XC Watchlist: Iris Kitchen (Gorham HS)

XC Watchlist: Iris Kitchen

School: Gorham HS

Year of Graduation: 2020

2018 State Meet Finish: 19:16.36 7th in Class A

What has your summer training consisted of? How much mileage you putting in?
My summer training has included a day of cross training, then three days of serious workouts, then normal runs. My mileage has been consistently increasing to avoid injury and is around 30-40 miles per week. 
What are your goals for the upcoming season?
My goals for the upcoming season are to improve on my pr from last year, and have a fun senior season. 

What is your favorite workout that makes you feel most prepared for success?
My favorite workout is hills for sure. It makes me feel strong and ready for any race, especially Twin Brook! 
What did you learn from last xc season that will help you improve in 2019?
I learned to have a positive attitude about everything and it will help you in life and in running. 

Do you have a favorite course?
My favorite course is absolutely Twin Brook. That course needs grit and heart to finish well and pushes everyone to their hardest. 

What do you love most about running?
I love how running teaches me discipline, ambition and compassion. I also love hanging out with my team who are some of my best friends. 

Now that your senior how is the college search going?
My college search is going very well. I have spoken to many coaches and visited a couple schools. I am very excited to run in college. 

How is your team looking for the fall?
My team is looking amazing for the fall. We have lots of new talent with returning members as well who have put in many summer miles. It has created a lot of depth for our girls team and we are excited to represent Gorham in the big meets! 

What shoes will you train in and race in?
I train in Saucony Kinvara 9. I race in Saucony distance spikes.

Favorite subject in school?
My favorite subject is Sports Medicine or Anatomy. I want to become a Nurse and am very interested in those classes. 

What was the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?
I saw the Longest Ride and it was amazing. I would recommend it to everyone. 

What is your Pet Peeve ?
My pet peeve is negative attitudes. 

Lastly, if you were stranded on an island with three things what would they be?
If I was stranded on an deserted island I would bring a good book, chapstick and a radio.

Personal Records High School
200 Meter Dash 28.64
400 Meter Dash 1:02.46
800 Meter Run 2:21.60
1600 Meter Run 5:20.39
3200 Meter Run 11:30.75
400 Meter Dash 1:04.89
800 Meter Run 2:24.02
1000 Meter Run 3:06.95
One Mile Run 5:33.42
Two Mile Run 11:59.64
1.x Mile Run 9:54.00
2400 Meter Run 8:56.00
Two Mile Run 12:24.00
2.x Mile Run (CC Short Course) 16:35.38
5000 Meter Run 18:57.00