athletes here in our area led by IHS head track coach Kurt Spann: https://spannkf.wixsite.com/nstc

      For reference there are other track and field clubs in the area such as Cascade Striders, Club Northwest and Rain City Flyers

      Preseason Cross Country Conditioning

      Why are June, July, August the 3 most important words in cross country? Because these are the months that matter the most in our short competitive season. Most of our runners are done with their competitions at the end of 9-10 weeks. It can take on average 5-6 weeks to get the body fully conditioned for running and another 2-3 weeks to be ready for competition. If you begin training on the first day of practice on Aug 24 you should be ready to race by the end of the season. At least in theory. We all know everyone is different and some people need more time than others. We have found that over time those athletes who have more running under their belt coming into the season tend to be healthier and stronger runners and suffer fewer injuries than those who wait until the start of the season. What kind of season do you want to have? 

      There are 3 new documents in the More Great Links page of this website. 
      1) No Running, No Problem: Follow this plan if you have not been running since March
      2) Return To Running: Follow this plan if you have been running a few days per week since March
      3) Conditioning Exercises for Cross Country: A list of the exercises we do in cross country

      Important XC dates for 2020:
      Out of Season Coaching Sep 28-Nov 30 (this is similar to the summer conditioning season)
      New Season March 1-May 1
      ​​​*These dates are subject to change

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