Julian Cross Country - 2020 Virutal season

Virtual info:

We are so sad that a 2020 Cross Country season cannot take place. Though we can't run together we still want to encourage Julian students to get out there and RUN! Whether you're new to running or were part of our AWESOME STATE Qualifiing team last year - WELCOME!

To get started in our Virtual 2020 Cross Country Season please complete the steps below.

1.) Starva is an app to help athletes log and keep track of their mileage whether it be from running, walking, biking, or swimming. This will be our team/club way of running and competing with each other. 

     a.) Download the Strava app - get parent/guardian permission first

     b. ) Create an account

     c.) On Strava, search for the club "Julian 2020 Virtual Cross Country". Once you find it ask to join.   


2.) Find a training plan that suitable for you.

Hal Higdon 5k (3.1 miles) and 10k (6.2 miles) Training Plans - Each of these plans is an 8 week 5k training schedule. Training plans can be found at the bottom of each site. There is great info on each page, before the training plans, on helpful running tips and the importance of stretching and rest days. 

5k Training Schedule: Beginner - this would be the ideal plan for someone new to running, enjoys going out for a run, someone looking to get into shape for personally reasons or to get/stay in shape for another sport. 

5k Training Schedule: Intermediate & 10k Training Schedule - Novice: Though these training guides are called "Intermediate" (5k) and "Novice" (10k) they are more of an Advanced training scheudle for middle schoolers. These plan is for those who were on the CC team last year, can run a long run of 4 miles without needing to stop, and/or have mile time faster than 7:30. The only change needed would be for the Sunday run. I would suggest deccreasing each Sunday run by 1-2 miles. 

5k Training Schedule: Advanced & 10k training Schedule - Intermediate: These training schedule are designed more for experienced/older runners. If you were going to follow the 5k plan I would cut back on the Sunday timed run. I would suggest keeping it to a 45-60 minute run and nothing longer. If you were going to follow the 10k plan I would deccrease each Sunday run by 1-2 miles. 

Jeff Galloway 5k Training Schedule - This training schedule is a 15 week 5k training schedule. Longer time frame than the schedules listed above. 


3.) Read Running Reminders and Safety Tips


4.) Virtual Runs / Workouts - Runners will be asked to have their run done before our zoom session. Zoom meetings will take place every Tuesday and Thursday before school from 8-8:30 am. We will use these Zoom sessions as a time to stretch together, add in a little strength work (abs and squats) to runners training plans, and to talk about their runs (how far they went, where they went, how they felt on their run, what the pace was, etc.) 

Zoom Link: to come soon!


2019 Season info below

Coaches: Ms. Tysse, Mr. Turek, and Mr. Meier


All sixth through eighth grade students are invited to join the Julian Cross Country team, which is a no-cut sport. Pre-season camp begins on Monday, August 12. Pre-season practice is Monday-Thursdays from 8 - 9:15 a.m.  While these practices are not mandatory, we strongly encourage students to participate in them so they can be ready for the first Cross Country meet in early September.

To become a part of the Cross Country Parent Email List, please email Coach Tysse at [email protected].

There will be a parent meeting on Monday, September 9 @ 6:00 pm in Ms. Tysse's room (B104). (Link to PowerPoint slides in upper righthand corner.)

Weekly Practice Schedule:

Pre-Season Camp:

Training Camp Week 1: Monday, August 12 to Thursday, August 15 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
No practice on 8/16.
Training Camp Week 2: Monday, August 13 to Thursday, August 16 from 8 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. 
No practice on 8/23. 

*We will meet near the Julian flag pole before heading to the backfield for drills on the turf.

No practice on 8/26, 8/27 (Institute Days) or 8/28 (1st day of school). 
First Week of School: Thursday, August 29 from 7:20 - 8:30 a.m. and Friday, August 30 from 7:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.  


Regular Season:

Monday: after school practice after school from 3:45-5:15 pm
Wednesday: No Practice
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:  morning practice from 7:20-8:30 am

*Runners will meet on the back field for all practices. 

*Personal/School items can be kept in P.E. locker or Ms. Tysse's room.

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