A Peek At The Training Week Of Iliana Ramon


Iliana Ramon of Fairmont class of 2018

Personal Records:

800 - 2:29.6 (split)

1600m - 5:34.00

3200m - 11:55.81

5K - 19:13.30

State XC 2017 - 12th Place

State XC 2016 - 30th Place

State XC 2014 - 17th Place

State XC 2013 - 100th Place

State T&F 2017 - 3200m 14th; 4x800 5th

State T&F 2014 - Alternate on the 4 x 800 relay (9th place)

What were your sports when you were young?

I was not really involved with any sports until I entered the seventh grade. In middle school I started cross country and track & field.  My events were the longer ones usually such as the 400, 800, and 1600.

What events do you usually run in track & field?

In track & field I usually run three events in every meet.  I always run the 1600 and 3200.  I also usually get involved in one of the longer relays such as the 4 x 800 or 4 x 400.

Who coaches you for distance running?

Bob Bonk has been my main coach through grades 7-12. Bob Bonk, the iconic head coach at Fairmont since before most current coaches were even born, responded to a reporter's question about his longevity coaching the girls and boys teams as follows:

"I have been blessed with a full and rewarding career at Fairmont. I have now coached track & field for 46 years and cross country for 41 years.  In regard to state champion teams we have had 5 girls track titles, 2 boys track titles, 2 girls cross country titles, and one boys cross country title."

What did you do to get ready for cross country this year?  .

Sunday  Off day

*Monday  5 miles

*Tuesday  Track workout  800s/1000s

Wednesday  5miles

*Thursday  Longest run + 1 mile

Friday  5 miles on own.

Saturday 5 miles on own.

Coaches are off on the week of the 4th of july and the week before practice.

Coaches attend practices when they can be there otherwise.

We do not do many hill repeats during the summer and do not strides during the summer.

*Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays are the only days we meet as a team during the summer.