I love the Mcquaid invitational, pretty upset that this is my last year. Anyone else run at Mcquaid today?
Q:Holy crap I have a story to tell. These two football players told me "cross country isn't a sport; it's being good at exercise" (word for word) and then they bragged, "we run five miles twice a week" and I think I laughed so hard I cried both from disbelief at their ignorance and how they actually believed what they were saying. I told them they should come to practice/race and well, what do you know, they haven't showed up yet.
Haha I always love it when people say cross country isn’t really a sport, because distance running is one of the hardest things you can do, and in a lot of ways it’s the truest sport there is. We’ll show them when the zombie apocalypse comes and they get tired after running five miles!
Q:I got a 14:04 for 2 miles for my first race and didn't feel good at all (while racing). Is that a good time? Do you think I could get 12:00 by the end of the season? I'm a freshman girl. Thank you!
14.04 is a fine time for two miles, and if you keep running hard in practice I definitely think you could get that down to 12. That’s a pretty big drop though, so it would take some time and some effort, but it can be done.
Q:Is a 19.01 a good time for girls JV race????. I ran the 19.01 at woodbridge this friday and it was so cool cause it was my first race !!!!!!!! btw im a freshmen .
What distance are you running? If that’s your 5k time that’s really impressive!
Q:I'm a senior and just started XC. I really want to be on varsity by the end of the season and run varsity track and maybe possibly run for a smaller division school next year. (Part 1 of 2)
I would not say that your goal is unrealistic. Your times are solid, and if you keep improving there is a good chance that you could end up running in college.
How is the season already halfway over, what is happening
So proud of my girls today, everyone ran really well and there were a lot of PRs :)
Q:I am the captain of my XC team but I'm not the fastest (two sophomores and one senior is faster than me) and that makes me feel a little bit unworthy of being captain. Is there any advice to get rid of this feeling because it's been bothering me
I know how you feel, I am a captain and one of the slower girls on my team. Being a captain is not about running the fastest. It’s about being positive, working to include everyone on the team, and being a leader. There are plenty of fast runners with poor attitudes who should not be captains, just as there are plenty of slower people who are great captains. As long as you are a leader, and a positive influence on the team you deserve to be a captain, whether or not you’re the fastest.
Q:I just ran a 30:13 at my first cross country race yesterday and everyone said I did good, but I feel I could of done better if I would have breathed better. So do you have any advice on how to breath better while running or just how to do better on races in general?
That is a good time, but if you think you can do better, go for it! I prefer to breathe in for two strides, out for two strides. The most important thing is to keep a consistent breathing rhythm throughout the whole race. It’ll keep you calm, and prevent cramps.