• Kenmore East Cross Country
     
     
    The Cross Country post-season celebration will be Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30-4:30pm in the Bulldog Cafe. There will be no charge to attend, but please bring a dish to pass (we will provide pizza and drinks). Please also bring in your uniforms if you have not done so already. Congratulations to everyone for an incredible season!

            
    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
    --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...
    --Beginners who have never played any sport of any kind before
    --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 a competitive 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