Got 23:09 this morning…almost there! 3 years ago
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How I did it: I spent my whole entire summer running about 4 times a week without missing two days in a row. I was not working on gaining speed, but rather I worked on creating a distance base that I could later work on. Before cross-country season started I enrolled myself in a cross-country camp which consisted of a lot of hill repeats and alternative workouts. Once cross-country started we worked on speed and my first race was at 22:55, barely breaking 23 minutes, now I am running a 5k at 22:18 and hope to bring it down to a mid 21 by the end of the season. (: Read how I did it… 3 years ago
oh my gosh I DID IT!!
HOLY CRAP i can’t believe it! that’s a full minute off my PR and over a minute and a half better than last week (last entry was supposed to say 9-20-08 by the way). i feel like this might be one of those amazing courses where you’ll never get anything close to that time, but i really hope not! it’s amazing to have all the hard training pay off. but it really, really is all mental. i just have to be positive and KNOW that i’m going to PR, stay with that girl, etc. next goal…under 22 minutes! AHH :) 5 years ago
wow, bad race yesterday. everyone said it was a bad course, so i think i ran slower because i was expecting to. i usually go out a little faster than my regular pace on my first mile with a 7:15, but this first mile was around 7:40 and i knew i was really screwed. sooo that was disappointing. but i medaled for the first time! haha 21st in jv, but oh well it still counts in my book. but this coming week i’m going to train SO hard, and hopefully cut ALOT of time off this weeks 5k. 5 years ago
yay i’m getting pretty close! and afterward i found out the course might have been 3.24 miles instead of 3.1, so i might be closer than i thought :) 5 years ago