It is early mornings and peanut butter.
It’s slipping on ice and sweating to death.
It’s feeling like you can’t breathe and wishing your legs would fall off.
It’s sticking it out on the treadmill and pushing through bad runs.
There is no off-season, no one to cheer you on at 5:00 a.m, and no cure for your hunger.
When it comes down to it, running is whatever you want it to be, whatever you need to be, and whatever you have in you.
1600m at CCS trials:
I was in the 2nd heat (with Nikki Hiltz- freak out!lajsdf;kjsdflk)
Anyways my coach told me to not go out too hard the first lap and just relax into it because I had nothing to lose.
Anyways, I went out a little fast, but I didn’t let it affect me because I knew there was nothing I could do except keep running.
The 2nd and 3rd laps I just found my rhythm and then threw in a few surges to keep me awake
I let the 1st 100 of the last lap slingshot me into the final 300m, building speed and then letting it all go at the 200m to go mark.
Splits: 75, 2:36(81), 3:59(83), 5:19(80)
My new PR:)
16th out of 32 (2 heats), 4 places away from qualifying for finals (times were 4:54.04 - 5:13.49)
An amazing, wonderful way to end my season and high school career!