Tons of Fun at the 2012 Running Camp

Over 60 runners participated in our 3rd Annual Running Camp. Runners from Lindbergh, Renton, and Franklin High Schools took part. We had perfect weather (until Friday), great guest speakers, fun games, good runs, tasty food, and cool people.

Check out the camp slide show.

Eagle Running Camp

The 3rd Annual Eagle Running Camp will take place Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th. Meet at Phillip Arnold Park at 9:00 a.m. It will be done around 2:00ish. The camp is free, but everyone needs to have a Renton Sports Camp Permission form filled out and turned in by the first day of camp. The team captains can give you this form, or they can be filled out the morning of the first day.

The camp is a great chance for team bonding, fun, learning, conditioning, good free food, etc.

The schedule each day will be something like this:

9:00 meet at park, team activity
9:20 warm-up, core exercises
9:45 group run
10:45 snack
11:00 guest speaker
12:00 lunch
12:45 camp game
2:00 go home

Pre-Season Poll by the Coaches Association

Boys 2A
1. Lindbergh
2. Sehome
3. Cedarcrest
4. Squalicum
5. Ellensburg
6. Deer Park
7. Selah
8. Mark Morris
9. White River
10. Bellingham

Girls 2A
3North Kitsap

Tahoma Coed Relay and Family Potluck Information

This Saturday, Sept. 10th is the Tahoma Coed Relays and the team/family potluck. This is a very fun meet and a great oppotunity for parents, coaches, and team-members to get to know one another. The meet takes place at Lake Wilderness Park in Maple Valley (go out Petrovitsky to Maple Valley highway. Go South on Maple Valley Highway. Turn right on Witte Road. Follow signs to the park).

Here is the schedule:

6:45 Team arrives at Lindbergh and loads bus
7:00 Bus leaves
7:20 Arrive at the park/unload
8:30 Open Race (this is most of our team)
9:00 Relay (Sarah, Anna, Mo, Nathan, Ben and Brenna, Thuong, Mitchell, Westerling, Eugene)
10:45ish Awards
11:15 Team and Family Potluck
12:30ish Leave park to return to Lindbergh

What to Bring to the Potluck:
Freshmen: Sweets (cookies, brownies, etc)
Sophomores: Main Dish type thing
Juniors: Drinks
Seniors: Salads/sides

Alyson Deckert talking nutrition at the 2011 Eagle Running Camp

Alyson spoke at our running camp this summer about nutrition and diet for high school runners. Videos of her presentation, along with other great information on diet and nutrition, can be found at Here is one the short video clips of her presentation.

First Day of Practice is Monday, August 22nd.

We will meet at 2:30 on Monday the 22nd under the skybridge. In order to come to practice you first must get your athletic clearance taken care of. Do this as early in the week (starting Monday, August 15th) as possible. Here is how you get your clearance:

1. Get a physical. You can either get one from your family doctor or go to a walk-in clinic such as the one by the Benson Fred Meyer. There are NO phyicals at Lindbergh this year like there have been in past years. Bring a clearance form with you to have the doctor sign. You can get this either from one of our team captains at Tiffany Park or stop by the main office at the school. If you don’t have a form, have your doctor give you a printout that he signs.
2. Go to school and see Mrs. Koch in her office next to the student store. You need to pay for your ASB card ($30) and you need to pay your sports participation fee ($75 unless you qualify for free or reduced lunch, then it is half).
3. Go to Mrs. Clark’s office in the attendance office. Bring her the reciepts showing that you paid your fees. She will check on your academic eligibility and make sure that you don’t have any fines. Also, bring her your athletic clearance form with your physical form. You are not officially cleared until Mrs. Clark says that you are.

First Day of Practice Coming Soon: Keep running and get cleared!

We have about one month of the summer left until we start the first day of practice. The first day of practice is August 22nd. This means that you need to get your athletic clearance done prior to this day. Your clearance requires: having a physical, paying your sports fee, buying an ASB card, and filling out all paperwork. Get your physical ASAP. Your can do all of your clearance stuff the week of August 15 – 19th at school. In the meantime, KEEP RUNNING!

Running Camp a Success!

The 2nd Annual Eagle Running Camp was a success. We had about 35 people everyday. The weather stayed dry for us. We had lots of fun, ate great food, went on some good runs, and became more knowledgeable. Thanks to everyone who participated. I will be posting photos and other information from the camp, but this will have to wait until I get back from my trip (mid-August).

Running Camp Information

Monday, July 18th is the first day of running camp. We will meet each morning Monday – Friday at 9:00 at Phillip Arnold Park in Renton. The purpose of the camp is to have fun, bond as a team, learn more about running and racing, and provide motivation for summer training. Come prepared to run each day, but also bring some warm clothes (it can get cold during our speaker sessions). Lunch and a snack are provided each day. Bring a water bottle: a jug of water and a jug of gatorade will be available, but we want to minimize the use of paper cups. There is no charge for the camp.

On Saturday, July 23rd I want everyone to compete in a 5K cross country race put on by the Washington Cross Country Coaches Association. You need to register yourself and figure out your own transportation. Information for this race can be found at

Daily schedule:

9:00 – 10:15 workout (warm-up, drills, core excercises, run)
10:15 – 10:30 snack
10:30 – 11:30 speaker
11:30 – 12:00 lunch
12:00 – 2:00 camp game (dodge ball, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, etc.)


Monday: Coach Rettman talking about Keys to Success as a runner and in life

Tuesday: Alysun Deckert talking about nutrition and diet for a high school runner.
Alysun Deckert’s bio: Alysun is a Clinical Dietitian at the U of W Medical Center. She is on the advisory committees for the UW Sports Medicine and Human Performance Certification. She is active in the American Dietetic Association, the Sports and Cardiovascular Nutrition Practice Group, nad the U.S. Track and Field Association. She is also an accomplished runner herself. Her running accomplishments include winning the Seattle Half Marathon, placing 13th in the Boston Marathon, and qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the Marathon.

Wednesday: Jenna Boerboom talking about running injuries and how to prevent them.
Jenna Boerboom’s bio: Jenna is a Physical Therapist and the Clinic Manager at Apple Physical Therapy in Newcastle. She received her Physical Therapy degree from the Washington University School of Medicine. Her undergraduate degree was from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where she ran on the track and cross country teams. Jenna is still one of the top runners on the all-time list at Coe. She has a 6K pr of 22:23 (6:00 per mile pace). She continues to run and race.

Thursday: No Speaker–Camp Work Project

Friday: Coach Rettmann and Coach Winmill talking about the Three Energy Systems in the body and how to train to improve each system.

If you have any questions, email Jef Rettman at or call 206 245-4101