Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 XC Season Ending Questions...

Feel free to answer any or all of the questions listed below that pertain to this past cross country season.

1) What was your longest single run of the season?
2) What was your toughest workout (pace/rest/length)?
3) Did you do morning runs?
4) What was the best invitational you attended?
5) What was your highest total of mileage for one week during the summer or season?
6) What is the best tradition on your team?
7) How long was a typical practice for your team?
8) What was your favorite xc course this past season?
9) What was the most impressive performance you witnessed this past season?
10)  What athletes and/or coaches would you like to see interviewed on this site?


9 comments:

vc sophomore said...

I'll answer the best I can. I run for Valley Christian in San Jose.

1) What was your longest single run of the season?

Coach took us on a run to an abandoned mine in Quicksilver, I don;t know the name of it but he does. It was pretty long and he had to bring water. 12 I think.

2) What was your toughest workout (pace/rest/length)?

Montgomery Hill Reps!

3) Did you do morning runs?

No.

4) What was the best invitational you attended?

Mt. Sac!!!

5) What was your highest total of mileage for one week during the summer or season?

I don't really know...

6) What is the best tradition on your team?

We made new ones this year like going on this run with a tree swing out into a river. We made everyone try at least once!

7) How long was a typical practice for your team?

2:45 to 5:30 pm

8) What was your favorite xc course this past season?

Crystal, Woodward, Mt. Sac

9) What was the most impressive performance you witnessed this past season?

Morgan Lira is a beast and always runs so hard!

10) What athletes and/or coaches would you like to see interviewed on this site?

I am biased but I'd like to see Morgan Lira and Coach Small. Maybe the Bellarmine coach too!

Anonymous said...

1) a couple 16 milers
2) 10 mile tempo (it was tough but probably my favorite as well)
3) yea, at least 3 days/week
4) Stanford, it was the only one I got to go to this year.
5) 76
6) making sure everyone is comfortable slapping anyone on the teams butt
7) 2:15 - 4:30ish
8) I didn't get to race it this season, but Crystal Springs is definitely the best course i've ever raced at and I wish I could've run there this season.
9) I really enjoyed seeing Parker Schuh get 2nd place in D2 at state
10) I would really like to hear Parker's thoughts on that performance and even Mountain View coach Jim Bordoni.

Albert Caruana said...

Thank you both for your replies.

Anonymous said...

I run for Saint Ignatius in San Francisco. All these answers are for the varsity group.
1) We did one run during the summer that was about 13 miles, during the season our longest was about 11 or 12.
2) We did 2400 repeats x4 at about 9:00, with 1 min recovery between, the last 2 were in flats.
3)During the summmer we did, not during the regualr season.
4) The Earlybird invitational was fun, because it's a good early seaon marker, even though the conditions are always pretty tough.
5) During the summer I ran 65 one week.
6) The nights before our league meets we have a team dinner, which is always fun.
7) Our practices were from about 2:50 until 5:30.
8)My favorite course was Crystal Springs, and the WCAL #1 course. e run both of them during our league season. WCAL #1 is our home course.
9)Watching the Bellarmine team, another WCAL school run so well together was pretty cool. Watching Parker Schuh do so well at state was also awesome, since the CCS is often bashed.
10)Even though he's my coach it would be cool to get an interview from Coach Pup, or one from the Bellarmine coach.

Albert Caruana said...

Here is an interview with the Bellarmine coach (aka Patrick McCrystle):

http://www.crosscountryexpress.com/2008/10/catching-up-with-bellarmine-coach.html

ned said...

I run for University

1. I did a 11.5 miler over the summer, but I don't think I eclipsed 8 during the season.

2. 16x400 on xc terrain with 75 seconds rest. pace was 69-70

3. No morning runs.

4. Mt. sac was a fun experience.

5. 50 miles in mid july.

6. Varsity runners get new singlets for NCS. White with the red U.

7. 3:30 to 5 or 5:30

8. woodward or crystal

9. boys D1 state meet

Anonymous said...

I run for saratoga

1. 11 miles
2. 2 x 1000m(3:10 pace) on school grounds to simulate xc terrian and then on the track we did the LSU Turn and Burn workout(4 x200s, rest is u jog in a small circle after u complete the circle, u begin the next 200)
3. yes tues and thurs and i run 2 miles. but on the days i have a race, i dont do them.
4. Although stanford is brutal, its still the best invitational i attended.
5. i dont count... i guess i should haha
6. we dont have a tradition.
7. 3:30 - 5:00
8. crystal springs
9. Kevin Bishop's win at stanford
10. Kevin Bishop, Parker Schuh,

Matt said...

Junior at Miramonte.

1) 20 miles over the summer, about 12 during the season.

2) Crazy track workout in mid September: 4 minutes @ 5:20 pace, 8 minutes @ 5:30 pace, 12 minutes @ 5:50 pace, 12 @ 6:10 pace, 8 @ 5:45, 4 @ 5:25. 3 minutes walk/jog rest between each.

3) No

4) Clovis Invitational

5) 50 three weeks in a row during the summer, 45 one week in season, averaged 40 though during the season.

6) Giving epic names to trails around our school.

7) 3:30 to 5:30

8) Hidden Valley Park (Ed Sias and DFAL league meets)

9) Campo girls dominating every race

10) I'll second the St. Ignatius dude's vote for Pup.

Anonymous said...

interview the Washington coach!