Spring sports are starting…how do/did you prepare?

Trying out for any sports in the spring?

We are! We are trying out for Modified Track.  This is our first year running track. From what we know, track involves a lot of running and conditioning. Instead of saying we don’t really care what happens this season, we have been training during the winter.

Ryan’s strategy:  I have been running outdoors in the snow and cold.  I live in the country so we  made a track that goes around our house and through the woods. These trails are full of snow, so every time you go outside to run, you have to put on snow clothes. These clothes make it even harder to run because they weigh a lot. This helps me train though because in the spring, I hope to be wearing shorts and sneakers not snow pants and heavy boots. I try to run about 2 or 3 laps around this track each day. Each lap probably takes about 4 or 5 minutes and there are constant uphills and downhills. I hope this preparing and constant training will pay off when spring time come

Rachel’s strategy:  Instead of running in the freezing cold like Ryan has been, I prefer to run the 7th, 8th, and 10th grade halls…which are inside.  Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I meet up with my friend Gabby and we sign into the weight room.  It seems every time we got on the treadmills or lift a weight, high school students (males!) usually come in.  So, we decided it would be better to run the halls than embarrass ourselves by being only able to lift 40 pounds.

Our genius plan to keep running in the halls interesting for us includes relays and running on the stairs.  I learned the hard way (literally) that it’s important to watch your footing and take your time or you wind up on the floor at the base of the stairway.

 Actually picking up some weights (regardless of their weight or who is watching) isn’t a bad idea pre-season either!