KMS Cross Country

Welcome to Kingston Middle School Cross Country. I look forward to seeing all of you in the Fall. Enjoy your summer and Run Happy!

 
Head Coach

Aaron Evan
aevans@nkschools.org
360-396-3456


Assistant Coach
Lori Ellison
LEllison@nkschools.org
360-396-3465


KMS Cross Country
Practice: 
Once the school year starts practices will be everyday after school on days that school is in session.  Practices will start when school ends and parent pick-up is at 4:30.

Click the following link to order from the Team Store. There are socks, t-shirts, and hoodies for the 2019 Cross-Country season available to order until September 15th. https://kingstonmsxc19cg1053.itemorder.com/

Meet start time: 3:30 p.m.  
Schedule:
(1.5 miles) Wednesday Sept.; 18th Kingston vs Poulsbo @ Blue Heron (Port Townsend)
(1.5 miles) Wednesday Sept. 25th Stevens vs. Forks vs Woodward @ Kingston Middle School
(1.5 miles) Wednesday October 2nd; Sequim vs. Poulsbo vs. Kingston @ Forks
(2 miles) Wednesday October 9th; Kingston vs. Sequim @ Stevens (Lincoln Park, Port Angeles)
(2 miles) Wednesday October 16th; Poulsbo vs Kingston @ Woodward
(2 miles) Wednesday October 23rd; Kingston vs. Woodward @Poulsbo
(2 miles) Tuesday October 29th; Olympic League Championship @ Lincoln Park, Port Angeles

Summer Running and Getting Ready for a Successful Cross Country Season

 Our goal is to be “running fit” by the first official day of the XC season. That means being a) injury-free, b) strong enough to absorb 5-day-a week workouts, and c) be able to run at least one mile without stopping.

1)  Start immediately and conservatively, within the limits of your current      fitness.

2)  Slowly add distance in an incremental way to your weekly total and long run.

3)  Be consistent, avoiding both layoffs of more than two days and runs that are too strenuous.

4)  Use off days for cross-training—biking, swimming, hiking, etc.

5)  Once a week take a full day’s rest. 

 

The Five Essentials:

1)   Good running shoes

2)   A water bottle

3)   A watch

4)   A small notebook to log your runs.

5)   A good attitude: patient positive persistent, self-starting and team-oriented.

 
Running Journal

 

Why Keep a Running Journal?

Everyone is different. It is important for you to know what training works best for you. Your journal will help you figure this out. As you look through your journal you will be able to see causes and effects. You will be able to determine how your fitness level has changed and what types of workouts are best for you. It even helps you to see that you are progressing towards your goals. Your journal will also help you determine the cause of some injuries (which will help keep you from making the same mistake).

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