Kenmore East Cross Country
Due to the school cancellation, there is no official sign-up meeting for Fall 2020 sports. If you are interested in joining cross country, please email Coach Metivier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see the 'Summer Training Plans' page on the sidebar for some suggested training plans based on your level of experience. For summer 2020, all organized cross country practices will be led by the captains. The 2020 Cross Country captains are: Paige Denman, Justice Ramsey, and Jamie Ricotta. If you don't have contact information for the captains, please email Coach Metivier.
Cross Country FAQ:
Q - Who can run cross country?
A - Anyone! There are no try-outs, no cuts, no roster limits. Some examples of cross country runners include:
--Experienced runners and people who have never played a sport before
--Athletes who want to get into better shape for winter / spring sports. Especially recommended for athletes in other endurance or running-related sports (swimming, wrestling, track & field), but improving your fitness level will benefit any athlete in any sport. You can't ever be too fit...
--Anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Our practice field is the entire world. Parks, trails, woods - you name it, if it's outside, we run in it.
Q - I'm a sprinter, won't cross country hurt my sprinting speed? Also, since I get tired at the end of a 400m, I don't think I would be able to race 3 miles.
A1 - Lots of elite sprinters run cross country. We don't just go out and run high mileage every day - we train upper body, lower body, core strength, flexibility, and speed work. Think of cross country as an off-season training program.
A2 - If you try to race a 5k (3.1 mile) the same way you race a 400m, you're gonna have a bad time. You can't sprint a 5k. But if you run with some patience, you may find that it's not as hard as you think.
Q - I've never played a sport before, so I don't think I'd be any good.
A - Remember these three words: Everybody starts somewhere. Every single athlete, in every sport, had a 'first day' - the first time they threw a football, kicked a soccer ball, etc. Odds are, they weren't very good at it - yet. We don't expect anyone to show up for their first practice and immediately be a star - that's not how it works. It's a process. Improvement happens one day at a time. You will surprise yourself!
Q - How do I sign up?
A - Just contact Coach Metivier or come to one of our practices. We'd love to have you on the team!
Head Coach: Tim Metivier Assistant Coach: Erica Marconi