MileSplit S.D. Elite Series: MIchael Olson, Parker HS

Michael Olson, 12th, Parker


What kind of shape are you in heading into this cross country season?

Pretty good shape, I started running in early August


How did your track season go last spring? What were your best times, places or races?

It went well, I ran a 51:60 400m and a 2:02:10 800m


What are your goals for this season on an individual level?

I want to finish top 10 at the state meet.


What did your summer training look like?

I lifted weekly but did not run until August. I did a Sanford Power program over the summer.


What are your favorite workouts?

Short distance workouts (timed miles, repeated sprints)


What is your favorite pre-race: Meal? Music? Routine?  

Pasta, I like to listen to rock like skillet and three days grace, and I like to stretch before races and get my legs warmed up good.


Favorite music, bands?

Tenth avenue north, Hillsong United, Lecrae, KB, Chris Tomlin, Matt Maher, Skillet, Jack Johnson


Favorite subject in school?

Psychology/ Sociology



I love playing sports especially basketball and ultimate frisbee, and I like hanging with friends.