Valor Dictus

Winter Track Breezes Into Season

Sophomore Saki Martin trains for an upcoming meet on the winter track team. The team works out every weekday.

Sydney Mitchell

Sophomore Saki Martin trains for an upcoming meet on the winter track team. The team works out every weekday.

Advertisement

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With a cold breeze blowing, runners are ready to jump into gear during the 2015-2016 winter track meets. This season, runners prepare to keep in shape and maintain Robinson’s reputation within the track community.

Aside from running at meets, runners also have to participate in grueling workout circuits. “Love the workouts,” said sophomore Saki Martin. “When you run a really hard set you feel really great afterwards, after your lungs stop burning.”

The conditioning is available for everyone, but most of the athletes do other sports in the fall when it is offered. The sport starts up in the winter time, and ends around spring. There are varying opinions on what characteristics a runner usually exhibits. “Most runners are supportive and hardworking,” said senior Evan Walker.

Track is awesome because it’s a way to force yourself to be healthy every day and make yourself get up and actually do something with your life instead of staying in and watching Netflix all day.”

— Junior Emily Smith

The winter track team meets every weekday with practices ending anywhere from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The boys and girls were mixed together at first, but were separated when the meets started on Dec. 5.

There are different types of events involved with the sport. There is distance, mid-distance, and sprinting. Usually distance runners run a couple miles at a time, similar to cross country. Mid-distance runners will do runs that can be up to two miles, which is about 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, sprinters run for a couple minutes, sprinting a certain distance. They usually will take five minutes off, then sprint again.

Junior Emily Smith prefers winter track because it is less competitive and is good conditioning for spring track. Although running is something that many people would say is a sport they would never do for fun, Smith disagrees.

“Track is awesome because it’s a way to force yourself to be healthy every day and make yourself get up and actually do something with your life instead of staying in and watching Netflix all day,” Smith said. “It just makes you feel better about yourself.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Navigate Left
  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    News

    January 4, Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Lake Braddock

  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    Features

    Robinson Rams Oasis

  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    News

    December 4 Varsity Basketball Game vs. Chantilly

  • News

    Robinson Cheer Regionals

  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    Features

    Powder Puff 2018

  • News

    Powderpuff 2018

  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    News

    Oct. 4 Freshman Football Game VS. Lake Braddock

  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    News

    Sep. 28 Varsity Football Robinson VS. Hayfield

  • Features

    Powderpuff 2018

  • Winter Track Breezes Into Season

    News

    Ram Sports: September 17-28

Navigate Right
Bravely Speaking to the Robinson Community
Winter Track Breezes Into Season