Seaside Cross-Country Invitational Meet Records – Individual | Buena High School Bulldogs
Seaside Cross-Country Invitational Meet Records – Individual 6, Alexus Wang, Palisades, , , Jonah Diaz, Palos Verde, , Kristen Findley - Honors- SEC Academic Honor Roll Cross Country Personal Bests:4K Part of first SEC Championship in program history, finishing meet with a time of Track: Set a personal best at the Kentucky Invitational in the mile, clocking in at Attended The Thacher School in Ojai, Calif. The first meet of the season, the Ojai Invitational at Lake Casitas, was a large race and not part of the Condor League — with over male.
Set school record in outdoor meters, first clocking a time of 4: Also part of 4x meter relay team that set a school record of Set a personal best 6K time of Part of first SEC Championship in program history, finishing meet with a time of Finished the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational with a time of Completed the Belmont-VU Opener with a personal-best time of Set a personal best at the Kentucky Invitational in the mile, clocking in at 5: Competed in the meter at the Arkansas Invitational, setting a personal record in 2: Placed 17th at the Belmont-VU Opener with a time of Finished 14th overall at the Commodore Classic, crossing the finish line at Improved her 5K time by over 23 seconds at the Louisville Invitational, clocking in at Competed in the Open Race at Pre-Nationals, placing 36th overall with a time of Competed in the meters and one mile events during the indoor season Set a personal best time of 2: Improved personal best time in meters with a time of 2: In the outdoor season, improved upon her personal best in the 1, meters every time she competed, ending the season with a 4: Also set a personal best in the meters at the Vanderbilt Invitational with a time of 2: The better the athletes, the better the performance.
Have open lines of communication with your student-athletes. Most importantly, enjoy the journey. It is way too much work if it is not fun. What are the keys to running well on the course? Have better prepared athletes than anyone else.
Take advantages of your team's strengths on the course. Prepare specifically for the course.
Practice starting out of the box to get all 7 out. Be able to run a fast, but controlled first mile. Burn the dark side of the course. Consistency in this portion of the course will set up for the big finish.
Do the hill work necessary to be successful on "Killer" hill. Find terrain in your area that simulates various portions of the course. Ride the wave at the beginning. In the beginning, race the course. At the end, race the people. Have a race plan for the course. Have an alternative race plan. Treat it as a once in a lifetime experience.
Lake Casitas | Ojai CA | Venue
Celebrate your success at the end. Understand that there is always another, better way to run this course.
Break it down to use your strengths. It adds to the law of accumulation, allowing a runner to get a greater base. It allows the athlete additional times to be in a competitive situation. I was thankful that my various coaches did not encourage me to specialize.
I think that an athlete needs to learn to train on their own during the summer.
That was family time for me and decision time for them. How important was training to them during that time?
If you were in town, you were expected to come to practice. Also wanted them to have a summer. So in answer to what we needed to do during the summer: Learn some of the little things that it takes to be successful in cross-country. Create some excitement about the upcoming season. Knew I was going to be excited. Have a life outside of cross-country.
Probably have written far more than you would have wanted.
Alas, here is a little more. As a coach, I always tried to learn a little bit more about the sport each day. Also, I would say take advantage of your own coaching environment.
Ojai had all kinds of trails and hills. I appreciate that Albert takes the time to do this. Thank you very much for your time Ken!