There are no sharks in XC Running Blog at FastRunningBlog.Com Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:34:24 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Thu, Apr 27, 2017 <p>Today was an easy recovery since we have a meet tomorrow. My legs feel better but are still a little sore. I&#39;m not worried about it. As long as I keep them stretched out and get in a good warm up before each race, I&#39;ll be good.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 <p>Just one mile today since it was the underclassmen meet. The coaches wanted varsity to help. My job was getting people on the start line and putting them in their lanes. That was stressful. I had a lot of fun though. I treated today more like a rest day. My quads and calves are pretty sore. I think jumping yesterday really hurt my calves.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 25, 2017 <p>Mile warm up, fast 400, and then a workout with coach Cumbee. My quads are sore because he had us do weighted squats and leg extensions. I also did 300 turns on the jump rope. That is super good for me because I have no coordination. Cumbee also helped me with my long jump for gym because I&#39;m really bad on it and I want to do better next time we test. I ran another three miles after. My calves were tight.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 24, 2017 <p>Coach had Clayton choose the workout, so it was a three mile tempo. Rachel and I went 7:00 pace (6:48, 7:12, 7:00) with a half mile at normal pace at the end. After that coach had us do a few 400&#39;s. Those felt good. It started raining pretty hard and got super cold so we skipped cooldown. Probably not the wisest decision but aw well. I felt really good during the workout.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 22, 2017 <p>It was a pretty solid day. I&#39;ve stayed consistent. I ran a mile in 5:55 for the seventh time. It&#39;s a little frustrating but I&#39;m very happy with my race. I was strong the whole time. There were like twenty girls in my race, it was crazy. I had to use a lot of energy to get around the pack. I didn&#39;t get boxes in and I managed to stay with the front pack.&nbsp;</p> <p>My 3200 went well too. I didn&#39;t PR, but my form was a lot better. I ran in no man lands for most of it. I was sixth though so I scored points! Considering I was one of only three athletes from the team there and I had no coaches, I&#39;m very happy with the meet.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 <p>Just an easy 4.5 today. My legs felt pretty good. I&#39;m super excited for tomorrow. I can feel the 5:48.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 <p>Today was pretty solid. Coach Hill left Clayton in charge, so we did a good core workout. We ran a lap in between each exercise. After, some of the team ran Flume, but I opted out. I am quite talented at getting hurt (the definition of &quot;accident prone&quot; is Rylie) when I run Flume. I have a meet Saturday so I wanna stay healthy. &nbsp;I did a little more after they left. Overall, I felt good.&nbsp;</p> <p>I&#39;m pretty sure I have skin cancer. My sock tan line is super bad. My feet are literally the color of paper compared to my legs.&#129335;&#127997;&zwj;&#9792;&#65039;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Wed, Apr 19, 2017 <p>I finally got a Distance day!!!! Coach Hill gave Distance an easy 40-45 minute run. Reagan and I went at a good pace for about 5.5 miles. It was cooler this morning. I felt great. I haven&#39;t had a solid run for a few weeks. It almost felt like XC again.&nbsp;</p> <p>Evening:</p> <p>Another half mile in the evening. I volunteer with the local special needs soccer program as a buddy. My job is to help a kid to understand the basic rules of soccer and facilitate their play. Sometimes though, they don&#39;t want to play and choose to run away instead. So I got a solid hour of child wrangling &nbsp;tonight.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Tue, Apr 18, 2017 <p>Today was speed. After the mile warmup, coach assigned distance a pretty killer workout. I was the only distance runner there. The others were either sprinters or throwers or they are racing the underclassmen meet at Wasatch&nbsp;tomorrow. So lucky me, I got to do 3x800, 2x400, 2x300, and 6x100 with 400 recovery for the 800/400 and 100 recovery for the 300/100. That was fun to do by myself. I felt pretty good, but my hips are pretty sore.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Mon, Apr 17, 2017 <p>Practice was more condidtioning today. Not a lot of people showed since it was spring break. Coach Hill had us run a bleacher lap followed by an 800 (or 400 for sprinters/throwers). Then we hopped the bleachers followed by an 800. Then push-ups up the bleachers flowed by an 800. Next was 50 sit-ups followed by 800 and then 50 burpees. I did a few laps after to cooldown. I felt pretty good overall, but I&#39;m tired. I&#39;ve raced two solid meets the past week plus all the speed coach Hill assigns. It&#39;s working for sure though. I feel a lot stronger.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:00:00 Sat, Apr 15, 2017 <p>Today was the Wasatch Invite. It was a great meet overall. My 3200 went well, &nbsp;it wasn&#39;t quite the time I wanted but I&#39;m happy with it. I panicked a little on laps 6 and 7 so that slowed me down. My mile was great. I was aiming for a BYU time. I didn&#39;t get it but I got my second fastest mile ever. I&#39;ve been stuck in a rut this track season. My times have been a lot slower until recently. I&#39;ve figured out how to hurt again so my times should start coming down. The mile hurt, but it was a solid race. I had a good position from the start and every lap was strong. My kick needs some work, but all the speed Coach Hill has been giving should help. Even though he assigns speed workouts all the time, I really think they&#39;ve been helping. &nbsp;S/O to Kedric for ripping it up in the 1600 and the 3200.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 06:00:00